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El Meze Restaurant

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1017 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, Taos, NM 87571 (Hail Creek)
+1 575-751-3337
17:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Englewood, Colorado
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little restaurant! Excellent service, really friendly staff and the food was fantastic. Had the whole trout which was sooo good and cooked in a different way than I had before. The grilled romaine salad was excellent too. Very warm inside and nice décor. More of a couple’s place than a place to take a large group of people.

1 Thank James H
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner at this popular restaurant was pleasantly confirmed as we'd read many positive reviews. We were greeted warmly, and shown to our table which was in one of the several colorful, rooms accented with attractive local, contemporary art. My fish dinner was one of the best I've had in a while as it was dressed in a lovely herb sauce.... More 

Thank Lari A
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We love this restaurant. The food is delicious and never fails to disappoint. The fish is excellent. The service is great. The best is in the summer when you can sit on the patio and look at the beautiful gardens and the mountains.

1 Thank Sharon G
Los Angeles
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

First, I live in Taos so I've been to every restaurant. I love this place! The decor is fun, artistic, unique and funky. The servers are personal, informed and attentive.The food is excellent. It's an all around great experience.I think this is one of the top two restaurants in Taos.

1 Thank DonaldGraham
Chicago, Illinois
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Try the trout- it's really special. But the rib eye was simply outstanding. Grilled romaine salad was memorable- I even took a pic. Nice wine list. Friendly waitress. I've eaten in many upscale restaurants and El Meze measured up very well. Sadly it was too cold this week to eat on the terrace- would have loved that. Only criticism: As... More 

1 Thank cordelia11
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The chef's a James Beard winner and you'll soon know why with the varied menu selections. I got the charbroied trout which was absulutely done to perfection. The wait staff knew their stuff, answere questions on how the meal was prepared and what wines to pair with each entree. Service was impeccable. A true dining experience.

Thank Carlton B
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Our usual place, Orlando's, was packed (it was before 6pm) so we headed back towards town and saw this place that we had noticed when we passed it going to Orlando's. There were not a lot of cars in the parking lot so we quickly checked Trip Advisor and decided to give it a try. The service was wonderful. The... More 

Thank Lookylou8
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201 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We ate here our first night in Taos and it was a good dining experience. The food is very good and the location, while a bit outside of town, was worth the short trip. Menu is small but very tasty although some of the dishes are spicy. All the food and desserts were great.

Thank Elaine D
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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172 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Went on recommendation of B & B. Was a little concerned when we saw location. We were pleasantly surprised. Service was great and food was even better. Only disappointment was no full bar (wine/beer only) but we found this at several other restaurants. Grilled romaine salad and local tomato salad were really wonderful.

Thank jads8627
Boulder, Colorado
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We very much enjoyed El Meze. Food was creatively prepared, and appealed to our need for healthy options. We were very pleased to find this restaurant and highly recommend. It is not Mexican/ New Mexican food, but there are lots of good places in Taos for that.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1017 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, Taos, NM 87571
    (Hail Creek)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos
  • Phone Number: +1 575-751-3337
We are located in the El Torreon Hacienda built in 1847 which reflects our philosophy, our food and the historical influences of Taos. From June - September we have patio seating under a tent with twinkle lights and the most incredible view of Taos Mountain.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?