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“Best Place for Mexican Food in Hixson” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Meson Restaurante Mexicano

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El Meson Restaurante Mexicano
248 Northgate Park, Chattanooga, TN 37415
+1 423-710-1201
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Ranked #242 of 709 Restaurants in Chattanooga
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
Description: Many years ago, in the state of Jalisco in Mexico, the land was dotted with farms growing the blue agave plant-the plant crucial for making tequila. There were inns scattered among the farms, inns that had stables, restaurants, bars, and were a place where the workers from the farms would come together, a place where they could be comfortable together. That comfort-that togetherness-was exactly what the Ruiz's were aiming for when they opened El Meson Restaurante Mexicano over twenty years ago at Hamilton Place. In early 2009, a second El Meson Restaurante Mexicano opened in Hixson. The new restaurant is at 248 Northgate Mall Dr., Suite 114 in the Northgate Mall area and seats approximately 250 people. It too, hearkens back to the comfortable atmosphere and family cooking that have made the original such a favorite.
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Description: Many years ago, in the state of Jalisco in Mexico, the land was dotted with farms growing the blue agave plant-the plant crucial for making tequila. There were inns scattered among the farms, inns that had stables, restaurants, bars, and were a place where the workers from the farms would come together, a place where they could be comfortable together. That comfort-that togetherness-was exactly what the Ruiz's were aiming for when they opened El Meson Restaurante Mexicano over twenty years ago at Hamilton Place. In early 2009, a second El Meson Restaurante Mexicano opened in Hixson. The new restaurant is at 248 Northgate Mall Dr., Suite 114 in the Northgate Mall area and seats approximately 250 people. It too, hearkens back to the comfortable atmosphere and family cooking that have made the original such a favorite.
Soddy Daisy, Tennessee
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“Best Place for Mexican Food in Hixson”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Not the best Mexican food I have ever eaten but definitely the best Hixson has to offer. I am originally from Texas so I am somewhat hard to please when it comes to Mexican food but El Meson does a great job with some of their dishes. Ask for the Tomatillo sauce with the chips and get their spicy salsa instead of the mild which they typically furnish with their chips. Their guacamole if very good too.

Visited August 2013
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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“Decent Mexican forba fair price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Not the best I have ever had but pretty good. Been there several times both the Northgate and Hamilton place locations have never had anything bad and some of it was quite good. They have a Sunday buffet but honestly I would just order what you want rather than getting buffet is not bad but made to order is better

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Hum Drum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Still looking for fantastic Mexican food in Chattanooga. Once again Not good,not bad. We were not impressed,nor was it memorable. The salsa had a really wierd and odd taste. Did Not like it. Yuk.Will never eat there again. It looks more like a bar/dive.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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