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Red Mesa Grill

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1544 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686-3740
+1 231-938-2773
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Hicksville, New York
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

We visited in April 2017. The food was very good and the service was excellent. There was a short line but we got right in at a table for two. Austin our waiter was very attentive. We had more than enough food and had to bring some home. Chips and salsa to start. Chips weren't my favorite but salsa was... More 

Thank fruityc
Saginaw, Michigan
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230 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A house specialty and the Red Mesa, Colombian Tuna, Coffee pasilla crusted tuna over tomatillo sauce with avocado sour cream. With gringo rice, stewed black beans, and fresh vegetables. Simply one of the best in Traverse City.

Thank Jim N
Sarasota, Florida
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We very much enjoyed having dinner at this Peruvian/Mexican/Latino restaurant. Decor is cute, service was great. Very crowded, but felt secluded in a back booth. Wasn't there in time for the music. Good bar selections.

Thank Barb R
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very nice waiter Burt! Very personable and kind. We went to this place 2 days in a row because the coconut banana bread pudding is amazing! We definitely will come back here during our next visit to Grand Traverse!

Thank Marlon R
Van Wert, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I recently ate at Red Mesa Grill. It was good Mexican food. The beans had a new taste. The chicken for the fajitas was perfectly cook. Fun atmosphere, and decorated with many relevant theme items.

Thank presson88
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Red Mesa grill has super salsa, cold beer and excellent entrees. The Brazilian steak and the pork burrito are top notch. The funky atmosphere is relaxing and humorous. We have been here about 10 times and always loved it.

Thank John C
Madison, Wisconsin
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I travel around the US a lot for work, and I tend to look for restaurants that feature "local" cuisine. So, a Mexican restaurant in the Great Lakes area is not what I would normally try. I am so glad I did! I had the seared tuna tacos - very meaty and tasty. The chips and salsa are a great... More 

Thank WiscRNTraveler
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere was fun with the wacky decor and the great music. Our service was friendly and knowledgeable. We love the fajita dinner, but the desert was even better! It was fried ice cream with habanero chocolate sauce!

Thank Kelly N
Evart, Michigan, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

GREAT food. more than you can eat. had a great waitress named Tamara. she was agreat a great waitress with a great personality

Thank Janet L
Traverse City, Michigan
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent guacamole, chips & salsa! Tasty mojitos & margaritas made with their house sour mix. Tacos were a hit as well. Fun atmosphere for any group!

Thank Annette T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1544 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686-3740
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-938-2773
Traditional Mexican and Latin American specialties served in a fun, lively and festive setting. Featuring the finest and largest selection of Tequila in the North and Michigan's best Margaritas.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?