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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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  • 17
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  • 10
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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
Large Dining Rooms

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
Marcia628
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Minonk, Illinois
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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Minocqua, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Minocqua, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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De Pere, Wisconsin
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?