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El Meze Restaurant

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Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Southwestern
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1017 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, Taos, NM 87571 (Hail Creek)
+1 575-751-3337
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic view of Taos mountain. We settled in for a fantastic meal with a lovely view and no pressure from staff to turn the table. Blankets offered after sunset as the temperature dropped. Menu was not overly extensive but what was offered was locally sourced and beautifully plated.

Thank Dineoutmore
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a delicious dinner on the patio with a lovely view of the mountains. Our server, Kelly, was great!

Thank Nancy T
The Deep South
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162 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our waiter at El Meze made some strong suggestions about what we should order, and he was right: we had a huge very fresh shredded kale salad, two fantastic appetizers -- one with Serrano ham,white nectarines and Manchego cheese, the other with Poblano peppers, roasted red peppers, and chèvre. Then for a marvelous whole trout! The wine list (by the... More 

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San Ramon, California
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Reservations were necessary. Cannot imagine another restaurant with outdoor seating with spectacular views of a high-desert mountain backdrop. Menu selections are perfect for sharing. Server's suggestions were terrific. Small but non-traditional wine list. This meal was the highlight of both Taos and Santa Fe dining experiences.

Thank Art046
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was such an amazing, serene atmosphere. The food knocked it out of the park as every single thing was superb. The ribeye is the best any of us had ever had. There are limited food options but if that type of concentration makes every thing that excellent, it's worth it. The view is INCREDIBLE against the Taos Mountains. The... More 

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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always wanted to eat here and finally did a couple Mondays past. Great outdoor seating looking towards Taos mountain. Good service and wine options. But the food is to die for! Serrano and nectarine starter a stand out. Pork tamales and trout entrees to dream about. Light and flavorful. The chef is a real cook. "Donuts" for dessert. Do yourself... More 

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Germantown, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a marvelous dinner here on Monday, 13 Jun 2016, after a wonderful day of sightseeing in Taos. We had selected this place via Open Table. We were seated at a nice table on the covered, open-air patio that faces Taos Mountain. Our server Kelly was great. All of our dishes were superb: herb frites, shredded... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A truly wonderful experience. Dined on the patio with the mountains in the background. Service, dinner and wine were all wonderful. Surely will be back. Do not hesitate. Reservations are a must

Thank rich g
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Meze occupies an old New Mexico hacienda that offers beautiful sunset views of the mountains from tables on its patio. The cuisine is a blend of North African, Spanish, and New Mexican flavors. Dress is casual and the food is outstanding.

Thank Gator2743
Taos, New Mexico
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything still delicious here! The small plates of jamon serrano and carne adovada were melt in the mouth, trout yerba buena better than ever, scrumptious desserts. The view of Taos Mountain is unparalleled. The only quibble is that the menu changes little, so locals looking for something new in Chef Fred's cuisine don't find much. Still, a top destination--wonderful outside,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $50
Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Southwestern
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1017 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, Taos, NM 87571
    (Hail Creek)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos
  • Phone Number: +1 575-751-3337
We are located in the El Torreon Hacienda built in 1847 which reflects our philosophy, our food and the historical influences of Taos. From June - September we have patio seating under a tent with twinkle lights and the most incredible view of Taos Mountain.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?