I'm going to miss this restaurant but Fred, the proprietor deserves a good retirement. Hopefully someone will be passed the torch.
so sorry El Mez has closed - Taos will miss the fantastic food!
We had the very good fortune to enjoy a delicious meal at El Meze shortly before the owner retired. My wife ordered their heirloom tomato and cheese salad, drizzled with a bit of Olive oil. I had homemade pasta that was sautéed with fresh assorted mushrooms, greens, asparagus and shaved Parmesan cheese-exquisite!
Sad to see this wonderful restaurant close.......
So very sad to see El Meze close on October 21st. Many good meals and glasses of wine to remember. Best of luck to Annette and Fred in their new adventure. Anne & Terry Conner
Simply the best.
Hurry to have a chance to dine before they close! This is an exceptional place in food, service and atmosphere.
We dined in a small room of the "house" (only 6 tables if memory serves) which contributed to the intimate and quiet dining experience. Our server was excellent, making good recommendations and interacting with us to make it a very pleasant experience. The food was excellent. It was my first posole and a bit spicy for me, but I asked my friend who grew up with the local food; she said it was good. My fellow diners had the truchas (trout) and ate the skin - something they don't usually do. The sad part of the story is that the restaurant will be closing soon since the owner is retiring. I'm happy for the owner's retiring - it's a good gig - but I'm sad for the diners who will not be able to enjoy this excellent restaurant.
El Mez offers excellent food and atmospere. I am so sorry they are closing on Oct. 22.
Another return to El Meze. I was motivated to travel from Albuquerque to enjoy dinner at El Meze with friends. We all ordered the tamale swimming in green chile, the chef's signature dish. Chicharones and the fried green olives started us off. Bold flavors and so delicious. I was grateful for another dinner outside while facing the mountain and Fred and Annette's garden. A very special spot in El Prado (Taos).
Sad to say that this restaurant will be closing at the end of Oct. it was such a great atmosphere , staff was excellent , food (pasta dish) was so good I have to go back again! Sorry the owners are moving out of Taos- a big loss.
great food and excellent service. small wine selection, but all excellent choices.
Always delicious food and spectacular vista with the outside seating.
One of the best restaurants anywhere. Always excellent. Closing in late October, to re-open at some future date under new ownership.
Fantastic food and service. Our waiter gave excellent guidance. Green beans were great!
Excellent restaurant, sorry it's closing. We loved the outdoor dining!
We were quite pleased with El Meze all around. Service was great, atmosphere was very romantic and the food was amazing. We had their signature dish which was the trout. Best trout I have had in my life. Will drive the 5 hours to Taos to have it again.
too bad they're closing down at the end of October. I guess after 10 years they deserve a break.
My husband and I enjoyed a romantic dinner on the patio with a view of the mountains. Food was so delicious we ordered extra just so we would have leftovers for the next day.
My husband and I were staying in Taos during the Big Barn Dance weekend. We had heard about El Meze from friends, and I am so glad we had the opportunity to experience this wonderful restaurant. Don't judge this gem by the entrance which is very underwhelming. Walking from the inside to outdoor patio you have a fabulous view of the mountains as you sit under a canopy with party lights and stand-heaters (the evening bring a pleasant chill). We started our meal with the heirloom tomato salad - beautiful and so fresh, with basil and goat cheese, and a crock of Benito beans which were perfectly spiced and topped with cheese and green onions. My husband had the whole trout; I ordered the homemade pasta (more like dumplings) ~ both were perfect! Great evening ~ great food ~ great service.
Nice views and amazing food ... all with good friendly service.... one of my favorite in Taos