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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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Charleston, South Carolina
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87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2013

Nice selection of small plates (appetizer size) and large plates; many alternatives, with creative desserts. The plates may be easily shared; this I strongly recommend, allowing trying the several alternatives. Good options for vegetarians. No fish dishes. As consistent as the food has been, the superficial, "plastic" and off-putting waiter was annoying, and unable to handle a station that took... More 

Thank DJT12
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2013

We went on the advice of fellow travelers using Trip Advisor, and El Meze was just a delight for our 25th anniversary dinner. Service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Food was surprising in its creativity, particularly the desserts! Everything was great and the bill was less than I would have expected for this level of quality. We went... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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113 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2013

The menu is small but the food was delicious. The salad, entree and desert were all originalWine selection was good, and the Waiter, Michael is very professional. The Owner is hands on, fully involved and she takes great personal pride in delivering a very satisfying dining experience. I also appreciated her morning coffee suggestion. Staff were all friendly and the... More 

Thank Jon B
Hartford, Wisconsin
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2013

We arrived at 5:30 (had reservations as it is a small restaurant.) Thus we were the first ones in the restaurant and were really happy to have Isaac as our waiter as he knew the history of the restaurant and so many other things of interest to you. We had the Roasted Red Pepper with Goat Cheese which we shared... More 

Thank Kenyagirl247
Castle Rock, Colorado
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2013

Charming little place with good service and delicious food. We had the Roasted poblanos (!!), Chiccarones(!!), buffalo tamale, Frijoles (!!) and donuts in chocolate for dessert. I would definitely come here again. Nice wine selection, too.

Thank julia S
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2013

This was absolutely an explosion of flavors! Everything was awesome from the appetizer to the dessert! If you go, make sure you order the roasted Poblano appetizer - to die for! Service was great as well.

Thank Phil K
New Jersey
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95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Delicious and locally fresh appetizers/entrees. Colorful décor and nice atmosphere. Light background music. Romantic but relaxed. The staff was so friendly and helpful. A little chilly to sit outside, but nice patio to view the mountains if in warmer months. We would love to go back!

Thank ecogirl71
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133 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Wonderful wait staff, they really know the menu. They made great recommendations on food, wine, and dessert. If I you like fish....get the trout. The ice cream dessert with the almond syrup is to die for. Intimate venue.

Thank Margaret W
Houston, Texas, United States
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2013

After little more than a year, I returned to El Meze to share in its delights with a good friend. No one was disappointed! The food was just as excellent this year as it was last year when we visited. This is not only the best restaurant in Taos, but one of the very best in the entire Southwest.

Thank Joan J
wilmington, de
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Make a reservation just before sunset, the view of the Mountain is fantastic! For dessert, order their fried whole donut covered in chocolate!

Thank Bryson D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
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