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El Meze Restaurant

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Southwestern, Mediterranean, Spanish, Greek
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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: Dessert, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, 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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Visitor rating
  • 363
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 12
    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
Fabulous Dinner

This was by far the best dinner we had while in the Taos ski area. The trout entree selection was the group favorite as 6 of our party of 8 ordered it and no one was disappointed. Interesting spices/herbs used for a wonderful flavor; while not over powering the fish.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
donna282
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Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This was by far the best dinner we had while in the Taos ski area. The trout entree selection was the group favorite as 6 of our party of 8 ordered it and no one was disappointed. Interesting spices/herbs used for a wonderful flavor; while not over powering the fish.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We went here and had a great experience! The staff was very friendly and helpful by making recommendations about the food. Would definitely recommend this place!

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Jupiter, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This place is highly rated and justifiably so. Many of the dishes combine the use of olives, pickled lemon, fennel and fresh herbs. The results are excellent. I would recommend the trout and chicken dishes. The restaurant is low key with a very nice atmosphere and excellent service.

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New York City, New York
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87 reviews 87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This was the very best meal my husband and I had in our so-far 7 nights in New Mexico. And it ranks up there with the best meals we've eaten ANYwhere. The menu is small, and the night we went, there weren't any specials in addition to the regular menu. We are not red meat eaters, so that limited our... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I found El Meze in Tripadvisor when looking for a Tapas place in Taos. We had three "Share Plates" and were pleased with our choices. The Buffalo Short Ribs Adovada were tender and melted in your mouth. The three ribs gave our carnivor selves enough to satisfy along with the Frijoles De Olla, "New Mexico heirloom bolita beans, Vermont sharp... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

with a small selection of meals, why were they out of an entrée at 8pm. We made a reservation, does one also have to reserve a menu selection????

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elmezeowner, Owner at El Meze Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow and really? We put a lot of thought into forecasting what we will need each night on every single dish and then prep everything fresh accordingly but sometimes for no reason at all there will be a run on a specific dish and we will run out. It has not happen very often in the 8 years that we... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Looking for healthy food in Taos is somewhat like looking for Cinderella at SeaWorld, but high recommendations came for El Meze so that was dinner. First impression was that the silverware was a sort of dexterity test. They have forks that really do not want to stay in one's hand. Amazing! You got to try these for yourself, but I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Phenomenal food. Dined with our boys and loved everything - roasted brussel sprouts, house made pasta, grilled trout, buffalo tamale and purple adobe lavendar creme brulee were out of this world.

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Wonderful special occasion restaurant. Don't miss the Buffalo short ribs, terror and cardamom doughnuts. Great service, great food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I went here for our 45th wedding anniversary. Had the buffalo short rib app., trout and dessert. Everything was excellent. The service was outstanding. We will definately go back the next time in Taos. Very highly recommended.

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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, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

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