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“Great restaurant, unfortunately closing”
Review of El Meze Restaurant - CLOSED

El Meze Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 20 - USD 50
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mediterranean, Spanish
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hail Creek
Description: 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.
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

A friendly restaurant, informal atmosphere but refined food where the name meze means small sharing plates in the Middle East and Mediterranean. The food is mainly Mexican with s strong local touch, using local produce. The Chiles used by themselves or in sauces are absolutely delicious. The menu is limited but you can share appetizers as well as main courses. The service is friendly and necessary explanations provided.
It is very unfortunate that the chef owner has decided to retire and hence close the restaurant in late October 2017. So, if you are in the vicinity make sure you catch the last days of this restaurant.

2  Thank jakjabes
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

This restaurant was delicious. We had the heirloom tomato salad, the trout and the posole. It is a shame that it is closing next month.

1  Thank sassystein
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful late summer dinner on the patio with a great view of the mountains as the sun set.

Two special appetizers / Share dishes were outstanding. 4-5 different Heirloom tomatoes with a very mild goat cheese and local green bean dish were out of this world. The Tamale de Cardenas, pork Tamale in a hatch green chili 'soup' was unique & delicious. Don't miss it. The special peach ice cream dessert was marvelous.

Good selection of beer & wine (no hard liquor). The inside dining looked very nice as well.

Don't miss this restaurant in this historical building when you're in Taos!

Thank Daniel H
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We so enjoyed our evening at El Meze. The view of the mountains is incredibly beautiful and the food was superb. We were told the restaurant is closing soon (owners are retiring I think) so try to catch a visit while they are still open.

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Thank squid107
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We went to this restaurant expecting great food with beautiful views. We got the views as advertised. There were four of us eating on this perfect September evening. After reviewing the menu, two of us had the Trout which was excellent and two of us shared the 12 ounce New York cut steak which was prepared medium rare as we requested. The steak was very flavorable, but it was not at all tender. It came with french fries (frites) which were well seasoned. We shared the jamon appetizer which was very well prepared. We found the menu extremely limited with only five large plate entrees. The two daily specials were both salads. I found this food selection very dissapointing.

Thank sluggersam
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