Meso Maya-West Plano
Chef Nico’s love for the culinary arts started at age nine, when he worked for a bakery, making deliveries and assisting in the kitchen in Mexico. Nico honed his skills at several restaurants throughout the country, in states such as Vera Cruz, where he learned about seafood, dried chilies, and making sauces from scratch, and Oaxaca, where he perfected tamale-making techniques. In 1996 he left Mexico for Dallas so he could pursue his goal of becoming a renowned chef. By traveling from state to state throughout Mexico, Chef Nico learned many of the culinary skills that patrons in the area enjoy every day. Chef Nico earned his reputation within the Dallas restaurant scene by working at Cuba Libre, The Porch, Hibiscus, and Meso Maya. His food is celebrated for its complexity, unique presentation, and fresh flavors (thanks, in part, to his love of gardening—he grows peppers, tomatoes, squash, and onions).
pulled roasted adobo chicken breast, black beans, arugula, queso fresco, roasted creamy tomatillo sauce
Salmon de Coco
wood-grilled scottish salmon with creamy coconut rice, sauteed zucchini & carrots, queso fresco, salsa verde
isla cortes white shrimp, striped bass, fresh lime juice, serrano peppers, diced jicama, tomatoes, cilantro, fresh avocado
fabulous food! great spot for a family dinner as the atmosphere is quiet and the bar area is kept far from the dining room.
Excellent food, beverages and atmosphere !
We love Meso Maya! It is always a wonderful experience with great food and service.
Dinner was so good and server was great as well with suggestions and recommendations!
Wasn’t to good the food came out at room temperature, the waitress didn’t really speak good English so we had a lot of complications but the drinks were good !
Very nice food and good service, but please bring the apples back to your house salad, and the dressing, too!!!
The food here is always great. They have however greatly reduced their menu due to covid so many favorites are not available. That said, everything is very good and its large enough for distancing.
The service was attentive and spot-on. Really creative dishes that were delicious.
Great Service, Tasty Entrees, Nice Ambiance. We'll be back!
We are a frequent customer of Meso Maya - Plano. What love about Meso Maya can easily be summed up as follows:
1. Great food. Their menu isn’t the traditional Tex-Mex you typically find here in Texas. Their unique interior Mexico dishes and flavors will draw you back over and over again. Their tortilla chips are perfect and we love their guacamole! We have not had a dish we haven’t thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you to the chefs!!! They also make a great top shelf margarita!!
2. The service. The Meso Maya management team knows how to hire and train their servers. Most of the servers we have had are always professional and courteous with right amount of attention. Their servers work together as a team always looking out for each other. Job well done. Crispin (Andrew) was a latest server. He was excellent and should be commended.
3. The Patio in Plano. We absolutely love the new patio area that has been opened at this location. Unfortunately, it took the latest virus to make this happen but we do hope that they keep it moving forward. It’s spacious and airy.
Thank you to the Meso Maya team for making our dining always a enjoyable event.
I've been searching for a new place to eat for a while. This place isn't it.
Our server was great but the wait time for our food was slow for not a busy time.
Second tune here. First time food was great; not so much so the second time. Service was outstanding both times.
👍 great food and atmosphere
Great food and great restaurant. We always enjoy coming here.
We had to leave. Waited 20 plus minutes for server after delivery of chips and water. We never had one person check in us. More critically servers and even the manager were not wearing masks over their noses, so what was the point. We loved this Meso Maya and hope they will fix their issues.
Amazing food and service. Ate inside and it was a little too dark but other than that loved everything about my visit.
Food was excellent and service was great! The Mexican Martini and Carnitas tacos are some of the best in the Metroplex!
Fabulous experience. Food was superb and the service was stellar! Can’t wait to return!
Wonderful Margheritas, great food, knowledgeable and attentive server!
Hi Carolyn - Thanks so much for the five stars! We're thrilled to hear that you fully enjoyed your experience with us - it was an absolute pleasure to serve you. Hope to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook too.
The food was excellent as always. We had too shelf margaritas (of course) the Del Mar (my wife’s favorite) and Carnitas Tacos. I will also mention Noe, our server, he was awesome and we will be asking for him again.
Hi Lombarph - Thanks so much for the five stars! We are so happy to hear that you're a fan of our food and our drinks alike. It was a pleasure to serve you and your wife and we'll be sure to pass along your praise to Noe. Hope to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook too.
We keep coming back, great ambience, good food and great drinks.
Hi - Thanks so much for the five stars! We are so happy to hear that you have consistently enjoyed your visits with us - it's always a pleasure to serve you. We appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again soon. Be sure to check us out on Facebook as well.
Overbooked thirty minute wait with reservations
Hi Taveah - Thanks for your honest review. We appreciate your feedback and are working to address it with our staff appropriately in an effort to improve our guest experience. Hope to have another shot at your business in the future.
Waited over 30 minutes for our reserved table, then were seated in the entry area, by hostess stand. Waited another 20-30 minutes to place drink orders, then 20 more to get them. They were out of several listed beers, and frozen margaritas - on National Margarita day. We were impressed that they didn’t charge us for drink tab, which was a nice gesture, but overall was a disappointing experience.
The dinner was excellent
Hi - Thanks so much for the five stars! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner visit with us - it was a pleasure to serve you. We'd love to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook too.
First time. Arrived at 620pm as we 630pm reservations. Hostess told us it was going to be 10-15 minutes. Took a seat at the bar where they could see us. Front area very crowded.Checked in with Host at 7pm as no one was calling our name or looking for us. Requested a table by window and e got seated at the window looking into the kitchen. Not quite what we expected. Again a busy night so service was alittle slow. Ordered appetizer of guacamole and got it with dinner. Drink orders slow too. Server was very nice.
Hi Dee - Thanks for your honest review about your first visit with us. We are working to address your comments with our staff appropriately in an effort to improve our guest experience for future patrons. Hope to have another shot at your business in the future.
Excellent food, drinks, and attention to detail. Great date destination or dinner with the family. Although they have multiple locations, the food is much better than the typical chain restaurant in Dallas. I've been here a dozen times and never had a bad experience.
Hi Devin - Thanks for the five stars! We're happy to hear that you fully enjoyed your visits with us - it's always a pleasure to serve you. Hope to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.
While we genrally really like Meso Maya, we have grown tired of it as the menu doesn't change enough for us. If we are to be frequent guests, I think they need more specials or more seasonal changes to the menu.
Hi Jeff - Thanks for your honest review. We appreciate your feedback!
Amazing experience! We showed up with 5 over our reservation and they flexed for us within 15m of our reservations. Manager was visibly managing the restaurant and made sure all guests were happy. 5* all around.
Hi Max - Thanks so much for the five stars! We're happy to hear that you fully enjoyed your visit with us - it was a pleasure to serve you. Hope to see you again soon.
We had a reservation at 630. Seated at 730. Service was slow
Hi - Sorry to hear that you had a disappointing service experience with us but thanks for bringing your concerns to our attention. We are working to address them with our staff appropriately in an effort to improve our guest experience and we hope to have another shot at your business in the future.
We went on Saturday for Valentines. We had a reservation but waited like 7 minutes for our table, which is fine. We were seated with no menus or silverware. The chips and salsa came out but no one had taken our drink orders or brought out water. Our waitress seemed like she was really trying and was very busy, but because of that I feel like she was only hearing the first words we said and started running off to go take care of things. She didn’t hear the second half of our sentence. Or someone would come and sit something quickly down on our table and almost take off running before we could ask them a question. Our waitress was very friendly and accommodating but just seemed to be spread too thin. She also thanked us for our patience when she brought the bill out. Now the food...it was AMAZING! Neither of us had any complaints about the food. We had guacamole, queso poblano enchiladas, and the shrimp special that week. Everything was so delicious. I really wNt to come back when it isn’t a holiday weekend to see if the service is more attentive. Overall we had a good experience and look forward to visiting again!
Hi Danielle - Thanks for your review! We're happy to hear that you generally enjoyed your visit with us and we also appreciate your feedback on where we can stand to improve. Hope to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.
Incredible experience! Will return 10/10
Hi - Thanks so much for the enthusiastic five stars! We're thrilled to hear that you fully enjoyed your visit with us and we look forward to seeing you again next time. Be sure to check us out on Facebook too.
I love this place and the chef knows how to cook fish. I said I wanted medium and I got medium. My wife wanted her carne asada medium well and it was perfect. I have been to many places where they couldn’t get it right. I eat it anyway because it’s still good but it’s just better when it’s perfect like Meso Maya.
Hi notanovice - Thanks for the five stars! We're thrilled to hear that you and your wife both fully enjoyed your visit with us - it was a pleasure to serve y'all. We'll be sure to pass along your praise to our chef and we hope to see you again soon. Don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.
Fun waiter! Great Food! Bottled wine service was slow!
Hi DMatthes - Thanks so much for the enthusiastic five stars! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us - it was a pleasure to have you join us as a guest. Hope to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.
Went for Valentines with a group of eight. Foods was good but service was not. Had to wait a long time for everything - drinks, take our order, food delivery, and bill. We had to ask for our bill, ask for items to go with our meal, no one asked how our food was, one meal was delivered 10-15 minutes after all the other items. We don’t know who our server was because we had to ask anyone passing by us for whatever it was we needed. Clearly this was a busy day, but the level of disorganization was at its peak.
The food was delicious, the cocktails were tasty, and the atmosphere was cozy! Will go again.
Hi - Thanks for the five stars! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and plan on coming back to see us again soon - we look forward to it. Be sure to check us out on Facebook as well.
We love Meso Maya. Our server, Noe, was awesome. He made some great drink and food recommendations which were absolutely delicious. He was very attentive to our order details and to make we had everything to our liking. We will definitely be asking for Noe the next time we come in. Great job Meso Maya for a really pleasurable dining experience. A definite do over!!
Hi Lombarph - Thanks so much for the five stars! We're thrilled to hear that you're a fan of ours and that you enjoyed Noe's service - we'll be sure to pass along your praise. We'd love to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.
Meso-Maya offers a different take on Tex-Mex food. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't match with our tastes. We give them an A for effort. Some of the food is outstanding and some is so-so. The drinks are great and the service was outstanding.
Hi AceOne - Thanks for your review, we appreciate your honest feedback. It was a pleasure to have you join us.
Food was good, but they brought one plate at a time to a table of four so one plate had to be taken back because the food was cold by the time the other plates arrived. Otherwise good
Hi Gary - Thanks for stopping in to give us a try and for your honest review. We appreciate your feedback and are working to improve our guest experience. We hope to have another shot at your business in the future.
Meso Maya-West Plano does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Meso Maya-West Plano also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (972) 372-4473.
Meso Maya-West Plano is rated 4.5 stars by 506 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.