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El Meze Restaurant

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Southwestern, Mediterranean, Spanish, Greek
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1017 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, Taos, NM 87571 (Hail Creek)
+1 575-751-3337
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: We are located in the El Torreon Hacienda built in 1847 which reflects our...
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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    Very good
  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful view, tasteful dining

El Meze was among our favorite discoveries during our recent visit to New Mexico. Our patio table offered a gorgeous view of the Sangre de Christos mountains which contributed to our relaxing and memorable evening. We enjoyed excellent, attentive and well paced service from the skilled staff. In... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
mdrover
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
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English first
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

El Meze was among our favorite discoveries during our recent visit to New Mexico. Our patio table offered a gorgeous view of the Sangre de Christos mountains which contributed to our relaxing and memorable evening. We enjoyed excellent, attentive and well paced service from the skilled staff. In fact, we complimented our server on his calm and helpful professionalism and... More 

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Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Never had anything here I didn't like. Service is consistently good. A delight to the adventureous diner, and no offense to the more staid tastes.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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114 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

A delightful restuarant with beautiful sunset views, 1st class service, and delicious food. Well worth a visit for any occasion.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The four of us went to El Meze for our anniversaries. The service was excellent!! And the food was very, very good. The outdoor tables had a beautiful view of the mountains and even though it was a bit cool, we were given blankets for shawls. Excellent customer service! The trout was very good and the vegetarian homemade noodle dish... More 

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Alvin, Texas
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Exceptional dinner at El Meze at sunset. A beautiful view of the mountains at sunset, sitting out on the patio makes for a memorable dinner. Not to mention the food was fabulous. My wife and I had the trout which was the best I have every had. Then for desert the "Lavender crème burlee" paired with a wine was the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Had dinner at El Meze with a group of friends and had an amazing time. The view from the patio is beautiful, highly recommend you get there before sunset. The food was excellent, everything we ordered was delicious. The service was very, very friendly and hey, free Italian bottled water! The wine list has some very reasonably priced options. Will... More 

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Taos, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

If you are seated outside, you will witness a spectacular view of the sangre de christos with an herb and flower garden surrounding the court yard. Should you be seated inside, the colorful adobe walls and authentic fire place make you feel cozy and comfortable. Atmosphere aside, it is the food that keeps calling me back. Chef Fred creates dishes... More 

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Morrison, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Beautiful view. The food was awesome. I had the trout and my husband had the buffalo tamales. The lavender crème brulee was to die for!!!! Harley, (our waiter) was AWESOME too.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Wife had the Short Ribs and I had the Buffalo Tamale, could have done with a little less Cilantro on the Tamale tho. Good flavor and enjoyed it, kept going over to my wife's plate for a bite of her short ribs......outstanding flavor and tender see photo of Ribs and Tamale for better view of what they serve...! Appreciated the... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This is a quaint little restaurant just north of Taos with spectacular views of the mountains! I tried the grilled romaine salad and the Buffalo tamale with green chilies and both were excellent! I can't say enough about the gracious hostess Annette who made sure everyone was comfortable throughout their entire dining experience! A special place to dine for sure!!

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Additional Information about El Meze Restaurant

Address: 1017 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, Taos, NM 87571
Phone Number: +1 575-751-3337
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos
Open Hours:
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
Cuisine: Southwestern, Mediterranean, Spanish, Greek

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1017 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, Taos, NM 87571
    (Hail Creek)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos
  • Phone Number: +1 575-751-3337

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
  • Cuisine: Southwestern, Mediterranean, Spanish, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business

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.
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?