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El Meson - CLOSED

3450 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408-4151
612-822-8062
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Latin, Spanish
Dining options: Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant

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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

El Meson closed in the fall of 2012. Chef/owner Hector Ruiz has three other restaurants you can visit to enjoy similar, delicious food: Cafe Ena, Rincon 38, and La Fresca. (Vo's Vietnamese now occupies the old El Meson space)

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Minneapolis
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Closed :( I shall never get to enjoy those outstanding plantanitos and the most amazing salsa of all time. It is a sad day, indeed.

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Colleyville
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152 reviews 152 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

The food was exceelent and the service is perfect. I liked the small place feel and the attention by the waitstaff.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

This dim and cozy restaurant feels so authentic, you won't ever want to leave. Hidden in the middle of a Mpls neighborhood, El Meson never fails to provide each diner with an incredible meal, and an incredible time. My favorite is the garlic shrimp and yucca salad!

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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Their food is not bad at all. However, it lacks of authenticity. Their Sangria was ok, just ok. Service needs to step up. I guess it was not very pleasant when they drop a full carafe of Sangria on my wife. No replacement, and yes let's blame the kids for the incident.

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olivia,mn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

scallops, super yummy! all the appetizers delicious! the pork is fabulous... also the sangria. service is always great and we love it!

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Minneapolis
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59 reviews 59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Visited El Meson last night and overall had a very good experience. My husband and I had the Sangria which was quite nice. The entire family of four then tried the calamari and it was perfectly cooked and was accompanied by a nice sauce which had a little kick. Two in our family had the scallops with risotto and both... More

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Orleans, Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Great food and delicious Sangria! I have never had a bad meal here. Conchas are wonderful! The bread they start you out with is so good it is hard not to fill up on it!

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Top Contributor
428 reviews 428 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012 via mobile

Great place with very good food in a nice atmosphere. try it

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

This place is amazing! My husband and I frequent this well kept secret even with the plethora of choices in the Twin Cities. Try the Pollo Jamequenio, Asado, Pecador.

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Additional Information about El Meson

Address: 3450 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408-4151
Phone Number: 612-822-8062
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Latin, Spanish

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