MeXo

4.3
335 Reviews
$30 and under
Traditional Mexican
Welcome to MeXo !

We offer prehispanic-influenced modern Mexican cuisine featuring Chef Oscars authentic regional cuisine, craft margaritas, and extensive tequila and mezcal selections. We offer private dining areas and rooms for curated chef dinners. MeXo offers scheduled Chef Dinners, Tequila Tastings, and private planned dinners.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 335 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing brunch!! The omelette was delicious as well as the guacamole! Our bartender/server was also so kind and knowledgeable. We can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great experience! When the food took longer than expected, our waiter kindly brought us chips and salsa on the house. Food was wonderful, mimosa could have been better. Empanadas were the best part!

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DawnE
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good and the staff was so nice to talk to . Will be going back

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ThereseG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The service was a bit slow, but we had a slightly larger party. The food was absolutely amazing and they were able to get us in last minute for a birthday get together when a different restaurant cancelled on us

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THMEN
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My expectations were very high, but MeXo wasn't as good as I'd hoped. The home made corn tortillas were oddly thick, the cheese in the Fundido was incredibly stringy - so much so that it was almost impossible to get it to stop stringing. The Shrimp Ceviche was VERY spicy, but not nearly flavorful enough.
The "house" margaritas were fabulous, but we all thought the food wasn't as good as we'd hoped.

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JackieH
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was OUTSTANDING! Justin was attentive from start to finish and went above and beyond to make our dining experience a fun and memorable time. The food presentation was AMAZING not to mention the taste and flavors were nothing short of heavenly! Will definitely be back and definitely recommend!

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KERR
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Just don't go. Over $200 and 21/2 hours later we finally finished our meal. We arrived at 7 and were seated promptly, water was delivered. Our waiter who was super personable came to take our drink order. 30 minutes later we got our drinks. 45 minutes later we got one of our apps, the other came out about 10 minutes after. Hour and a half later our entrees finally come out (cold). Our waiter took off one of the entrees that I couldn't /wouldn't eat and brought out free dessert for the table to share.

This place has promise, just needs help!

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RenM
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service with great food! Added bonus - free parking next to the building.

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Ronn
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Food! Chef Oscar is the best. Definitely will be going back.

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vipRaiRai
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Went for brunch and was pretty disappointed. Server was friendly. Drinks took awhile to come out which was confusing because there was only 1 other couple in the restaurant. Order the guacamole and esquites to start. Guacamole was so bland and only tasted good if you happened to pull a salty chip. I wouldn’t have ordered the esquites if it was listed as a cold dish. Also bland. My husband ordered the enchiladas and they were flavorless. The cilantro rice that it was served with was cold and sticky. The star of brunch were the fish tacos. Those were delicious and would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent suggestions from Justin! Food was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was impressed with my experience. The food, cocktails and service were all superior! They also have their own parking lot which is a rarity in downtown Grand Rapids. Definitely a must check out!

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vipSuzanneB
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Inventive and delicious food and great, friendly service...highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I had high hopes for this restaurant and their take on Mexican cuisine. First off the menu was very limited and I felt force to order something I truly wasn’t wanting. The food... I was not impressed by the quality or cost. Appetizers - corn salsa was bland and left a lot to be desired, salsa appetizer came with two versions and both were heavily seasoned and lacking freshness, and the guacamole was basic and needed a little something to kick it up a bit. Main course - fish tacos were decent but had a mild fishy smell and taste, and the enchilada red sauce took a page from the salsa seasoning which was heavy and lacked freshness. However, rice that came with the enchiladas was fantastic and stole the show. The drinks were the high note of the experience, but it’s a restaurant with drinks so the food should be the star. Or is it a bar with food? Either way the food wasn’t on par with the price. There are much better options in GR for a meal in this price range.

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MaraM
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great to be out and experience this venue. Their drinks are unique and tasty. The food was presented in a very appealing way.

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Sloan
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was absolutely amazing and we’ll definitely be back. My only issue was it was hard to get waitstaff’s attention and the drinks took at least 20 minutes to get to our table each time we ordered one, but the food was always on time and everything else was perfect.

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KaraM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience!!! Waitress was great and had great recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Brie was awesome! Very good service! Food was great! Margaritas even better! Well done!

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TimothyS
Grand Rapids
17 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal and service were great. Drinks are pricey and not very large. Great food flavors and attentive staff!

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ElizabethB
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my gluten-free, vegan dish! Our waiter was very knowledgeable about gluten-free options!

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Seeker
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything we ordered, the food was very interesting—unique and tasty. The service was great as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting MeXo was awesome! Our server, Mark, had all the right suggestions and had a great attitude. The decor and ambiance of the place is so neat, and their bar features many different tequilas and mezcal. The margarita was the best I’ve ever had, and the pulpo ceviche and queso fundido were amazing. You can tell everything is homemade here, we will be going back.

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ThomasJ
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and a great friday night experince. Would recommend!

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WilliamM
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was excellent. The food was high quality with excellent service. It's a friendly and comfortable place.

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LauraH
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Service was amazing! Food was honestly sad. It wasn't quality or worth what we paid. Won't be wasting my money nor going back.

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vipCookkie
Grand Rapids
13 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fun place.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justin was a great server, and all our food was excellent. We will see you again, MeXo!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Was excited to try this place but very disappointed! Dry as a bone pork carnitas and tough and dark colored monkfish special. Very slow- server had too many tables he was trying to accommodate. We sat under a speaker that was way too loud for where we were sitting. Not impressed. 😞

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place, good vibes, slightly expensive but worth the quality

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Love their food and nice and relaxing environment. Super nice waitress and was adamant about taking care of what we needed.

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Auger
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went there for Valentines dinner with my wife and we enjoyed it. Very good authentic Mexican food - not your typical local Mexican restaurant. The service was good, they were busy and maybe understaffed so it took a little time for drinks, but our server was polite and helpful explaining the menu. She also let us know the kitchen was busy so it would be good to get the whole order in and that was nice so we were not waiting for the main course. Only thing I would like is blended frozen margaritas- but the drink still was good. We will go back

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We went to our friends birthday and it took over 30 min to get our drinks, 15 to order food, 15 for the next round and finally for our food after being there for 2 hours. No manager stopped by and the birthday girl was the last to be served. Food was amazing it plan ahead to wait and have patience.

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Jenny
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome and will be back. Oscar runs this place beautifully!

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DougC
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The chef personally came out to check on us and then noticed something himself he didn’t love so offered the special Valentine’s desert on the house. This place is worth the try.

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Brad
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really enjoyed our meal here, reminiscent of Frontera in Chicago (while still being their own thing! We are very excited to go back. The Mole bite appetizer was a highlight. Some service elements where not perfect but that seemed to be due to reduced staffing to comply with Covid orders, which is appreciated and understandable!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our fav restaurant in GR! it never disappoints

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vipTanyaM
Grand Rapids
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and drinks consistently offer an excellent dining experience. MEXO remains a top favorite.

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AmberD
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, absolutely no complaints. 😊😊😊😊😊😊😊

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food. We LOVE to try new places and different foods.

FAQs

MeXo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (616) 828-4123.

MeXo is rated 4.3 stars by 335 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.