Meso Maya - Ft. Worth

4.6
411 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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Faith
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.!

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MarthaH
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..

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 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!!

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GloMad
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location and amazing food!

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vipDJfoodmission
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The margaritas and Wait staff were good. I had the del mar. It was supposed to have shrimp, crab meat and avocado. There were 2 tacos, each contained 2 shrimp, there was no
crab meat at all and there were 2 small pieces of avacado. My husband had salmon which he said was just ok. This is our 2nd time there and our last. It cannot compare to the locations we have visited in Dallas.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food is phenomenal. Go there NOW

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KevinP
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. Every bite has a hint of flavor that is unique to this type of cuisine. Beautiful presentation. Warm welcome from servers.

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DoubleD
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service was slow. We were sat away from main dining and waited quite awhile for even a beverage service. The menu is somewhat small entree wise, that much variety. Half way through our meal, ordered a to go entree. After driving an hour home, discovered the entree was totally opposite what we ordered (Ordered Salmon, got Carne Asada), which was made more eventful by the fact the person it was intended for can't eat red meat. At first glance, the appearance is depictive of rather "snobbish and snooty." When we did get service, the server was very personable and friendly, albeit rushed. I would recommend this restaurant to young adults and college students.

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vipMaureen
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always an exceptional experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Our server was great, the location was perfect and the restaurant itself is a beautiful piece of architecture. The food, however was bland; it took me back to my high school days when we would eat at On The Border for lunch. I was a little disappointed but then I got the bill and appreciated the price for such blandness. The saying that you get what you pay for is true here.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food was ok. The queso was fantastic! We ended by ordering the chocolate cake, and it was huge, dry, and tasted like it came from the microwave. There was ice cream on top, but only a couple of spoon fills. It was not at all proportional to the size of the cake. Also, the corn in the ice cream made it feel like there were chunks of ice in it. I do not think we will eat there again.

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Dory
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was great and all but the service could have been a bit better . I almost felt a bit discriminated by our waiter who was not really paying much attention to us when we got seated at our table . We got out chips and salsa at the same time our food came out and we’re only checked up on 1 time while he took care more of the rest of his tables .

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vipGuyW
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, and our group seemed very satisfied with food . Diverse menu , not everyday tex mex We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food! Different twist than usual Tex-Mex. Chips are from roasted corn and taste very fresh! Mole is also good!

SM
vipSixMillionSixty
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The food is pre-made so you can’t make any changes to it whatsoever. I wanted extra cheese in the chile relleno, couldn’t do it. Just the fish in the ceviche and no shrimp since I’m allergic, couldn’t do it. Everything is already made and they just heat it up. Ridiculous if you ask me. Do not say you’re authentic when all your food is not made to order but made days before. Embarrassing date experience

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was great. Drinks not too bad. Server Vanessa was exceptional

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, margaritas, and service was excellent! We had the beef arrachera, elotes, Brussels sprouts, queso, and the house margaritas. I appreciate that they do happy hour on fridays until 7! $5 margaritas!

Our server, Vanessa, was fantastic - she was friendly, helpful with menu suggestions, and quick. Will definitely return because of the great service! Thank you Vanessa!

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

Amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends in from out of town!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I feel like we are eating at a contemporary Mexican restaurant in downtown Mexico City …. It’s that authentic.

JB
JessicaB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday great drink special. Good good. VERY nice staff

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CassieN
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was slow, even at 830pm, but the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous never a dull moment staff is outstanding

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LesliA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio y la comida deliciosaaa lo recomiendo al 100 %

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AngieH
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Mother’s Day celebration

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WendyP
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Our food was delicious as usual, however, after waiting almost 40 minutes for our food, the waitress advised us that someone had taken one of our meals and served it to another table. They were cooking it again ASAP. :( - we had to ask for drink refills, water and soda.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Loved Meso Maya!!

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vipLLC2016
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem for true Mexican cuisine with a great tex mex spin. The staff and our waiter were outstanding explaining the type of cuisine and differences in how dishes are cooked. Everything is cooked to order with outstanding flavor profiles. We enjoyed the avocado margarita - exceptional. We will be back, one of the best meals we have had in the Fort Worth area.

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Bmitchell
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could give more stars I would! Best service I’ve ever had and the food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service!

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

It was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The service was slow. The food was slightly cold and one dish lacked flavor. For the price, it wasn’t worth it.

JM
JeanM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. All the food is fresh. Salsa is one of our favorites.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Drinks weren’t as delicious as the menu made them sound but the food made up for it.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a great spot for a business lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan was an awesome server! Food was great, outdoor patio was so cute, drinks were phenomenal— will definitely be back.

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troutlily57
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Delicious food as always. Our service was a little spotty but everything is still in a state of Covid flux. It was a divine evening to sit on the patio. Looking forward to our next visit.

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PollyP
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I met friends for lunch and ordered a meal to go for my husband. It was disappointing to have to ask for a bag of chips and salsa to go with my meal. They were provided when I asked for them but I shouldn’t have had to ask. Chips and salsa are figured into the cost of all entrees at a Mexican/southwestern restaurant and should have been I closed in the take out meal.

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 411 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.