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Mesa Familiar
1296 Gladstone Ave, Victoria, BC V8T 1G6, Canada

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Maria E Thomson
at 2023 Oct 23
Maria E Thomson
at 2023 Oct 23
When we arrived table was not clean, we ordered our food the chicken green salsa enchilada was ok. ordered the beef burrito, the enchilada red sauce on the burrito was good but the filling was all bean and rice, about a couple of tablespoons of the beef which was the filling of the day, and they said they didn’t serve guacamole it’s a Mexican restaurant? Sorry won’t go back there.
Abigail Alvear
at 2023 Oct 16
Abigail Alvear
at 2023 Oct 16
We missed the enchiladas, but in this place we found excellent sauces and enchiladas!
Michelle Edington
at 2023 Aug 20
Michelle Edington
at 2023 Aug 20
Delicious Mexican lunch and refreshing guava/grapefruit drink on a warm summers day. Loved sitting outside on the patio taking in the charm of the slow paced community of Fernwood (Victoria, BC). Large portions and such good value.
Ss Pet Whisper
at 2023 Jul 23
Ss Pet Whisper
at 2023 Jul 23
I discovered this place 2 days ago and today I went back.
Hands down, the best Mexican restaurant in Victoria. Food is ammmmazing, it brings you strength to Mexico, simple but delicious. Cocktails are fantastic too, highly recommend the hibiscus margarita 💖
Service is top notch, super friendly and always with a smile.
Love you guys 💖
Kelly Kirk
at 2023 Jun 24
Kelly Kirk
at 2023 Jun 24
We stopped by this little, local shop for our last meal before returning home. The street it sits on has easily available parking for up to 2.5 hours for free. There are murals on the sides of nearby buildings and it has a very cozy, neighborhood feel.

There is fascinating artwork on the wall, which can keep you engaged for longer than the wait for the food, which was very little.

We each ordered a burrito bowl due to allergies. The bowl was massive. You could easily feed three people with the amount of food in there. It was filled with rice, cilantro, Pico, fresh made beans, pork and more. Fresh, simple food equals good flavor and a full tummy. It was also steaming hot, which was nice on a cold, drizzly day.

We drank water...which was good and clean tasting (no metal or salt aftertaste as a few places have had).
We ate fairly quickly as we arrived the last hour before they close and didn't want to keep them. If I had the opportunity to take home the leftovers, I would gladly have done so. As is, we were staying at a nearby Air B&B, so I didn't have the opportunity. We briefly spoke with who I believe is the owner and he was friendly, genuine and caring. We discussed the center art piece. He says it's from an artist in the US, depicting the steel mill employee in Detroit. That was interesting to learn.

There is limited seating inside, but the care with which the food is made and the friendly company will bring me back again. I wish them well.
Kate Taylor
at 2022 Jun 02
Kate Taylor
at 2022 Jun 02
Really love this restaurant! I’ve had the smothered burritos and they are unreal. They also have a cute happy hour with palomas which were incredible. All the meats we’ve tried have been incredible. I can’t remember the name of one but it was like a pulled beef and it was next level. Highly recommend this spot!
Brooke C
at 2022 Jan 13
Brooke C
at 2022 Jan 13
Just had the most amazing experience dining at Mesa. The margaritas were excellent, the food was amazing! Super easy to make reservations online. Also they had a huge rotating specials board and we got to try a roasted cumin cauliflower for an appy this evening. Our server was so friendly and service was so quick. I went home with a very full belly and can't wait to go back! Awesome vegetarian options too!

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