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Mez

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Mexican
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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 - 9:30 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: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 87
    Very good
  • 41
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  • 5
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  • 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
First time will NOT be my last!

I made lunch plans with a good friend last Friday and she suggested we meet at Mez. Normally, I don't go out to lunch, but this was a special occasion... her birthday. We met at Mez and was quickly seated at a booth near the bar. Other reviewers have mentioned that the noise level is up at Mez... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
TurksHeadGuy
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Raleigh, NC
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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English first
Raleigh, NC
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157 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I made lunch plans with a good friend last Friday and she suggested we meet at Mez. Normally, I don't go out to lunch, but this was a special occasion... her birthday. We met at Mez and was quickly seated at a booth near the bar. Other reviewers have mentioned that the noise level is up at Mez and they... More 

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Nashville, TN
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100 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a trendy looking spot. It served up food in a high end environment, while maintaining competitive price points ranging 15-30 for dinner. The problem is, many of the entree items are hit or miss. It's not always an entree specific problem either. I've found that while the items are fairly standard, some times a simple item like chicken... More 

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Milano
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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a nice and elegant Mexican restaurant . Food was well prepared, tasty , properly served by pretty gentle waiter... Beer was fine and the price in accordance with the level of the restaurant . If you like Mexican food, this is your restaurant in Durham

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alexandria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Not your typical cheesy enchiladas, corn syrup margaritas, this is the real thing with a twist. Super fresh, organic, fusion fun. Try the Arroz con Camaron - every bite is heavenly, even leftovers the next night! Chicken Enchiladas delicious. Order the fresh tomato and corn salsa or the guacamole - they are fabulous! Margaritas perfect. Close to airport hotels. We'll... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Very good food. Weak service and very loud. The steak tacos were very good, tender meat and fresh ingredients and corn tortillas. Good beans also. Also the chicken enchiladas with mole sauce was extremely good, the sweet taste of the mole made the taste fantastic. Our server was a nice guy but lacking on the server part of his job.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Nice interesting restaurant. Nicely decorated. Food was above average and cost not bad. Had the guacamole chip app for $8. Guacamole was excellent. Had the spinach enchiladas and also very good. Decent beer selection. Nice bartenders and really enjoyed the atmosphere. Would certainly return.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This was my 11th visit to Mez over the past several years. It used to be our go to place for happy hour, because their fish tacos used to be fabulous. The food was fabulous the first several times I visited, but now it is just okay. By "okay" I mean I am not going back on purpose. The fish... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Underwhelmed by the fish tacos, very unoriginal. Had better from food trucks and it was half the price. My wife had something that the waiter recommended and when it came out was a simple bowl of shrimp corn and rice which cost $17, really. The guacamole recipe was fresh and original I will say. Overall great place to go for... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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206 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

First time here for a work function. Basic food of beans, green rice, shredded chicken, tortillas, stuffed pablano with sauce. Very light cake dessert which everyone loved. Food came out little late but there was tons of it. A little on the bland side but I'm it was b because they were cooking for the masses

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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Yes, the title is true. What kind of Mexican restaurant makes you buy the chips and salsa?! Not any good one I know! It is overly pricey, overly rated, and they make you feel like you don't belong if you're not dressed in fancy pants. The hostess talked down to our party because we had "all these people withOUT a... 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: Large groups, Bar scene, Doing business, Romantic
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

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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?