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Top Shelf Mexican Food

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Mexican, Healthy
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1976 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202-4858
(480) 964-4571
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Never again

When we first arrived there was dust in all the Windows and plastic plants. The food was disgusting the red sauce tasted like it was from a can. The fountain drink tasted like there was mildew in the pipes. The only good thing was the rice and beans and the chips. The salsa was okay. They took a... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2013
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Mustang, Oklahoma
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Growing up in Mesa, Top Shelf was one of my favorite places to eat and drink. So sad to come to town only to see the restaurant has closed down. Apparently, the Phoenix location is still there.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

When we first arrived there was dust in all the Windows and plastic plants. The food was disgusting the red sauce tasted like it was from a can. The fountain drink tasted like there was mildew in the pipes. The only good thing was the rice and beans and the chips. The salsa was okay. They took a very long... More 

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Manitou Springs, Colorado
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143 reviews 143 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We went with a group of 12 on a Saturday night and other than the wedding reception happening upstairs we were the only folks in the joint. The service was fantastic, the chips were hot, fresh and kept coming, there are 2 salsa options and both were fresh and delicious and the food was good, standard american-mexican food. The beer... More 

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Madison, Alabama
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Went here to eat dinner and was very disappointed. the refried beans obviously came out of a can. I had the fish tacos and the few slivers of fish that were in the tortillas had a rubbery texture as if it had been heated in the microwave. They brought out two different types of salsa. the mild salso tasted like... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Worst Mexican food ever. The building is lot and needs to be remodeled. The present out food on paper place mats the fish taco were much to be desired along with the fake cheese that they place on top of your beans. I get coupons from this place all the time but they go straight in the trash.

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MESA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

I had a coupon for buy one meal, get one free, so I decided to try it. The food was decent, but not my favorite. If I didn't have the coupon, I would have thought that the prices were a bit high. Service wasn't the greatest either.

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Mesa, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

I had a business meeting here and the owner was VERY stand-offish and rude. The food was okay, and the wait staff were professional. This was my 3rd attempt to dine here, but I do not find the atmosphere conducive to business meetings with clients.

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Chandler, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

When we entered the restaurant there was a line, not because the restaurant was full, but because they did not have enough wait staff. When we were finally seated it took a little while for somebody to come to our table. I ordered the #1 mexican Dinner, the Tamale was terrible, too much massa and the meat had no flavor.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2007

The most completely bland Mexican food in the entire valley. They somehow managed to make chimichanga with guacamole taste like absolutely nothing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2007

Has good food and very good drinks, but the prices for the portions are kind of high

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1976 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202-4858
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Mesa
  • Phone Number: (480) 964-4571

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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