Meso Maya-West Plano

4.5
594 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 594 people are saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PlanoGal3
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
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
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MD
vipMinviD
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food.

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vipGabriel
New England
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, cocktails and customer service!!

DB
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
4 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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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
1 review
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.

CK
CrisK
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got in quickly at our reservation time. Service was fast and efficient. Sat outside and the tables were clean.

Margaritas were strong and the food was delicious. Will definitely go again.

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Ts143931
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere.

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CarlosA
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good and drinks were great. Reminded my country! I do recommend Cochinita pibil ! Ceviche was also great!

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kelli
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, delicious food, and friendly service. We loved it!

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

We visited Meso Maya with a party of seven on a Thursday night. The food and drinks were great and came out very quickly. Our service was excellent, and we had a great time.

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vipLovedthisspotforyears
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Salmon is great!

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vipNewtotown2
Dallas
114 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Biggest issue here was that the food was not all that great. I ordered the shrimp and crab enchiladas- SAVE YOUR MONEY AND DON’T ORDER THIS ONE! I literally had a thumbnail size piece of crab (and just one) in each enchilada. So truly not even a half of tablespoon of crab total. That’s ridiculous. Will not return even though atmosphere was great.

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

Had brunch and it did not disappoint!!!

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BrendaM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the carne asade, which happens to be the most popular dish at Meso Maya. I enjoyed being able to converse with those I sent there with. The waiter paid particular attention to us, giving us superb service. I will definitely be going there again and will be inviting my family and friends!

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vipSherieH
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food, sat outside on porch. Lovely evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was great. All around great night.

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leaderjoe
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service way too slow. Bartender took too long and waiter was especially poor. I am not likely to return - this was second time with same issues.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. Wonderful drinks

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vipfoodie1234
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great mexican food. Go for queso, Mexican martini, and carnitas tacos! You won’t be disappointed!!!

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MadisonS
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was awesome! Food was fantastic! We appreciate your service and will definitely be back

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KristianA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!! Definitely I'll come back.

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Slightlydisappointed
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We’ve been here a few times, and this was by far the worst. Service was not good and food was slow. The manager did come to our table and apologized, so that was good.

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TinaP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was super slow. We were there for 2 hours and missed our next reservation for the evening. Also, food was not prepared and served as the menu description for any of our meals.

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 4.5 stars by 594 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.