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El Meze Restaurant

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Mediterranean, 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
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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rogers , arkansas
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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed El Meze for the second time this summer. Last summer my friend and I just went for dessert. This year we decided to have a light dinner and then dessert. We shared a Little Green Salad and Herb Frites. For dessert my friend had the Lavender Cream Brûlée and I had the Mini Cardamon Doughnuts. All food was excellent.... More 

Thank Cindy B
Miami Beach
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116 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this place! I found it here on TripAdvisor, and I'm so glad I booked ahead of time. For a Saturday night, the place was packed, and everyone seemed to be having a great time. I had to wait a few minutes past my reservation time for my table, but the staff was friendly and apologetic. They even brought... More 

Thank MiaBchGal
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding New Mexican food with a contemporary fusion of salads and seafood. I was just there this past weekend with family. I had the Carne Adovada which was very delicious ; pork just melts in your mouth and the red chilli incredibly flavour full. My wife had the mussels which were also awesome. We also shared the heirloom tomato Salad... More 

Thank Michael W
Denver, Colorado
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92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice and tasty dishes, just not that many from which to chose. Three in our party had the trout and loved it. I had a Little Green salad and the Chile Rajas appetizer and it was plenty of food and very delicious. The absolute best part of the meal was the lavender creme brule. Truly the best creme brule... More 

Thank raizen
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I called for a table by chance, and felt we had really lucked out! I loved the white tablecloths. Wine/beer only. The trout is amazing, as well as pasta. All staff is there to please you. Individual and colorful hacienda rooms--very inviting. You will be so glad you were there!

Thank Rita B
Salina, Kansas
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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every bit as good as review about fantastic trout dish. Didn't manner about limited menu, had trout on my mind all week after review read. Wife only found one entrée she would try, picky eater, but was happy with pasta dish. The trout didn't disappoint! Can only recount one other time I enjoyed trout this well prepared, nearly three decades... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner at El Meze, last night. Nice, shared plate appetizers; very small entree choices, good dessert menu. Good wine list choices, but restaurant lacks a full bar. Had to wait for food due to slow kitchen. So, if you are not very hungry, it would make it easier to wait. Overall, the food was fresh and creative.

Thank FoodieFlorida2015
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a marvelous restaurant with ambiance, service, and cuisine that far exceeds that of any other restaurant in Taos. Fred, the chef, is classically trained and produces his own unique "take" on local cuisine, influenced by the history and traditions of the area. Annette, his partner and "front of the house" manager, is in constant motion ensuring that the... More 

Thank Gordon J
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52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the grilled hearts of romaine which we shared along with a tapa of Spanish prosciutto and machego cheese and greenbeans with blue cheese. The wine we ordered was good if expensive, the second glass was the wrong thing---a much sweeter wine and when I asked if it was the same thing they admitted they'd made an error, but... 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, 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
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view
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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