About El Meze Restaurant
Regionally inspired rustic New Mexican, Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine from Chef and Food Historian Frederick Muller.
Southwest, Latin / Spanish, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30 PM - 9:30PM
We are 1-12/ hours from Santa Fe and 3 hours from Albuquerque
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking in the front and on both sides of the hacienda. Handicap parking on the south side of the building
Private Party Facilities:
Restaurant is in an old hacienda so there are two dining areas. The "green" room can hold to 24 for a private function. The whole restaurant can be also booked for a private event which will hold 48-50.
Private Party Contact:
Annette Kratka: 5757513337x
Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
El Meze Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We visited while in Taos on our honeymoo ...
We visited while in Taos on our honeymoon, and it was great! The staff was very knowledgable, friendly, and prompt. The food was really tasty, however some things were a tad bit too oily. The green beans were a special appetizer the day we went, and they were delicious! However, they were a little heavy on the oil. It's just my personal preference to not have so much oil. Other than that, we had a great meal and would be back if we lived in Taos!
Great place to dine on a summer evening ...
Great place to dine on a summer evening in Taos. We celebrated our anniversary here and really enjoyed the food, the ambiance, and the service. A family was seated next to us with two very well behaved young girls, so it was a very pleasant experience for us. Outdoor dining with a view of the mountains during the sunset - lovely. The menu is 'different' - unusual, gourmet items that are delightful. Best part is the donuts for dessert, they have a 'wow' factor. We had outstanding service that evening. Recommend reservations at all times.
One of the best meals I've had this year ...
One of the best meals I've had this year, including Michelin-starred places in NYC. Fresh, local sophisticated New Mexico cuisine in a beautiful setting. The bolita beans, tamales, and trout were standouts. Good wine list with excellent selections by the glass and bottle from around the world.
We loved sitting on the patio; the weath ...
We loved sitting on the patio; the weather was a perfect August evening. The food is super unique, which was fun. Wish the menu were a little bit bigger and had a couple of options without spice other than pasta. We love coming to El Meze any time we visit Taos!
Food excellent, superb service by John, ...
Food excellent, superb service by John, wonderful view, and...a blanket as the evening cooled was a nice touch. Recommend both the trout l and pasta. We were surprised they weren't that busy, although it was a Tuesday night.
We loved this restaurant! As first time ...
We loved this restaurant! As first time visitors to Taos, a friend recommended this to me. At dusk, the light playing off the mountains is spectacular! The food, cocktails, service and overall vibe were just what we were looking for. If I return to Taos, I'll be back to el Meze.
The appetizer special was exceptional. W ...
The appetizer special was exceptional. We ordered two of the four entrees on the menu, and both were the best of their respective genres, one pasta and one a tamale dish.
I would like a bit more choice but not if the quality suffers.
Definitely one of the best dining experiences in Taos.
Only one night in Taos - which restauran ...
Only one night in Taos - which restaurant to choose? We picked El Meze and were delighted with the find. Our waitress was delightful and very attentive, with good understanding of the menu and preparation. Food was very very good (4.5) and the chef offered an interesting selection of items with an emphasis on local flavors and ingredients. We enjoyed the patio dining with a view of the mountains in the distance. We would dine here again next time in Taos
El Mez is a MUST in Taos! The menu is s ...
El Mez is a MUST in Taos! The menu is seasonal and varied enough to suit most tastes. The dishes we tried were excellent and very fresh! The food, however takes second place to the view. We ate dinner outside on a patio that adjoins a very nice garden area. The patio has a spectacular view of the mountains! Most restaurants "in town" do not have a mountain view, so El Mez is unique Taos experience.
If you only have one dinner meal in Taos, go to El Mez!
Lovely spot north of the Plaza in Taos, ...
Lovely spot north of the Plaza in Taos, with a lovely courtyard, a good wine list, and inventive takes on New Mexico favorites like carne adovada. We had an excellent and reasonably priced Tempranillo, a chopped kale salad that almost made me like kale, and attentive service. Very enjoyable indeed.
We have been to El Meze the last few tim ...
We have been to El Meze the last few times we were in Taos. I enjoy the place and the service. Beautiful views of the mountain. It's a little ways out of Taos on the road to El Prado. But sometimes I find their menu a bit limited and a bit on the exotic side.
So glad we found this gem in Taos! Star ...
So glad we found this gem in Taos! Start with the view of the mountain behind the outdoor cafe setting - spectacular, great photo spot. Then the Salad with preserved lemon in the dressing was perfection - so tasty and light. The whole grilled trout was awesome as well, although the salad on the side was not as appreciated after we'd eaten the appetizer salad. The highlight of our Taos visit - thank you!
We dined at El Meze on vacation. Our server, John, was really wonderful. He was helpful but unobtrusive. We had three of the shared plates (tapas in other areas) . Two of them were so-so but the stuffed olives were stellar. We also enjoyed a nice bottle of wine--they are heavy on the Spanish wines. For the size of Taos, this is a good restaurant. My only criticism is that the staff seemed to be fawning over a single male guest in the dining room which was a little weird and disconcerting. Otherwise, it was a nice quiet dinner.
This was a wonderful, little, area gem t ...
This was a wonderful, little, area gem to discover. So happy to have Open Table help finding places like this. The food was excellent...fresh, local produce.; creative presentation; & plenty to eat. Desserts were even more fun &, of course, yummy. Excellent wine list, also.
New Mexican with a Twist
Went here on a quiet Monday night. The menu is limited with a lot of thought and care put in to the dishes. Everything was very fresh, the dishes were wonderfully balanced, not overdone or pretentious.
Service was attentive and helpful.
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