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“Consistent and inexpensive fast Mexican food and reliable staff.”
Review of EL Mez

EL Mez
Ranked #28 of 56 Restaurants in Minocqua
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

Cute, clean fast food Mexican restaurant. Meals are super cheap. Huge menu. Food always tastes good and tastes the same each time we dine. Never surprised. Crisp, fresh tortilla chips and salsa served complimentary. Yummy pina coladas! Hard working staff. Pleased to see the same smiling staff each time we dine. Certainly not a 5 star, white table cloth, restaurant and should only be judged on comparison to restaurants of the same caliber. Good food.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

I don't really think about eating Mexican food when I'm in the North woods of Wisconsin, but my husband loves it, so ate here as it was his turn to pick. Big new building with what looked like a lot of cars in the parking lot, sign out celebrating their 2nd anniversary, so headed in for a chile relleno lunch. The service was fast & friendly, but food should have been delivered with a side of embarrassment. This was the blandest plate of food on the planet. Seriously, the salsa was ketchup and the enchilada sauce had not even a hint of spice. Everything had been well prepared but with no taste whatsoever. We now refer to El Mez as Les Mis.

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Thank Margaret B
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Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely the most delish!!! Best Mexican food I've had in a long time! One must eat here if they have any taste for Mexican food! Well done!!!

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Thank Wattsy15
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

El Mez is part of a chain, and I would say the serve "Mexican-Style" food rather than mexican food. The menu is standard and the preparation is OK. The Guacamole was good, but the chicken fajitas were short on the vegetables.

1  Thank ScoutMidwest
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

When El Mez opened, the rumor was that the mexican food would have less heat in it, than if the restaurant were in the southwestern US. This is true. Apparently people in the north do not like much heat in their food.

Having lived in Arizona part time for the past 16 yrs, and eaten a lot of mexican food in that part of the country, El Mez could spice up their food to a more authentic level. That being said, the food is good, the service is good, but the atmosphere is noisy. They seem to have a problem sometimes with splitting the check between two parties, but that is a minor consideration.

Would I go back? Absolutely!

Thank Gary B
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