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El Meze Restaurant

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American, Southwestern, Mediterranean
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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: 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
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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
Continually the best!

I have eaten at El Meze many times over the years, and a few things never change, the service is rockstar and Fred's food is consistently perfect! You pay for what you get, in a good way.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Michael W
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Taos, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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English first
Taos, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I have eaten at El Meze many times over the years, and a few things never change, the service is rockstar and Fred's food is consistently perfect! You pay for what you get, in a good way.

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We had made other plans for dinner, but a friend recommended that we change and eat dinner at El Meze. He recommended making a reservation for the outside patio, which was a great choice. Sitting on the patio with a great view of the desert and mountains. They have a wonderful garden and light torches when the sun sets. A... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Very good service and very good food. We had an excellent waiter. I tried the brown trout and was not disappointed. We sat inside due to an impending rain storm, but after it passed, our waiter came to get us to show us an incredible double rainbow. I was so glad he showed us, as it was breathtaking and right... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We have visited in the cold of winter and the "heat" of summer and this restaurant does not disappoint. Harley is our favorite waiter and he makes every meal's service special. The food was excellent and the menu had changed with the season taking advantage of the available season's fresh vegetables. One of the surprises for us was the lavender... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A friend recommended this restaurant and it was one of the best experiences we have had while dining. We had the green beans with Blue Cheese and also the Donuts with Chocolate. It was the most wonderful experience!! Very tranquil with the mountains at your backdoor and Carlos was laid back and just the best!!!

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Pine Island, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I dined here Tuesday evening after a wine tasting at Black Mesa Taos tasting room. The food was all it was rated - excellent. Service was good and patio view of Taos Mountain ices the cake. My sole disappointment and what dropped a 5 rating to 3 was wine value. The least priced red was a mediocre... More 

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Midwest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We were seated in the beautiful garden area that was perfect for watching the changes of color of sky, mountains and flowers. Our waitress was vivacious, offered great suggestions, and attentive without hovering. From the appetizer of spicy green beans with blue cheese to the homemade pasta with a great sauce and vegetables every was prepared with imagination and wonderful... More 

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Houston, TX.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We at dinner here and had a lovely time. Service was friendly and attentive. The chicharones appetizer was sinfully good. My wife had the tomato and goat cheese salad and I had the trout. Both were very tasty and went well with a nice bottle of chilled rose' we had with the dinner. The view of Taos Mountain from our... More 

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Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Save your money While in Taos on July 1st we decided to try this highly reviewed restaurant. We decided to sit outside. El Meze was extremely busy this evening, and we patiently waited for service at the table, at each course. The monsoon moved in and since we were near the curtains the rain starting raining on us. We asked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

No matter how many times we dine at El Meze, we are always happy with our choices. It's a beautiful spot and serves wonderful food. There are not an abundance of choices and I think this is one of the reasons for the superior quality of the dishes El Meze does offer. I do not think this is a restaurant... More 

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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: American, Southwestern, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

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