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El Meson

) #320 of 7,176 Restaurants in Houston $$ - $$$ Latin, Spanish, Cuban
2425 University Blvd, Houston, TX 77005-3226
+1 713-522-9306
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average5%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (14 reviews)
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Latin, Spanish, Cuban
$$ - $$$
2425 University Blvd, Houston, TX 77005-3226
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A non pretentious,white tablecloth restaurant that is well worn a visit. Spanish, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Mexican fusion served in a comfortable atmosphere. Our Waiter from Madrid gave perfect recommendations and elegant, but not stuffy service. Can't wait to go back and dive into their extensive...More

Thank Snakehandler666
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

El Meson is a nice romantic spot for lunch or dinner with a nice glass of wine. It has nice Cuban cuisine with friendly service. It is nestled in Rice Village on University Blvd. and provides valet parking on busy evenings (quite helpful). We enjoy...More

Thank jswflights
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love El Meson. Ate there again last night and the Tampiquena was as awesome as always. As well as the service. But just one request.... I guess the owner is really proud of his wine selections but every time we go, the list is...More

Thank AJB830
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere, great service, and awesome food. The sangria was delicious and the quail outstanding.

Thank Mary Ellen R
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

I went to El Meson twice while I was in Houston recently. This place was recommend when asked about Mexican Cuban food. We both ate a Cuban Lunch the first time and we enjoyed it so I insisted on going back for dinner before we...More

Thank Stacey H
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Excellent TAPAS, but a limited tapas menu nice wine selection. Very good service. Nice atmosphere and close to the medical center

Thank allergyfl
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Had dinner again at El Meson this week. We eat at many of the Mexican restaurants in town and we think El Meson has the best food and is the most underrated in Houston. The Carne Asada a la Tampiquena is fabulous. I get it...More

Thank AJB830
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

the food here is ok. But the attitude of the severs and reception here is too bad. They're so racist and despise, especially w Asian and without "suit" customers. We wore normally because we had just com back from the beach and they think like...More

Thank Brian N
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We were early for our 6:30 reservation, but had no trouble getting a table for 2 at the window. Our waiter, Armando, was very knowledgeable and suggested 2 "Tapas" for us: the Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Riojano sausage & Blue Cheese and the Albondigas Al Jerez...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This place looks understated and doesn't have a particularly vibrant atmosphere but the food is fabulous. Cuban and Mexican specialties. The Tampiquena is the best in Houston. Service is really good too. I highly recommend it.

Thank AJB830
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2425 University Blvd, Houston, TX 77005-3226
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-522-9306
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