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Mez

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5410 Page Road, Durham, NC 27703 (Slater Road)
Mez is located just steps away from the Triangle Transit Authority's bus stop on the corner of Slater Road and Page Road. We are also within walking distance of the Triangle Transit Authority's new Transfer Station slated to come online in the fall of 2008.
9199411630
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice salad for lunch

Called in for a light lunch. Nice surroundings and very quiet on a Saturday mid-afternoon. I only wanted a drink and something small to eat so sat at the bar. Ordered a small salad with pumpkin seeds and it was really tasty and it was the right size when you don't need a big meal. Wish the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Rooney-Swindon
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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173 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Called in for a light lunch. Nice surroundings and very quiet on a Saturday mid-afternoon. I only wanted a drink and something small to eat so sat at the bar. Ordered a small salad with pumpkin seeds and it was really tasty and it was the right size when you don't need a big meal. Wish the young waitress hadn't... More 

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Austin
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Excellent taco happy hour (4-6 M-Fri). Each taco costs $2 or $3 and I was full after four. The Fish taco and spicy chicken taco were fantastic. The sauces were great and the ingredients very fresh. What a value. In addition, the wait staff was wonderfully helpful without being overbearing. I will return.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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344 reviews 344 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Went with a bunch of people to dinner and we ordered the chips and salsa - which I think were the tiniest little salsa samplers you've ever seen and to share between 8 of us was funny so of course we had to order several. Had some of the grilled catfish tacos and they just weren't anything all that great.... More 

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Carrollton, Georgia, United States
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83 reviews 83 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The environment and food were good. We had the Guacamole and chips to start. Excellent choice as the combination of ingredients and just the right touch of spice/bite was spot on. I had a Quesadilla Flour tortilla, corn peppers, jack cheese with chicken and a soda. Service was very good and as well as the food. We sat talking for... More 

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Sheldon, Iowa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Service was very good and the food was great! We had the chips and salsas appetizer (delicious) followed by enchiladas and burritos. Huge portions but excellent quality and flavors. Margarita was tasty too! :) I would definitely go back when in the area.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Very nice decor at MEZ. The menu is a tad bit limited but that's probably not a bad thing at a Mexican place. Chips and salsa was a bit pricey, but everything else was fairly priced, especially the $2 happy hour tacos. Nice choices for kids that includes ice cream or sorbet.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This upscale Mexican restaurant has improved over time. The service is attentive, and the menu items, delicious and properly spiced. I recommend the chicken tinga tacos and the salsa trio with chips. The wine menu is extensive and the cocktails are well-made. My only complaint is that the hours are not posted on the front door.

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Central Massachusetts, USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

On a cold, wet Sunday night, we stopped for a bite to eat before heading to our hotel. In addition to the Mexican standards, the restaurant also serves Mexican inspired. The trio of salsa were tasty and hot when expected. Both our main dishes were properly cooked and had plenty of flavors. Would definitely go back.

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cary, nc
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Mez is one of my favorite Mexican restaurant. Queso is my favorite along with empanadas. Great cocktails!

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Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Here on business and Mez was walking distance. Very large, clean and nicely decorated. The place gets busy but it's not cramped so you don't feel like you're sitting on top of the next table. They have a beautiful patio although it's off of a busy street. Service was friendly and helpful. Had the salsa and guacamole to start. Salsa... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5410 Page Road, Durham, NC 27703
    (Slater Road)
  • Public Transportation: Mez is located just steps away from the Triangle Transit Authority's bus stop on the corner of Slater Road and Page Road. We are also within walking distance of the Triangle Transit Authority's new Transfer Station slated to come online in the fall of 2008.
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 9199411630

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?