Meso Maya - Ft. Worth
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 DFW 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).
wood-fired marinated steak, homemade sweet corn tamal, crema mexicana, charred salsa, queso fresco, black beans
isla cortes white shrimp, striped bass, fresh lime juice, diced jicama, tomatoes, cilantro, fresh avocado
adobo marinated brisket, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, avocado tomatillo sauce, pickled red onions, queso fresco, cilantro
The restaurant is situated in front of the Tom Thumb and a series of shops. Parking is ample. Reservations are recommended. Staff is attentive and personable. The food is authentic, delicious and fairly reasonable. Entrees are around $$-$$$. I really enjoyed the verde pozole.
2nd time to eat at Mesa Maya. Food is very good and fair priced. The margs are just average and overpriced.
Service was slow however probably due to the restaurant full of patrons
The food and service was great, but my car window was smashed out front. Another car a few spots down had their car window smashed too. The restaurant said they do not have cameras. Wish they invested in this for their customers!
Have eaten here many times and the food is always delicious and service excellent! If you want to try something other than Tex-Mex, then I highly recommend Meso Maya. So far I don't have a favorite dish yet as I have enjoyed every one that I've ordered so far: pollo con mole, enchiladas del mar, chuleta, etc.
Try any of chef speciality Boudin's. I personally recommend the pollo.
We celebrated my nieces 16th birthday here yesterday and it was wonderful. Although the food is more authentic Mexican they did a great job
Great place to get some delicious food that isn't your normal texmex place around town! Everything we had between the margaritas, appetizers, entrees and desserts were on point.
We had a great dinner! Thank you!
Great staff and food!
Food was incredible, was better than the ambiance made it seem. Will happily go back.
We came here from out of town for my father-in-law's birthday. The food and service were great. The food was also a great value. We would definitely come back.
Meso Maya has become one of my favorite places in Ft Worth. It's a great balance of beyond-TexMex chef-designed food, a very nice easy to find/park at facility and competent staff. The specialty drinks are a treat also. If there's a better place nearby.....I haven't found it.
Everything was delicious, the service was impeccable, and the property is beautiful. We ate outside and it was very nice.
Great place to go to for family and friend get togethers!
Had family come into town, loved the food, patio was great and we even had an 8 month old with us and they were very accommodating
The food was excellent. Beef and Chicken Fajitas. The seasoning was good and the meet was moist. Large pieces of both the meat and chicken. Sides were fresh. Alejandro was a great waiter.
Wonderfully prepared food and great service
Wonderful experience! Poblano enchiladas were absolutely fantastic, ambiance on outdoor patio was peaceful and beautiful. Chips and salsa were the best I’ve EVER had!
Birthday lunch on the patio. Great food snd great service.
We dine here regularly.
Exceptional food and service (Ryan). We can’t wait to return.
The food was great as always and the cucumber margarita is our fave!
We throughly enjoyed our meal and our waiter, Hector was great, he had a nice, welcoming personality, was very attentive and knowledgeable! Good times!
Absolutely wonderful!!! Drinks were beautiful and tasty, food was delicious. Our server Andrea was so kind and informative about the menu and history of Meso Maya- we can't wait to go back.
We were celebrating my daughter’s 20th birthday, food was delicious and the service experience was exceptional.!
The homemade corn tortillas are delicious. The prices are very fair . The drinks were very good. The waiter was very nice . The food was very good..
Went there with a 7:45 reservation. Despite multiple open tables, we were told we had to sit in a small booth in the back that was a challenge for our party to sit or wait 30 more minutes for a table.
The staff was rude and not accommodating! We will never go back. Too many other good Mexican restaurants in town to dine!!
Beautiful location and amazing food!
The margaritas and Wait staff were good. I had the del mar. It was supposed to have shrimp, crab meat and avocado. There were 2 tacos, each contained 2 shrimp, there was no
crab meat at all and there were 2 small pieces of avacado. My husband had salmon which he said was just ok. This is our 2nd time there and our last. It cannot compare to the locations we have visited in Dallas.
The service and food is phenomenal. Go there NOW
Excellent food. Every bite has a hint of flavor that is unique to this type of cuisine. Beautiful presentation. Warm welcome from servers.
Service was slow. We were sat away from main dining and waited quite awhile for even a beverage service. The menu is somewhat small entree wise, that much variety. Half way through our meal, ordered a to go entree. After driving an hour home, discovered the entree was totally opposite what we ordered (Ordered Salmon, got Carne Asada), which was made more eventful by the fact the person it was intended for can't eat red meat. At first glance, the appearance is depictive of rather "snobbish and snooty." When we did get service, the server was very personable and friendly, albeit rushed. I would recommend this restaurant to young adults and college students.
As always an exceptional experience!
Our server was great, the location was perfect and the restaurant itself is a beautiful piece of architecture. The food, however was bland; it took me back to my high school days when we would eat at On The Border for lunch. I was a little disappointed but then I got the bill and appreciated the price for such blandness. The saying that you get what you pay for is true here.
The food was ok. The queso was fantastic! We ended by ordering the chocolate cake, and it was huge, dry, and tasted like it came from the microwave. There was ice cream on top, but only a couple of spoon fills. It was not at all proportional to the size of the cake. Also, the corn in the ice cream made it feel like there were chunks of ice in it. I do not think we will eat there again.
The food was great and all but the service could have been a bit better . I almost felt a bit discriminated by our waiter who was not really paying much attention to us when we got seated at our table . We got out chips and salsa at the same time our food came out and we’re only checked up on 1 time while he took care more of the rest of his tables .
Great service, and our group seemed very satisfied with food . Diverse menu , not everyday tex mex We will be back.
We love the food! Different twist than usual Tex-Mex. Chips are from roasted corn and taste very fresh! Mole is also good!
Meso Maya - Ft. Worth offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (682) 316-8266.
Meso Maya - Ft. Worth is rated 4.7 stars by 436 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 bookings at the moment.