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El Meson Restaurante Mexicano

2204 Hamilton Place Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-6002
+1 423-894-8726
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good28%
  • Average21%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible15%
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2204 Hamilton Place Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-6002
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for lunch on our way through town...Everything still great, except there seems to be a smell as you approach the bathrooms... Good thing I went AFTER we ate. I had the shrimp and avacado salad, it was fresh and wonderful.

Thank Liz-RonB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service is excellent!!!! There food is awesome and the best margarita's!!!! If you want to watch sports they have a lot of tv's.

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Every time we go here to eat , it is the same exact experience over and over it does not matter who is waiting on our table. The service is terrible. We have gone during slow times and busy times- and still the service is...More

Thank lacy j
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Drinks were good. We ordered the premium margaritas. The food was typical Tex-Mex. Unfortunately nothing spectacular that would say to me, "I have to go there."

Thank BigGuy01923
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Good, friendly, fast service but the food was just ok. Business lunch, I ordered chicken burrito, associate ordered shrimp, chicken, and steak fajitas. Chips and salsa were good. Prices reasonable. Overall look of the place, it needs some maintenance. I would look for something better.

Thank mobile_corner_office
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I took my wife here for a date last month. We both enjoy authentic Mexican food and we had a coupon for $5 off an entree. I ordered a steak and shrimp dish. I was surprised when my shrimp came with claws and everything. I...More

Thank 1967Yankeesfan
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I have been here several times because some of my family likes this restaurant. The most recent time we went here we went with friends. I don't remember what it was they ordered, but they took a bite and said it tasted like lasagna. When...More

Thank ucfknighted
Reviewed 20 December 2016

This was the crummiest mexican joint that I've been in. The salsa/chile tastes like pickle relish, the enchiladas bland and the sangria contained a backstroking fly--yes, a bug was trying out for the Olympics in the cocktail. The whole experience required over an hour and...More

Thank Buffalogr
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I always love eating here! Many great food selections and sides! The chips and salsa are fresh and very flavorful! I had the Pollo a la Parrilla is was great! My other guest had the El Gordo Burrito and it is one of my favorites...More

Thank PaulyPauly2014
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I had the chicken burrito it was good but nothing special. Like all Mexican restaurants they give you chips and salsa while you wait for your food. I will go back and am anxious to try something different!

Thank CRLoveToTravel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2204 Hamilton Place Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-6002
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-894-8726
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Many years ago, in the state of Jalisco in Mexico, the land was dotted with farms growing the blue agave plant-the plant crucial for making tequila. There were inns scattered among the farms, inns that had stables, restaurants, bars, and were a place where the workers from the farms would come together, a place where they could be comfortable together. That comfort-that togetherness-was exactly what the Ruiz's were aiming for when they opened El Meson Restaurante Mexicano over twenty years ago at Hamilton Place.

In early 2009, a second El Meson Restaurante Mexicano opened in Hixson. The new restaurant is at 248 Northgate Mall Dr., Suite 114 in the Northgate Mall area and seats approximately 250 people. It too, hearkens back to the comfortable atmosphere and family cooking that have made the original such a favorite.
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