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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: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 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
Awesome Food, Great Sevice

Stopped with my husband and our three and one year old kids. We sat outside, which was perfect because no one else was there and the kiddos were distracted by the traffic. Waitress was attentive even though we were the only ones out there and food was as good as I remembered the first time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
Bitsybubbles7
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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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Minocqua, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Never ever a bad meal here. 2 for 1 Margarita on Tues & Thurs. Gets you in & out for lunch if your in a rush, without sacrificing authentic Tex/Mex quality. Not disappointed yet...

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Thank jensenmissionary
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Service was fine, my chili colorado was not good, the pork was dried out and flavorless. I should have said something to the waiter but I didn't. The horchata was from a mix and was also not good. Very disappointed our lunch.

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1 Thank Margaret F
Ironwood, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

First off the place is way too bright when you walk in, not very warm and pleasing. Got Margarita, was a mix way to sweet with no taste of tequila at all, returned that. salsa on table is like tomato sauce, chips were good and warm which is nice. Got the guacamole was very bland. Boyfriend got Nachos Supreme, way... More 

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1 Thank Stones71
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Stopped with my husband and our three and one year old kids. We sat outside, which was perfect because no one else was there and the kiddos were distracted by the traffic. Waitress was attentive even though we were the only ones out there and food was as good as I remembered the first time.

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Thank Bitsybubbles7
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank Peter K
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Dustin G
Morris, Illinois
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank katelynno
Minocqua, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 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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Thank Hannah K
Minonk, Illinois
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Thank Marcia628
Minocqua, Wisconsin
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?