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El Meson

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Latin, Mexican, Spanish, South American, Colombian, Central American, Gluten Free Options
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903 E Dixie Dr, West Carrollton, OH 45449-1928
+1 937-859-8229
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived just before 5 on a Saturday, got right in. Wondered if it was as good as recommended, but it filled up quickly. We looked at the drink list and saw mojitos, decided to order a pitcher for the 2 of us to split, was the best choice of the evening. They were delicious and WELL made!!! Then we... More 

Thank steveandmo
Miamisburg, Ohio
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307 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I met a friend for lunch at El Meson. She enjoys fish tacos so that is what we ordered. I was a bit disappointed as the tacos were not as good as I had remembered. The service was very good, as always. The restaurant had a very nice atmosphere and is just something a bit different in the Dayton area.... More 

Thank timesharetraveler11
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Three couples recommended this restaurant to us. My husband took me on a date to El Meson but I was put off right away by the metal cutouts that decorated the restaurant and the food trucks that sat around. The service was great and other people were enjoying themselves as well as my husband. So if Mexican, Spanish, Latino food... More 

Thank Melody G
Dayton, Ohio
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Really excellent restaurant with an authentic Latin menu. Atmosphere makes you feel like you just took a trip away from Dayton. A truly hidden gem in Dayton.

1 Thank Azim S
Centerville, Ohio
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2,512 reviews
1,640 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,854 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

´Tis a grand February day. El Meson is the quintessential Latin American restaurant in the Greater Dayton Metropolitan area. El Meson merits a TripAdvisor Five Star rating. We take care to arrive prior to the noon hour of lunch, and find that El Meson is serving in the conservatory today. We select the “Godfather” table, and enjoy the total ambience.... More 

1 Thank SavantIII_11
Springfield, Virginia
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Had a wonderful return visit as part of a friend's retirement dinner. They had a limited menu (beef chicken and fish entrees), but everything was as delightful and service cheerful as we remembered from our many fine visits over the years. Delicious Margaritas and Sangria! Highly recommend for both business functions and that special night out.

Thank HalibutVA
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Chef Mark is the absolute best. so many awesome choices and the menu has new features monthly. We have trouble getting past our favorites whole tilapia deep fried in olive oil for me, seafood paella for my hubs. Great place to go for tapas and margaritas or sangria. The Castro family puts love into every diner's experience -- give it... More 

Thank Deb H
Beavercreek, Ohio
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We were greeted promptly at the door and seated right away. We were wearing coats and one of the servers took them and hung them up for us. I had the Beef Fahita which was excellent. I did not hear a complaint from others in my party.

Thank James W
Dayton, Ohio
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

My party of 50 just experienced an exceptional evening at El Meson. El Meson provided us a venue to celebrate our achievements in a beautiful surrounding with excellent food, drink and service. Our evening began with appetizers (Empanadillas, Manchego Cheese Puffs and Plantain Chips & Bean Salsa) and a selection of Soft Drinks, Mojitos, Margaritas and Sangria. Our party was... More 

Thank Angela09Dayton_Ohio
Dayton, Ohio
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We sat on the enclosed (tent) patio and shared the chip and dips tapas plate and Paella for two with our teenage daughter on an impromptu Thursday night out. The atmosphere was quirky and lovely with candles and tent heaters and plants everywhere, and, oh my the food! There were three different chips and salsas, and all were different and... More 

Thank donnavicca

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 35
Latin, Mexican, Spanish, South American, Colombian, Central American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 903 E Dixie Dr, West Carrollton, OH 45449-1928
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  West Carrollton
  • Phone Number: +1 937-859-8229

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?