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“Out of the ordinary Mexican”
Review of Central Mesa

Central Mesa
Ranked #29 of 315 Restaurants in Tuscaloosa
Price range: US$12 - US$18
Description: Locally Owned and Operated Established July 2017 Fresh Ingredients Hand-made Tortillas Craft Tequila Cocktails
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Description: Locally Owned and Operated Established July 2017 Fresh Ingredients Hand-made Tortillas Craft Tequila Cocktails
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Very different kind of Mexican place. A little more upscale. The menu is limited, but the entrees were very tasty. Our party had three separate dishes and every one was delicious. Carnitas, charred poblano, and enchiladas. The atmosphere is nice and the service good. We were disappointed with the ceviche and the idea of paying for chips and salsa. Although we didn't sample them on this visit, they have a nice collection of tequilas.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

WOW. I've had probably 2/3 of the menu, and it's all amazing. The tacos, the queso fundido, the street corn. Goodness. The fish was fresh and perfectly prepared.

It's owned by the same folks as the Avenue Pub (which is around the corner and also excellent), and they've brought the same attention to excellence to play here.

The cocktail menu is also great - super different and fun.

2  Thank Elliott R
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Not your every day Mexican. A little upscale without going overboard. Food is delicious and service on time.

1  Thank marstonm2017
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Downtown Tuscaloosa was hoping and crowded after a day of National Championship celebration. Most restaurants had long waits and we wanted to make the basketball game. Central Mesa was the perfect choice. Great drinks, great food excellent service and fast. Not your typical mexican restaurant. Felt upscale without the high prices. Food was fresh and seasoned well. Swordfish tacos were excellent. Manager took extra care to make sure we were happy. Made it to the basketball game on time!

1  Thank SusanBob13
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Our son suggested we go to Central Mesa when we came for a visit. On weekends they serve brunch, which we thoroughly enjoyed. DH ordered the Guacamole Toast, which was sort of like Mexican bruschetta and very tasty. He also had the Black Bean Soup and Salad, which were both on point. DS chose the Hot Chicken and Churros which is their take on chicken and waffles. The churros were a little fatty, probably because they were authentically deep-fried. The chicken was very tender, and overall he gave it a thumbs up. I had the Brisket Hash and was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t as super-sized as I was expecting. It included a small salad and scrambled eggs. Overall it was tasty, but I couldn’t really find the jack cheese in the eggs and the hash was waaaay too salty. If they dial down the salt this is a winner. I will say the mimosa made with freshly squeezed OJ helped with the saltiness and was delicious. We will be back.

Thank ides67
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