Mesu

4.5
284 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Mexican
We are a lively urban spot designed around street art with Mexican and Sushi cuisine. Tequila infusions complement sake sangrias with a full cocktail list.

Reservations accepted until 6pm daily, walk-in availability from 6pm and later!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 284 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great first date spot! The birthday cake/candy platter was everything btw. Great service, too!

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Skinjunky
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall3food1service5ambience1

I will say the service was really good! Food not so great. Ambiance is to much like a late night dance club for a 6pm dinner reservation.

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GFFoodie
Indiana
26 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Wasn't enthralled with this place. Our table right by the door and speaker didn't help (so, so loud and bright sun shining in my husband's eyes the whole dinner), but overall it was ok food at a high price. We were there with a pre-fixe menu that helped, but had we paid full price it would have been ridiculous. I appreciated the gluten free options, although wasn't super trusting of them when the waitress mentioned cheese related to gluten (clearly thought there was gluten in dairy).

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vipMichaelG
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar and had a great experience. Mike, the bartender, was very friendly and not only made excellent cocktails, but offered solid recommendations. They were very busy when we went, but the staff was still very attentive and the very high quality food came out quickly. I will be be back for sure and will recommend to my friends in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious and service was excellent. Will definitely be recommending this place to visitors, and coming back when we’re in town.

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NancyT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good and much more than we expected. Margaritas were amazing! Music was loud and parking was very difficult to find. We'll go back, but not on a Saturday night.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a younger crowd but food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! From the Apps to Dessert! *chefs kiss* 10/10 would recommend!

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YGrazes
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We had a very nice time, but the menu was limited. We ordered chips and dips as an appetizer for the group. The avocado dip and salsa was very bland. The best part of the meal was the Petron Manhattan - very nice take on the cocktail. There was nothing special abouth the entire meal, other than the service. The server was very friendly, upbeat, and helpful. With so many great restaurants in Charleston, we will probably not visit this one again.

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SusanS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The margaritas were outstanding, and the fish tacos were the best I’ve had in years. I’m picky about my guacamole, and I thought there’s was just so so

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Poor service. Cramped. Expensive drinks. Didn’t bother ordering food.

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KerryM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Our waiter was excellent but hostess and other staff came off as very unfriendly. Food was horrible but service was still solid. Drinks were mediocre. Atmosphere is very loud and fun which was great for our group but would not recommend if you're looking for an intimate date night. Only 1 restroom per gender and no space to wait for restroom = poor design.

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BRobinson
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EVERYTHING was perfect for a semi-casual evening. We brought our daughters and a group of their friends for a birthday dinner. Every part of our experience was wonderful. The hostesses were welcoming and our server was efficient and accommodating. Delicious food. Great atmosphere for a group.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Mesu was great!

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vipYveMarie
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for really good mex and sushi with awesome music that keeps you moving. Well I know I couldn’t keep still😉. Cool, casual atmosphere. Really cool staff too. Loved it!

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vipCarlton
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Read the reviews online and saw the one and two star reviews but this place was recommended by a colleague so we decided to try it out anyway. Music was loud and not conducive for conversation at the table. Waitress came by to take our order and was training another server. Asked for recommendation and about portion sizes and she provided us with the information. Ordered the trio appetizer and it was good but portions of guacamole, queso and salsa we small…chips were plentiful…probably enough for two trio orders. We both ordered the tacos…they came out very quickly. My colleague order one fish taco and one veggie….I went with two veggie tacos. The fish tacos were good (I’m told) but the veggie tacos which were disappointing. Heavy on the quinoa with some asparagus and corn…no flavor at all. I asked for hot sauce and was offered Chalula…great except the only hot sauce in the restaurant was apparently the last few shakes in the very last bottle. The waitress said she’d check the storage room but neither she nor the waiter in training returned with more hot sauce or to say they were out. Probably an OK place to stop for drinks and late night snack after drinks…can’t speak to the sushi but with so many other great restaurants downtown, I’d skip this place if you’re looking for a memorable meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food and service were okay. When our food was delivered it was cold. Our server had taken a break and our food sat during the time. They offered to remake it but it took so long it wasn’t worth staying for. Started off great but nose dived real quick. Not sure if it was a server or kitchen issue

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vipnotachoice
Columbus
42 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and fun. Service a bit slow but didn’t mind because it was nice to sit and chat with drinks. They forgot our chips so didn’t get them until after our food arrived but all in all we had a good time!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the coolest spots in town!

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vipSeth719
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for drinks and eats. Our server, Lauren was super knowledgeable about the food and drinks. The mango margarita was soooo good. We only had some apps but the queso dip was amazing, the corn skewers were delicious and the chorizo taquitos were so awesome.

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vipLNMIKE
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Courtney was awesome. We loved her.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience5

Menu limited

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was awesome! great ahi tuna appetizer, sushi, and tacos. pitcher of frozen margs was on point. i would not want to go to this place with more than one person because it was very loud.

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AndreaS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the combination of Mexican and Japanese. Both cuisines were done really well. The wait staff was super friendly too. I can't wait to go back!

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ChristieF
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

We did not realize that this is really more of a bar. We made a reservation for 4 and we were seated beside the staff register, which meant unmasked servers were above our backs repeatedly. Worst Covid protocols I've seen so far! Crammed people into tight table spaces and we decided it was not worth the risk. We finished our margaritas and left! We then ate at one of the many restaurants downtown that has some sort of guest/ staff safety protocols in place.

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vipSteveB
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

On vacation in Charleston. The concept of combining sushi and Mexican food surprisingly worked incredibly well. The drinks were a little pricey, but the food was fantastic and our server, Anna Catherine, was awesome. We had a fantastic time and would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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vipHunter
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun, energetic atmosphere - awesome food and service!

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FredT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just moved to Charleston. Good start!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious! Service was definitely too quick.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Visiting Charleston and family was in mood for sushi or Mexican - and we found the best of both worlds. Place was very energetic and loud ( music) and frequented by many celebrating occasions - lots of bachelorette dinners! Service was superb and both types wf food were great!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there- won’t be the last.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place. Service was outstanding. The Mexican Asian fusion combo absolutely works!!

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DanielleW
Greensboro
14 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice space. Service was very good (Cheyanne) was very attentive and made good recommendations. The crispy chicken taco was definitely the best of carnitas and fish. Red Salsa was flavorless so not worth ordering.

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NancyE
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an outside table on a busy Saturday night. Cheyenne provided great service; was personable and very responsive. We chose several appetizers for our dinner: Mesu roll; chicken wings and chicken taco.

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ShelbyM
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for that start to our bachelorette weekend! Great service, food and drinks. A little noisy but it was the vibe we were going for.

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vipJacksonW
Charlotte
49 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think this is my new favorite restaurant in the Charleston area. I loved everything on the menu especially the taquitos and tacos we ordered. I can't wait to return. Our sever was phenomenal, too.

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TiffanyD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Sushi was good, but service was slow & requests had to be repeated. Wait staff seemed more interested in visiting with each other.

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WillC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and outstanding service. Food and drinks both exceeded expectations. Would definitely recommend as a fun/energetic start to a night in the Holy City.

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vipCaitD
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Cool vibe for a drink, they had a good margarita. food was meh, veryyyy loud

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had to make last minute reservations so we were not sure what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised. The food was good and presented well. Prices were reasonable and service was great. It is loud with an energetic vibe so if you're looking g for a quiet dinner this is not your place.

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Mesu is rated 4.5 stars by 284 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.