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El Meson Restaurante Mexicano

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2204 Hamilton Place Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-6002
+1 423-894-8726
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here several times because some of my family likes this restaurant. The most recent time we went here we went with friends. I don't remember what it was they ordered, but they took a bite and said it tasted like lasagna. When they complained, the waitress said that that was their standard salsa. Our friends told her... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

This was the crummiest mexican joint that I've been in. The salsa/chile tastes like pickle relish, the enchiladas bland and the sangria contained a backstroking fly--yes, a bug was trying out for the Olympics in the cocktail. The whole experience required over an hour and a half, including a 45 minute wait from order to food (loosely categorized) delivery. Then,... More 

Thank Buffalogr
Knoxville, Tennessee
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377 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I always love eating here! Many great food selections and sides! The chips and salsa are fresh and very flavorful! I had the Pollo a la Parrilla is was great! My other guest had the El Gordo Burrito and it is one of my favorites and they all said it was great! Always love this place and enjoy the food!!!... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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593 reviews
446 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

I had the chicken burrito it was good but nothing special. Like all Mexican restaurants they give you chips and salsa while you wait for your food. I will go back and am anxious to try something different!

Thank CRLoveToTravel
Nashville, TN
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91 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Stopped by for a quick late lunch but ended up with enough for two meals. Both my wife and I were only able to eat about half of what was served. The food and service were good, prices seemed a little high but for the amount of food, can't complain. Chips and salsa were delicious too!

Thank travelerted
Hixson, Tennessee
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152 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Stopped in recently for a quick bite, ordered the fajita nachos, as indicated they were served hot with plenty of queso and grilled chicken, They were awesome!

Thank laboaks53
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

El Meson is a horrible place to go especially with a lot of people because the service is horrible. One time my brothers fork was bent and had hair in it on the same day. It took them an 40 minutes to take our drink order and an hour for the food and they messed up the food. My friend... More 

Thank vivekpatel21
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Thought to myself, parking lot is packed, if it's local tags it must be good. I was craving chili relleno and enchilada. I ordered beef enchilada and the chili relleno. I got a chicken enchilada that only after tearing it up to cut into it I find that's what it was. Very tough corn tortilla and tough chicken. The chili... More 

Thank Sandra S
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

What a great restaurant. Parking lot was full when we pulled up which is always good. Short 10 minute wait on a busy Thursday night. Full bar, food was awesome and the atmosphere was true Mexican. Staff very attentive. Restaurant is very clean. Best Mexican food I have had in ages. They have two locations, Hamilton Mall area and one... More 

Thank jaxdeb
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

I have been to this restaurant five times. Service is average sometimes and sometimes it is very good. Yet what makes me come back is the flavor of their food. Their taco salad with chicken or steak is amazingly tasty.

Thank Joseph5773

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2204 Hamilton Place Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-6002
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-894-8726
Many years ago, in the state of Jalisco in Mexico, the land was dotted with farms growing the blue agave plant-the plant crucial for making tequila. There were inns scattered among the farms, inns that had stables, restaurants, bars, and were a place where the workers from the farms would come together, a place where they could be comfortable together. That comfort-that togetherness-was exactly what the Ruiz's were aiming for when they opened El Meson Restaurante Mexicano over twenty years ago at Hamilton Place.

In early 2009, a second El Meson Restaurante Mexicano opened in Hixson. The new restaurant is at 248 Northgate Mall Dr., Suite 114 in the Northgate Mall area and seats approximately 250 people. It too, hearkens back to the comfortable atmosphere and family cooking that have made the original such a favorite.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?