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Mesa Tacos and Tequila, Royal Oak, MI

Mesa Tacos and Tequila

3.9
3.9
292 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Phone number

    (248) 545-1940

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Private party facilities

    Mesa boasts Mezzanine seating which can be used as a semi private dining area for gatherings, such as bachelor/bachelorette parties, casual dinner meetings, holiday parties, etc. Call and ask to speak to a manager for more information.

  • Area

    Royal Oak

  • Parking Details

    Public Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 292 people are saying

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Late Night Find

  • Detroit

    Late Night Find

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Food took an hour to come out and it was cold . I ordered fajitas . Rice looked like it been reheated it wasn’t fresh.
  2. LR

    LauraR

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The wait time to receive your order was very slow. I could have made all this food at home and for a cheaper price. Nothing stood out.
  3. B

    Blkgrlmgic2

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food1service5ambience2
    The beans and rice tasted like they were boiled in soap water, the drinks(no mater what flavor) tasted like tequila and lime, the carne asada was dry, the chips were bland but service was phenomenal and our waitress was very kind and sweet
  4. NT

    NathanT

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience3
    This was my second time visiting. The first time made me come back. This time, not so much. We sat near the outside. They had no rice, no salsa, the lobster and shrimp tacos were dry, the floor was sticky, and they were not able to make the coffee drink from the menu. Overall disappointing to say the least.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Server was great! Felt food was good but overpriced for what was given. Smallest margaritas ever! Can’t say I will be back anytime soon.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Everything was great however one of our entrees took over a half hour longer than the others, not sure why. It was just some tacos. Everyone was polite and got it out as fast as possible but that is the only negative thing that can be said. Everything else was great!
  7. SA

    ShelbyA

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Took forever to get drinks , my friend and I both ordered an app of queso and chips but only got 1 bowl of chips and there were 4 of us . Waited forever to get our order taken, the girl was extremely nice but didn’t really check on us as much as we would have liked . Barely seen her walking around in general.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Kayla was amazing and very attentive! Will be coming back soon!
  9. c

    chuck

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was very good. Service was exceptionally slow given number of customers.
  10. n

    noname

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    Overall service was poor and cleanliness lacked. We were seated at table near front. Chairs all had food on them and we asked to have them wiped. The floor had excessive garbage and seemingly no plans to clean it up. I had to use my foot to push it aside so my feet were not sitting in garbage. We waited over 15 minutes (after I started timing) to be acknowledged by the wait staff. Drinks took 30 minutes to arrive after ordering. Appetizers arrived without napkins on the table, and without chops. We ordered guacamole and queso which did not arrive together. Queso and guacamole arrived without chips which took another 10 minutes. Took another 10 minutes to get napkins. When our tacos finally arrived we asked server for more salsa and chips ..,, he said ok and then never delivered. It seemed like waitstaff had only 3 tables so It was puzzling what happens when they would go back to the kitchen. No sign of a manager anywhere. The restaurant is not focused on the customer experience. Caveat emptor.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    service was solid and the food/drinks were good. I’m from Texas “home of tex mex” but i do see myself coming back.
  12. h

    hungrymom

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Unfortunately we were there for Father's Day and they ran out of mostly everything. Our waitress realized our frustration and spoke to the manager and he came over and covered our drinks which made up for it. Would love to try it again maybe would call ahead to make sure they have the full menu
  13. JB

    JasmineB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I ordered the shrimp tacos they were overcooked so bad to the point where I cannot eat them I still pay for my meal but none of the food was touched it was extremely dry and overcooked I got charge for the meal and I did not ask for the meal they gave me beans and rice on the plate and I do not eat beans I put an order for a certain drink the pineapple drink alcohol beverage they gave me a board with shots on it and I never asked for that I asked him about the pricing for it but they charge me for it and gave it to me anyway overall experience was terrible and the food was disgusting
  14. KS

    KristinS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Fun place but over priced and not worth all the hype.
  15. IC

    IsaacC

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    I like coming here with family they offer Clase azul shots at a decent price but often the service is lacking. I have had multiple occasions with bad experiences! But I’m thinking of trying the place next door
  16. SK

    SarahK

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service. Heavy-handed bartender. You better like Tequila. ;)
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great vibe and service. Was sad they were out of the Chorizo Hash as it is my fave, but! Enchiladas were equally delicious. Our server was attentive and pleasant even with being a busy Saturday night.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    A very good Mexican restaurant with a lot of options. Overall it is a great place. In the summer time, you want to sit outside.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    57 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Waitress was friendly but slow. When we didn’t order drinks, she disappeared. We literally had to find her so I could order for my daughter, after we’d been there about 30 minutes. It did arrive quickly. The rest of the food came out slooowly, in about 4 shifts. By the time the fourth group got their food (chicken quesadilla, salad and tacos), the first and second groups were half finished. The chorizo was more like smoked sausage. I know this is Tex-Mex but that wasn’t chorizo. The brisket taco was very good, and didn’t need the corn or sour cream. The rice was spicy (not a good choice to serve to children) and the beans were tasteless, even with the cheese. Bottom line, get the quesadillas (very cheesy) or brisket taco minus the extra toppings. Typical Royal Oak prices. I’d drive down to Mexican Village for better food and service.
  20. ES

    ESMEB

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall1food4service3ambience3
    The restaurant itself is good. Food is fine to above average. However, both times I’ve gone here, the bill was brought back without my card. I had to ask and wait for it to be brought out, which came with immense apologies and excuses. Never had this happen at any restaurant and it happened here twice. Something is fishy.
  21. f

    foodie

    Detroit

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good...drink selection good...food good...a sure bet
  22. M

    Mike

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Great selection of margaritas, but overall I find it very over priced and over hyped. My quesidilla was VERY salty - too salty. The tables feel cramped and the drink glasses seem so much smaller than other places. After 3 visits I never became quite as impressed as I heard. Im thinking there was a shift in management and organiztion which hurt the overall quality. Worth a try but thats about it.
  23. L

    Lita

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very tasty food. They never disappoint!! Great food and drinks!!
  24. J

    Jasmyn

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The drinks, food, and service were great! I got the pescado tacos and margarita flight…I will definitely be returning.
  25. LW

    LindaW

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    The food was poor. No seasoning AT ALL in our orders with the exception of the nachos and tortilla chips. Our order of margaritas was limited because the fruits were unavailable Finally there was no guacamole! How do u have a Mexican restaurant without guac??? Will not be back.
  26. LS

    LaShaunR

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Jack was amazing. He was very attentive and had great customer service. The was amazing I ordered the meat and potatoes burrito it was delicious!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The ambiance is nice. It’s good to go for a one time try, especially if you live far away. Chips and salsa were good. I felt the margaritas were overpriced for the size. The margarita flight was not available and it appears that the flavors are preselected for the flight. I felt the tacos had no flavor to them. The most flavor came from the pickled red onions. Overall it was good but not enough for me to go back.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    My boyfriend and i made reservations to come here and when we got there we stood at the front for 15 minutes nobody acknowledged us or even told us to hang on. The servers walked passed us atleast 3 times and didn't make eye contact with us or anything!
  29. J

    Jenniferm

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Brought me the worst smelling, tasting queso I've ever had, my whole party was disgusted, it was clearly cooked in a burnt pan. I got the Pollo Rojo tacos, and it didnt fit the description, was pretty disappointed. We drove an hour for this place that was great 2 years ago when we tried it.
  30. A

    Adam

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The food did not live up to previous experiences I have had at this restaurant. Everything from the guacamole we ordered to accompany the chips that are complimentary to the main entrees was very under-seasoned and lacking in flavor.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent, food was decent. Definitely will be back!
  32. WH

    WandaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The guacamole was lacking in flavor, but my meal was very good. Our server was excellent and made sure we had a great time. It was my first time visiting and I enjoyed it very much.
  33. D

    Dani

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Mesa - great apps, great service, great drink menu! It is a Tex Mex spot (not authentic Mexican food).
  34. BR

    BrondaR

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. The Nashville hot taco was fire! Needs to be on the menu all the time! Queso and chips were very good. Friendly and efficient service. Highly recommend.
  35. LS

    LaShaunR

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The server was all over the place and very dismissive. The food was great the drinks were great too though.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Second time there for my husband and I. We took some friends/family there for dinner. It was packed (no biggie as we made reservations) but it did add to the noise level…to be expected at dinner. Brisket tacos were ok..one person described it as tasting like roast meat bot brisket. The Nashville hot tacos were freakin killer though. One person (very picky eater with a narrow list of acceptable food options ordered a burger w/fries. Fries were good, burger looked basic and well done. I personally enjoyed our visit, but the food could have been as good as it was the first time i went there. We enjoyed the visit overall and will definitely be back
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern Territory

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience4
    The service was excellent but the food was very lackluster. Needed more flavor but I would go back for the drinks.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Longer than average wait for our food. But that can be expected with current times. However being accused of dinning and dashing after paying the bill and tipping on the QR code option was a new and unexpected experience.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Food was pretty good. I was disappointed with the Mexican street corn. It was tasty but for getting a very small piece of corn it was not worth the $7.
  40. CF

    CatherineF

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    I had high hopes and wish I had read the reviews. We came for my girlfriends birthday. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. She was the best part of our visit. I ordered the margarita flight. They were decent, but if you see the pic of the flight, the garnishes didn't seem to make sense. The chips had no salt. I ordered the carne asada tacos and added avocado. The meal comes with beans anne rice. The beans were AWFUL. They came cold and dried out. They tasted watery...which I don't understand how that's possible. Had to add a bunch of salt and mixed in the salsa as well to make them edible. The rice was bland and dried out and cold. The avocado was turning, the meat was really hard to chew. The tortillas almost seemed more like pita bread than tortillas and had a weird aftertaste. We had a table behind us that was super loud. I couldn't even hear the other people at my table because they were so loud. Normally I wouldn't blame this on the restaurant, but I switched to the other side the table baccarat they were giving me a headache and realized that it was actually 2 tables next to each other with their server in between-basically facilitating the noise. I'll find with people having fun, but they were right next to each other and SCREAMING unreasonably across the 2 for space between their tables whole I couldn't even hear my friend next to me. We thought that maybe their server was off the clock because she spent so much time socializing with them, but then we saw her taking their plates and filling their waters. We would have gotten dessert, but couldn't bear to sit another minute there. So, maybe I'll come back for margaritas at some point, but that's about it.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Mesa Tacos and Tequila does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Mesa Tacos and Tequila also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (248) 545-1940.

Mesa Tacos and Tequila is rated 3.9 stars by 292 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Mesa Tacos and Tequila

312 S Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067-2614

Additional information

  • Area

    Royal Oak

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (248) 545-1940

  • Private party facilities

    Mesa boasts Mezzanine seating which can be used as a semi private dining area for gatherings, such as bachelor/bachelorette parties, casual dinner meetings, holiday parties, etc. Call and ask to speak to a manager for more information.

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