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El Meson

903 East Dixie Drive, West Carrollton, OH 45449-1928
(937)859-8229
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: South American
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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83% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

Went on Thursday night for first time visit and came away saying never again. Dining room was closed. We had choice of bar or outside. Decided bar since it was 90 degrees outside. Limited menu compared to expectations. Service was friendly but slow. Food was just "okay" but not good enough to warrant a return.

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Oxford, Ohio, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Both elaborate and cosy, we weren't disappointed at our anniversary tapas-fest. Attentive and prompt service, imaginative tapas, cheerful atmosphere. Only complaint: sangria was too sweet.

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Xenia, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

If you want authentic Central/South American food, this place is a must! Ask any server, their suggestions are all top notch.

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Miamisburg, Ohio
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86 reviews 86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

On a Saturday afternoon, we visited El Meson for drinks and tapas. Restaurant did not open til 4 pm for PM service. Sat on the patio, pretty and shaded. Ceiling fans aren't very cooling. Based on waitress suggestion tried cucumber cilantro cooler=yummy and refreshing. Hubby had a berry drink. Liced their empandas, flautas and plaintains. About 30 bucks for drink... More

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Pataskala, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is my fourth visit in 2014 and it was amazing as always. Great food and great service in a wonderfully entertaining atmosphere. My honest suggestion to anyone going there for the first time: ask for Megan B as your server and follow her suggestions. She has not been wrong in the three times I have gotten her as my... More

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Dayton, OH
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I just don't get it. Friends and acquaintances have raved about this place for the past several years. This was our first visit. Maybe it was the build-up we'd been given. Average food, average service. Just because a menu is "unsual", does not make the food all that great. Don't get me wrong - it wasn't bad food, just average.... More

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West Carrollton, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This restaurant is excellent all-around, very unique. The menu has a great variety for vegetarians also

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Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Stopped for lunch on our way home on the I-75 and were truly delighted with El Meson. The food was delicious and the service perfect. My husband had the shrimp and corn soup for starters and I had the black bean soup - both great. Then we opted for the Cuban sandwich that was yummy but we had to take... More

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Dayton
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I've just returned from a dinner at El Meson. As much as I want to enjoy El Meson, I come away thinking the menu looks better than the meal turns out. Part, maybe most, of the problem is that El Meson can't seem to decide if it's a nice, classy place or a noisy casual place. I ordered the ceviche... More

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Dayton
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I have had the pleasure of dining in many places in the world, and can safely say that El Meson, south of Dayton is a wonderful example of world class food and service. I truely feel like the staff are family, and they treat every customer in a similar manner. My family truely enjoys the whole experience and we have... More

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