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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I dined there last night. A delightful meal, especially their signature trout dish, blackened and smothered in a cilantro/mint/olive oil coating. Divine! My wife's veggie pasta would have been perfect too, except the pasta itself was overcooked. Semifreddo dessert was scrumptious. Wine selection was small but well thought out, and the waiter was very helpful in early... More 

Thank CSGB
Toronto, ON
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An historic property with magnificent views of high peaks from the garden at the restaurant entrance sets the mood for an evening of fine dining. Two small dining rooms with sound separation are promising and bright. We began by sharing giant green olives stuffed with creamy blue cheese, encrusted with a light maize meal and fried to a perfect crispness,... More 

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Taos, New Mexico
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Great place, great staff and great food ~ the setting is one of the prettiest views in Taos. Annette and her crew are wonderful ~ don't miss it!

Thank taoskitty
Stevenson Ranch, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is as close to fast food as it gets without it being fast food. Plenty of seating. Great Mexican food. Very convenient on main road into tow.

Thank NicL66
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We visited El Meze for a celebratory dinner. The ambience, service and meal did not disappoint. The locally sourced food was inovative and delicious. The servings were plentiful but not overwhelming. The menu is varied and it was difficult to choose. W We look forward to trying the menu in the summer season next.

Thank Suzanne c
Denver, Colorado
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Braised short ribs and a Tamale were both GREAT, my wife had the short Ribs and I kept going back for another taste. ...wow. the Tamale was also very nice. probably a little too much greenery on it but t he sauce was very good. Will want to go back again. Worth the extra day to stay in Taos to... More 

1 Thank visit-often-to-NM
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I always enjoy this restaurant on my annual visits to Taos. The menu is limited and changes infrequently, and for some this might be a problem. Some of my favorites are the frites, the beans served as an appetizer, the grilled hearts of romaine, and the trout.

Thank Nat B
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Took my kids here for dinner, and we had a really great meal with a bunch of the very tasty "share plates" plus delicious desserts. Creative dishes, wonderfully attentive staff, lovely setting -- slam on the brakes and don't miss the driveway.

Thank ColoTraveler0
Taos, New Mexico
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This restaurant in an ancient adobe torreon is always a delight. In the summer, the patio views toward the mountains looking over Pueblo Land are spectacular. The changing menu and wine list are always interesting with the possibility of sharing small plates of a larger entrée.

Thank Taosrealtor
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88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely friendly setting with a number of small rooms each holding eight or so tables. They were very willing to accommodate my wife and who like to sit catty corner at the table. Service was excellent and upbeat. We often like to share a meal and so we ordered the collards as an appetizer, the seared romaine salad with a... More 

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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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?