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Red Mesa Grill

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
1544 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686-3740
+1 231-938-2773
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“fajitas” (62 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (58 reviews)
“brazilian steak” (12 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1544 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686-3740
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We discovered Red Mesa several years ago while vacationing and have been several times since we have lived here for over 5 years. They have something for everyone. They always have traditional Mexican style food, but its the "outside the box" hispanic cooking that love....More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the do is at this place. Some creative dishes, good chips, salsa, and guacamole. Matt did a nice job serving and I would definitely return. Seafood Burrito was very good choice and came out well prepared with lots of seafood.

Thank rickgreenberg100
Reviewed 6 days ago

Large selection of mostly Mexican food and drinks which were very good. The waitress was very personable. Place was clean and nicely decorated, not too much like some.

Thank JRHoward
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Red Mesa Grill offers great alternatives to the normal restaurant fare. The service was polite and professional. Our beverages were kept full and the food was served quickly and hot. The food was well prepared and had great flavors.

Thank Kurt L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate lunch here. It was wRm so we ate outside. The food and the service both were good. We noticed they now have a place in TC. We have been there previously.

Thank pkflyer248
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Red Mesa again after traveling back to Traverse City and were not disappointed. I discovered the joys of Northwoods diet cola to start our meal. My husband had an exotic margarita that was delicious! The chips and salsa were unique to the restaurant...More

Thank luv2trvl96
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went thinking it would be more traditional Mexican food but it wasn't. It was still really good tho. I tried the stuffed shrimp and loved it!

Thank Jalyssa J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with friends and two of us had the fish tacos. Made with walleye and the presentation was lovely. Three tacos plus rice and beans. The other two tried the triple burritos and a pork tenderloin dish that was very good. We were all full...More

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting here from Florida and have eaten many places but this is some of the BEST fajitas we have ever had. We had the chicken. Large portions and great service provided by Burt. Highly recommended.

Thank Theresa H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Love the chunky salsa but my favorite was the seasonal Pumpkin Soup. That was the best I had ever tasted and never expected to find it in a Mexican restaurant. Must try it as it's only available in the Fall.

Thank Carol M
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Questions & Answers
16 October 2017|
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Response from Teachall | Reviewed this property |
Casual dress is fine. You will see all styles of dress, from business, business casual, jeans, shorts, t-shirts, flip-flops, etc.
8 May 2017|
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Response from Annette T | Reviewed this property |
I believe 3-6. Great bang for your buck with the guacamole & chips!
15 September 2015|
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Response from Dayzdx8 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are TVs above bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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