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El Meze Restaurant

1017 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, Taos, NM 87571
+1 575-751-3337
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chicharrones” (41 reviews)
“trout” (147 reviews)
“grilled romaine” (19 reviews)
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1017 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, Taos, NM 87571
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Small menu but wow is the food great. Lavender and thyme fries, grilled hearts of romaine salad and they were so kind as to work with my allergy to pepper. Some people said the staff could be snobby but we found everything wonderful. Don't miss...More

1  Thank Kokosmom123
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We love tapas style dining and this place filled all our needs. Food was creative and portions just right. Most of the wine is Spanish or Italian, and we found a new one for future enjoyment

Thank OCIronMike
Reviewed 27 May 2014

the trout served on a bed of spinach was beautiful with wonderful flavor and texture . it was a little dark inside but I got used to it . the interior is very attractive though

Thank John T
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Started with the olive appetizer, which was deep fried. Not my favorite. My husband had the roasted romaine salad which was hands down the best dish of the night. I had the asparagus salad which was chilled. We split the ribeye which at 16 ounces...More

1  Thank Andley
elmezeowner, Owner at El Meze Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

The restaurant is NOT NEXT TO OR ANY WHERE NEAR a water treatment. The company who owns the building that we rent our space from is El Prado Water Company. They use the front spaces of the 1847 hacienda for their offices and business needs...More

Reviewed 24 May 2014

we went for a graduation dinner celebration last night....and could not have been happier! attentive service without being overbearing. all four of us ordered differently and sharing was a delight. each dish had its' own sublime tastes and were definitely well crafted and tasted just...More

Thank maize12
Reviewed 23 May 2014

Dining alone, I ordered the trout with charmoula, which was perfectly boned and nicely seasoned. However, the only accompaniment was a salad. I had to request bread, though other tables seemed to have been given it, and there was little bulk to the meal without...More

1  Thank TripEvalu8
Reviewed 14 May 2014

First, the space is tight. Typically Taos tight. Which, considering that Taos is nothing but wide open spaces, makes no sense. Yet, almost all places in this town of space are cramped like this. OK. On to the food, mi amigos… Well, it’s lucky we...More

7  Thank Wolverine154
elmezeowner, Owner at El Meze Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2014

Witty, clever, a know it all and oh so politically correct. Little did I know that I had such a talented force in my restaurant – can you spell sarcasm? What I do know is that after reading all the reviews that you have posted...More

Reviewed 13 May 2014

Best trout ever. The roasted chicken was tasty and enough for two. The restaurant was attractive and warm.

Thank Ken G
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Finding this unassuming space along the road in Taos is a great find. The setting is rural, spacious, with a courtyard and seating area out of doors, the restaurant, a cozy and intimate cabin feel with warm bright colors and art. The menu is inspired,...More

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 11 May 2014

This was a fun place. The art work was terrific. The building it shared with a business was a bit strange but the atmosphere was fun and the food was so fresh. Outstanding dishes and the wait staff was very knowledgeable. We mentioned that we...More

Thank CindyTGates
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Questions & Answers
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
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
US$20 - US$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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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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