Mesa Urbana Mexican bistro
I really like the menu twists at Mesa Urbana and the El Jefe margarita is the best. Sound level can be atrocious during busy times but this Thursday evening it was totally tolerable. Pricey so it’s not a weekly visit type of place but we try to visit every few months and have never left disappointed.
Tasty fusion food w Mexican flair. Pricey menu. Overall good quality. Delicious red sangria.
Every item we have ordered at Mesa Urbana - in excess of a dozen- has been outstanding. The chef is very creative, but always delivers good flavors that work. Ignore the strip center “ambiance” and enjoy.
Excellent in every way!
Mesa Urbana is always a treat. Halibut Rissoto was fantastic. Never pass up their guacamole.
My favorite restaurant! Food was outstanding usual. Our waitstaff was excellent. The waitress was enthusiastic and did a great job of explaining the specials and answering questions. Out water glasses were kept full. Love the salsa. The cod was delicious as were the chicken lettuce wraps. The complementary pumpkin desert for my friends who were celebrating their anniversary was enjoyed. Mesa Urbana is my go to place for a special occasion as were as a nice night out.
I have been to Mesa Urbana many times but this time I tried the salmon. It was delicious! Also our table really loved the cauliflower.
We had a group of 10 for a business dinner, it was really excellent. Food, service and ambiance were great. Can be a little pricey, but everybody had a good time.
I come to the Northbrook area 3-4 times per year and always have dinner at Mesa Urbana. It’s great!
We LOVE Mesa Urbana!! They treat you like family. The food is excellent, the bar has anything you want and if you need to alter a meal choice, they will do it, no problem! We have referred many friends to this restaurant and they love it too!! Don't forget to order the guacamole, it's the best in town!!
Authentic appetizers and the best margaritas! Try the Mussels.
We were seated right away according to our reservation. Food arrived in a timely manner and it was delicious. The waiter was very pleasant.
As always, a 5 star review to Moe and Mesa Urbana! A great night to celebrate our mom's 80th birthday!
Awesome food. Carne asada was fabulous. Definitely start with queso fundido
Too expensive but good good.
The food was great, portions were a little smaller than i would like for the price. Got the short rib tacos, and they fell apart on me everytime.
Best salmon I have ever had!
Great craft cocktails and the food had amazing flavors! Love that they served the guacamole with fresh veggies and not just chips. Located in an oldish strip mall but atmosphere inside is great! A little pricey but the quality of the food is totally worth it! Would definitely recommend!
Our 4th or 5th time at Mesa Urbana. Excellent food and great service.
Very different spin on Mexican food. Everything was very good. Only challenge was the noise level which made it hard to have a conversation. Otherwise everything was great! Will definitely go back again!!
My mom and i went for dinner and ordered 1 appetizer and 2 entrees, no drinks and the total came to $98 with tip. Food was very mediocre and the portions were small but the service was good.
I can’t believe such a fantastic restaurant is hidden in a strip mall. Will definitely be going back again. Went out with a group of girls and everything we had was absolutely delicious.
Best fish tacos ever!
Best salmon I have had.
Mesa was delicious. Service was perfect. Can’t wait to return.
Took our friends to Mesa Urbana for the first time and they loved it the same way we do. The food and the service makes you return. Try the special— they never disappoint. Can’t wait to try their new restaurant in Lincoln Park when it opens!
We were very pleased with our dinner and the friendly nature of everyone we encountered ar Mesa Urbana!
This place is a gem! Great food, beautifully presented and quiet enough to carry a conversation. Highly recommend. Fresh ingredients and the place is small but very nicely decorated z I will be back for dinner!!
Specials are fantastic for dinner
Delicious cauliflower and thought the portion size was rather larger compared to my expectations after reading reviews. Will definitely be back to try other dishes. I loved the octopus appetizer and queso fundido (although not your typical fundido). My husband liked his lamb a lot as well but said the portion was small.
Food was very good. Ordered Rock Shrimp risotto which was good but a little spicy. Only other comment is that they are pricey on their bar drinks.
Everyone was so nice and the food was exceptional. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
Great food. Great service.
The food here is amazing! I highly recommend the Queso Fundito. Service is very good as well. The owner was walking around and very involved, making sure we were happy. Prices are a little high but it felt worth it.
Definitely will return. Absolutely amazing
From the Margarita to the coffee and all the other delicacies in between “WOW!!! my tastebuds were YUMMMMMM!!!!
Octopus appetizer was wonderful, as was the tuna special. The scallops themselves were very good and cooked perfectly, but wasn’t crazy about the preparation. Acorn squash needed salt, and green beans were very garlicky
The service of Andra was phenomenal, but the food was terribly overpriced; $9 for a small bowl of Mexican style corn is rediculous. They pour a good drink, but that, too, was priced too high. And the place was extremely and uncomfortably noisy; there was a business group of about 15 people all standing right behind our table having drinks and hors dourves, and they certainly did not use their inside voices.
Awesome restaurant. Delicious food all around... Unique flavors and beautifully plated. Margaritas fantastic!