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El Meze Restaurant

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1017 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, Taos, NM 87571 (Hail Creek)
+1 575-751-3337
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Winter Park, FL
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256 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place was recommended to us by friends who live in Santa Fe. We like short menu, farm-to-table restaurants and this fit that description. The menu selections were imaginative and well prepared. The preparation and recipes seemed to be a fusion of Southwest Cocina and northern Spain. The wine menu is selective and has a decent price range. Our waiter... More 

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Naples, Florida
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

El Meze has a somewhat limited menu, but all of the selections we chose were memorable. Subtle flavors of the Southwest via Spain; portions generous. Emphasis on fresh local ingredients (tomatoes were in season when we visited). Service was friendly and helpful--could list all of the ingredients in one sauce from memory, for example. The restaurant has won a James... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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83 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended by the staff at our hotel, El Monte Sagrado. The front desk couldn't quite give the restaurant a classification, but assured my husband and me that we would enjoy. I think it's Spanish - verging on tapas - large plate not small plate. Don't let the small menu selection discourage you. We had a decadent plate... More 

Thank pumpkinhead40
Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had dinner at El Meze on a quiet Fall night in Taos. We had a cozy corner table and a very attentive waiter. We jumped at the special which was a plate of local tomatoes (Thank you, Taomato Farm), olive oil and local goat cheese. The Frijoles de olla is a unique and delicious dish with bolita beans, cheddar... More 

Thank Kerry F
Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in Santa Fe and make it a point to eat at El Maze every time we get up to Taos. The Food is superb, the service exemplary ... and the menu is a perfect mix of New Mexico tradition and unique chef genius twist. Don't miss it!

Thank TravelingStevie
St Charles
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is superb!! Dine on their adorable outdoor patio with a breathtaking view of Taos Mountain. The view is enough to make you want to come to this restaurant, but the food is spectacular! We started with locally grown, grilled chilis with a sprinkling of goat cheese, lemon juice and olive oil served with flatbread. This dish is perfectly... More 

Thank Erika W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great dinner at El Meze while enjoying the beautiful scenery. The trout and pasta were excellent! The donuts were awesome!

Thank evilstepmommy
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and service at El Meze are spectacular! Our waiter was incredibly helpful with both our wine and food choices. We shared several small plates and one entree. Each dish was prepared very well - fresh ingredients, ample portions, spiced to perfection. We had such a lovely experience from the moment we arrived. We will definitely return!

Thank dgrabein
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got there soon after opening time and were able to sit outdoors next to the Gardner. The portable heaters and available blankets made the location very comfortable on a cool evening. All the food was exceptionally prepared and presented. The wine list is extensive enough to suit most tastes. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Thank Andyok44
rogers , arkansas
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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was lacking, it seemed that the locals were favored but we did finally get to place an order. The food was excellent and the restaurant was clean. Prices were reasonable.

Thank kcakouros

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $50
Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?