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EL Mez

Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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8700 Hwy. 51, Minocqua, WI
11:00 am - 10:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 am
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Six members of our family enjoyed the good food at El Mez for lunch after visiting the Wildwood Wildlife Park. There is something for everyone with great service, too.

Thank Kathy A
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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86 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went as an extended family of 7 people. Sometimes, it can take a long time to get seated and served, but at El mez, the staff was quick, friendly, and efficient. The menu has a lot of variety, without being overwhelming. Of course, most of the food is Mexican, but they do have some more american dishes that the... More 

Thank madcitypaul
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Reasonable prices,with quick service. Ate there tonight . Large menu with good selection. The place was busy, but got waited on quickly and food served right away. The food was good enough but not real authentic Mexican food! Would go again!

Thank lazyTJ
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not as spicy as I prefer but a great value. Friendly staff great service. Large menu with some items for those who like American cuisine.

Thank Lin O
Minocqua, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Have been back about 3 times since a not so great prior review and felt it needed an update. The food seems much better, not sure why but we have definitely noticed. Drinks and food are served quickly. One thing that remains the same is the great customer service. They have some of nicest staff in the area. They are... More 

Thank K5480JRbarbarac
Minocqua, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I've been to this restaurant many times since it opened. My children like it a lot. I like the attentive staff, the speed that meals are delivered, the decor and mood of the place. I used to have a couple things I enjoyed. One was the fajita vegetables. But the last couple of trips the vegetables were so overcooked they... More 

Thank Pat B
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

the service is good, food is good. close to hotel and plenty of seating. Margaritas are very good. We stop in every year

Thank Jodi H
Richfield, Wisconsin
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88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

El Mez is decorated beautifully. It has a "fun" atmosphere! The service was good. But the food was just "ok". I think our Mexican nights at home taste better. The enchiladas were very dry. I don't recommend the enchiladas. The Taco Salad would be a great choice because it is served in a very unique way!

Thank FroggyFive
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

again very great service server gave us enough time to look at the menu...enjoy the drink and talk privately between us.....

Thank 222shirleyh
Minocqua, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Not authentic and pretty bland if you are used to good Mexican food. The salsa tastes like it is out of a can, cheese reminds me of Cheese Whiz. Overall, it is okay if you don't want to drive farther for better Mexican. Being from Chicago and Arizona, I guess I am expecting a little too much for the area.... More 

Thank K5480JRbarbarac

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 am
11:00 am - 9:30 am
11:00 am - 9:30 am
11:00 am - 9:30 am
11:00 am - 9:30 am
11:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8700 Hwy. 51, Minocqua, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Minocqua
  • Phone Number: 7153567975

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