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El Meze Restaurant - CLOSED

1017 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, Taos, NM 87571
+1 575-751-3337
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“trout” (147 reviews)
“chicharrones” (32 reviews)
“grilled romaine” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Southwestern, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
1017 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, Taos, NM 87571
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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
Reviewed 10 May 2014

We showed up without a reservation on a Tuesday night. While they were able to seat us right away, the place was quite full, so I'd suggest making a reservation so you're not disappointed. We'd had a late lunch, so elected to share an appetizer,...More

Thank Mfred57
Reviewed 10 May 2014

One of us is gluten free, the other eats virtually anything. There was no trouble obtaining a delicious, unusual, and especially well prepared gluten free meal. The waiter recommended grilled romaine for starters, and they do not skimp on excellent quality cheese; then I ordered...More

Thank Amarylliss
Reviewed 7 May 2014

A highlight of our trip. Don't miss the Buffalo Tamales or the mushroom pasta. Knowledgeable waiter was so helpful, good wine list too. Really top notch.

Thank David f
Reviewed 27 April 2014

The online description of El Meze's trout dish brought us to dine there, and the dish was worthy of the trip. My pasta dish was delicious. The burnished gold color of the kiva fireplace near our table fit harmonized with the dark red walls. Our...More

Thank rotarymartin
Reviewed 25 April 2014

The small room was a little noisy until the children let. The food was exceptional, and the service friendly, maybe just a little too friendly. The rib-eye steak was fabulous. The music was inappropriate and intrusive, but did not spoil a nice dinner

Thank UCgrad
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Our expectations were high because of the very high rating on TA, so we had to give it a try during our only evening in Taos last weekend. It’s a small restaurant with a cozy atmosphere. My wife loves wine and was a bit disappointed...More

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

I do know that our restaurant is not for meant for everyone. What I do find sort of annoying is the old school perception of what a dining experience must be thus deemed a disappointment because it did not live up to those rules. I...More

Reviewed 10 April 2014

This is the second time I dined at El Meze and both of my experiences were outstanding. The restaurant is small and cozy. The herb frites are delicious! I went with friends and we shared this course. I was sure there was going to be...More

Thank SharkeyColorado
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Hands down our most favorite meal on our trip. The atmosphere, service, and food were all superb. Excellent wine selection and desserts were the icing on the cake.

Thank Brock B
Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

I am a vegetarian and it can be difficult to find great places to dine. My husband and I were staying at Ojo Caliente resort and made a day trip to Taos. I read the reviews on trip finder and made a reservation. The food,...More

Thank Aussiedogg
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Southwestern, Mediterranean
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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