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El Meze Restaurant

1017 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, Taos, NM 87571
+1 575-751-3337
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“trout” (144 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1017 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, Taos, NM 87571
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1 - 10 of 669 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We so enjoyed our evening at El Meze. The view of the mountains is incredibly beautiful and the food was superb. We were told the restaurant is closing soon (owners are retiring I think) so try to catch a visit while they are still open.

Thank squid107
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant expecting great food with beautiful views. We got the views as advertised. There were four of us eating on this perfect September evening. After reviewing the menu, two of us had the Trout which was excellent and two of us...More

Thank sluggersam
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful romantic evening with a incredible view of the Taos Mountains. The sunset was divine. The food and wine were top notch, 5 star quality. Loved every moment of the evening. They told us they are closing in October 2017. GO THERE...More

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fred is an excellent chef! He is consistently excellent and it is a shame he gone beyond a finalist in the Beard competition! He deserves it

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I dined here and had a wonderful time. The food was excellent and the service was friendly and attentive. We started off with the jamon serrano and grilled romaine hearts. Both were delicious and we loved the pairing of the jamon and...More

1  Thank Kara Q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Is the bomb! Its front row seat to Taos Mountain. The Summer is Divine here. I love the food and staff too. They create some great unique dishes and the staff are very attentive.

Thank janawilson2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner and sat on the patio. Lovely view of the mountains. Service was quick and kind with a sense of humor. Had the tamales which were amazing, though really hot. The desert special was lemon curd ice cream with raspberries and pistachios....More

Thank Anders B
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed dining here but not 5 star worthy. Menu very limited. When only 5-6 entrees there are usually specials but there were none. No fish available. I had the romaine salad, very good,and pasta which was quite tasty, however, I could count the strands of...More

Thank efloresNY
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We ate here last weekend when visiting Taos. It was perfect. We were seated outside and it was a little chilly but the heaters and blankets provided were so comfortable. The menu was superb. Recommend the trout or tamales. We finished off by sharing the...More

Thank Cynthia M
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Three of us enjoyed a dinner here - agreed that it must be the best or almost the best place in town. Food was traditional (carne adovada), yet creative (watermellon salad). Wine was wonderful! We will return! Loved the charming little rooms!

Thank jbsarts
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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
Local cuisine, View, 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
  • E-mail
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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