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EL Mez

8700 Hwy. 51, Minocqua, WI
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Ranked #21 of 48 Restaurants in Minocqua
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Sep 16, 2014
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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71 reviews 71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We met a couple of my brothers at this cute place for lunch on a cold and rainy day. We were seated right away, our order was taken and our food arrived within a few minutes. Mexican music playing over the PA system could have been a little softer, as it was hard to have a conversation. The food was... More

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Minocqua, Wisconsin
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Large portions and excellent tasting food. Prices are very reasonable. Outdoor and indoor dining. Very clean and well maintained.

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Chicago, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The cuisine of this restaurant is so pleasing -- very colorful and bright, nice architectural details, really cheerful and festive. The food was also quite good. I liked the salsa served with the warm, fresh chips. It was fresh and tasty but not 'hot' (which we don't like, since it continues to heat up your mouth compounding as you eat... More

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Rockledge, FL
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Delicious food, fast service, clean. It was wonderful! We had fish taco's and beef burritos. The only thing I would like to see improved is the salsa was bland. We will definitely go again!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Nice clean atmosphere. Nice compact luncheon menu. Service was good. Food was good. Employees were friendly. Well be back.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This was our first visit to El Mez, after many years of coming to Minocqua. The food was disappointing. The chips and salsa were nothing special. My husband ordered the guacamole, and it didn't improve the chips and salsa situation. In fact, it made that part of the meal that much more disappointing. A poorly made, but homemade guacamole would... More

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Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Not as good as I remember from a year ago. The salsa that came with the free chips was like eating bland tomato sauce. No texture whatsoever. No spice at all. The chips were heavy and flavorless. I and the shrimp fajitas, which were good and the shrimp were well grilled and plentiful. At $14 it wasn't right to have... More

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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195 reviews 195 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Ample parking, nice location on Northside of Minocqua, ok ambience, outside seating and decent food. Ordered stuff pepper for lunch with bean, rice, and taco side. Only complaint was that it had virtually no spice to it and I specifically let staff know that I was looking for something with a kick. Medium sized portion which personally, I think is... More

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Gurnee, Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We met some friends at El Mez for lunch. They told us they had been there several times and it was good. We are from the Chicago area and have a high standard when it comes to Mexican food. This restaurant did not meet our standards. I always judge a Mexican restaurant by it's guacamole. Good guac is not overly... More

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Orlando, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I always stop in when I am up in Wisconsin. They have to have the best Mexican food that I have ever had. Their prices are very fair and the portions are huge. We spent $45 for 4 people with and appetizer and everyone having an entree. The service has always been good and have never had an issue with... More

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