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El Meze Restaurant

1017 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, Taos, NM 87571
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Ranked #1 of 108 Restaurants in Taos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mediterranean, Spanish
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hail Creek
Description: We are located in the El Torreon Hacienda built in 1847 which reflects our philosophy, our food and the historical influences of Taos. From June - September we have patio seating under a tent with twinkle lights and the most incredible view of Taos Mountain.
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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The restaurant is tucked in off the highway and easy to miss. The menu is limited but well balanced. They had a special of heirloom tomatoes with goat cheese, basil and white nectarines. Delicious! Great service even on the night they were overwhelmed by the water shut off in Taos.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our first visit to El Meze. We were early diners so we got the pick of the place to sit and enjoy the beautiful view. The menu features items that are fresh and readily available. I had the special heirloom tomato/goat cheese salad and my husband enjoyed the grilled romaine salad. I loved my main... More

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Denver, Colorado
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

El Meze has both outdoor and indoor dining. It was a bit cool outside so we opted for dinner inside. The menu is limited but the food is very good. My wife and I split a tomato salad, it was tasty. We tried the fried olives stuffed with blue cheese but found them a bit salty (both the olives and... More

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New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My husband and I had a very early 5:30 pm reservation which worked out because we were seated at one of the best seats in the house on the patio. The view is beautiful and the music playing overhead gave it a loungey feel. I give it 4 stars because the menu is rather limited. We decided to order a... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a late dinner, so we got there just as the sun went down. We sat on the patio, and as every other review says, the view is spectacular. The menu is small, but very unique. Our server would explain the wines, and each dish that we even though about ordering. They offer tapas, and large plates. They even... More

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Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Our favorite of eight recent Taos dinners. Excellent, fresh food quality; nicely presented; exceptional service; and one of the better views from a Taos restaurant. Quality/price ratio reasonable. Good value. Highly recommend.

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Sarasota, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Restaurant was pretty and had amazing views, but food was tasteless and missing flavor. Not good at all.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Visited El Meze again this past week while in Taos with my wife. Chef Muller knoced it out of ghe park...again. This place is always soooo good.A recent James Beard award for the chef is much deserved.Food is outstanding and the servers are knowledgable and efficient.Make sure to get a reservation on the weekend because the place fills up fast.

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103 reviews 103 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We ate here during a visit to Taos a couple of years ago and were really looking forward to our dinner. The view remains exquisite and the service was great (included hiking tips!). The food was quite good, though perhaps not as good as we’d remembered. I had the buffalo tamale and my husband the bison short ribs and pozole.... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

When you pull up to El Meze our initial thought was, hummmmm? Boy were we surprised. Once we checked in we were seated on the patio with an outstanding view of Taos Mountain. The patio also houses the herb garden for this fine dining establishment. And lets be clear, if you are looking for New Mexican food, keep going. This... More

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