Chef Ivan Garcia spent much of his youth in the kitchen helping his mom and grandma cook traditional Mexican dishes. Garcia went on to study culinary arts at Iberoamericana University. Mesa Coyoacan serves some of the best Mexican cuisine New York City can offer. Inside, the restaurant has a rustic atmosphere. Guests sit at long, communal tables. The seating arrangement encourages families to share meals as if they were passing dishes at their own dining room table.
The classic Mexican dishes served by Mesa Coyoacan are enhanced with organic ingredients and grass-fed beef. All tortillas at Mesa Coyoacan are handmade. If you are a first-time guest at the restaurant, you may want to try the Chiles en Nogada if you like stuffed peppers. Fans of lamb will want to go for the Mixiote de Carnero instead. Wash down your meal with tequila which is served with homemade Sangrita, lime wedges, spiced salt and grasshoppers when in season. Tequilas come in Blanco, Reposado, and Anejo. Mezcal is also available.
Brunch and lunch are served periodically. Mesa Coyoacan uses organic, cage-free eggs in dishes like Huevos Y Chila Uiles. Dinner is popular at Mesa Coyoacan. Enchiladas de Mole are made from a secret family recipe. Sopa Azteca is another great choice for poultry lovers as it is a traditional Mexican chicken soup.