Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas

4.7
1871 reviews
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Mexican
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  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Outdoor Eating
¡Bienvenidos a nuestra casa!
Meso Maya provides a culinary adventure into the fresh, earthy and bold flavors
That are the heart and soul of Mayan and Mexican cuisine.
What 1871 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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4.4
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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Service was great. The noise level in the restaurant was very loud. We could barely hear our friends across the table. All the tables are so close together that it is pretty tight which definitely added to the noise level. I realize taking out 3-4 tables and spreading the others hits the bottom line financials but if I am having a business meeting, I would not choose this restaurant. Just my 2 cents worth.

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London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great service, love the level of attention - thank you

TM
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

My food was not cooked correctly. When I got it the second time, my friends were almost finished eating. I took my food to go.

SL
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Looking for a place to host rehearsal dinner.

LH
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is always excellent. Great specialty margarita! And we had the beat server ever. He was so attentive and kind and friendly !!! We will be back many times ! Highly recommend!

F
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good service and food. Alberto did an excellent job.

RM
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server, Sergio was excellent! Everything we needed, when if not before we even asked!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience. We come every time we’re in Dallas!

E
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It never disappoints one of the best if not the best Mexican restaurant in the DFW area.!!!

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on 6 August 2019

Hi Enrique - Sincere thanks for the five stars and for your enthusiastic review! We are thrilled to hear that you're a fan of ours - it's always a pleasure to have you join us. Hope to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook too.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Meso Maya has an excellent menu and food is always well prepared and delicious.

BG
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Overall a positive experience. Ordered Mojitos twice and each time the flavor was very odd. Returned both, managed came over and appreciated the feedback. Good customer experience. Food quality fresh. Brisket was "ok" and not something I would re-order. I would come back.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Food was excellent but service was way too fast. We didn’t even have time to enjoy our appetizers before the entrees came out.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on 29 July 2019

Hi - We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our food - sorry about the overly speedy service though! We appreciate your feedback and are working to address it with our staff in an effort to better our guest experience for future patrons. Hope to see you again in the future.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was good and food was delicious, but it is very loud.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on 30 July 2019

Hi Marie - Happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and our service - it was a pleasure to have you join us. We also appreciate your feedback on where we can stand to improve a bit. Hope to see you again in the future.

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TR
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it! I’ll go back for sure!

AM
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love Meso Maya - food is delicious, service is friendly and great ambience.

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was excellent as always and our friends who had never visited will be back. Thanks!

RL
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wow! The food was delicious! Try the chef ‘specials on the menu! Service was friendly and prompt! Awesome Sunday brunch menu as well! Although we choose from the daily menu! Great plac

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on 23 July 2019

Hi Robert - Thanks so much for the enthusiastic five stars! We are so happy to hear that you're a fan of ours - 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.

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d
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding service, beautiful environment, FANTASTIC food! If i could give them 1oo stars I would.

LK
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the food, servers are always friendly and attentive.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on 23 July 2019

Hi Lisa - Big thanks for the five stars and for your kind words! Happy to hear that you are a fan of ours and that you have consistently enjoyed your visits with us. Come back and see us again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.

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RD
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

The hostess is rude. The waiter never check back and I could do without for the price VS service

M
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Fabulous dinner on the patio. Food was excellent, service was a bit shaky at first, but once they figured out who was serving us, they were attentive. This was my second time eating here while visiting Dallas, and I highly recommend it!

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on 23 July 2019

Hi Mandrew - Thanks for the five stars! So happy to hear that you fully enjoyed your visit with us and we're flattered to have earned your recommendations. It was an absolute pleasure to serve you.

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SK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Good food, however extremely loud and difficult to have a conversation.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on 22 July 2019

Hi Stormi - Thanks for your review, we appreciate your feedback! Happy to hear that you enjoyed our food - we'd love to see you again soon.

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P
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

Our first experience at this restaurant. Queso was very good but disappointed with the pork that came with the Chile Relleno dinner as it did not have much flavor. The Chile Relleno itself was good. Reastaurant was very loud. Drinks were OK. Probably will not return for awhile.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on 16 July 2019

Hi Paul - Thanks for stopping in to give us a try. We appreciate your honest feedback - it was a pleasure to have you join us.

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CR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I discovered Meso Maya quite by accident over six years ago when looking for somewhere different to eat. The downtown location continues to be my favorite, perhaps because it feels more authentic being in an old historical landmark that was once a tortilla factory. The food is always amazing. This time was no exception. It was my sister's birthday accompanied by her husband and my mother. Everyone has their favorites, but I tend to like variety and have tried most of the dishes on the menu. The three all decided on the carne asada, which is absolutely the best marinated beef you could ask for. I am not a beef eater in general, but I will eat Meso Maya's carne asada. It's very moist and tender. I had the salmon w/brussel sprouts and a side of plantains. I love both salmon dishes here and I always order the plantains. They're almost like a dessert. Our waiter was very dilligent in attending to our drinks and the food came to the table quickly as we arrived prior to noon on Sunday. Overall, I would highly recommend Meso Mayo for something beyond the typical Tex-Mex experience.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on 2 July 2019

Hi Charles - Big thanks so much for the five stars! We are thrilled to hear that you have consistently enjoyed your visits with us - it's always an absolute pleasure to welcome you in as our guest and we sincerely appreciate your kind words. Hope to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Generally everything went well as it usually does, only snafu was one meal (table of 9) arrived at table 7+ minutes after everyone else was served.

OT
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Excellent service.

YM
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The menu was changed and the food that I always get is not on the menu anymore 😞 also it we came on a busy night and noticed the taste of the food is not the same as before. Service was great tho!

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on 25 June 2019

Hi Ysa - Thanks for your honest review, we appreciate your feedback!

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Greensboro
24 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great meal with good friends. Nice ambience and excellent cocktails. Nice outdoor seating area. Would be happy to visit again.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on 25 June 2019

Hi sangpicks - We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and that you would come back to see us again soon - we hope you do! Don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.

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JG
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service! I stumbled upon this place a few years ago when I was in town, and now I make a visit each time I’m here. It can be tough to get into on the weekends, but weekdays are normally pretty reasonable if there’s a wait.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on 24 June 2019

Hi Jonathan - Thanks so much for the five stars! We are so happy to hear that you're a fan of ours and that you make it a point to stop in and see us anytime you're in town. It's always a pleasure to have you join us and we hope to see you again soon.

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LT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants! Their salsa is the best I’ve ever had and I love the cochinita pibil. Highly recommend for anyone looking for something new!

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on 22 June 2019

Hi Loren - So happy to hear that you're a fan of ours and that you consider us a favorite - it's always a pleasure to serve you and we're flattered to have earned your recommendations. Hope to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook too.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and great service.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on 14 June 2019

Hi - Big thanks for the five stars! So happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and our service alike - it was an absolute pleasure to serve you. Come back and see us again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook too.

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OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, very authentic. Good service. Will be back.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on 9 June 2019

Hi - Thanks so much for the five stars! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and plan on coming back - we look forward to it. Don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Overall, I enjoyed the food and service by our waiter. Unfortunately, the rating is due to the hosting staff. We had an unpleasant encounter upon arrival. We had reservations for 5 and 2 of us showed up. The restaurant was not at full capacity (1/4 full) and they would not seat us until our entire party was present. I understand the restaurant’s practice, however, the communication of it was less than profession. The front staff consisted of 2 young ladies who rolled their eyes at us when we asked followed up questions. Once my entire party arrives, we were seated...at the back portion of the restaurant near the restrooms. The main seating area had at least 5-6 tables that could of accommodated us and we had reservations and felt like we were separated from the restaurant because of the hosting staff was displeased with us. Furthermore, we asked her opinion of a specific drink on the menu and her response was, “It’s ok.”

I will say I did enjoy the service provided by the wait staff. Top notch and couldn’t have been more attentive to our needs. Kudos to the wait staff team!

SQ
New England
22 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

Have had many great experiences at Meso Maya before but this was subpar. Food was ok, fish tacos were over cooked and brisket enchiladas were bland. It’s quite noisy so we could not hear the server when he was speaking to us at all. Slow drink service. Hopefully it’s better next time.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on 4 June 2019

Hi Shayna - Thanks for your review, we appreciate your honest feedback and are working to address your comments with our staff appropriately. Hope to have another shot at your business in the future.

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JC
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We usually hit the MM in Lake Highlands so this was our first time at the MM downtown. Really nice staff and the food was really good. Service was a tiny bit slow, and we weren't thrilled to have been seated in the very back of the restaurant (seeing how we DID make reservations) but it was all not a big deal. The food was still great and the drinks were good. Another great meal at Meso Maya

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on 4 June 2019

Hi Jennifer - Thanks for your review. We're happy to hear that you generally enjoyed your visit with us and we appreciate your feedback on how we can stand to take our guest experience to the next level. Hope to see you again soon.

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AG
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent Service great food good value. Best Mexican Food restaurant we have ever tried

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on 3 June 2019

Hi - Sincere thanks for the five stars and for your incredibly kind words! We are so thrilled to hear that you fully enjoyed your visit with us and we hope to see you again soon. Be sure to check us out on Facebook too.

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OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Everything was great, sever recommended pork chop and that was a great choice. No spanish rice but the white rice was still good.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on 29 May 2019

Hi - Thanks so much for the five stars! We are so happy to hear that you fully enjoyed your visit with us and our food - it was an absolute pleasure to serve you. Hope to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.

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LH
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was wonderful as always. The drinks were great. And finally we had a female waiter ! Good on you for not just having men !

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on 28 May 2019

Hi Linda - Thanks for the five stars! We are so happy to hear that you fully enjoyed your visit with us - it was a pleasure to serve you. Come back and see us again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best food in the world

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on 28 May 2019

Hi - Thanks for your incredibly kind words! We are proud of the food we serve and are thrilled to hear that you're a fan. Come back and see us again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.

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D
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always a great meal and a great place to go for lunch or dinner. It is very loud and energetic. Service is fast, friendly staff, they always honor the reservation.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on 23 May 2019

Hi Downtowner - Thanks so much for the enthusiastic five stars! We are so happy to hear that you have consistently enjoyed your visits with us - it's always an absolute pleasure to serve you. Come back and see us again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook too.

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