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MeXo

4.5
4.5
543 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.

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Booked 6 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Traditional Mexican, Seafood, Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (616) 828-4123

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Oscar Moreno

  • Catering

    We cater to all events. Please contact us at: https://www.cdkidining.com/contact We offer catering to any event by our chefs at all CDKI Dining restaurants.

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining rooms along with Tequila/Mezcal Tastings. Chef Oscar hosts Chef Dinners in private rooms. Catering and Inside dining available.

  • Neighborhood

    Grand Rapids

  • Cross street

    Fulton Street and La Grave

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Parking every night after 5 PM on Friday and All day Saturday and Sunday. Entrance off of Fulton, West of the Restaurant. Street side parking. Handicapped accessible.

  • Public transit

    One block from public transportation. Six blocks from 20 Monroe Live, Van Andel and few blocks away from Devos Center, Civic Theatre, St. Cecilia.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers (Antojitos)

  • MeXo Queso Fundido$12.00

    House-made Mexican chorizo sausage, melted Chihuahua & Oaxaca cheese, roasted corn, poblano, served with house-made Gluten Free corn nixtamal tortillas and molcajete salsa

    • Puebla Mole Bites$10.00

      Free range chicken, jasmine rice, puebla mole, wrapped in masa, topped with chayote & serrano salad

      • Salsa Duo$6.00

        Molcajete salsa, taquera salsa, MeXo escabeche (pickled veggies). Served with Our Mexo Corn Chips

        • Classic MeXo Guacamole$9.00

          Ahuacamolli, avocado, tomato, green chile, cilantro mashed in a molcajete. Served with Our Mexo Corn Chips

          • Esquites (Roasted Corn Dip)$6.00

            Roasted corn, crèma & cotija cheese. Served with Our Mexo Corn Chips

            • Sikil P'aak (Pumpkin Seed Dip)$6.00

              Mayan dip with pepitas, charred tomatoes, garlic, onion, habanero peppers, cilantro. Served with Our Mexo Corn Chips

              Soup & Salad (Sopas y Ensaladas)

              • Sopa Azteca$9.00

                Tortilla soup made from guajillo chicken broth, charred tomatoes, onion, chayote, carrots, epazote, roasted chicken, served with Gluten Free corn tortilla strips, fresh avocado & sprinkled with cascabel peppers

                • Papaya Salad$10.00

                  Watercress and romaine lettuce, carrots, tomato, cucumber, pepitas seeds, black sesame seeds, papaya citrus agave vinaigrette

                  Entrées (Plato Fuerte)

                  • Salmon Veracruzana$26.00

                    Goat milk pressed organic Irish salmon fillet topped with Veracruzana xitomati sauce made from capers, Spanish olives, onions with black rice & pickled vegetables

                    • Carne Asada a la Tampiqueña 1939$26.00

                      8oz Local sourced steak, green cheese enchilada, guacamole, black beans, poblano rajas

                      • Chicken Mole Amarillo$24.00

                        A sweet & smokey marinaded half chicken mole amarillo served with cilantro rice and escabeche vegetables

                        • Enmoladas (Enchiladas)$20.00

                          Mole poblano & chicken enchiladas served with cilantro rice and escabeche vegetables

                          • Oscar's Baja Tacos$18.00

                            Mexican beer battered mahi-mahi tacos topped with salsa macha, salsa cruda & papaya salsa in a house-made Gluten Free corn nixtamal tortillas

                            • Smoked Mushroom Tacos$12.00

                              Three guajillo pepper infused smoke mushroom tacos with salsa cruda, lettuce, tomato in house-made Gluten Free corn tortillas

                              • Caldo de Piedra (Seafood Stone Soup)$22.00

                                Seafood, vegetables, guajillo broth, epazote cooked with a scorching stone

                                Carnes ala Parrilla para Tacos (Deconstructed Tacos)

                                $20. Grilled meat, poultry or mushrooms Served with poblano and onion roasted rajas, black beans, grilled onion, guacamole and salsa

                                • Chicken Breast

                                  pineapple tepache, morita marinade

                                  • Cuitlacoche

                                    guajillo pepper infused smoked mushrooms

                                    • Pork Carnitas

                                      citrus & sweet braised pork

                                      • Pork Belly Pastor

                                        slow roasted with fresh pineapple

                                        Desserts (Pastors)

                                        • Aztec Flourless Chocolate Torte$8.00

                                          Flourless chocolate torte topped with xoconostle & tomatillo gastrique

                                          • Goat Cheese Churros$8.00

                                            Traditional pastry dough made with goat cheese. Fried and dusted in cinnamon sugar & served with house-made dipping sauce

                                            • Quatro Leches Cake$8.00

                                              Sponge cake soaked in a sweet four milk mixture, with fruit & whipped cream

                                              Last updated: February 4, 2022

                                              What 543 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                              4.5
                                              4.5 based on recent ratings
                                              • 4.5Food
                                              • 4.6Service
                                              • 4.4Ambience
                                              • 4.2Value

                                              NoiseModerate

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                                              • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

                                                Great for Brunch

                                              • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

                                                Fit for Foodies

                                              • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

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                                              1. DP

                                                DinePwr

                                                Grand Rapids

                                                49 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                49 reviews

                                                Dined 3 days ago

                                                overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                Although the guacamole was basic, Most of the food was excellent.

                                              2. CB

                                                CarynB

                                                1 review

                                                1.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                overall1food3service2ambience2

                                                Food was good but it was SO HOT in the restaurant that sweat was dripping down my face. I was very uncomfortable and embarrassed because we were dining with 2 other couples. I recommend you turn your air on. I probably won't be back.

                                              3. DL

                                                DuffL

                                                Yosemite

                                                3 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                Unique take on Mexican food that is delicious. Nice variety of appetizers and entrees. Mixed drinks and wine selections were great.

                                              4. j

                                                jeff

                                                Indiana

                                                74 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                74 reviews

                                                Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                Went the MeXo for sunday brunch. The service was extremely friendly, punctual and attentive. Everyone really enjoyed their food - great flavors. The cocktails were really good as well. They had a 2 piece ensemble playing for extra ambiance. We are planning on returning in the near future.

                                              5. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                This was our first visit to this restaurant. We came with another couple and our entire evening was a first class experience. Service and our server were great, the drinks were good and the food was outstanding. We will certainly be dining here again. My hearing isn’t the greatest, so loud or noisy restaurants are difficult for good conversation. Mexo was bustling so there was noise from other diners and the wait staff, in spite of the busyness we were still able to converse without raising our voices. Five stars for everything.

                                              6. SM

                                                ShannonM

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Amazing food and staff was incredibly helpful with food and drink knowledge! Highly recommended

                                              7. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                2.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                overall2food1service3ambience1

                                                The waitress Nadia was very good. It felt like she didn’t have much support behind her. The food took a very long time which was okay but was ice cold. We sent it back which we never do and realized it was taking a very long time again and guessed it would be cold again and it was. We are outside and the outdoor dining was dirty and not ready for guests. A little cleaning in back patio and clean out planters would have went along way and to deliver food when hot. We will not go back.

                                              8. SB

                                                ShamsiB

                                                New Mexico

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Absolutely fabulous! Food was great and so was service!

                                              9. JB

                                                JohnB

                                                Detroit

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We had a late lunch. Justin was an amazing server. Food was wonderful. Would recommend to others.

                                              10. WM

                                                WilliamM

                                                Grand Rapids

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                I have never been disappointed when visiting Mexo. They have unique recipes, high-quality food, and friendly service.

                                              11. JK

                                                JessicaK

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Was a wonderful Mother’s Day brunch, food was perfection and the margaritas actually contained tequila! Had a reservation, was seated immediately, no issues at all during the entire experience. Thank you MeXo :)

                                              12. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Detroit

                                                1 review

                                                1.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall1food1service4ambience3

                                                The carne asada was so salty it was not eatable.

                                              13. KS

                                                KurtisS

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent food and drinks. Very good selection of tequilas and mezcals. Service was good. Had never been there before and took my wife there for our anniversary. I couldn't have been more happy with the decision.

                                              14. AM

                                                AmandaM

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                Nice one for a special occasion, yet not exorbitantly expensive. The food is so delicious, and it's fun to introduce people to aspects of Mexican cuisine that aren't so common around here.

                                              15. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Detroit

                                                14 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                14 reviews

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great place that still seems to fly under the radar for lunch. Great spin on native Mexican dishes with updates. Try the Suadero and get churros to go!!

                                              16. BD

                                                BarbaraD

                                                New Orleans

                                                9 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                9 reviews

                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent as always!

                                              17. S

                                                Skeletor

                                                Northern MI

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                I judge all Mexican restaurants immediately by whether or not they serve molé. Not only does MeXo have molé but it’s delicious and almost as good as my Abuelita’s!

                                              18. KN

                                                KurtN

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                overall5food5service3ambience3

                                                This was our first time at MeXo - we are foodies and have eaten at some great Mexican (Rick Bayless' Topo/frontera in Chicago and Bobby Flay's in NYC) the food quality is that high. Thank you. Service was attentive but slow - But it was Cinco de Mayo so you get a pass! See you again soon - we are lucky to have you here in Grand Rapids

                                              19. JK

                                                JoannaK

                                                Grand Rapids

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                Very polite server but it took nearly an hour for drinks and three hours for lunch because there was only one on staff.

                                              20. MO

                                                MaryO

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Everything was great! No complaints! Love their traditional menu.

                                              21. B

                                                Beej

                                                Los Angeles

                                                24 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                24 reviews

                                                Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Family pre/Civic

                                              22. RJ

                                                RebeccaJ

                                                Grand Rapids

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We had a wonderful waitress who was able to make suggestions to enhance our dining experience. We will be back for sure!

                                              23. LD

                                                LoriD

                                                Grand Rapids

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Superb food! We had the shrimp ceviche, which was a large portion, and packed a punch. I had the special., which was mahi-mahi … excellent! My husband had the chicken, tender and juicy!

                                              24. HS

                                                HSZW

                                                Grand Rapids

                                                11 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                11 reviews

                                                Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                All food was delicious! Cerviche, guac, salmon, and mushroom enchiladas. I still question whether they are making their own chips or not. Tastes like not. My sides with the main were rather small portions and it tasted like my food had been done for a bit (it was cool), perhaps waiting on the salmon. But, we were both full. My margarita had too much ice and lost the delicious smoky flavor quickly. My 15 yr old raved about how good the salmon tasted. Service was great! We did enjoy the flavors and unique dishes. We will go back.

                                              25. LH

                                                LisaH

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Our Sunday late brunch at MeXo was amazing. The service was impeccable, the environment warm and private, and the food was delicious. We can't wait to go back as there are at least 10-15 other things on the menu that I cannot wait to try! We had thought it would be a bit pricey but actually found it much more reasonably priced than expected. Check it out!

                                              26. RM

                                                RobertM

                                                Las Vegas

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                Excellent meal. Service was a little spotty as they seemed understaffed maybe, but everyone was friendly and trying hard. Food was outstanding Would definitely return

                                              27. JA

                                                JoAnneP

                                                Grand Rapids

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Good food, good service, and reasonably priced. We will return.

                                              28. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Absolutely flawless! Amazing food amazing service. My new favorite spot!

                                              29. F

                                                Funkster

                                                Grand Rapids

                                                28 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                28 reviews

                                                Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                A other outstanding visit to MeXo. Drinks were perfectly made. Well balanced. Conversation with employees was enjoyable. Duck meal is delicious. This is why Chef Oscar is Chef of the year.

                                              30. B

                                                Bekah

                                                Grand Rapids

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                All the dishes were delicious and our server was awesome

                                              31. TL

                                                TravelLady511

                                                Grand Rapids

                                                17 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                17 reviews

                                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                I'm a long time downtown Grand Rapids worker and devotee but this was the first time I've been to MeXo. A travel agent friend and I decided at the last minute to go out for Easter brunch. We were both impressed with our delicious omelettes - she had the mushroom and I had the pastor. The cilantro rice was good, too. Instead of dessert we shared a French press pot of Cafe de Olla which was uniquely flavored and delicious! Our server Justin was well informed, cheerful, and helpful. Two sour notes - our food arrived before our wine/mimosa and my MeXo Mimosa didn't taste good. Regardless, I'll bring friends and out of town guests to MeXo in the future.

                                              32. CS

                                                ChrisS

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                Amazing experience great food and amazing drinks the old fashioned was great!

                                              33. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Grand Rapids

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Delicious, can’t wait to go back !

                                              34. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Denver

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                overall3food2service3ambience3

                                                It just wasn’t good. Nothing really tasted fresh and it was just thrown together. The chips were stale, the entree had too much sauce, the rice was mush, and the pickled veg tasted old. For $120 for 2 people, you think you’d be blown away.

                                              35. DE

                                                DENISEA

                                                Chicago

                                                31 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                31 reviews

                                                Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                This was our first time at MeXo for brunch. We can’t wait to go back! The roasted corn appetizer and the Pastor Omlettes were beautiful and delicious. Great presentation and flavor.

                                              36. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Grand Rapids

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Brunch was great! Assuming not a lot of people know there is a brunch here—We were the first ones in at 10:15am. I loved the classic Paloma, and the Pork Omelet was stupid good!

                                              37. BC

                                                BCob

                                                Indiana

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Exactly what we hoped for. Excellent food and excellent service. Justin is great!

                                              38. J

                                                Joanna

                                                Chicago

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on March 30, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                Excellent margaritas! Salsa duo was more than just a regular salsa. We each got an enchiladas dish with different sauces and both were excellent and the goat cheese churros too end were perfect. The service was attentive and friendly. The dining room is a little odd, I feel like I am eating in a decorated conference room but easy to overlook when the food is so good.

                                              39. DM

                                                DawnM

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Carne asada dinner was amazing! Service was great. Sad we don’t live in the area to go back more often.

                                              40. M

                                                Mark

                                                Detroit

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on March 20, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Authentic gourmet Mexican food. Sunday brunch is a real treat.

                                              Safety precautions

                                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                • 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

                                              FAQs

                                              You can order delivery directly from MeXo using the Order Online button. MeXo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (616) 828-4123.

                                              MeXo is rated 4.5 stars by 543 OpenTable diners.

                                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                              Booked 6 times today
                                              Google Map for MeXo

                                              118 East Fulton Street Grand Rapids, MI 49503

                                              Dining areas

                                              Additional information

                                              • Cross street

                                                Fulton Street and La Grave

                                              • Neighborhood

                                                Grand Rapids

                                              • Hours of operation

                                                Wed, Thu 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm

                                              • Cuisines

                                                Traditional Mexican, Seafood, Mexican

                                              • Dining style

                                                Casual Dining

                                              • Dress code

                                                Casual Dress

                                              • Parking details

                                                Complimentary Parking every night after 5 PM on Friday and All day Saturday and Sunday. Entrance off of Fulton, West of the Restaurant. Street side parking. Handicapped accessible.

                                              • Public transit

                                                One block from public transportation. Six blocks from 20 Monroe Live, Van Andel and few blocks away from Devos Center, Civic Theatre, St. Cecilia.

                                              • Payment options

                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                              • Executive chef

                                                Oscar Moreno

                                              • Additional

                                                Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                              • Phone number

                                                (616) 828-4123

                                              • Catering

                                                We cater to all events. Please contact us at: https://www.cdkidining.com/contact We offer catering to any event by our chefs at all CDKI Dining restaurants.

                                              • Private party facilities

                                                Private dining rooms along with Tequila/Mezcal Tastings. Chef Oscar hosts Chef Dinners in private rooms. Catering and Inside dining available.

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