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EL Mez

8700 Hwy. 51, Minocqua, WI
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Ranked #19 of 47 restaurants in Minocqua
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jul 27, 2014
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English first
Salt Lake City, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 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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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This place has great food. We eat here every time we visit the northwoods. Always a fresh delicious meal and free refills on soft drinks is always a plus.

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Central Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Everything on the menu is great. Mexican food that will please everyone in your group. Great Margaritas. Fast friendly staff. Lunch specials daily and very reasonable pricing. I recommend the fajitas, you will not be disappointed.

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Eagle River, Wisconsin
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This was our third and last try for this place. Each time, the service got worse. Not outwardly rude, it's just that they don't seem to care about you (the customer). You wait for a server, wait to get water or drinks refilled, you have to ask multiple times for simple service needs. The portions are about what you expect... More

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Minocqua, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

The waiter was prompt, kind and courteous. The chips and salsa were a great appetizer. Entrees were normal but you get a lot of food for the price. Recommended to all.

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Springbrook, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The food was good.The margaritas are great. The service left something to be desired. My husband and I got the fajitas plate for 2. The fajitas were great and there was so much food. We ate 6 fajitas between the 2 of us for dinner and brought the leftovers home. Once home, we made another 8 fajitas with the leftovers.... More

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