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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to dinner after wine touring.....great food, great atmosphere, great staff. Restaurant was open late so it was the best choice for us when we were read for dinner. Also right next to our hotel, could have walked if we needed to.

Thank Elizabeth Z
Hudsonville, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by for a drink and appetizer. Order a couple margaritas and ships with salsa. the place was warm an inviting. Drinks were so good we had another round and split a burrito. A quick stop for a drink turned into a 2 hour siesta. The menu has everything from appetizers to full meals and dessert. We will be back.

Thank L B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and Savvy did an awesome job taking care of us! Highly recommend the Twisters - enough for two lunches! Homemade chips and salsa seal the deal. :)

Thank Dave C
Shepherd, Michigan
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The fajitas are amazing! We wanted to try some local craft beers but we're worried we wouldn't like them. The waitress offered to take them back and bring traditional beer if we didn't care for them. Great portions and their chips and salsa were great as well!

Thank Dawn B
Roscommon, Michigan
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went for a late lunch/early dinner... plenty of seating. Wait staff was attentive, but the food was disappointing. I had heard such good things about this, I was sad that I wasn't able to get enjoy the food like I had hope. I had the Enchilada Platter.... Nothing remarkable, can only say the chicken was my least favorite. I may... More 

Thank Micki A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great choices , lots of healthy variety. Chips and salsa upon sitting for meal. Was a quiet night when we went.

Thank Martha H
Hillman, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and had a few appetizers, very tasty. Service was great, the food came fast and accurate.

Thank Robert T
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We went to Red Mesa Grill as our last stop in Traverse City after spending 3 full days there. And it was great experience enjoying the spicy Mexican food after all the winter sports in freezing temperatures outside. We tried chicken tacos, fajitas and guacamole etc on top of that we went for the most spicy sauce they had "ultimate... More 

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Marquette, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Red Mesa had great ambiance but the food was just average. The only thing I can say is the chips and salas was above par.

Thank Ken R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I love coming here for the food and the friendly atmosphere. The food is always great and their menu is a good variety for options as well as pricing. They also have the best homemade salsa!

Thank Haley R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, South American, Gluten Free Options
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, 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?