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El Meson

4.6
472 reviews
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$30 and under
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Spanish
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This cozy neighborhood eatery offers classic Spanish and Cuban cuisine in a casual atmosphere. El Meson Restaurant is located in the heart of The Village, a quaint, pedestrian-friendly shopping and dinning district, a short distance away from downtown, the museums and the Medical Center. El Meson features an award winning wine list offering the largest selection of Spanish wine in Texas and a temperature-controlled wine cellar housing vintage wines, all modestly priced. The House Specialty, La Paella del Meson, saffron flavored Valencian rice with poultry, meats and seafood, is offered in a variety of ways and is custom prepared to order. The grill features fresh Prime New York Strip, Rib Chop, Beef Tenderloin and fresh Australian Lamb Chops, served with a roasted red pepper - port reduction sauce.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Spanish, Cuban
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(713) 522-9306
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Peter A. Garcia
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Private party facilities
The Havana Room seats up to 28 guests for private dinners and is available Sunday through Thursday. Minimum charge for the private dinner is $1,200.00 which includes food and beverage. A 50% deposit in advance is required for reservation. The deposit is refundable upon cancellation 48 hours prior to the event. Business lunch reservations are also available with no minimum charge required. 20% Gratuity is added to the total. Multi course wine and food pairings are available. Chef Pedro is also a Certified Sommelier and he will be happy to personally consult with you on the menu preparation. Visit our website for more details.
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Private party contact
Regina Garcia: (713) 522-9306
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Cross street
Kirby
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Entertainment
Flamenco guitarist Randy Cordero performs every Wednesday night at El Meson. Cordero has studied with such prestigious guitarists as Rene Heredia, Paco Garrigues "El Chatarrero", Chuscales, Jose Luis Rodriguez, Pedro Cuadra and Domingo Rubichi. No cover.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 472 People Are Saying
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JaySinn (Houston)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Everything was delicious, but the paella was stand out. Service and atmosphere were nice. Will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Excellent paella and a great wine selection perfect for pairing with the meal.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Excellent service and excellent for business and good atmosphere

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IsidroB (Houston)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was not so good. My wife got the "palomilla" but was not tender.........kind of soggy and hard. We were expecting better quality in the black beans ( since this is a Cuban cuisine restaurant) but was not that good. Our waitress was really good and the atmosphere overall in the restaurant was OK.

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charr63 (Houston)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent service and food.

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LyndaS (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great service, and they don't rush you through your meal. Food is wonderfully prepared with a mix of Spanish, Cuban, and Mexican dishes.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great wine selection and recommendation from the wine expert. We never had a main entree, just tapas, which was perfect!

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shel7518 (Houston)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Wife and I had dinner here before going to the Alley Theatre recently. Arriving at 6 PM we had no problem with our reservation. The valet and self parking next door in bank parking lot cost $5.00. The wait staff was friendly and courteous. The food was very good. My wife enjoyed her Pollo Salteado and raved about the black beans. I had the El Chuleton. The steak was cooked to perfection though a little chewy. The sauce was great as were the sides. The Cepa 21 Duro was a great match with the beef. Next time we will do the Tapas and/or Paella.

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AliR (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

El Meson is the best place to go to get away in the Dayton Area. My husband and I chose it for our rehersal dinner and it was the perfect setting to enjoy great food that is good for me to eat. I have celiac disease and can't have gluten. Their menu is easy to navigate and the blackberry mojitos to die for.

I'll always suggest this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Best margaritas! Love the tacos al carbon.
Our favorite waiter is Jesus.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Always a fantastic dinner. The food, the staff and the ambiance - Perfect!

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JaxnFranqui (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Love the Food and the service, the waitstaff is fantastic

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Best margarita in town! Love their black bean soup and also the Tacos.

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vipBCSaggie (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent food as always and exceptional friendly service

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Great service - able to impress clients with this choice on a busy Houston Friday.

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