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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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  • 352
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  • 70
    Very good
  • 25
    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
Most recent review
Wonderful restaurant

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
ben2inns
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Clearwater, Florida
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Clearwater, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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126 reviews 126 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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Lakewood, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Back for the second time. WONDERFUL!!! This time I had the Duck Confit and it was so good I was making "MMMMMM" noises as I was eating. Hot Morrocan Mint Tea was perfect for warming up on a chilly winter night, and the Lavender Creme Brulee was the best way to round out the meal. The staff is very friendly... More 

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Winnetka, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Wonderful menu that is a nice change from typical New Mexican fare. Service is excellent, without being overbearing. Food was uniformly delicious. Tables are somewhat close together, and it's not ideal to have a restroom outside the confines of the restaurant. Even the two non carnivores in our party enjoyed it. We had dinner here twice in the course of... More 

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Fountain Valley, California
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This place is simply amazing. We returned here for our 30th anniversary dinner because we were so impressed the first time we ate here. It is worth a trip to Taos just to eat here. The chef is very imaginative and the ambiance in a historic building makes the experience that much better.

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Sandia Park, New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is an interesting place to visit and the food was very good. Unfortunately a group of six who arrived ahead of us, either drunk or just plain obnoxious, incredibly loud people made dinner nearly unbearable for everyone in the small room in the back of the restaurant. The wait-staff was very knowledgable and gave us taste selections for wines.... 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: 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?