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MeXo

4.4
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291 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Traditional Mexican
Welcome to MeXo !

We offer prehispanic-influenced modern Mexican cuisine featuring Chef Oscar's 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 291 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.2
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4.1
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3.9
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CordT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

MeXo was highly recommended and highly disappointing. While our server was incredibly nice, they were also incredibly absent. We arrived and spent almost 45min waiting just to order and another near hour waiting for our food. We were rarely checked on, several of our drink orders were unavailable and the menu was also unclear and very confusing. We did enjoy the ambience of the space and the free parking. And the food was acceptable but not spectacular nor close to representing its cost. We ordered deconstructed tacos and both the Pork and chicken were overcooked, tough and often burnt. Again, we were so disappointed in the food and the service that we will not be going back. We first encountered MeXo at the beer and wine festival and thought their tacos were sensational - now, we recommend to all of our friends and family to go somewhere else such as Luna or the downtown market. Both of which are less expensive, and better food. The only caveat to this is that it appeared there may have been a birthday party during our time at MeXo however there were still so few people at the restaurant that we couldn’t get our minds around how bad our service was. The largest positive is that the precautions taken for COVID-19, made us feel safe. Things were clean, single use menus and everyone was appropriately wearing their masks. Unfortunate experience for us, but can’t ever recommend anyone spending money here. Cannot express how disappointed we were.

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LookingforCocktails
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite when I am in town. I got the Mexican independence day specials, something new is on the menu every time I go. You have to get the Oaxacan margarita, the smoky-sweet combo is addictive, to say the least.

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vipMadolyn
Grand Rapids
44 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I truly feel that this is one of the best values in the area. The Salmon de la Veracruzana is one of the best meals in our area. The Tamarindo cocktail is absolutely one of very favorites. The wait staff (props to Nadi- she remembered allll of our favs from last time!) is dynamic. We always eat outside on the patio; they were responsive when we changed the # of our party. It is just fabulous.

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ATM04
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Boring environment and food in my opinion. Nice staff and servers though.

MJ
vipMarkJ
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed this modern touch to the classic pre-Hispanic food of Mexico. Fresh, creative and delicious cuisine, solid service and a pleasant atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

We sat outside for a 7pm outside reservation. The restaurant was not busy, yet the service was quite slow. The food and drinks were mediocre for the price.

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Spot
Grand Rapids
19 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Shortened menu because of pandemic panic. Food was good, but margaritas were so-so. Will be returning when things open up again. Look forward to having them open for lunch and during the week.

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vipMadolyn
Grand Rapids
44 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are SO glad.that they have now opened their outdoor dining. We couldn't wait to go back after a longggg hiatus. The Tamarindo cocktail is just AWESOME & the salmon entree is not only a great value, it is one of the BEST meals in Grand Rapids MI. Homemade gauc should not be missed, either.

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RobertoR
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great experience we met the chef Oscar the food was amazing even tho for now with COVID they minimize the selection of the menu. Otherwise the staff was very pleasant and they’re very attentive. Drinks were amazing 😉 also. Very clean as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was way more limited than we were used to but understandable with covid changing things. The carne asada was FANTASTIC as well as the cocktails. Mexo is easily my favorite restaurant in GR. So much detail in each dish, beverage, and the atmosphere. Chef Oscar and crew are amazing!

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jpineiro
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Margaritas and Upscale Mexican Dining. Due to social distancing, the main dining room is very quiet and the bar area is closed for seating.

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BrandonC
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Limited menu but great food

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Karen
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love your space with room between tables, excellent service, free on site parking and ability to accommodate large groups. Fabulous flavors in the foods. Music was a little loud.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Wrong time for my reservation, 11 on a Saturday not the best but they made the most of it and very satisfyingly have us great food and drinks. Thanks !

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Obanski
Grand Rapids
18 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We always enjoy MeXo, especially the appetizer selections. In fact, this time our guests liked the apps so much, we ordered more as dinner. Great place!

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AmyP
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Romantic, calm vibe. Tastefully decorated, friendly wait staff. Tables are close to each other without feeling cramped. Cocktails are magical, food has depth and character.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent overall. Reminds me a bit of frontera grill in Chicago.

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vipHSZW
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

This was our second time. We loved it so much the first time we had to come back and bring family and friends. It was, however, Valentine’s Day weekend. Our reservation was at 6:15. We did not leave until 9:15. Our server was amazingly friendly but the service from the bar and kitchen was exceedingly slow. It just didn’t make sense. So, I’m would like to eat here again but the slow service really has dissuaded me. We cannot have another 3 hour meal. I will say this: the food was outstanding! Truly outstanding.

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rtonn
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed the different experience that MeXo provided, things tasted great and the cocktails were amazing but the pricing was just too high. It's frustrating when things are costly and the portions are small. The chips were not homemade and the guac didn't seem to be sourced with very fresh/flavorful avocados. I would go back for happy hour or lunch, but not full-priced dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

There was live music so it was a little difficult to talk amongst our group of 8. Food was good, a few things were cold unfortunately. Definitely will go back. Love the restaurant and the margaritas.

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TeresaN
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our server, Justin, was a treat. I had the Pollo Con Mole Pipian this time. It was good, but I didn't like it as much as the Salmon Veracruzana, which I had during a previous visit. The cocktails, as always, were quite nice. The Chef's Choice guac was worth the extra cost. I want to make it back for the Prehispanic Chef Dinner at some point.

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KaraW
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazingly delicious!!! The food was amazing and the servers were very knowledgeable and courteous.

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MarissaG
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oscar and his team at Mexo were outstanding! The food was incredible and so was the service!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and the staff is very attentive. Great meal!!

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Mooflygoos
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Highly recommend MeXo. First time, we will be back soon

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EmilyC
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Justin, was amazing. He was super knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly.

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vipFunkster
Grand Rapids
17 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is the best restaurant in GR. Unique food. Very tasty and well balanced in flavors. Service was very good. If you haven’t been, you have to try it.

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ChrisR
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was great and the food was outstanding, especially the salmon! It as a full house and it was a little noisy but a packed house means they are definitely doing a number of things right.

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vipFamilyof6
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Not your typical Mexican restaurant - no tacos or burritos here. However, the food was very tasty and unique. I would recommend if you are looking for unique menu items.

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Dkbolt
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to worsening weather, we called and asked if we could have our reservation bumped up, and they were happy to accommodate. The food and drinks we ordered were excellent and the service was quick. There were a few appetizer options for vegetarians but only one main course option available.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My birthday!

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Ricardo94
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent upscale Mexican cuisine. Nice mezcal list. Very helpful, friendly service. As good as that fancy Rick Bayless restaurant in Chicago, only not quite as pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very knowledgeable and on top of it! The guacamole was fantastic! I had the pork belly and my husband had the seafood stone soup which he loved. It was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about our first time at MeXo including our server and chef Oscar came to our table to tell us about the menu. Great experience and we can’t wait to take other friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become one of my favorite restaurants in the area! Their food is authentic and quite phenomenal!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great date night! Would visit again!

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Waxout
Grand Rapids
12 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time there. The food was again outstanding! I had the salmon, she had fish tacos. We were passing bites and arguing who made the better choice. The staff was friendly and fast. The Bartender (didn't catch her name) came out to help me make Mezcal selection. She asked what I like in scotch or whiskey, then picked out the perfect mezcal, it was really good!

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KellyS
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu scared me at first but it was phenomenal! All 4 of us were very pleased with all elements of our visit. Food, service and drinks were all great! Will return.

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Alley
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The restaurant ambiance is nice but a bit hollow--it could be warmed up a bit. Service was very good. The food selection could use some additions. My meal--the brisket was quite fatty. The food presentation could also use some touches to strengthen the presentation.

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vipMollyB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Overall not a great experience. Food was barely mediocre (had steak deconstructed tacos and the meat was like chewing bubblegum) margaritas were good but 3/4 ice, queso was delicious and so was the guacamole. Service was fine but not great and it was not because they were busy with other tables. Will not return.

FAQs

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

MeXo is rated 4.4 stars by 291 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.