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“Looking for good mexican in town”

El Meson Restaurante Mexicano
Ranked #429 of 841 Restaurants in Chattanooga
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Description: Many years ago, in the state of Jalisco in Mexico, the land was dotted with farms growing the blue agave plant-the plant crucial for making tequila. There were inns scattered among the farms, inns that had stables, restaurants, bars, and were a place where the workers from the farms would come together, a place where they could be comfortable together. That comfort-that togetherness-was exactly what the Ruiz's were aiming for when they opened El Meson Restaurante Mexicano over twenty years ago at Hamilton Place. In early 2009, a second El Meson Restaurante Mexicano opened in Hixson. The new restaurant is at 248 Northgate Mall Dr., Suite 114 in the Northgate Mall area and seats approximately 250 people. It too, hearkens back to the comfortable atmosphere and family cooking that have made the original such a favorite.
Reviewed September 22, 2012

We are new to the area and are trying out different restaurantes in and around Chattanooga. Chips and Salso were good. Fajita meat was cut a little thick and chewy. Chicken dish was good but nothing exceptional.. the waitress was very nice and attentive. We will keep looking trying to find the right one.

1  Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Beware of this resturant! We wanted a quiet evening to enjoy a few drinks & have a nice meal. El Meson was a TERRIBLE choice. As we were getting out of our vehicle we noticed several men wandering/staggering in the parking lot. We assumed they were leaving ...more on that later. Upon entering the resturant we were promptly seated. We were served very STALE chips and WATERY BLAND margaritas. At this point the men in the parking lot reentered the resturant and commenced very loud, rude conversation at the table behind us. They were obviously very drunk. We could not carry on a conversation as they were so loud. At one point management asked them to leave at which point they became even louder and they began to curse. Management left them in the resturant !!!Even though it was obvious several customers were noticing and leaving!! We were packing up ready to leave also when our food arrived. By this time we had lost our appetites and just wanted to go, but we started to eat...at this point the drunks were leaving as their driver came in and threatened to leave them if they didn't go with him. Finally after 45 minutes we had peace and quiet. Of course our meal was ruined, and we will NEVER visit this establishment again. We spoke to the manager about the DRUNKS and were told they were REGULARS. (as if that made it ok to let it continue!) I guess its ok to be rude and offensive if you are a regular. Manager was defensive and obviously didn't care if we were not happy. The only good point was our waiter...he was very good and apoligized several times for the drunks. As stated before the chips were very stale and our food was just so-so. Visit this resturant if you want to have a bad evening!

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4  Thank teresah678
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

There is not a lot I can say because it has quite sometime since I have been to El Meson. Being a local that is a shame, because they do have the best Mexican food around. However I really would love to see them update the interior. I have been frequenting here since their opening, & the chairs & tables are still the same & starting to show their age. None the less the food is super.

Thank mcd8929
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

Good TexMex. Potent drinks, good guacamole. Good location near Hamilton Place Mall. Easy access to major roads.

Thank peggydill
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

Sunday Brunch on Father's Day was a bit crowded, but who wants to eat in an empty restaurant? I had the buffet with omlet cooked to order - everything was fabulous. Not excellent, but very good for a buffet - and it was kept well stocked considering the crowded circumstances. We ate on the patio, nice an quiet. Management presence was obvious, staff friendly and quick - again - considering the crowd. I think they pulled it off nicely.

1  Thank Aimlessamos
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