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Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
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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
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
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
Reviewed August 24, 2019

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

Date of visit: August 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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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