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“Try It” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Meson

El Meson
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Ranked #17 of 550 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $30
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Downtown
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
415 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Try It”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2014

The food was amazing, we had great Service it was very good and helpful, which was important for choosing among the many menu items as she told us her fav..Good selection of dishes, well presented and prepared. This is very clean, fresh and a nice place to have a meal

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank DD19351
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“El Meson”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2014

Had tapas, not on a par with Spain but reflecting local tastes. Good selection of dishes, well presented and prepared. Attentive but unobtrusive service, reasonably priced.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 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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1 Thank marilynandjohn
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Missouri City, Texas
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Fine Tapas Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

Eight of us dined at El Meson early Friday evening, before the Sante Fe opera. Service was very good and helpful, which was important for choosing among the many menu items. The Spanish wine selection also was very good. The restaurant, just a short distance from the Plaza was not crowded at that time. Arrive early for your reservation, because parking definitely is an issue.

Visited August 2014
Helpful?
Thank Brendan G
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“very snobbish”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

If their online reservation system is any indication of the restaurant's food and service i would avoid this place like I did. the quality restaurants in Santa Fe use Open Table, El Meson uses some Google concoction and get this - they say that just because you filled out the form does not mean you have reservation and they ask you if you are a local or a tourist!!!!

My wife said forget it - there are too many fine places with great food and wine in this town to deal with this hookem.

Visited August 2014
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2 Thank Graybits
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Playa Del Rey, CA
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“It Was So Good, We Went For A Two-fer!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Great spot just around the corner from the town plaza. Very friendly staff, with a cozy ambiance backed by an awesome traditional menu that weighs heavy on Spain's most popular dishes. In fact, it was so good that we made a reservation for the following evening!

Visited August 2014
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Thank VivaVinoVivaVino
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