Mesa means table in Spanish. Just to explain my odd blog subject header.
Ok, so don’t judge, I went to lunch with my co-workers once again. We typically go out to celebrate events and birthdays, and today was one of those. We went to Mesa Taco’s and Tequila in Royal Oak. Now Mesa used to be Monterrey Cantina, and must have recently changed to Mesa. My only complaint about Royal Oak is parking can sometimes be tricky, but once you learn to navigate the parking, it is smooth sailing.
Mesa has a lovely patio, that overlooks main street, an ample interior dining section, and a cute little upstairs. They tout themselves “second to none” as far as fresh unique flavors and tequila selection. Their tequila offerings were extensive, although, being a workday lunch, did not imbibe. They also had a large selection of craft beers.
The menu definitely is filled with a wonderland of unique flavors and ingredients. From their Mango Habenero Guacamole to their Mexican Crab Dip to the Mole Brisket. The chips were salty, thin and crispy and freshly made. The salsa was flavorful and they worked hard keeping them filled. By the time my lunch came I was already stuffed!!
I ordered the Burrito Mesa, with the Mole brisket, black beans, arroz verde, peppers, onions, queso chihuahua and pico de gallo. It was served with their “Mesa Sauce” on the side, which I assumed was a mild sour cream based sauce, took a large bite, and discovered it was SPICY!! Woah doggie, my mouth was on fire. The burrito was really good, but really big.
The wait staff was exceptional. With such a large group, she kept all drinks and chips filled, took orders flawlessly, food was out quickly and had no problem separating our bills. Efficiency so important when going out to lunch!!
To “wrap” this up. Mesa = Si! Señor and señorita!