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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
  • 358
    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
yumm

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Andrea K
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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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Atlanta
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108 reviews 108 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We dined at El Meze a week ago based on the TA reviews. From the road, it didn't look like much, but boy were we happy we chose this place. We were there two Wednesdays ago. One of the first signs this was going to be a special treat was that they poured bottled water (one of my favorites) right... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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

When I saw your review posted on March 17th, I sent a private email to you on March 18th asking you to give me more input since your description of “dry and pretty tasteless” did not tell me anything thus not allowing me any follow up with the kitchen with issues there might have been. It is now April 4th... More 

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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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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9 reviews 9 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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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?