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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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Elizabeth, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Went there for my wife's birthday. Ordered off the restaurant week menu. Really was just their regular menu consolidated. Nothing special at all. For the first course I Actually wanted to add salt to the appetizer of pork belly. How does one make pork belly bland? Wife got the steak and frites. Meat had lots of gristle. The fries (frites)... More 

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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is gorgeous inside, there is a very cozy warm intimate vibe going on. The server was very sweet but seemed to be scrambling around and so stressed out when talking to us. Everything we ordered was not hot at all. My date and I got the olives, noodle dish, and duck. The textures in the noodle dish were... More 

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Taos, New Mexico
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

An annual event to set your calendar for. A family of extraordinary wines from Spain paired with Chef Fred's intriguing and unique cuisine. Ranging from shaved fresh scallops with kiwi to braised lamb resting tenderly in the most exquisite broth. Fun, delicious, memorable.

Thank Tim M
Toronto, Canada
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We had some excellent meals in New Mexico and this was definitely one that stood out. A small menu with seasonal, fresh ingredients created an slightly different interpretation of Southwestern cuisine. Lovely setting and excellent service.

Thank SkyboxTO
Augusta, Georgia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

What a pleasant surprise! Elegant restaurant, attentive service and interesting menu. Truchas Yerba Buena was perhaps the best trout dish I have ever had. Creative, tasty, accompanied by the freshest, lightest salad. Grilled as whole, the fish was expertly de-boned and beautifully presented.

Thank Juliette234
Santa Fe
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Over the last years we had dinner at El Meze several times. The food is consistently excellent and the setting is very relaxing. In decent weather food is served on a covered patio overlooking their garden.

Thank Meikie1948
Taos, New Mexico
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Went there for my birthday; every dish was so delicious. I love that there menu is small, because to me that means everything is fresh. Our server, Kelly, was very professional, and informative about every dish she put in front of us. It was a pleasure talking to her.

Thank Starlillies
Englewood, Colorado
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Great little restaurant! Excellent service, really friendly staff and the food was fantastic. Had the whole trout which was sooo good and cooked in a different way than I had before. The grilled romaine salad was excellent too. Very warm inside and nice décor. More of a couple’s place than a place to take a large group of people.

1 Thank James H
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Dinner at this popular restaurant was pleasantly confirmed as we'd read many positive reviews. We were greeted warmly, and shown to our table which was in one of the several colorful, rooms accented with attractive local, contemporary art. My fish dinner was one of the best I've had in a while as it was dressed in a lovely herb sauce.... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We love this restaurant. The food is delicious and never fails to disappoint. The fish is excellent. The service is great. The best is in the summer when you can sit on the patio and look at the beautiful gardens and the mountains.

1 Thank Sharon G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 50
Mediterranean, 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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View
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?