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“Great Saturday Afternoon Tapas” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mezon Tapas Bar and Restaurant

Mezon Tapas Bar and Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 272 Restaurants in Danbury
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Spanish, Latin, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located in the heart of the Mill Plain Road dining district in Danbury, Mezón Tapas Bar & Restaurant tastefully combines old world Spanish elegance with the passion and energy of the tropics. Our menu features an inventive fusion of Spanish, Latin American, and Caribbean inspired dishes, featuring locally grown and seasonal ingredients. We offer an extensive wine list that features some of the best wines from South America and Spain, and our full bar serves up signature cocktails to top it all off. Join us in our Euro-Caribbean dining room, a reflection of our fusion, or grab a table at our outdoor patio where you can relax and enjoy the best mojito and sangria around. From catering to sit down dining parties for individuals, families, and businesses alike, Mezón offers it all. Whether it's hanging out with old friends or meeting new people, Mezón's care free environment and exotic cocktails offer something fun and exciting for everyone. Prepare to be transported to a time of tradition, passion, flavor, and soul!
New York
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great Saturday Afternoon Tapas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

We met a friend here a few weeks ago for a Saturday Lunch. We had received recommendations from one of our favorite bartenders and decided to give it a try. I've heard it gets crowded, but on our visit for a noon lunch on Saturday there were only three other tables occupied so it was not noisy or crowded. It was a bit chilly inside. This did prompt me to order the butternut squash soup which was delicious and just what I needed on a cold afternoon. The individual plates (the three of us split about five or six) were all very good. It does take some time (they weren't crowded) so do order an appetizer if you are hungry. We had them bring the dishes out as they were ready so it was a succession of tastes and kept us from waiting until everything was ready. I tried the drink of the day which was a white sangria with a slice of apple and a kick of tequila. Mmmm.

The atmosphere is a little "you can tell this was something else before but they really tried to change it." Not enough to keep me from going back and maybe at night it has a little more ambiance.

The only other comment is that the bill does add up. I think we spent ~$150 for three with drinks (the guys did have a few beers each). It was all worth it, but not something we would do every weekend.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Danbury, Connecticut
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157 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Pretty Good Food / Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

As a person relatively new to Tapas I found this overall a good experience. Some of the dishes were extremely tasty, some so-so. Decor is very nice.

My only gripes were that it was exceptionally noisy and we did seem slightly cramped next to other other customers, as well as the table for two being extremely long and thus the combination of the table length and noise making it necessary to shout across the table to be heard by my girlfriend.

Somewhat pricey, but overall very nice and most dishes were very well done.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ron S
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Brewster
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53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great Tapas Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

We decided to try Mezon and we were not disappointed. Started with butcher block to share two cheeses and a Spanish ham, which was very good. We then moved on to four shared orders from the tapas menu. Each dish was nicely served one after another so it was relaxing. Particularly enjoyed the mussels and calamari. We would have probably been fine with three orders from the tapas menu, but all in all we were very satisfied with the quality of the food, the atmosphere and service.

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Thank Ray M
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Danbury, CT
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Very Welcoming!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

Having had Tapas in Spain, I am always hesitant when I go to a restaurant here in the US simply because they don't get the idea. I can report that Mezon does understand the idea.

Mezon is small. And popular. Very popular. If you intend on eating in the restaurant, I highly suggest making reservations. The bar, while small, is welcoming and I can state that Rawan and Jason go out of their way to keep things rolling in terms of the great drinks and suggestions from the menu.

The decor is comfortable, albeit a bit sparse, but that's not really the point. I was there for the food and wine, which are (as reported before) very much worth the effort. During the warm months, and outside, walled patio keeps things semi private and comfortable. During the colder months, the warmth of the service and the Spanish influenced music keeps thing rolling.

The small plates can best be expressed as just enough and savory. The empanadas were great, but the dipping sauce could have been better.The Coxinha Brazileira were delicious and the three sauces made the dish. I could go on, but strongly suggest you explore the menu and drinks on your own, as that is part and parcel to the fun of Tapas @ Mezon! Enjoy!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Stuart, Florida
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91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Food and service very good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

All the small plates we tried were great. Had the scallops with coconut rice for the entrée and was very tasty. The wine list is somewhat lacking. On the more expensive side for Danbury, but worth it.

Visited December 2012
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