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Red Mesa Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Central American, South American, Gluten Free Options
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1544 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686-3740
+1 231-938-2773
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to Red Mesa several times over the years, service and food are always packed full of flavor. Our group was there this weekend and they easily took care of all ten of us. Bert was a great server, knowledgable and personable.

Thank Erica U
Lansing, Michigan
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244 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good, staff was very nice, it has a nice ambience, they have a good selection of food, right on the Main Street!

Thank Aldmar F
Traverse City, Michigan
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

More hype then good food or value. There are better Mexican restaurants in this community. Their partner restaurant in Boyne is way better.

Thank TCEd
Detroit, Michigan
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144 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stop here for lunch on the way home from a long week in Northern Michigan. My wife and I were seated quickly and the food was outstanding. A little of a variation from what we are used to in terms of Mexican, but it was really good. I had the shrimp enchiladas which were outstanding. My wife had a taco... More 

Thank 7808BillyD
Dearborn, Michigan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the Red Mesa Grill many times while on vacation in Traverse City and have never been disappointed . The food tastes fresh and homemade , not your typical Mexican food! The mojito's are the best ever! The staff have always been pleasant and accommodating .

Thank dawndbn
Sparta, Michigan
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Had the tequila and lime fajitas combo and it had large portions, plenty of shells, and just the right amount of spice. Competitive prices. Attentive waitstaff. Extensive tequila bar with awesome margaritas. Good value for the money.

Thank Kristin B
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Yum!!!! Sour cherry margarita was to die for!!!! Food was excellent and I loved the chips and salsa. Only negative was speed of service. We very much liked our waiter and he seemed to be doing his best - but it did take longer than reasonable to get drinks, food and bill. Overall- I DO think it was worth the... More 

Thank Twinmom918
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The chips and salsa and beverages were delicious we did not stay for dinner. We came here for a snack before dinner. It was very good!

Thank Kelsey B
Vermilion, OH
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Awesome food. The best we've had in a long time. Very good margaritas. Nice atmosphere too. Highly recommend.

Thank Richchris70
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We always stop here the first night when we arrive-a great way to chill after a 4 hour drive up-great margaritas-in October they have a really cool Pumpkin Fiesta menu with yummy con queso served inside a mini pumpkin w/chips-fun!

Thank TCfallcolors

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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, Central American, 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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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?