Meso Maya - Ft. Worth

4.6
447 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
MESO MAYA’S kitchen is led by Nico Sanchez, the executive chef.

Chef Nico’s love for the culinary arts started at age nine, when he worked for a bakery, making deliveries and assisting in the kitchen in Mexico. Nico honed his skills at several restaurants throughout the country, in states such as Vera Cruz, where he learned about seafood, dried chilies, and making sauces from scratch, and Oaxaca, where he perfected tamale-making techniques. In 1996 he left Mexico for DFW so he could pursue his goal of becoming a renowned chef. By traveling from state to state throughout Mexico, Chef Nico learned many of the culinary skills that patrons in the area enjoy every day. Chef Nico earned his reputation within the Dallas restaurant scene by working at Cuba Libre, The Porch, Hibiscus, and Meso Maya. His food is celebrated for its complexity, unique presentation, and fresh flavors (thanks, in part, to his love of gardening—he grows peppers, tomatoes, squash, and onions).
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JorgeP
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service!

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vipLubbockGirl
Dallas
44 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We were tucked in a corner, very private and quiet. Food was terrific. Service was a bit casual for my taste, but good. We had to ask for dessert, it was not offered, but was cheerfully added to the bill when asked. We enjoyed it very much.

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RonH
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice evening on a cold nite Dining with an old friend Both were impressed

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daddy daughter date

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good drinks, great food, love the atmosphere. We’ve enjoyed coming here for several years. One of our go tos when we want good, not Tex-Mex, Mexican food.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, and our server was wonderful.

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vipLarryS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food and service quality seems to be slipping

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MMont
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food came out super quick, but it was lukewarm at best. I lowered my expectations when I saw how fast it came out. But the service was great, and the food had good taste. It just could have been served hot. The rice was just blah. Nothing special....seemed like steamed white rice.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Texas
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Overall enjoyed the experience. Will definitely come back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything excellent as usual

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday last night and it was absolutely amazing. Our waitress was so attentive, so amazing, and gave us incredible recommendations. We will 100% be back soon!

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CurtisB
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is situated in front of the Tom Thumb and a series of shops. Parking is ample. Reservations are recommended. Staff is attentive and personable. The food is authentic, delicious and fairly reasonable. Entrees are around $$-$$$. I really enjoyed the verde pozole.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

2nd time to eat at Mesa Maya. Food is very good and fair priced. The margs are just average and overpriced.

Service was slow however probably due to the restaurant full of patrons

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience4

The food and service was great, but my car window was smashed out front. Another car a few spots down had their car window smashed too. The restaurant said they do not have cameras. Wish they invested in this for their customers!

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Vivalacomida
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten here many times and the food is always delicious and service excellent! If you want to try something other than Tex-Mex, then I highly recommend Meso Maya. So far I don't have a favorite dish yet as I have enjoyed every one that I've ordered so far: pollo con mole, enchiladas del mar, chuleta, etc.

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GuacCzar
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Try any of chef speciality Boudin's. I personally recommend the pollo.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my nieces 16th birthday here yesterday and it was wonderful. Although the food is more authentic Mexican they did a great job

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vipdwoods
Houston
43 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to get some delicious food that isn't your normal texmex place around town! Everything we had between the margaritas, appetizers, entrees and desserts were on point.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great dinner! Thank you!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible, was better than the ambiance made it seem. Will happily go back.

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Smitty
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Excellent food!

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JQ66
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came here from out of town for my father-in-law's birthday. The food and service were great. The food was also a great value. We would definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meso Maya has become one of my favorite places in Ft Worth. It's a great balance of beyond-TexMex chef-designed food, a very nice easy to find/park at facility and competent staff. The specialty drinks are a treat also. If there's a better place nearby.....I haven't found it.

KS
vipKimS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, the service was impeccable, and the property is beautiful. We ate outside and it was very nice.

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MarkC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go to for family and friend get togethers!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had family come into town, loved the food, patio was great and we even had an 8 month old with us and they were very accommodating

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Enjoynicedining
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. Beef and Chicken Fajitas. The seasoning was good and the meet was moist. Large pieces of both the meat and chicken. Sides were fresh. Alejandro was a great waiter.

KA
KAKflyfish
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully prepared food and great service

KL
vipKirkL
Milwaukee
37 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio

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reidster
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful experience! Poblano enchiladas were absolutely fantastic, ambiance on outdoor patio was peaceful and beautiful. Chips and salsa were the best I’ve EVER had!

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TerryS
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch on the patio. Great food snd great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dine here regularly.

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vipBluedevil
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service (Ryan). We can’t wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great as always and the cucumber margarita is our fave!

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DeniseK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We throughly enjoyed our meal and our waiter, Hector was great, he had a nice, welcoming personality, was very attentive and knowledgeable! Good times!

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Faith
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful!!! Drinks were beautiful and tasty, food was delicious. Our server Andrea was so kind and informative about the menu and history of Meso Maya- we can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my daughter’s 20th birthday, food was delicious and the service experience was exceptional.!

MH
MarthaH
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The homemade corn tortillas are delicious. The prices are very fair . The drinks were very good. The waiter was very nice . The food was very good..

PS
vipPamelaS
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Went there with a 7:45 reservation. Despite multiple open tables, we were told we had to sit in a small booth in the back that was a challenge for our party to sit or wait 30 more minutes for a table.
The staff was rude and not accommodating! We will never go back. Too many other good Mexican restaurants in town to dine!!

FAQs

Meso Maya - Ft. Worth offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (682) 316-8266.

Meso Maya - Ft. Worth is rated 4.6 stars by 447 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.