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El Meze Restaurant

1017 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, Taos, NM 87571
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Ranked #1 of 108 Restaurants in Taos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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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English first
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We dined midweek with a reservation for four. The hostess was prepared, the wine list was offered, the waiter was PROfessional and had skills of sommelier as well as pairing suggestions. The appetizer we shared was stuffed fried olives. Blue cheese filled and deep fried. Delectable. Main courses soups and salads were all as described and cooked to perfection. Shared... More 

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Taos, New Mexico
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We live in Taos and when we want to have an exceptional dinner out, we go to El Meze. The wait staff are very attentive, Fred is an excellent chef.

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Los Angeles
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Deep fried olives what a concept! Absolutely fabulous local sourced salads (heirloom tomato salad was amazing). Buffalo Tamale is like no other tamale you have ever had. Desert ain't bad either.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My husband and I always enjoy Meze and this year was no exception. I am still trying to figure out how Chef Muller made those fabulous collard greens. And I believe his deconstructed Chile Relleno is my all time favorite. The wine list is fascinating, and the servers know what is on it and can give you an accurate account... More 

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Taos, New Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

During the summer months it is highly recommended that you reserve a table on the outdoor patio which has an unobstructed view of Taos Mountain--the best restaurant view in town. Although the menu doesn't change much, the offerings are consistently good and for the most part are prepared with locally sourcd produce and meats. The staff is knowledeable and helpful... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Trust. This place is phenomenal. I took the waiter's recs on appetizer, dinner and dessert. All exquisite - heirloom tomato salad, trout, and almond semifroddo (sp?). I didn't know fish could taste that amazing. A gem. Don't know why people complain about the prices. They seemed very comparable to other fine dining whereas the quality of the food and service... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We had heirloom tomatoes actually grown by our waiter Isaac. With goat cheese and herbs. I ordered the steak and when he inquired I mentioned it was a bit gristly, he swooped it up (apologizing) and said he would bring another. He did (and commented the chef said it was, too) and brought another, which had the same problem. Apologized... More 

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Walden CO
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

---and we didn't get past the soup course. Try it, you'll love it, just squint when you pay the bill and it's easier to add a tip.

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United States
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249 reviews 249 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
564 helpful votes 564 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

From service to ambience...stellar. We enjoyed several small plates - don't miss the chicharones! We shared the entrees: ribeye, trout and tamale. Perfectly cooked 16 oz steak, charred and immaculately de-boned fish and piquantly flavored tamale filled us up (were elegantly boxed for take-home), but we wouldn't be denied the donuts! Apparently, our wonderful waiter Isaac, also grew the tomatoes... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We sampled several appetizers including the frites, beans and pork belly Andalusian style. All were delicious and enough for the four of us. The salads, a special of heirloom tomatoes and a grilled Romaine, were fresh and beautifully presented. The service was helpful and efficient.

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Additional Information about El Meze Restaurant

Address: 1017 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, Taos, NM 87571
Phone Number: 575-751-3337
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Southwestern, Mediterranean, Spanish

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