MeXo

4.5
469 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 469 people are saying
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Niclynn
Grand Rapids
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal at Mexo. They had great options for our family that is half vegetarian. The presentation was very nice and the portions were perfect- not too much, but we were satisfied. Great flavors. Not your typical Mexican restaurant. We will be back!

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Rusty
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Three requests for water and another 3 for silverware. Food-delayed and then served cold.
We won’t be coming back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! A very enjoyable experience.

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ZachW
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My wife loved her deconstructed tacos, the margs were excellent and the chips and salsa were good. My first thought while eating my enchiladas was “mmmm chef boyardee”
The churros were some of the best things I’ve ever put in my mouth.
Overall, it was a good experience, I was just disappointed with the price point given my entree was just not good.

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VTVT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food is amazing! The servers are knowledgeable about the food and make excellent recommendations. The drinks are also amazing. Can’t wait to go back.

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Jade
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food5service2ambience4

This is definitely a “judge you by your look and I will seat you accordingly” kind of place. All I can say is that I completely understand that we may appear young, but with everyone being mid/late twenties we are extremely respectful and very polite. The hostess was kind but walked us 4 (3 women and a man) far back to a tiny square table pushed in the corner (The corners were actually touching the wall). She chuckled and told us we’d have to pull the table out to fit. She also had to turn a light on in the room because it wasn’t being used and was dark. We of course said nothing and ordered our drinks. A while later, as we were enjoying our appetizers an older (possibly more wealthy) couple (TWO PEOPLE) were sat at a beautiful 6 person table in the same room as us. They had 4 open seats around them...as we we’re having trouble fitting all of our plates, silverware, drinks etc.

I suppose it doesn’t matter how polite, kind or respectful you are - some will always judge you by your cover. I try so hard to carry myself well and look as old/professional as I can but it doesn’t seem to help. The food was delicious and the waitress was nice. Just “good” service, nothing extravagant. My drink was OK but for as much as I love tequilas/margaritas this was not a good one in my book, which I found was odd. Maybe it was just me. Overall I’d like to give the place another shot but I’m a little nervous to

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KyleB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Seriously the best food I have ever had. I have eaten at many restaurants and I was speechless at the quality and flavor of my food. From appetizer, to main course, to dessert. Amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the most complete dining experience I have had in 2021! A friend and I went at the recommendation of his family and we were not disappointed. I will start with the service, as that was a highlight throughout. Our server, Nadi (truly hoping I’m not butchering the spelling), proved a relaxed, attentive conversationalist, wonderfully knowledgeable of the menu and offering a number of recommendations at our request. She also went above and beyond in the cocktail arena, making sure our drinks paired well with our appetizers and entrees. Special shout-out and thanks to Liv, their incredibly capable bartender, for that new twist on a Long Island!

We had the Queso Fondido and Chef’s Guacamole as appetizers, both which set the stage for the rest of the meal, acting as flavorful palette cleansers (I know, a bit contradictory but nevertheless accurate). My friend had the Carne Asada entrée, which was confirmed as a fan favorite; from his content silence and my tiny sampling, the variety of flavors came through in a major way. I had the duck entrée (at the recommendation of Nadi once I mentioned that I do not eat red meat) and was pleasantly surprised by the delicate interplay of bold flavors and tender consistency, not an easy accomplishment in this specific poultry arena. Too full for actual dessert, we rounded out our experience with a smooth, rich traditional Guatemalan coffee.

This superbly curated menu and experience came to life even more with a visit from chef Oscar who not only provided additional commentary on his culinary vision, but also shared a couple other dining offerings available (the brunch menu as well as the Pre-Hispanic dinner experience). Tied together with thoughtful, culturally immersive artwork and design details, MeXo did not disappoint at any level!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family holiday meal

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We have been here three times, now. Every time we have arrived for our reservation and there are multiple empty tables. We have 2 children who are used to dining out frequently and are well-behaved. Each time we have been, they try to walk us to the dingy, gray, dirty-looking back room. I have watched every family with children go back to this room. The ambiance there is terrible. I feel like I am eating in someone’s unfinished basement. Why are they doing this to family’s with kids? I do not want to even eat here if I have to sit back there. The last two times I asked to be moved. They accommodated. Regarding the food-we all love the cilantro rice, and the mole is excellent. The kids food is also excellent and larger portions which is great for my boys that eat a lot. I appreciate the different spin on some of the drinks and the smoky mezcal, but some traditional drinks might be nice too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Love the style

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Bsouth
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved it! Enjoyed our margaritas and the octopus ceviche! the most!

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vipkm44
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Crazy noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

This was my first time at MeXo. I loved that I could make a reservation. We were attending the 7:30 show at Civic Theatre and I think I put that in my notes for my server to be aware of. We also reminded her of this when we arrived. Getting drinks was extremely slow. Our server was wonderful with recommendations, which I loved. But by 7:20 we still did not have our bills. One was incorrect and needed to be changed by the manager, and we barely made it to our seats for the opening of the show.
The food was amazing and we all loved it and had a great time. It just would have been better if drinks come more quickly and we had gotten our bills by 7pm, it would have been perfect. I know staffing is an issue too, and understand that is a part of the issue.
I will go back!

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Loraxlf
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was great, it was just really loud in the restaurant. I wish they would’ve closed their sliding doors, because some large tables were just very loud

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vipChrista
Grand Rapids
13 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great staff.

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vipLovefood
Grand Rapids
67 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Just disappointing overall. Kitchen clearly struggling and our waiter didn’t attempt to improve the experience.

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MexinGR
Grand Rapids
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner with friends and the place, food and service could not have been better. Chef Oscar Moreno has the gift of turning a "simple" mexican dish into a delicacy. We will comeback again

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MarkL
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding..the food, our waiter Justin was exceptional. Thanks!

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Cleo
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience2

The food was overpriced and the portions were very small. We were not impressed with our meals.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mexo is always AMAZING. Such great food and atmosphere, perfect for any occasion. and GREAT parking right next to restaurant. Absolutely love this place and would recommend to anyone!

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BenF
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here before the Trevor Noah Comedy Event at Van Andel, MeXo had a deal for 2 entrees, an appetizer, desert, and 2 drinks plus free parking. Overall, the food was excellent, Justin our server was really fantastic and a super nice person. Enjoyed the experience and would definitely come back.

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NancyD
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Unique menu which made dining fun as well as delicious. Our server was very attentive and we were warmly greeted as well as sent out.

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Monica
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We ordered black rice but we received white rice - the price difference is quite big and the taste also. Nobody told us about this change on the menu. Of course, we paid the full price. In the end, we ordered coffee but after waiting 30 min we didn't get it therefore we left.
I am very disappointed. I use to come here but after this experience, I will not come again.

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Wahlnut00
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food!! Nice find.

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FoodGuru20
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was my second time having dinner at MeXo and as always, service and food were amazing.

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Beebs
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Preshow dinner for Dave Matthews Band. Great menu, decent price. $100 included meal with tip, round of drinks and free parking for the concert.

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Niiicola
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal and a great time. Margaritas were delish. I had the deconstructed tacos with Pastor and the char on the meat was perfect. Very tasty! Thanks for the free parking during the concert!

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vipJanS
Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our food was colorful, flavorful, filling and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great sweet spot with interesting original fare!

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kkb7575
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time everyone from this team had been there and they loved everything about it. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vibe of Mexo is great and the food is superb!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Slow service - we waited close to an hour or more for cold food. Meanwhile we were 1 of only about 4 or 5 tables in the entire dining room. Most every other table arrived after us and received their food first. We didn’t send the food back to avoid causing any issues and in an effort to not prolong our experience any further. I don’t think I would try to dine here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably one of the most fascinating restaurants in Michigan as well as being incredible. If you appreciate people who devote their existence to something and want to learn about food and ingredients that you might not ever hear about otherwise, this place is for you. Oscar is a genius. Also, order the Banhez Pechuga, life changing liquid.

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CKaras
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The octopus ceviche was SO GOOD! Everything tasted so fresh and was beautifully balanced, flavors and portions.
Our server was very knowledgeable and helped us select a top-notch mezcal to sip on during dinner.
I’ll definitely be back to try more of this delicious menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Me and 4 of my coworkers got stuck in Grand Rapids for 2 nights because of flight cancellations. We treated ourselves to MeXo the night before we were able to fly home. We were very impressed with the food, cocktails, and our fantastic server Justin. Not only was he knowledgeable in everything MeXo had to offer his personality was just what we needed after a rough few days. He made us laugh all night! Thank you for having so many vegan and gluten free options as well, that’s not something I get often.

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MarkJ
Grand Rapids
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a double date, had a great time! Good and drinks were awesome!

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JudithC
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! I highly recommend this place. I’ll definitely go back!

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MaryP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch! We shared the pulpo ceviche, sikil p’aak, and hue is con chorizo. Generous size servings with perfect bright flavors. We also enjoyed the specialty coffee with star anise. Perfect way to celebrate Sunday.

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WeezieW
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was wonderful! Very helpful with recommendations. Authentic cuisine. The enchilada sauce is so good. Chicken was a bit dry but tasty. Drinks were great, and a huge selection of tequilas and mescal.

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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 469 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.