Mesa Coyoacan Open

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Tonight marks the official opening of Mesa Coyoacan, a traditional Mexican restaurant from chef Ivan Garcia, original menu designer for Barrio Chino and most recently chef de cuisine at Mercadito. There’s nothing avant-garde about the menu, most of which will seem familiar at first glance–his ‚”grandma’s recipes,” as Garcia put it, down to house-made tortillas–albeit with modern touches such as Berkshire pork in the carnitas tacos and grass fed beef for the carne asada. Look for tacos (3 for $9), a sampling of ceviches, sopas, and tamales, as well as entrees, including enchiladas de mole, pork-and-fruit-stuffed poblanos topped with walnut sauce and pomegranate seeds, and spiced lamb in chile ancho, chile guajillo, and avocado leaves steamed in a banana leaf, none over $15. Those price points and the warm interior (Chino-style wood tables for up to 14; salvaged 1940s wallpaper; and actual family photos hovering over the dining space like a glowering abuelita) you can expect Coyoacan to finally turn the former Pampa Grill space in Graham Ave’s ‚”Fish Tank” building into the destination those architects clearly meant it to be.
Beer and wine only for now, including red and white sangria. Brunch due next week. Full menu here.
Mesa Coyoacan
372 Graham Avenue
718-782-8171

Comments

  1. OMGOMGOMG says:

    OMGOMGOMG
    does this mean we have GOOD mexican in the hood? Does it deliver ??? PLEASE SAY YES
    So sick of settling for Taco Chulo
    PRAYING this delivers as Bonita and La Superior don’t to our hood (lorimer/grahm) stops
    AHHHH
    SO EXCITED!!!

  2. I tried this place last night. It’s DELICIOUS!!! I can’t wait to go back. The food reminds me of Crema on E17th Street, but for half the price!

  3. I went to Mesa this Saturday and I was really surprised that the food was the most authentic Mexican food in Brooklyn …. I’ve lived in L.A for many years … and I had not found a restaurant …. with such good environment, desing and and what is the most important the food.

  4. Smellio says:

    REDIK!!! My wife and I stumbled in here a few nights ago to try it out, and much to our suprise it was a free tasting (we had a few pitchers of the Sangria [thw white sangria with peaches and pears in UNREAL], and some delicious food for zero dollars and zero cents) so we tipped the gorgeous wait staff and came back the next night to get the real experience. The food is literally out of this world. The decor is comfortable and the people are awesome. ****** (six stars)

  5. Smellio says:

    REDIK!!! My wife and I stumbled in here a few nights ago to try it out, and much to our suprise it was a free tasting (we had a few pitchers of the Sangria [thw white sangria with peaches and pears in UNREAL], and some delicious food for zero dollars and zero cents) so we tipped the gorgeous wait staff and came back the next night to get the real experience. The food is literally out of this world. The decor is comfortable and the people are awesome. ****** (six stars)

  6. good mexican in the hood?
    what are you talking about there are alot of authentic mexican places here, as for the l.a food, you cant compare the same mexican food from l.a and ny because both sides have their own unique style of mexican food.

  7. My roomate and I were just admiring the crenelations from our rooftop a few blocks away.
    Is this a multiple story venue?

  8. jjazznola says:

    Great Mexican food in LA is an old wives tale. NYC has more good Mexican than LA.

  9. stumbled across this place during their public opening. awesome food. great atmosphere. not your typical burrito and taco joint. very few vegetarian options, but the grilled cactus and mushroom tacos were unbelievable.

  10. intresting i might go check this place out.
    ive only eaten l,a mexican food twice, but its mostly tex mex related. nyc has a style of it’s own which i enjoy but ive seen alot of tex-mex places opening here as of late, but if youre looking for authentic mexican food you should check out places in queens especially corona and astoria and some places in bk.ive never eaten a veggie burrito to be honest ;-).but i love beef burritos ,highly recomended to everyone especially to us gym rats who are looking for a meal snack to help bulk up 😉

  11. I went to Mesa Coyoacan last Monday and I felt in love with the restaurant’s food, desing and the service. I do recommend it to go with all your fiends…. there is a huge table to share it … Love that table!

  12. We went last night and it was all that and more…the salsas were perfect, the tacos de carnitas were crazy good. My husband got the steak enchiladas verdes and the salsa was an amazing creamy/spicy mix. The Michelada could be a tad spicier. Try the churros or pl√°tanos for dessert. The wait staff was friendly and attentive even though they were packed – and only 1 week after opening. We live 1 block away and never set foot in Pampa because the menu was uninspired and the prices were too high – plus the cooks were always hanging outside smoking cigs since they never had customers. A HUGE improvement.

  13. I just moved over onto Graham ave and I’m so excited that Mesa Coyoacan have opened. Fantastically good authentic Mexican, great waitstaff. And they are only 3 blocks from my new digs. Everything was great, I’ll be a regular fixture at the bar for sure.

  14. The Door says:

    This place is amazingly good – everything we had was delicious and priced right. We’ve only ordered for take out and they were really nice so I’m not surprised the service is good.

  15. YOU PEOPLE ARE CRAZY THERE ARE MANY AUTHENTIC MEXICAN RESTAURANTS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. THE ONLY GOOD THING ABOUT THIS PLACE IS THE DECOR. THEY ARE WELL OVERPRICED 3x WHAT IT SHOULD COST TO BE EXACT. AND THE FOOD IS VERY BASIC, NOTHING SPECIAL AND YOU GO HOME HUNGRY BECAUSE OF ITS LACK OF FOOD.

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