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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
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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santa fe, nm
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant. The food is great and it is served in a spectacular outdoor setting five months of the year. The indoor room looked beautiful for the winter months. I loved the trout.

Thank lowthorpe
Gresham, Oregon
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100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Taos for our anniversary, and looked up several restaurants before arriving there. We decided to select El Meze for dinner that night, and made a reservation (recommended). They provided a lovely table at the edge of the patio, which had a lovely view of the mountains and their patio area which was potted with many plants and... More 

Thank Pat N
Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We opted to have dinner here for our one night in Taos based on the excellent reviews. It is about 5 to 10 minutes from the main part of town in a magnificent setting. The menu is limited and I wish they had offered more seafood options as my husband and I prefer eating a fish filet versus a whole... More 

Thank jmshed
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our meal was perfect. The view and setting is incredible. Hope they make the green beans with blue cheese a regular menu item - sure, not the regular hyped item, but will change your mind about eating your greens. The grilled hearts of romaine is a Caesar twist which is another recipe we confiscated. The pasta and the bone-in ribeye... More 

Thank Hunter B
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived around 6:30 on a Saturday night, the night that, unbeknownst to us, the Alabama Shakes were in Taos. The town was a madhouse with cars and people everywhere. We saw El Meze from the street and decided to try it. We were asked if we had reservations,and when we said no the hostess hesitated for just amoment before... More 

Thank Laura G
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit, but our first on the patio facing the mountain. The view is stunning as the west facing mountains catch the light of the early evening sun. We enjoyed the Jamon Serrano with the ripest nectarines as well the Romain salad and trout plate. The grilled trout with mint, cilantro and Moroccan butter was the best... More 

Thank Griddedsfe
Austin, Texas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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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163 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank EBovary
San Ramon, California
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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 Friendly, 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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?