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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)
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, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 354
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
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
A great place for a birthday celebration

We loved this place! The food was fantastic. The service top. It's a quaint little place with a lot of flavor. Had a terrific time and a lovely meal and wine.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
afparker1960
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Bloomington, Indiana
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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471 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bloomington, Indiana
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We loved this place! The food was fantastic. The service top. It's a quaint little place with a lot of flavor. Had a terrific time and a lovely meal and wine.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Great selection of local southwestern delicacies and southwestern fusion fare. Charming decor with pueblo style dining room, colorful art. Gorgeous entry garden.

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Taos, New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The chef has a great reputation, but it wasn't reflected in the food. Ours was dry and pretty tasteless.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

The best meal I have had in a VERY long time. The chicharones were delicious. My husband and I had the buffalo tamales in Hatch green chile and I'm sure I will crave it until we come back to Taos. And we finished it off with the almond semifreddo and cardamom donuts. SO GOOD! The service was excellent too and... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This restaurant is set back in an unlikely setting off of the main drag, but, once you enter, you are right where you want to be in New Mexico -- inside an old, adobe structure, with all of the right colors and textures. The service was excellent and helpful regarding the menu. The menu was limited to just the right... More 

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Oakland, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A regular stop. Addicted to the grilled romaine salad. And the cardamom donuts for dessert. Lovely wine selection. They used to have a gorgeous chicken dish Mediterranean inspired which seems to have disappeared but I've never had a bad meal. Patio with lovely mountain views in the summer but really the old world cozy adobe atmosphere is my preference.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Had an amazing dinner during a visit on our honeymoon week. It was an excellent experience! The short ribs, the romaine salad, and the specials were amazing. We'll be back and certainly recommend it to others. Ask for Harley. Food = A+ Service = A+ Atmosphere = A+

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Pasadena
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127 reviews 127 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We would have to say that this was a toss up between #1 & #2 over a span of 9 days. Located outside of town slightly but only a few minute drive from Taos Plaza area. No sure how many years they have been in business but according to what I read the building has been there in the family... More 

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castle rock, co
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

So many times when you frequent a restaurant, you aren't sure what to expect. This is not true with El Meze in Taos, NM. My husband and I cannot say enough good things about this special spot. We always make sure when we visit Taos, which we do several time each year, that this restaurant is on our agenda. Annette... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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74 reviews 74 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Everything about this restuarant is excellent beyond the food. The setting is lovely. The staff friendly and helpful. One reason you wish you lived closer and could visit more often. A definite 10 out of 10!

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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: 575-751-3337

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Southwestern, Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?