We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

La Mesa Inc.

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
243 W Northwest Hwy, Barrington, IL 60010-3167
+1 847-277-9636
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

11 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 11: English reviews
United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 March 2017

My father and I tried La Mesa last weekend for the first time. When you park and walk in, the impression is that of a dive bar rather than a Mexican restaurant. What we found is that it's sort of both, but in a really welcoming sort of way. I suppose "hole in the wall" would be a better descriptor.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jennifer K
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I'm a value guy when it comes to restaurants and I prefer good food over ambiance. This little place has made-from-scratch food that is excellent. The service is good and the people are friendly. What this place lacks in ambiance it more than makes up for with excellent food and good service.

Helpful?
Thank Jim M
Barrington
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 August 2016

It us a dumpy looking place but the food is good and the service is super friendly. We've been there 50 times.

Helpful?
Thank Rocco V
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Whith an owner from Mexican, you can only expect great flavors and margaritas. Small location but big on value, service and exceptional taste in large meals at low prices.

Helpful?
Thank Marge L
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

This is excellent Mexican food! Try the Gordita with pastor! Amazing! I also love the Chilli relleno and Enchillada de Pollo with Mole. Nothing like good Mexican food and a cold Corona! AND the prices are amazing!!! We are also regular take out customers. So fast, easy, yummy and cheap!

Helpful?
Thank clarenicole
Cary, IL
Level Contributor
112 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2015

We love La Mesa especially on Saturday nights when they have 1/2 price Margaritas. The service is extra slow but the food is authentic, the portions are large and the prices are reasonable. Give your self plenty of time as the wait staff moves at an extremely slow pace. The combo plates let you chose from a variety of Mexican... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Supercleaner64
Barrington, Illinois
Level Contributor
752 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2014

One of the best (food wise) Mexican restaurants in the area. Great margaritas. Carne asada is very good as is the rope vieja and the pork dishes. For a small restaurant, the menu selection is very good. Appetizers are limited but standard. Try something different from the standard enchiladas, carne asada, and meat tacos. The fish tacos are really good.... More 

Helpful?
Thank JohntheLast
Barrington, Illinois
Level Contributor
65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Really good mexican food in Barrington. You are not paying for atmosphere, but the food is good, salsa is homemade, and very good value for the price. It is a family favorite!

Helpful?
Thank Lubes60
Barrington, Illinois
Level Contributor
74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2013

Really good food and a pretty decent margarita! Great place to go when you do not want to dress up. Bring the kids! It is noisy and casual and nobody cares f they act up!

Helpful?
Thank Newtmena
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2012

This is a great little gem hidden amongst the many fancy restaurants of Barrington. I had the lunch special 4.95 for an open face burrito, the plate was massive and hard to finish. The food was fresh and very authentic. The avacodo tostada had a whole avocado on top of it. Not to mention free chips and salsa. I highly... More 

Helpful?
Thank Enj0i

Travellers who viewed La Mesa Inc. also viewed

 

Been to La Mesa Inc.? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Dinner
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 243 W Northwest Hwy, Barrington, IL 60010-3167
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Barrington
  • Phone Number: +1 847-277-9636

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from La Mesa Inc. staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?