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El Meze Restaurant

1017 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, Taos, NM 87571
+1 575-751-3337
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chicharrones” (40 reviews)
“trout” (140 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1017 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, Taos, NM 87571
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

Everything about it was delightful. The Dinning room is beautifully decorated, the fire place adds a romantic spark to an already charming room, the white table clothes really complement a sense of Sophistication. The food appeared to be prepared with so much love that you...More

1  Thank Maryvonne M
Reviewed 26 November 2013

We were seated immediately when we arrived. Michael the world's cutest most professional waiter was terrific. We had the Bolita Beans with cheese onions and was served with flat bread which we used for dipping. Our salad was filled with fresh ingredients , but the...More

2  Thank Mary M
Reviewed 5 November 2013

another cozy house-turned-to-restaurant. great food. A friend found this new restaurant. we all loved our food. kale/mushroom salad (that night's special) to start with. two of us chose duck dish. another had trout. all superb. service was excellent.

1  Thank terry h
Reviewed 4 November 2013

Our innkeeper recommended this restaurant to us, and we had a wonderful meal, and a wonderful evening, there. The food was absolutely delicious, the restaurant was small and charming, and the owner of the restaurant, who happened to serve us that evening, couldn't have been...More

1  Thank Vicki F
Reviewed 30 October 2013

Nice selection of small plates (appetizer size) and large plates; many alternatives, with creative desserts. The plates may be easily shared; this I strongly recommend, allowing trying the several alternatives. Good options for vegetarians. No fish dishes. As consistent as the food has been, the...More

Thank DJT12
Reviewed 27 October 2013

We went on the advice of fellow travelers using Trip Advisor, and El Meze was just a delight for our 25th anniversary dinner. Service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Food was surprising in its creativity, particularly the desserts! Everything was great and the...More

1  Thank Samuel H
Reviewed 24 October 2013

The menu is small but the food was delicious. The salad, entree and desert were all originalWine selection was good, and the Waiter, Michael is very professional. The Owner is hands on, fully involved and she takes great personal pride in delivering a very satisfying...More

Thank Jon B
Reviewed 20 October 2013

We arrived at 5:30 (had reservations as it is a small restaurant.) Thus we were the first ones in the restaurant and were really happy to have Isaac as our waiter as he knew the history of the restaurant and so many other things of...More

Thank Kenyagirl247
Reviewed 17 October 2013

Charming little place with good service and delicious food. We had the Roasted poblanos (!!), Chiccarones(!!), buffalo tamale, Frijoles (!!) and donuts in chocolate for dessert. I would definitely come here again. Nice wine selection, too.

Thank julia S
Reviewed 17 October 2013

This was absolutely an explosion of flavors! Everything was awesome from the appetizer to the dessert! If you go, make sure you order the roasted Poblano appetizer - to die for! Service was great as well.

Thank Phil K
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Why such a limited menu when Taos has visitors from all over the US and abroad? For example: one steak selection, one fish selection, no lamb, no seafood selection. Odd. And dress code is casual elegant? Really? In Taos?
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
When a customer says their meal is 'fine' at an upscale dining place (and not great) I would think a good restauranteer would do something to make it better. A little honey goes a long way like a comp'ed dessert or coffee. The long winded defense responces of the owner show they aren't really interested in their dinners. Frasca's (one of Gayots top 40 USA restaurant) and Blackbelky (chef Hosea Rosenberg from Top Chef) in Boulder would always take the high road.
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
USD 20 - USD 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
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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