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El Meze Restaurant - CLOSED

1017 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, Taos, NM 87571
+1 575-751-3337
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“trout” (147 reviews)
“chicharrones” (32 reviews)
“grilled romaine” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Southwestern, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
1017 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, Taos, NM 87571
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1 - 10 of 674 reviews

Reviewed October 19, 2017

We were visiting Taos and had heard ahead of time that one of the finest restaurants in that area, El Meze, was closing due the the retirement of the owner and chef. So we booked our reservation and were glad we did. First and fascinating...More

Thank MontanaMike2013
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

I wanted our 10th Anniversary dinner to be special, and our experience here was perfect. The staff was amazing - "friendly" and "courteous" would be understatements. The food was extraordinary. Our table faced the mountains at sunset. Perfect! Our thanks and gratitude to the staff...More

Thank GoodServiceLover
Reviewed October 2, 2017

The food was delicious and distinctly prepared with New Mexican flavor. All of the dishes we tried had great flavor and a southwest twist. The service was wonderful.

Thank georgeniavantuyl
Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

A friendly restaurant, informal atmosphere but refined food where the name meze means small sharing plates in the Middle East and Mediterranean. The food is mainly Mexican with s strong local touch, using local produce. The Chiles used by themselves or in sauces are absolutely...More

2  Thank jakjabes
Reviewed September 26, 2017

This restaurant was delicious. We had the heirloom tomato salad, the trout and the posole. It is a shame that it is closing next month.

1  Thank sassystein
Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful late summer dinner on the patio with a great view of the mountains as the sun set. Two special appetizers / Share dishes were outstanding. 4-5 different Heirloom tomatoes with a very mild goat cheese and local green bean dish were out of this...More

Thank Daniel H
Reviewed September 13, 2017

We so enjoyed our evening at El Meze. The view of the mountains is incredibly beautiful and the food was superb. We were told the restaurant is closing soon (owners are retiring I think) so try to catch a visit while they are still open.

Thank squid107
Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

We went to this restaurant expecting great food with beautiful views. We got the views as advertised. There were four of us eating on this perfect September evening. After reviewing the menu, two of us had the Trout which was excellent and two of us...More

Thank sluggersam
Reviewed September 7, 2017

This is a wonderful romantic evening with a incredible view of the Taos Mountains. The sunset was divine. The food and wine were top notch, 5 star quality. Loved every moment of the evening. They told us they are closing in October 2017. GO THERE...More

Thank Linda A
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Fred is an excellent chef! He is consistently excellent and it is a shame he gone beyond a finalist in the Beard competition! He deserves it

Thank Michael M
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$20 - $50
Southwestern, Mediterranean
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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