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Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Takeout, Television
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this spot served me maggots in a birria taco and on top of my fries. My mom ordered a gluten free taco and was also served maggots in her food our dinner cost around 78 dollars and there was a sting operator there who payed...them 100 dollars to serve us maggots in our food and they did. will never be eating here again.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed January 14, 2024

one step up from fast food, $18 for a glass of cheap wine seems a tad excessive which cost less for a full bottle in the LCBO.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed November 16, 2023 via mobile

I ordered the cod tacos which were delicious and a glass of Pinot Grigio. My only complaint was with the stemless glass. I would expect to have been given a proper wine glass in this upscale restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed March 10, 2023 via mobile

My wife and I come here regularly as it’s close to home and her office. We eat out more than I’d like to admit and of all the amazing restaurants in town this is one of our favourites! The food is AMAZING, drinks are great...(my wife is obsessed with the spicy marg), and the service is top notch. Highly recommend!!!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed November 13, 2022

We were in Kingston for the Ontario Cross Country Championships and finally got to eat at Mesa Fresca in person after enjoying take out on several occasions during the Pandemic. Our dinner was delicious and the staff were really friendly with great service. We are...a mixed Vegan and non vegan family and everyone left having had delicious food and a great experience. For vegans looking for a fabulous meal the Tacos Veganos, Peruvian Salad minus the Queso and the Guacamole, Salsa and Black Bean Dip were all amazing. My husband ate the Seafood Paella and loved it! Both the regular and Hibiscus Margaritas were fantastic. We will definitely be back the next time we are in Kingston for another great meal.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 31, 2022

I would come back to Kingston just to eat at this restaurant! I am vegan and the sweet potato tacos were AMAZING! Really good food with friendly service. What's not to like? I would highly recommend, but if you want to go, make a reservation...in advance because they are busy. :)More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed August 21, 2022 via mobile

Everything about this place was amazing. The food, service, drinks and atmosphere. I would definitely make a reservation because we were lucky to get a seat at 5 on a Saturday. My only complaint is that their guacamole could have had a little more flavor...but it was easily remedied by the copious amounts of hot sauces. If we come back to the area you bet we will be back for another amazing mealMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed May 13, 2022

The atmosphere was trendy and upscale. It is not typical of Mexican decor or music. However, the food and drinks are amazing. The Hibiscus Margarita was a beautiful fuschia shade of pink. The hibiscus syrup is made in-house. The Chimichanga was quite large and stuffed...well with rice, meat, beans with a garnish of pickled onion. The Tacos Pescado had 3 tacos with a battered fish. The batter was light and similar to a tempura. It came with some shredded cabbage and pickled onion. Our sides were in-house made tortilla chips with guacamole and in-house made fries with a lime salt; though neither of us could taste any lime. This restaurant is highly recommended.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed October 15, 2021

Mesa Fresca is simply one of the best restaurants in Kingston. We've been there several times and have always left happy. Great atmosphere, great service, and great food!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 8, 2021 via mobile

My husband and I had lunch there for the first time today and the food and service was excellent. By far the best restaurant meal we’ve had in a while. Well done Mesa Fresca! We will be back for sure.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 7, 2021

My husband and I were given an amazing take out gift from Mesa Fresca. We had the fresh tortilla chips, house made salsa and a really fun Hibiscus Margarita kit to make at home. I am a huge fan of fresh mexican food having traveled...to mexico on several occasions and I loved the unique twist the chef has put on the salsa. It was fresh, had a unique smoky flavour and was incredible with the fresh chips which we could have eaten three bags. We also loved the make your own Margarita at home which came with a beautiful in house made fresh juice, rim salt with lime zest and a small bottle of tequila. This was such an awesome gift to receive from a friend supporting a local business and I highly recommend it. We look forward to when we can eat at the restaurant as we live out of town. If the fresh chips and salsa were an indication of the food quality, it is going to be awesome!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 24, 2021

Service was amazing. Everything was a tad bit salty for our liking. The salsa especially that was with the chips (which were also below par)

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 20, 2021 via mobile

Visited this restaurant on August 20th while in Kingston for a short visit and could not have been more disappointed. To begin with, the wait staff was not friendly at all,which started things out on a negative note. Got seated on the patio, which is...worth mentioning for those unaware of this location is in the owning lot of a business park. Greeted with a half full glass of water, no ice. Mojitos to start, which were ok. We ordered coconut shrimp to begin, which was ready within only a couple of minutes, and were heavily breaded. I ordered a chimichanga with a side of fries, while my wife ordered tacos carnitas with a side of tortilla chips and salsa. The chimichanga was bland and the fries were so salty that they were tough to eat. The tacos were not good. The taco tortillas tasted like they came from the grocery store and the chips were also overly salty. All the limes that came with the meals and drinks were dry. All of this came to $90. Not even remotely close to being worth that price. We would not revisit this restaurant, instead look . Definitely style over substances.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed October 24, 2020

This place is fantastic, its good to see quality food can be found outside of the downtown area!! completly blown away with the quality of this place

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 26, 2020

The restaurant is a bit out of the way, but worth the drive. The service is prompt and friendly, and the food was quite tasty. Prices are decent, too. The lentil tacos were very good, but could have been a bit spicier. That said, this...is a minor concern. A good experience.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Mesa Fresca is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5