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Red Mesa Grill

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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117 Water St, Boyne City, MI 49712-1242
+1 231-582-0049
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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East Jordan, Michigan
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Many standard as well as special Mexian and South American foods. Excellent service. Fun appetizers. Generous portions.

Thank jsvankuiken
Farmington Hills
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing fantastic about the food...it was very good and no complaints but nothing fancy. The atmosphere is very nice, usually quite crowded but the wait staff is prompt and helpful. The selection of tequila is quite impressive. Their top shelf margaritas are really top shelf, but I recommend a "Mexican Flag" flight of tequila, lime juice and spicy tomato juice... More 

Thank Mark M
Gaylord, Michigan
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great place to grab a unique twist on Mexican food, and a cold beer. great vibe, normally busy on a afternoon/evening, but its a good place to go with friends. its a bit noisy due to the tile floors, but food is good,portions are decent

Thank kimfht52
Southfield, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff, great food. Not a Mexican restaurant; this is a Latin based menu. A must try is the smokey ranch which is awesome as a side dip or mixed with the salsa! Being near the cherry capital, their cherry margaritas are excellent! Muddled cherries with your choice of top shelf tequila.

Thank Karen M
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Our family of one meatlover, two vegetarians and one vegan left very happy. All of our food was very good and the Margarita was excellent. There was a diverse menu with unique items in addition to typical Mexican fare. There was a separate menu compiling all the vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.

Thank Annika M
East Jordan, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

First waitress came by and said she would be right with us but did not come back for over five minutes. The ten plus dollar Margarita was served in a water glass and had to continually ask for more salsa and chips. Need to either bring out larger salsa bowls or make the salsa and chips accessible to customers so... More 

Thank detbob2016
Jessica M, Manager at Red Mesa Grill, responded to this review

Hi Woody, I'm very sorry to hear about your unsatisfactory service during your recent visit. We pride ourselves on continually giving our guests incredible service, obviously we missed the mark on this occasion. I will go over your review with the service and bar staff to ensure that this doesn't happen again. Your comments will help us to become a... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

They do a really good job at authentic Mexican food. They have a great selection for their menu. The wait staff was really friendly and service was fast. I would recommend anyone go to Boyne city, mi and give this place a try.

Thank Elysia A
Essexville, Michigan
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I have been to Red Mesa several times with family during our trips to the area throughout the years, even took friends here on a day trip. Food is always great and there are a lot of options that are Mexican style to make anyone happy. Staff always has been friendly and personable. The atmosphere is nice, with a bar... More 

Thank zjohng199816
Rochester, Michigan
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269 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on Black Friday for a drink & appetizer & didn't realize that we might get caught in the parade! Had a great margarita, a Dos Equis & a tequila flight to go with the taquitos app. All were great & reasonably priced, but we had to scramble from our parking spot on the street so we werent part... More 

Thank 00vette48306
Charlevoix, Michigan
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I love fish tacos but tried whitefish fajitas this time and they were wonderful. There was enough food for two, seasonings were perfect, Bloody Marys and margaritas were exceptional, waitstaff was efficient and fun. Our table also ordered steak specials, a dinner salad, and dessert, all of which were outstanding. Cannot wait to go back!

Thank Kaye B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 Water St, Boyne City, MI 49712-1242
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Charlevoix County  >  Boyne City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-582-0049
Mexican and Latin American specialties created using only the finest ingredients, served in a festive setting. We feature the largest selection of Tequila in the North, and Michigan's best Margaritas! - Located in Boyne City and Traverse City -

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?