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Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed August 13, 2022

We dined here recently. We looked at reviews beforehand and the reviews ranged from filthy and terrible to excellent. We rolled the dice and learned. First, the service was pretty good. There was one person working in midafternoon when we were there and she was...great. Very accommodating. There were indeed flies in the windows and occasional food squished on the windows, but nothing utterly disgusting. The food itself was perfectly fine. I ordered a salad but over rice due to some recent dental work and ensuing lasting pain. The food was tasty, though a bit on the salty side. The rice mitigated the salt in the entree. This place is primarily a bar, which we didn't realize until we arrived.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed January 9, 2022

Dinner was good, drinks were amazing and service was phenomenal! Seems like a wonderful family run place We will definitely be back!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 19, 2021 via mobile

I was very disappointed! The food was excellent as it always is but I was very upset with the waitstaff. Although the State of Oregon’s mask policy for indoor dining was clearly posted at the door, with the exception of our waitperson, almost all of...the other staff were not wearing masks, notably the woman who was bartending. I’m not sure if this is a management decision but clearly the staff felt comfortable ignoring mask policies. The policy was set for all of our safety and should be followed. I probably won’t go back as long as this practice continues. It is very unfortunate because this has become one of our favorite places.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed September 22, 2021

We had the absolutly best dinner in a long time at a reasonable price. First, the margaritas are just amazingly well balanced and tasty, all four of us were impressed. We had Peruvian steak dinner on rice (fantastic spices and peppers, remember to mix it...all up before you eat it - see unmixed pic), My wife not as adventerous had the chicken burrito and all I can say is wow, it is huge and so tasty, could feed two easy (see pic). The other meal was another Peruvian steak on noodles, very different and great. We had a terrific table and absolutly perfect waitress. We all four agree that this deserves a full 5 * Rating!!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 11, 2021

Decent food but the staff is like deer in headlights. Even the owner couldn't get our order straight. Only one waitress seemed to know what to do.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 6, 2020 via mobile

Amazingly good Peruvian in OC. This place has it all - ambience on the sidwalks of Oregon city, great service and a broad menu. I had the steak Encebollado. A perfectly cooked steak over wonderful rice with veggies ala Peruvian style. Even the tiny Peruvian...peppers were delightful. Complemented by a nice break side IPA - perfect lunch!!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed January 30, 2020

I wanted to like Mesa Fresca because it is in a handy location, but it was hard to do. Although the chile relleno tasted fairly good, it was smothered in melted cheese. So were the beans. In fact cheese lopped over the side of the...platter as well. It did miss the rice which really was quite ok. The location is downtown and across from the courthouse. Handy to get here by bus or car. You would not come here for a family dinner or a quiet one either as this is a sports bar. Noise level was ok, but the TV is always distracting. Wednesday there is a special on premium scotch, so if that combined with a casual atmosphere is your thing, you will do ok here.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed October 16, 2019

We feel obliged to write a review since the 4 stars was not at all our experience. Hitting average for the barramundi which was very good in the fish tacos ($19 for two).The rest of the experience was two star- soft eggy relleno stuffed with...mozarella cheese, and jalapeno poppers that were very darkly fried. Re the service- all of the food came out at once, we ran out of water twice, payed our bill and the dishes sat on our table. The setting is a sports bar; exposed lighting, lots of TV screens with sports and news, definitely a stretch for the price of the food.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 24, 2019

EXCELLENT FOOD & MARGARITA! Quality food, nice flavor combinations, NOT SPICY, attentive & friendly service.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 3, 2019

We found out about this restaurant through a Groupon notice and decided to give it a try and I am glad we did. We were promptly seated and were brought a basket of chips and some great salsa and ordered a couple of drinks, one...alcoholic and one non, both tasted great. We then ordered both a combination plate (enchilada/taco) and a dinner (Carne Asada) and both did not disappoint as they were nice portions, and very tasty. So with the great wait service from Emma, nice atmosphere inside this place and the very tasty food, we will be back.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed March 25, 2019 via mobile

Two of us went for dinner. We had a shrimp and rice dish and a steak and rice dish (seco de carne). Both very good, very flavorful. They came with a lot of rice, but the steak and shrimp portion was large also. Their wine...list is limited and they sell only by the glass. This makes the wine pretty expensive. Oddly, there were no prices on the wine list. Food prices are not bad, so maybe they make up for it by over charging for the drinks. We would both happily go back.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 18, 2019

Interesting variety of dishes to choose from outside of the traditional. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Had a small group of 8 people and decided to go for Mexican. Nothing was bad, but you can find better Mexican food at less expensive places in town. Nice atmosphere and very friendly. I have just had better Mexican food at other places.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

We finished our tour of downtown Oregon City with dinner at Mesa Fresca. Our group sampled all over the menu and all items were good. My wife even had breakfast for dinner and said her waffles were great. The menu has something for everyone, Mexican,...Peruvian, and American. Sometimes this can make me nervous as it may indicate the restaurant lacks focus, but that is not the case here. My friend eats here often and says it all is good. The service was friendly and attentive. Worth a stop if you are in Oregon City.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Food has Peruvian, Brazilian and Mexican food. All very reasonably priced. Bar has a small selection, alot of drinks you cant have. (Or should I say outs) for example no light beers, no non-alcoholic beers and cannot get blended margaritas. Salsa's are fantastic, fajitas excellent...and a great.chicken buritto.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5