Price Range : Under $10 ($)
Adress: 243 W Northwest Hwy, Barrington, IL 60010
Phone: (847) 277-9636
- list_altTakes ReservationsNo
- credit_cardAccepts Credit CardsYes
- local_parkingParkingPrivate Lot
- directions_bikeBike ParkingYes
- accessibilityGood for KidsYes
- groupGood for GroupsYes
- volume_upNoise LevelAverage
- local_barAlcoholFull Bar
- transit_enterexitOutdoor SeatingNo
- tvHas TVYes
La Mesa serves literally the best Mexican food in the area. Not it's not a fancy, fine dining restaurant, it's more of a hole in the wall place that serves homemade Mexican food. They welcome you with open arms as they would do if you were visiting their home, and with genuine smiles. The owner also goes out of his way to make sure everything is to your satisfaction.
We ordered an Al Pastor taco, a Carne Asada Gordita, and a carne Asada burrito. The Gordita came with lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream packed in between two semi thick fried corn masa. It was very delicious and full of flavor. The al pastor was also very fast. Not the best I've ever had but wouldn't mind ordering it again. The burrito was also delicious. A nice size for the price and came with sour cream, cheese, beans, meat and onions. Hold the lettuce and tomato please.
We came for lunch and weren't in the mood to order anything else, but next time we'll probably try their dinner plate along with some margaritas.
You don't go to La Mesa for quick service or the decor but for the best Mexican food for a great price! My favorite Mexican restaurant. Food is authentic and delicious. You will come here and have a restaurant full of regulars that address the owner by name! I've pretty much had everything on the menu and lots of special that aren't on the menu. The only item I don't care for is the sopes but I don't like those anywhere. The margaritas are classic and good. The owner is friendly and if you are lucky maybe one day you will be able to hear him sing. He has a wonderful voice. They have a margarita special on Saturday's. A pitcher for $12.99 I believe? Not sure the exact price but under $15. You can get about 6 glasses out of the pitcher. One of my favorite items are the mole enchiladas. Another hidden gem for sure.
This place is def worth going to. Yes, it may not look like much and the service can be slow, but for a cheap pitcher of margaritas and amazing food, I can deal with that. There are usually new additions to the menu, which are always worth a try. The owner is awesome and the staff is nice. If you want some fancy place, this isn't for you. It feels more like home than a restaurant to me. But, if you want to eat good food and margaritas, def give it a try. It's usually busy on the weekends so it def isn't a dump like some others have said. Parking is a tad tricky for the front, but there is parking in the back so don't fret. Saturday's carnitas special is NEVER a disappointment.
I had a chimichanga. Delicious. The only complaint i have is the salsa was super cold for the chips and salsa. Rice and beans were excellent and service was prompt. I will be going back in hopes of a 5
We eat there about twice a month. Everything is always sooo good and fresh. We really enjoy the burritos and the quesadillas. There service is always quick and very friendly. I think my favorite thing to eat is the rice.