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El Meson

#385 of 7,241 Restaurants in Houston}
₹₹ - ₹₹₹Latin, Spanish, Cuban
2425 University Blvd, Houston, TX 77005-3226
+1 713-522-9306
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average6%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“paella” (11 reviews)
“tapas” (17 reviews)
“plantains” (6 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Latin, Spanish, Cuban
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
2425 University Blvd, Houston, TX 77005-3226
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1 - 10 of 92 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere and good food. I had a sea bass that was great. Friends had Tex Mex dish that was just ok. Good wine selection but not so great beer selection. Great service and really friendly manager or owner.

Thank chucksierke
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Family owned, neighborhood oriented Cuban/Spanish/Mexican restaurant with a healthy wine list; a little bit pricey but very nice service and always accommodating. Good salads, enchiladas, fish, tapas.

Thank L C L
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This is a long time favorite of my son, but we had not visited in a while. Went today for lunch and both of us were very disappointed, and said that was the last time for us. Their prices have increased SIGNIFICANTLY, but the food...More

Thank Arleneschn
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We've been regulars at El Meson for 20 years. I eat a lot of Mexican food and I think El Meson has some of the best, if not the best, food in town. We often fight traffic and drive past Armando's, Chuy's, Pico's, El Tiempo,...More

Thank AJB830
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We visit this restaurant several times a year over the last decade. Finally, I have decided to write a review. This restaurant has very good tapas. It is not overly expensive and the service is friendly. I would recommend a glass/bottle of albarino with calamares...More

Thank NoveZamky
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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

1  Thank Snakehandler666
Reviewed 22 May 2017 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 18 May 2017 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 18 May 2017

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

Thank Mary Ellen R
Reviewed 19 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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