Restaurant Review: Mr. Mesero in Dallas

Nachos Conocidos. (Photography by Kevin Marple)

Veteran Tex-Mex restaurateur Mico Rodriguez is back doing what he does best: turning out high-quality food and providing stellar service. The co-founder of Mi Cocina, Taco Diner, and The Mercury bottomed out in 2008 when he lost control of his company, M Crowd. He is no longer involved in the popular Tex-Mex chain, but he is happy to start over slowly. “I started out with 12 tables and hit it big,” Rodriguez says. “I’m in here waiting tables and watching everything going on.” If Rodriguez keeps doing what he has been doing at Mr. Mesero over the last five months, he will have another shot at stardom.



  • Sandy

    I love this place. Gets loud sometimes but the patio is perfect right now. I love the food and it’s pretty cheap.

  • Jeannie

    We went tonight after reading this review. The food was delicious and the staff very professional.I’d go back. It was low key with high energy if that makes sense.

  • Kristen

    Thst’s it? Is this the entire review? It’s only one long paragraph. This has to be the shortest review I have ever read anywhere, let alone in D Magazine…

  • you cllck on the link that says jump for the bit about the queso.

  • Kristen

    Nancy, I did click on the link and read the ‘review’. It is 16 sentences all in total. Great article; I’m just quite surprised with how terse it is… Not being critical at all, I just don’t know that I have ever read an official review anywhere that was/is this short.

  • It is the same length we run “New Listings” and “Revisits” in D Magazine.

  • snootyfoodie

    I guess I’ll keep trying. Underwhelmed so far.

  • Dedie Leahy

    Nancy, Love your review on Mr. Mesero. So glad to see it and it is so true!! Short and sweet too!

  • Judy Gamble

    The food is very fresh & the service was great!!!!

  • Judy Gamble

    Fresh food & excellent service!!!!

  • Bojangle

    Heard there’s a new Mexican food place opening in the old”Cava” restaurant on Royal. Heard anything???