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EL Mez

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

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  • 18
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  • 17
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  • 10
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lots of menu options

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Swancygnet
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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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Minocqua, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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13 restaurant reviews
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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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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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De Pere, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Been here a couple times when passing through town. It is always a good choice for Mexican. Very good prices on all their selections, especially their queso cheese dip.

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WI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Not a lot of choices in the Northwoods for Mexican, so El Mez fills that niche in nicely. Yeah I know, it is not authentic Mexican, but unless you are in one of the bigger cities this is closest you are going to get for Mexican. Your other choice is Taco Bell. Comprende? El Mez has the typical menu that... More 

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Mosinee WI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We had lunch here on a Sunday afternoon and it was not very busy due to the packer game. The chips came out hot and fresh. The salsa is very bland like plain tomato no seasoning. With the addition of salt, pepper and alot of hot sauce it was much better, I'm more about the cheese dip anyway. I ordered... More 

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Minocqua, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

These folks that raved about the food must be lucky or crazy...maybe both. I got food poisoning there. Plus, unbeknownst to me another friend ate there at an earlier date and got sick as well. DON'T EAT HERE UNLESS YOU DON'T MIND SITTING ON THE CRAPPER ALL NIGHT!!!

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SW Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Visited this restaurant with some co-workers recently. Food and service was very good. Our only complaint was we thought the salsa served with the chips could have been more "fresh" tasting. I ordered the fish tacos, which was the special that night, and I thought they were fabulous! We each had a different flavor margarita and those were great too.... More 

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Additional Information about EL Mez

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

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?