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El Mezcal

Mexican
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3100 Rib Mountain Dr, Wausau, WI 54401-7490
715-845-9100
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food , Fast service

We went here on a Tuesday night. My wife had the burrito el mezcal, I had the shredded beef chimichanga. this is what we order 9 out of 10 times we go here. they are always good. don't miss the margaritas, also good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
scot s
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Weston, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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English first
Weston, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We went here on a Tuesday night. My wife had the burrito el mezcal, I had the shredded beef chimichanga. this is what we order 9 out of 10 times we go here. they are always good. don't miss the margaritas, also good.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This place gets it's Mexican food from the same food place as all the other Mexican Restaurants you eat at. It's good and tasty! The chips are free. Nice atmosphere.

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Michigan Center, Michigan
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My favorite Mexican food is usually found at a hole-in-the wall place, no frills, run by a family speaking Spanish. The inviting decor at this place looked too good to expect the food to match. My fears were unfounded. Everything here was WONDERFUL. The warm complementary chips tasted homemade, and the salsa had just enough bite for me to love... More 

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United States
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Every other place Americanizes the food-not here. Keep it authentic-those who love it will come. If they are related to the one in Minocqua that is too bad as that one is nothing like the one here in Wausau. Lots of parking. Nice wait staff. Even when busy you do not wait long.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

visit here regularly and have never been disapointed. They discount for veterans and actice duty military. Almost always have extras going home for a meal the next day.

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Birnamwood
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I am a California girl, so I have to say I am a bit picky when it comes to good Mexican food. El Mezcal is one of the few Mexican restaurants that I will go to. The salsa is awesome, the service has always been very good, and the fajitas and burrito California can't be beat. I honestly haven't tried... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The food was excellent & plentiful. We had ordered 6 different dishes and all of them were unique & flavorful in their own way.

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Wisconsin
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Even though the restaurant is popular, I feel this is one of the lesser Mexican food places in Wausau. The food is good but not excellent. From my experience the wait staff is average and the decor is mediocre and crowded.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

El Mezcal is a favorite for us. The service is outstanding and the food is excellent. The El Mezcal Especial Fajitas are among the best we have had anywhere. The margaritas are delicious and the beer cold. The staff are always friendly and welcoming.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food and service is fantastic! Definitely our favorite place to go! They have a variety of childrens meals as well so they love it too!

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Additional Information about El Mezcal

Address: 3100 Rib Mountain Dr, Wausau, WI 54401-7490
Phone Number: 715-845-9100
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wausau
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3100 Rib Mountain Dr, Wausau, WI 54401-7490
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wausau
  • Phone Number: 715-845-9100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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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?