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“very snobbish” 2 of 5 stars
Review of El Meson

El Meson
213 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1926 (Downtown)
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Ranked #15 of 416 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $30
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“very snobbish”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

If their online reservation system is any indication of the restaurant's food and service i would avoid this place like I did. the quality restaurants in Santa Fe use Open Table, El Meson uses some Google concoction and get this - they say that just because you filled out the form does not mean you have reservation and they ask you if you are a local or a tourist!!!!

My wife said forget it - there are too many fine places with great food and wine in this town to deal with this hookem.

Visited August 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Playa Del Rey, CA
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“It Was So Good, We Went For A Two-fer!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Great spot just around the corner from the town plaza. Very friendly staff, with a cozy ambiance backed by an awesome traditional menu that weighs heavy on Spain's most popular dishes. In fact, it was so good that we made a reservation for the following evening!

Visited August 2014
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Amarillo, TX
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Amazing meal, great service and music”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We had an amazing evening at El Meson. We were seated quickly and our server brought drinks shortly after. The server, Dee was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had several tapas dishes including roasted oyster mushrooms, peppers, ham, shrimp. The flavors were amazing and the food was prepared perfectly. Then the superb jazz quintet started to play.We were not shocked when we received the bill. The prices were reasonable and we thought it as good value. Simply wonderful. We will definitely visit whenever we return to Santa Fe.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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allen
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Great Food and Music”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Had dinner here. Sat in the area where they had a guitarist. The food was great. Had the filet, blue crab, mushroom, and calamari tapas. All were great. The shrimp was just ok. They do have a kids menu. All 3 of mine had the pasta and said it was great. The hostess got paper and crayons for my young ones to keep them entertained. Really enjoyed the music as well. I would highly recommend eating here.

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“🌸☀️”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It wasn't even that good! This is way to overrated! The food was ok'!i mean it is a good place but it's not that good or excellent

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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