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El Meson Restaurante Mexicano
Ranked #457 of 869 Restaurants in Chattanooga
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
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.
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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 April 24, 2014

Food and service were very good. My best friend took me here for my birthday! We had a great time. The atmosphere is really nice and place seems very clean.

1  Thank Linda B
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Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is not what I would call a typical Mexican menu. It has more variety and offers several menu options with recipes over 4 generations old. The service was friendly and the food was delicious. Some meals are larger enough to share.

1  Thank Ken K
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

Chattanooga is full of Mexican restaurants, but El Meson is by far the very best. I love both the Hamilton Place and Northgate restaurants and eat at them often. I highly recommend El Meson to anyone who is hungry.

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Thank Katherine F
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

Not the best Mexican food I have ever eaten but definitely the best Hixson has to offer. I am originally from Texas so I am somewhat hard to please when it comes to Mexican food but El Meson does a great job with some of their dishes. Ask for the Tomatillo sauce with the chips and get their spicy salsa instead of the mild which they typically furnish with their chips. Their guacamole if very good too.

Thank Billie V
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Not the best I have ever had but pretty good. Been there several times both the Northgate and Hamilton place locations have never had anything bad and some of it was quite good. They have a Sunday buffet but honestly I would just order what you want rather than getting buffet is not bad but made to order is better

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Thank Jeffrey H
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