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El Meson - CLOSED

3450 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408-4151
+1 612-822-8062
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible9%
Jul 23, 2014
“El Meson closed, visit the sister restaurants”
Dec 11, 2012
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Caribbean, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
3450 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408-4151
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

El Meson closed in the fall of 2012. Chef/owner Hector Ruiz has three other restaurants you can visit to enjoy similar, delicious food: Cafe Ena, Rincon 38, and La Fresca. (Vo's Vietnamese now occupies the old El Meson space)

1  Thank Katie H
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Closed :( I shall never get to enjoy those outstanding plantanitos and the most amazing salsa of all time. It is a sad day, indeed.

Thank MinneapolisMichael
Reviewed October 3, 2012

The food was exceelent and the service is perfect. I liked the small place feel and the attention by the waitstaff.

Thank Rod M
Reviewed September 13, 2012

This dim and cozy restaurant feels so authentic, you won't ever want to leave. Hidden in the middle of a Mpls neighborhood, El Meson never fails to provide each diner with an incredible meal, and an incredible time. My favorite is the garlic shrimp and...More

Thank ALubov
Reviewed September 10, 2012

Their food is not bad at all. However, it lacks of authenticity. Their Sangria was ok, just ok. Service needs to step up. I guess it was not very pleasant when they drop a full carafe of Sangria on my wife. No replacement, and yes...More

Thank nrios
Reviewed August 23, 2012

scallops, super yummy! all the appetizers delicious! the pork is fabulous... also the sangria. service is always great and we love it!

Thank TwoRomantics
Reviewed August 6, 2012

Visited El Meson last night and overall had a very good experience. My husband and I had the Sangria which was quite nice. The entire family of four then tried the calamari and it was perfectly cooked and was accompanied by a nice sauce which...More

Thank CKH1
Reviewed July 20, 2012

Great food and delicious Sangria! I have never had a bad meal here. Conchas are wonderful! The bread they start you out with is so good it is hard not to fill up on it!

Thank Mayzgirl
Reviewed July 1, 2012 via mobile

Great place with very good food in a nice atmosphere. try it

Thank Bambooly
Reviewed June 21, 2012

This place is amazing! My husband and I frequent this well kept secret even with the plethora of choices in the Twin Cities. Try the Pollo Jamequenio, Asado, Pecador.

Thank deidreweb
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$30 - $30
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3450 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408-4151
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-822-8062
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