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El Meze Restaurant

1017 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, Taos, NM 87571
575-751-3337
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Ranked #1 of 108 restaurants in Taos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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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La Jolla, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Great Food ! ! Would recommend to anyone for an occasion. Took my mother here for her birthday and she loved it. She is still asking me about this restaurant every time we talk (she lives in CA). Thanks

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Miami
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Sadly, I was disappointed in the food. I feel the chef just doesn't know when to quit adding to a dish. We ordered the trout. It would've been delicious had it not been smothered with too much "green stuff". Same goes for their pasta dish. It's like when you clothing shop and something looks better in the hanger than on... More

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Denver, Colorado
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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A funky and historic hacienda houses El Meze restaurant, a sweet and friendly stop that was able to accommodate us on a busy evening, though we should have reserved ahead. Attentive service without hovering or snobbishness. Fun menu items, I had house-made pasta with wild mushrooms, so large a portion that my senior palate couldn't finish it all. That was... More

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Arlington, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The warm greeting made us feel so special. The service was outstanding, the fresh delicious food, and the view exceeded our expectations! We will come back.

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Paso Robles, CA
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195 reviews 195 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Our focus for dinner was their shared plates, including Serrano ham with Mancheco cheese and peach slices, spiced fries, pozole verde soup, and grilled romaine salad. Food and service were excellent. Very nice wines by the glass. Cardamom donuts with chocolate sauce for dessert. Yum.

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Odessa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

We show up at 520. It opens at 530. They seated us right away! So friendly! At our table they offered us the most wonderful water that I have ever had! All the food was so good! My 6 year loved the trout so much and my 4 year old could stop eating the lavender fries. But I couldn't believe... More

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Don't let the plain exterior dissuade you from eating here -- this is one of the finer culinary experiences you will ever experience. Everything was perfectly prepared, wine list was appropriate for the meal and wait staff was professional and helpful. Wish I lived in Taos -- I'd go here weekly.

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New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Excellent food and service. I had the Short Ribs and my wife had the trout - both were fantastic. The pomme frites were uniquely seasoned and delicious as an appetizer and the cardamom doughnuts were very tasty to end the evening. Our server Kelly could not have been more attentive or helpful when looking to order any portion of our... More

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Denver, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Extraordinary view sitting on their patio at sunset overlooking Taos mountain. The food matches the view! Wonderfully prepared food with interesting yet simple and fresh ingredients. Very knowledgeable and welcoming staff. Can't wait to return!

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Norman, Oklahoma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Our evening at El Meze was perfect. the building is unimpressive from the parking lot, but the rest was exactly what a foodie wants in a mountain town. The dining space in the summer is a big patio with the best view in town--a small simple courtyard with a sweeping view of Taos mountain. The staff was friendly, enthusiastic and... More

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