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Permanently Closed - El Meze Restaurant

4.9
651 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southwest
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Regionally inspired rustic New Mexican, Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine from Chef and Food Historian Frederick Muller.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southwest, Latin / Spanish, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30 PM - 9:30PM
We are 1-12/ hours from Santa Fe and 3 hours from Albuquerque
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Phone number
(575) 751-3337
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Frederick Muller
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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.
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Private party contact
Annette Kratka: (575) 751-3337
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hail Creek
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Parking details
Parking in the front and on both sides of the hacienda. Handicap parking on the south side of the building
Additional
Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Flatlander (Oklahoma City)
5.0
Dined on October 21, 2017

I'm going to miss this restaurant but Fred, the proprietor deserves a good retirement. Hopefully someone will be passed the torch.

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BB627 (Denver)
5.0
Dined on October 20, 2017

so sorry El Mez has closed - Taos will miss the fantastic food!

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0
Dined on October 20, 2017

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.......

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AnneC (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on October 18, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0
Dined on October 16, 2017

Simply the best.

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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0
Dined on October 14, 2017

Hurry to have a chance to dine before they close! This is an exceptional place in food, service and atmosphere.

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Phil (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on October 12, 2017

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.

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BB627 (Denver)
5.0
Dined on October 10, 2017

El Mez offers excellent food and atmospere. I am so sorry they are closing on Oct. 22.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0
Dined on October 1, 2017

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).

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on September 29, 2017

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.

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