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, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
El Meze Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
The menu was inventive and all meals wer ...
The menu was inventive and all meals were farm-to-table. Ingredients were fresh and local and the chef cooked the main dishes to our tasted. The wine selection was good and the waiter allowed us to taste a bit before we ordered a bottle. The waiter was very helpful and made good suggestions to us.
Also, I have hearing problems, and we were moved to a more quiet table from our first seating.
We appreciated this and the owner was very pleasant about the request.
We were celebrating our 25th Anniversary ...
We were celebrating our 25th Anniversary on a trip to Taos. Based on reviews, we decided on a special dinner at El Meze and we were not disappointed! We lucked out since it was the last week for back patio dining prior to winter season. The view of the sunset on the mountains was outstanding; so was the food and service. We started with some lavender frites and a tomato wedge salad; both were very good. For the main course, we had the green chile tamales and the grilled whole trout; again, both were excellent. My wife declared the trout the best she's ever had. For dessert we had the Almond Semifreddo; light, yet rich flavor, and the Lemon & Rasberry Napoleon, also delicious. We hope to return someday.
This was not our first time there. It wa ...
This was not our first time there. It was a return visit for our Anniversary. It was perfect as always. Great food. Great staff. Great wine list. Small list but packed with great wines. We will always go there when in Taos.
Wow, what a great surprise! 5 amigos in ...
Wow, what a great surprise! 5 amigos in Santa Fe and a side trip to Taos, dinner questions answered by open Table! Fantastic setting and food--we couldn't have been happier. We sat in a heated, covered patio with a beautiful view of desert, mountains and the sunset! So grateful for the culinary and visual experience.
We loved the view framed by the patio, t ...
We loved the view framed by the patio, truly New Mexico with torchieres flaming, garden flowers and greenery a treat for the eye. The food and service were wonderful, and El Meze will be on our "destination" list now. We'll just drink the beer, since wine prices are over the top.
We had eaten at El Meze last year when w ...
We had eaten at El Meze last year when we were in Taos and have been talking about it for the past year. Last year we ate out on the patio which is warm and cozy and has a lovely view. This year it was cold and rainy so we opted for indoors while many people were seated outdoors under warmers. We were seated in a small cozy dining area off the kitchen. We had a very attentive waiter and the food was absolutely memorable. Can't wait to go back!!!
This was our third time here and the foo ...
This was our third time here and the food is consistently top notch. We particularly like the chefs use of lavender in the appetizers. Great Muscles and very good Tamale. Wine selection excellent and view of sunset on the mountains from the patio outstanding. Relaxed dress and high quality food excellent combo.
We went for our son's 28th birthday and ...
We went for our son's 28th birthday and had a very nice meal. Good use of local food without being purely New Mexico type cuisine. Only complaint is that the menu is relatively small, but everything was done really well. Particularly good was the creme brule. Light and delicious.
The food was great, the service was as w ...
The food was great, the service was as well. The thing above all others is the outdoor view that you overlook as you dine. One of the most spectacular views you will ever witness while dining. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Taos.
The food was terrible. Each plate was c ...
The food was terrible. Each plate was cooked in a cup of oil which was at the bottom of each dish we ordered. I.e.: whole trout, pasta, appetizer special of green beans. The pasta was made so thick that the inside was still raw and it was served with raw green salad mixed in to the pasta. I don't understand this concept of plan salad mixed with fresh cooked pasta with oil. The trout said it came with a watercress salad which there was not one leaf of watercress on the dish and there were two of those dishes served at our table. It came with the same salad that was in my pasta.
The inside dining room, which had a gold ...
The inside dining room, which had a gold-painted, Adobe fireplace in the corner, was intimate and peaceful. The food was outstanding and bountiful. Had the kale salad and then the pork appetizer as an entree. Mini cardamom donuts draped in chocolate sauce were terrific.
We dined at many restaurants during our ...
We dined at many restaurants during our 12-day New Mexico vacation. This was our favorite restaurant. The food was just wonderful! We had their specialty trout entree, kale salad, and green beans. It was lovely to sit outside and see the mountains in the distance. Tell them to putt out a cookbook!
Dinner with friend at El Meze. Nice plac ...
Dinner with friend at El Meze. Nice place with a good selection of wines—the Garnache was fine.
The green bean appetizer was very good as were the frijoles. Entrees were the usual which is perhaps a problem. The minimal menu seems stuck in a rut.
Still good, but not great.
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!
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