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 Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
El Meze Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
We had the best meal for my birthday celebration as noted by the stars I'm giving this review. We had a cozy table by the fireplace and every course we ordered was as stunning as the won we finished. Having ordered a bottle of wine that we failed to finished, they sealed it up and we took it back to the hotel and finished it the following day. We have eaten here several times, for sure each time we travel to Taos. They are so friendly and accommodating, the service was just a delight, that I'm surprised that food preparation such as El Meze, hasn't resumed what should be it's place, # 1 in Taos on Tripadvisor. It certainly is #1 with this reviewer.
Always a favorite
We eat at El Meze every year when we visit Taos Ski Valley. We are never disappointed. The food is always excellent, and the wait staff knowledgeable, friendly and professional. If the tamale is on the menu I would highly recommend it, along with the brussel sprout appetizer.
Everything was delicious and cooked perf ...
Everything was delicious and cooked perfectly. Started with the Brussels sprouts moved to fruits de mer then on to the chiccarones. All great share plates! Had the trout for an entree and it was the best part of the meal! Our server Johnathan was very attentive and graceful. Highly recommend this place for a nice date night.
good food in a great atmosphere
We ate the special fixed price Thanksgiving dinner at El Meze and as usual the food and service was great. Too bad that the cold weather has closed the outdoor dining until next spring. View was spectacular. Chef Fred's use of New Mexico spices lent a new taste for turkey. wonderful!
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