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El Meson

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$$ - $$$
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903 E Dixie Dr, West Carrollton, OH 45449-1928
+1 937-859-8229
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
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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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US Expats
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148 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent! We sat in the closed in patio and it was lovely. We had a variety of appetizers and followed the suggestions of our server for dinner: everything was very good!

Thank USExpatsThe3Cs
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I participated in a dinner for Ellies Rainy Day Fund, a nonprofit in Dayton that helps pet owners. We had a private room equipped with projectors and screens. The food was great and Bill Castro the owner explained what we would be having. Authentic central and South American cuisine. The room allowed an area to stand and talk and the... More 

Thank JanNArt
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a treat to enjoy delicious Tapas, refreshing Margaritas all in a garden atmosphere! The food options were too numerous to comment on but our lovely waitress helped us navigate just the right amount of food and drinks. The shrimp options for Tapas were outstanding and the Manchego Puffs are an absolute necessity.

Thank Helen B
Dayton, Ohio
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248 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had business colleagues in town and we enjoyed this place immensely. They have a creative take on Mexican &latin American dishes. Staff is super friendly and helpful and our meals were all great. You can easily miss this place as its tucked away, but worth finding it!

Thank davew49
Level Contributor
93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been coming to this restaurant since it's opening 38 years ago. It has always been one of our favorite restaurants. Today I was very disappointed with the fish tacos. The fish was always fresh and looked as if it was grilled. Today it didn't look fresh and had a breading on it. I wouldn't order fish tacos again.... More 

Thank Susie K
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food great service ok .don't get fish tacos. Not very good . Our meals very great flavor and authentic of the meal was worth the drive.

Thank Meeca M
Lebanon, Ohio
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious food and drinks in a unique and fun atmosphere. One of my very favorite places for just the two of us and to meet friends and business associates.

Thank KeeKeeBair
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

OMG I went pass this place plenty of times but I never stopped in and I'm so angry that I stay not too far from here and i never gave it a try, it is the best ever . very authentic south American food

Thank Shatonya T
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

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 

1 Thank steveandmo
Miamisburg, Ohio
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319 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Latin, Mexican, Spanish, South American, Colombian, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?