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“Good Mexican food, fun atmosphere” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Table Mesa Bistro

Table Mesa Bistro
Ranked #3 of 182 Restaurants in Bentonville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dallas, Texas
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170 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Good Mexican food, fun atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

The pork tacos and beef enchiladas were very good. The chicken dish spicy and delicious. Chips and queso were good, had a taste of sugar which we are not used to but tasty nonetheless.

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Williamstown, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“A wonderful culinary experience on all criteria”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

Conveniently located at the square and an easy walk from 21C Museum Hotel, we ventured here at the recommendation of a local resident on our first night in Bentonville. It was outstanding. Although the menu had offerings we would normally characterize as Mexican, it is a very pleasing interpretation of that tradition, perhaps engendering the description of Latin instead of Mexican.

We were greeted warmly and, from the first moment, treated as appreciated guests. There was a mix-up as to whether we had made “priority seating” arrangements or not, and one of the hostesses volunteered to check with their sibling restaurant (Tavola Trattoria) to be sure we were set for our booking there a couple of days ahead. In any event, the wait on a Saturday night was not long (about 20 minutes).

Our server was attentive without being overbearing and patient with our request to delay ordering our main courses until we were enjoying our tapas. She seemed to have a perfect sense of how to interact with the guests.

Although the restaurant is a bit noisy, it is not a problem because the owners have decided not to pack as many diners as possible into the space by using rows of side-by-side tables so popular in more urban venues. Instead, the layout allows for conversations at each table that aren’t impacted by the looming nearness of other diners, and the conversations of others are never distracting. This is a big deal for us.

Everything we had was thoughtfully conceived and prepared, exquisitely tasteful, and presented nicely. Even the Mesa Margarita was presented with the grand marnier in a shot glass on the side to be added at the table. Cheap Dates, an appetizer, was a delightful mix of Medjoohi dates stuffed with gorgonzola, cream cheese and wrapped in hardwood smoked bacon. The Pollo con Poblano could easily have been overcome by the cheese sauce, but it was delicate and the accompanying cotija mashed potatoes were delicious.

This may seem like an over-the-top review, but we’ve eaten at a lot of restaurants, and this one was a real treasure.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Delicious food and Great Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

We ordered guacamole and a salmon entree to split. The guacamole was delicious, chunky and flavorful. The salmon portion was generous, and they split the entree in the kitchen. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. We found out that liquor is heavily taxed in Bentonville because it used to be a dry county. This explained why our bill was higher than we thought. It was a convenient location to walk from our 21c Hotel.

Visited April 2013
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Sherwood, Arkansas
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92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Eclectic menu, great food, nice atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed this experience. The menu is varied enough to find things to suit everyone's tastes. From Wild Boar Tacos to Cedar Plank Salmon to Medjoohl dates wrapped in bacon filled with cream and gorgonzola cheeses, you will not be disappointed. Interesting drink menu. I would suggest visiting their website if you'd like to see the menu. The location is right on "the square" downtown Bentonville, so plan to take a stroll after dinner if it's a nice evening. Lovely place. I'll definitely go again if in Bentonville.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sheboygan, WI
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132 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Not your usual Mexican food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

We were visiting friends and they brought us here. The menu is a modern twist on Mexican food. I had the Korean beef tacos which were just okay for me but my friend had them and enjoyed them. Husbands enjoyed their curry chicken burrito and chimivanga. The nachos appetizer and chips and queso were also good. I wouldn't go here if you are expecting traditional Mexican food.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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