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“The most typical of mexican food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of El Mezcal

El Mezcal
1819 W 23RD St, Lawrence, KS 66046-2701
(785) 832-8775
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Ranked #45 of 234 Restaurants in Lawrence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Lawrence, Kansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“The most typical of mexican food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

What can I say about El Mez. Their food is ok and always fast. The staff and owner are nice people but it's about as boring a mexican restaurant as you can find. Don't get me wrong, the quality isn't bad, it's just the extreme of the "TexMex" style food. I like these people a lot, there are just better places in town if you want really delicious food. I've eaten at El Mez 20+ times.

Visited December 2012
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Pretty good Mexican food at a good price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

I've eaten at "El Mez" several times and have always enjoyed my meal. Lunch specials are a great price; I usually get the Speedy Gonzalez 1. For dinner, I most recently had the Chicken Chimichanga. It was very good. I think it was around $8, which included beans and rice. Chips and salsa are good; the salsa is probably better than the chips. Margaritas are 99 cents on Thursday nights. They aren't large, but for the price, you can order a few and still feel like it's a bargain.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Eudora, ks
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Eaten here so many times”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

There are so many mexican restaurants in Lawrence. The El Mex on 23rd is a go to place for us. Great service. Great margaritas. White cheese dip is a favorite. Good guacamole. Love the patio. Can't say anything bad about the place.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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“reliable tex mex”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

it's OK but fairly noisy and be prepared for lots of children. again it's OK kind of like Oklahoma but not great.

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Topeka, Kansas
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great food in the heart of the city!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

Really like the 5th and topeka location - I believe there is at least one other location but this is the only one I have been to. Great food, fast service, very authentic ethnic feel and menu.
My daughter loves their white cheese dip.

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