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Permanently Closed - Mesa Latin Kitchen

132 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin / Spanish
Top Tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Mesa Latin Kitchen is a modern, tapas-style restaurant in Durham, North Carolina offering a unique array of sensational Latin cuisine. Each of Mesa’s mouthwatering dishes is full of bold Latin flavors, with each recipe masterfully created by renowned James Beard Award winner. Patrons can indulge in a meal and drinks inside the spacious restaurant, at the custom cement-topped bar or outside on the beautiful patio.

The menu features small plates, large plates, desserts and an array of craft cocktails. Guests can experience the flavors of Latin America while noshing on authentic specialties. With vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available, Mesa Latin Kitchen has a palate-pleasing dish for everyone.

The word Mesa means “table” in Spanish, and we welcome you to our table as openly as you would dine at your own.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Saturday : Lunch 11 am - 2:30 pm / Dinner : 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday : Brunch 11 am - 2:30 pm / Dinner 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed On Monday
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Phone number
(919) 973-2717
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Florencio Varela & Oscar Hernandez
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Mesa Latin Kitchen can accommodate all your special event needs.
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Private party contact
Mo El-Shairawey: (855) 924-8890
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Cross street
Trent Dr.
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Every Dinner
Local musicians
Latin American Theme
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
1.0  Dined on August 20, 2016

Mesa Latin Grill was CLOSED. Why didn't Open Table know about it?

Steve (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 13, 2016

This is our second time at Mesa Latin and once agAin it did not disappoint. A little on the loud side for conversation but food really good

JH27707 (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on August 11, 2016

Very hard to pick from the menu so best to share as many as possible. Everything we tried was solid. Will be back.

LoreC (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on July 30, 2016

My husband and I really enjoyed our visit. We tried many dishes to share and the food was beautifully prepared and delicious. Service was great and server was patient with our requests.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on July 29, 2016

My experience was great at Mesa. The food atmosphere and the service. Can't wait to go back.

vipBosella (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on July 28, 2016

Had a get-together with 5 friends on a Thursday evening. We were thrilled to discover it was $5 martini night, and they were not weak! All of the food was unique and delicious. We all had a hard time choosing from the menu options. We'll be coming back again.

CHkar (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on July 16, 2016

We went for dinner with friends, our second time dining at Mesa. The place was not very busy (unlike our first time there when it was packed). The food was delicious. We shared several small plates and a couple of entrees all of which were excellent. The drinks, including wine, beer and the special cocktail were very good. Chris, our server was terrific, great recommendations, attentive service, glasses refilled even after we stayed and chatted for a while after dinner. We will definitely come back.

RitchieK (London)
5.0  Dined on July 12, 2016

Consistently excellent food. Not the usual. And exceptionally attentive and friendly staff.

Jaych (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on July 9, 2016

First time trying Mesa. Would definitely go back. Great food, seems to be a bit of an undiscovered gem. Try it!

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on July 9, 2016

Food and service were both excellent! They even had live music. Great experience!