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EL Mez

Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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8700 US Highway 51 N, Minocqua, WI 54548-9331
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 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Of course the Margaritas were yum and so was the food. The waiter's and waitresses do need to be a little more attentive and personable. The only thing I wished was better was the salsa that comes with the chips...it tastes more like tomato sauce then salsa. Suggest getting guacamole and mixing it to have some taste.

Thank Cissy M
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We make a point to stop here for lunch either on our way home from "up North". It is by far one of the best Mexican restaurants I have ever been to. The food is fantastic and the service is great. They have seating out doors as well. Great place.

Thank Bitsybubbles7
Woodruff, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered take out and was horrified when we opened the salsa. It was covered with thick mold and so rotten it actually was bubbling. I don't know how they could give us something like that and think I wouldn't bring it back. No one would say anything but I will tell the management. Which called me and said you... More 

Thank Randy M
North Liberty, Iowa
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is outstanding and the service is super friendly. We were there on a really busy weekend and the server could have been understandably frazzled, but he wasn't. He was attentive and enjoyable. Our food came quickly and each dish was great. We make it a point to have dinner here when we're in town.

Thank Beth F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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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95 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

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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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 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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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

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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9 restaurant reviews
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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 

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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, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
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 US Highway 51 N, Minocqua, WI 54548-9331
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Minocqua
  • Phone Number: 7153567975

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