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El Meze Restaurant

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Southwestern, Mediterranean, Spanish
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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, 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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  • 12
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  • 9
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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
Pluses and Minuses/But a Great View

Lovely Service. Charming atmosphere with great outdoor Mountain Views. The negatives...our food was just not so great at all...I would give my serreno ham///and my pork dish a D. My wife gave hers a D as well. Perhaps the chef was just having a tremendously OFF night.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
AaronFWA
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Lovely Service. Charming atmosphere with great outdoor Mountain Views. The negatives...our food was just not so great at all...I would give my serreno ham///and my pork dish a D. My wife gave hers a D as well. Perhaps the chef was just having a tremendously OFF night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is definitely our favorite restaurant in taos. Eat on the back patio and look at the mountains. The ribs were the best ever as was the salad that I ate. The service is superior.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Decent food but not great; salad was simple and fresh, they had a sort of prosciutto Carpaccio that was fine but again sort of plain. Fried olives with Blue Cheese appetizer was a little too salty. Seemed like they were trying to offer up interesting sounding things, but it was all pretty basic and didn't seem like it all melded... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Last night I ate an exceptional meal at El Meze Restaurant. My husband and I had been out hiking, and we drove back into Taos ravenous, looking for a place to eat that is open late. We were NOT in fine-dining mode. El Meze was open and they seated us at 9:15 even though they close at 9:30 and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Perhaps the best restaurant in the Taos area! Highly recommended for both the food and the setting -- wonderful views of the mountains to the northeast at sunset. Food first -- start with the Jamon Serrano, it's exceptional and value is tops! Then our two dishes were the house made pasta and the posole rojo - both outstanding choices! The... More 

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great New Mexican cuisine. Great view of mountain while dining. Excellent service. This was a wonderful experience for my wife and I. We ate at four high end restaurants in Colorado and New Mexico and this was the tops due to the Sangre de Cristo mountain looming in the background. I had the tamale entre and it was excellent though... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We spent a delightful evening at El Meze restaurant in Taos. The setting is stunning with spectacular views over the mountains. The restaurant was recommended by the manager of our b&b. We had a reservation for 8pm, however, the restaurant was running a little behind schedule. Normally this would not be a problem but the manager seemed to forget about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Fairly consistent menu of Spanish influenced dishes with a local twist served in the ambiance of a classic adobe with an artistic touch. I particularly enjoy the buffalo tamale and braised hearts of romaine salad.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?