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El Meze Restaurant

1017 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, Taos, NM 87571
+1 575-751-3337
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1017 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, Taos, NM 87571
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

After a month in Taos we finally made it to El Meze, food and service were excellent, Harley our server did a great job with wine selection and service. All of the staff were attentive and the decor was very cozy Southwest. We will dine...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2014

Tamales were delicious: spicy, but not too much. Good service, and excellent wine advice. Deserts were not as delicious as the main course, but then again, our server had kind of hinted at this...

1  Thank Toronto-ish
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Last trip to Taos, I did not try this restaurant. So many restaurants, so little time. This is Restaurant Week in Taos. The curb appeal of El Meze is, to say the least, lacking. Do not judge the book by its cover. I chose the...More

Thank Borden2013
Reviewed 28 February 2014

If you come during the summer they'll sit you in a covered patio area that looks out to the mountains. We came for dinner and the atmosphere was great. While it was a bit pricey, the food was delicious. I had the roasted chicken and...More

Thank Josh L
Reviewed 24 February 2014

We have a second home in Taos, and we visit frequently. We wanted to try a new restaurant, so we made an impromptu visit to El Meze. We were a larger than average group ( 3 families - 6 adults and 5 children). With that...More

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elmezeowner, Owner at El Meze Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2014

An unannounced party of 11 is a difficult party to seat no matter who the restaurant is or the time. For my boutique restaurant which is only 16 tables and most of them seating 2 people, it is even more difficult since I have to...More

Reviewed 20 February 2014

A great place for an intimate dinner. Wonderful food that is not usually found on most menus. The service was prompt, professional, & exceptional. The oxtail was rich and delicious! My wife & I made our first visit and will be back again.

Thank Albert H
Reviewed 20 February 2014

While we were disappointed with 2 other Taos "fine dining" restaurants El Meze was great. Our waiter was very pleasant and welcomed our 5 year old family member. He willingly split plates to feed our youngster from what the adults ordered and that food was...More

Thank brucewar
Reviewed 18 February 2014

The food here was a little unusual, especially for Taos, but it was great. The service was wonderful. A very nice wine selection. We had a tremendous dessert, some type of chocolate croissant bread pudding. Looks a little dumpy from the road but this place...More

Thank Mragan22
Reviewed 6 February 2014

My husband and I have read such great reviews on Tripadvisor about this restaurant. We are up to Taos several times each year so finding another place to go is always good. Very comfortable atmosphere and intimate dining. The service was great. We always appreciate...More

Thank joycesnorkel
Reviewed 24 January 2014

Harley the waiter took great care of us. It was a quiet night and they treated us like family. Fried stuffed blue cheese olives to start, with a slightly grilled hearts of romain was a great twist with manchego cheese. I had the pork, which...More

Thank gconley27
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Questions & Answers
8 May 2016|
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
Adrienne B
15 October 2015|
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
  • Value
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
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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