Meso Maya-West Plano

4.6
613 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 Dallas 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).

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 613 people are saying
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diningout
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server.

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JeffG
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time at Meso Maya and it couldn't have been any better. Elizabeth was our server and all of her recommendations from the carne asada to the bourbon margaritas were fantastic. The atmosphere is energetic but not too loud and the ambience is incredible. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

We ate inside. The restroom and the booth we sat in both could use some deep cleaning. Thought most places did that last year during shut down. Food was just mediocre.

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RockyMtRanger
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great space and vibe with solid food and great service

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Shannon
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was delicious and our service was excellent.

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viplovelifeandfamily
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We wish the waiter would have worn a mask. Even when we asked for our comfort level dining in the establishment, he wanted to speak about requirements in Collin county vs Dallas county. Even though we were on the patio, the server was very close every time he came to our table. We still tipped him; however, it would have been nice for him to oblige our request.

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vipjk00
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Table Chips: I though I was eating Fritos out of the bag.
Queso: Too thick for an appetizer.
Drink: Terrible, watered-down, tasteless Margarita. When I told the waitress, she said that I should have ordered the top-shelf instead!
Carne Asada: Tough, chewy
Mole Enchiladas: Decent.

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MikeC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and quick, friendly service. My mom came into town and wanted some good food and we were treated to an awesome meal and will definitely be back. Thank you for making my mom’s visit a great one!

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ArnoldP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Had a delightful time with a well informed and courteous wait staff. Food was very good and cooked to our satisfaction.
We will be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food. Service a little erratic. Noise level not good for conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always wonderful food and cocktails. Our waiter Orlando was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites. We love to have dinner and margaritas at the bar. The Mexican Martini is the best margarita in town IMHO and some of the mezcal cocktails are also great. Great variety of menu items and appetizers and the bartenders are always friendly.

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Zamora
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was 10/10 as always. The avocado margaritas were perfect. Service was friendly but a little slow for how quiet the restaurant was. We had a good time overall

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SunilD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Understaffed and food not up to normal standards

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone here is as all restaurants should be. I’ve never had anything less than excellent from their menu. The staff is always very friendly and welcoming. It’s not overly loud and the restaurant divisions inside and outside keeps the noise level in check so that you can easily have a conversation with someone. Amazing margaritas! Excellent Shrimp enchiladas, but the blueberry pastry for dessert is wow!

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SusanS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, attentive service. Avocado martini was delicious. Fun vibe.

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MichaelR
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was great from the hostess, to the waiter, to the management. High chair was there before we were seated. They noticed our order was messed up before we did and corrected it right away. Everyone was extremely polite the entire time!

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PlanoGal3
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit. Much enjoyed. Great mango sangria and pineapple habanero margarita. We shared a Ceviche which was also very good. Our waiter was patient and helped me make my best best choice by allowing me to taste the mole poblano sauce. Loved it. Booth seating was private and safe. We will return.

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vipFoodlover
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tough right now as the restaurants are understaffed, staff was doing the best they could.

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vipDiner
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

My order was the easiest (tacos) but I had to wait the longest and the carne asada tacos were horrible. Too chewy/rubbery. Two others in my party ordered Budin Azteca and the potatoes were undercooked. It was not nearly as tasty as our waitress described it. The waitress was very accommodating and brought me a free soup even though I didn’t ask for it nor do I eat soup, so that was a waste of money on the restaurants behalf. It wouldn’t been nice if she just comped my meal or offered a free drink. No one in my party enjoyed their meals and the drinks were way overpriced for the amount of alcohol you get. It was like drinking syrup with ice and a splash of alcohol. Totally NOT worth your hard earned money. Will NOT be going back again.

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MaryI
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, fabulous service from beginning to end, enjoyed absolutely everything!

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vipMinviD
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and will definitely be back. Everything we ordered was delicious! Be sure to try the chicharones. It’s a very yummy appetizer. Also enjoyed their chuletas and mango strawberry margarita. Great service as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service. People were waiting but we were seated immediately because of our reservations. Service was excellent (Rhosa). We'll be back, and we'll reserve a table with Open Table every time.

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Iluvfood
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food.

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vipGabriel
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, cocktails and customer service!!

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DennisB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were a party of four. Two of our dinners were good and two were not good. When we told the server that we were disappointed with the dishes, the comment was “I am sorry to hear that”. We ate them anyway, but doubt that we will give it another try for a while.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great. Food was delicious. The mango sangria was excellent. We had a great time a d will definitely be back soon.

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MaryB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative menu choices and everything so fresh and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Under staffed for a Saturday- so we waited extra time to order. Food was great.

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vipHappyDiner
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fresh, delicious food. Amazing service even though it was very busy.

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AllenK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the drinks were good and the service was great. We had a great meal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent!

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JeffP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food as always. Love the outdoor patio

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Holls
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great prices. Delicious food. No up charge to sub sides. Happy hour!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Isaac our server was wonderful!!! We had a lovely time.

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vipGabriel
New England
14 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and cocktails!

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KimberlyK
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It was ok.. our chips were mainly crumbs and the steak quesadilla wasn’t the best cuts of steak.. it was tough and grisly. Not the best I’ve had here. Table was a little sticky, but other than that the ambience was ok. We were near a table with a baby and another loud table.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing start to finish!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was good overall: queso appetizer, carne tacos, enchilada poblano. The service was interesting - while the waitress was really nice, she disappeared for long periods of time, and on multiple occasions tried to clear plates that we were still working on.

Went on a Friday eve, 6:30 and the restaurant was dead. We spent close to an hour there and it got busier, but not by much. I can’t say that there is a vibe of any kind here, there’s definitely a lack of energy. I’d consider going to another location if I go back. Sometimes it’s a management problem, not a staff problem.

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KLMS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and service! Love their Budin Azteca dishes.

FAQs

Meso Maya-West Plano does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Meso Maya-West Plano also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (972) 372-4473.

Meso Maya-West Plano is rated 4.6 stars by 613 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.