by Jake Jarvi • April 3, 2017
In preparation for next month’s Cinco de Mayo, we thought we’d dive into the serious foodie approach to Mexican cooking at Northbrook’s Mesa Urbana.
Stepping inside, the space is alive with south-of-the-border warmth mixed with a casual café aesthetic. Huge wall murals of desert plants cover several walls, as do simple framed black and white photos of weathered doorways and windows that recall a small Mexican town. Several place settings of silverware stand in large mason jars in the center of each table for diners to grab from course to course. A hanging garden of glowing filament Edison bulbs dangles from the ceiling by unadorned wires, filling the space with a soothing amber light. Read On >