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El Meze Restaurant

1017 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, Taos, NM 87571
+1 575-751-3337
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Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“trout” (148 reviews)
“chicharrones” (27 reviews)
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CUISINES
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€€€
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LOCATION
1017 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, Taos, NM 87571
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

we went for a graduation dinner celebration last night....and could not have been happier! attentive service without being overbearing. all four of us ordered differently and sharing was a delight. each dish had its' own sublime tastes and were definitely well crafted and tasted just...More

Thank maize12
Reviewed 22 May 2014

Dining alone, I ordered the trout with charmoula, which was perfectly boned and nicely seasoned. However, the only accompaniment was a salad. I had to request bread, though other tables seemed to have been given it, and there was little bulk to the meal without...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

First, the space is tight. Typically Taos tight. Which, considering that Taos is nothing but wide open spaces, makes no sense. Yet, almost all places in this town of space are cramped like this. OK. On to the food, mi amigos… Well, it’s lucky we...More

7  Thank Wolverine154
elmezeowner, Owner at El Meze Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2014

Witty, clever, a know it all and oh so politically correct. Little did I know that I had such a talented force in my restaurant – can you spell sarcasm? What I do know is that after reading all the reviews that you have posted...More

Reviewed 12 May 2014

Best trout ever. The roasted chicken was tasty and enough for two. The restaurant was attractive and warm.

Thank Ken G
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Finding this unassuming space along the road in Taos is a great find. The setting is rural, spacious, with a courtyard and seating area out of doors, the restaurant, a cozy and intimate cabin feel with warm bright colors and art. The menu is inspired,...More

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 10 May 2014

This was a fun place. The art work was terrific. The building it shared with a business was a bit strange but the atmosphere was fun and the food was so fresh. Outstanding dishes and the wait staff was very knowledgeable. We mentioned that we...More

Thank CindyTGates
Reviewed 10 May 2014

We showed up without a reservation on a Tuesday night. While they were able to seat us right away, the place was quite full, so I'd suggest making a reservation so you're not disappointed. We'd had a late lunch, so elected to share an appetizer,...More

Thank Mfred57
Reviewed 9 May 2014

One of us is gluten free, the other eats virtually anything. There was no trouble obtaining a delicious, unusual, and especially well prepared gluten free meal. The waiter recommended grilled romaine for starters, and they do not skimp on excellent quality cheese; then I ordered...More

Thank Amarylliss
Reviewed 7 May 2014

A highlight of our trip. Don't miss the Buffalo Tamales or the mushroom pasta. Knowledgeable waiter was so helpful, good wine list too. Really top notch.

Thank David f
Reviewed 27 April 2014

The online description of El Meze's trout dish brought us to dine there, and the dish was worthy of the trip. My pasta dish was delicious. The burnished gold color of the kiva fireplace near our table fit harmonized with the dark red walls. Our...More

Thank rotarymartin
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dbl06
8 May 2016|
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Response from elmezeowner | Property representative |
We are a very small boutique restaurant. We are about quality not quantity so we keep our menu limited to what we can execute to provide stellar food consistently in a timely fashion. We are not a restaurant meant for... More
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Adrienne B
15 October 2015|
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Response from elmezeowner | Property representative |
This is not a question but an opinion on how I deal with social media reviews. When a customers tells me or their server that everything is "fine" why would I think anything else. But then they post to the contrary, you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Meals
Dinner
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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