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EL Mez

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8700 Hwy. 51, Minocqua, WI
7153567975
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11:00 am - 10:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 10
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great fish tacos Good service

I stopped for dinner while on business in Minoqua.Nice reasonably priced meal Had fish tacos and does equis Great service nice atmosphere Great value. Complaints in other posts about salsa unwarranted nice chipoltle sauce so smokey flavored nice change from usual chip dip. Nice staff Will do again

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Peter K
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

I stopped for dinner while on business in Minoqua.Nice reasonably priced meal Had fish tacos and does equis Great service nice atmosphere Great value. Complaints in other posts about salsa unwarranted nice chipoltle sauce so smokey flavored nice change from usual chip dip. Nice staff Will do again

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Came here with my wife and son, and our friend. The line to El Mez was out the door, and we took this as a good sign. Things began to go south with the delivery of the chips and salsa. The chips were okay, but the salsa was bland. More like tomato sauce with a few jalapeños added. After we... More 

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Morris, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Do NOT eat here!!!! Order a mango margarita. There were bugs in it. It's obviously a mix and they don't check it. I never drank it and I waited over 15 minutes for a manager who "wasn't there." He was "sick" and no manager on site. Blamed on "well, you were outside." I never drank it and noticed it the... More 

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Minocqua, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

El Mez is a great place for dinner. Fast service, fresh food, and friendly people. It's like State Farm. El Mez is the neighbor and is always there! I recommend it to anyone for a nice place to eat!

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Minonk, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We had a large group (11) and had been concerned about how crowded the restaurant might be mid-day but it was just fine. There are multiple dining areas which makes it quieter and easier to talk. The staff was friendly and even offered us a shot of tequila when we arrived "on the house". The meal was served promptly and... More 

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Minocqua, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is one of the typical "Mexican" fast casual chain outlets that have sprouted across the nation. They all have the same format of "chopped lettuce, tomato, refried beans combined with defrosted meat and buried under melted cheese" in a variety of combinations they refer to as "entrees" - which are all the same with different names. Think Taco Bell... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I'm 6 months pregnant and crave Mexican food always! My little guy started doing a happy dance from the first bite until we left! Amazing food, phenomenal atmosphere and excellent service!! We'll be going back for dinner tomorrow night!!

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Very flavorful foods. Would prefer a spicier salsa option but I just order a side of pico de gallo and stir it in! Nice to have a Mexican option in Minoqua.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I have dined here on numerous occasions & have yet to be disappointed. The food is always fast, hot & delicous. On Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays they have 2 for 1 margaritas, which are also yummy. Staff is always friendly & attentive. Can't beat it!

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South Elgin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Was there for a dinner with co-workers, very good Mexican food and an attentive wait staff. Waiter could see that we were there for business, so he provided us with Tequila shots on the house

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8700 Hwy. 51, Minocqua, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Minocqua
  • Phone Number: 7153567975

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 am
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 am

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