About Mez

MEZ is a contemporary Mexican restaurant conveniently located in the heart of the Triangle, just minutes from Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Durham and Cary on Page Road off I-40 (Exit 282). MEZ is one of the newest ventures from the Chapel Hill Restaurant Group, the owners of Page Road Grill, 411 West, Squid’s, and Spanky’s, all award-winning local restaurants. We feature traditional Mexican recipes with a modern, healthy twist, and use locally grown organic products whenever possible. MEZ also offers a beautiful private room that can accommodate up to 100 people for business lunches or dinners, rehearsal dinners, corporate training or any other occasion. Our private dining/meeting room offers a full array of audio-video equipment for your use. MEZ is North Carolina's first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) designed restaurant.

5410 Page Road
Durham, NC 27703
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican / Southwestern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:00am - 4:00pm Dinner: Mon-Fri 4:00pm - 9:30pm Dinner: Sat-Sun 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Slater Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 941-1630

Website:
http://www.mezdurham.com/

Catering:
Mez offers catering services to fit your every need. Lunch, dinner or appetizers can be delivered to your office, conference or other meeting site. Please contact us for more information.

Parking Details:
Mez, as a LEED designed restaurant, offers three designated parking spaces for our guests who driving a hybrid vehicle.

Public Transit:
Mez is located just steps away from the Triangle Transit Authority's bus stop on the corner of Slater Road and Page Road. We are also within walking distance of the Triangle Transit Authority's new Transfer Station slated to come online in the fall of 2008.

Executive Chef:
Aaron Stumb

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Mez currently offers several ongoing specials that should not be missed. Every afternoon between lunch and dinner from 4:00 until 6:00 PM our bar customers can order any individual tacos for $3.

Private Dining

Mez can make your next private function memorable. Plan to have a special birthday party, baby or bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or corporate event in our beautiful private room and terrace.

Mez Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

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Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

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Bar Seating (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
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Neighborhood Gem (5)
Spicy (5)
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Kid-friendly (3)
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful food, great service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Me and my Queen had a great time! #wakandaforever ✊🏿

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 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was quite good, but the service was exceptional -- we had just gotten some good news on the professional front, and the server brought us a delicious dessert to celebrate.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was fine but there nothing special about this place

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The food is always excellent, and this time was no different.

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·Dined on February 5, 2018

Excellent Food and Service! Our waiter was attentive and the recommendations were great. We had chips with Salsa, the Brisket, Tacos, and Enchilada, and all were consistently good. I would recommend Mez for any outing, but it was a great setting for our business meeting.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

The Queso flameado was not what we expected. Definitely is not authentic and has too many and unnecessary things. Adding tomato, Poblano peppers, goat cheese an the salsa verde on the bottom changes and even destroys the original flavors and good taste for an appetizer. We added Chorizo and we regretted doing it. The chorizo is not authentic and it looked and tasted more like ground beef. Some times and in particular this case Less is More.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great food. Good service. Limited sweets menu and chips were overly salty. Will return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Romantic, Vegan, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Mez always delivers the best! Great food, great drinks and great service. We've been there 6 times in the past 12 months.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great sauces and creative flair...nothing ordinary on the menu!

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Superb gourmet Mexican. Outstanding sides. Mexican corn on the cob superb! Chicken tinga tacos ... wow!
Great service .. gets busy around 6:30

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 21, 2018

It was fine

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We were delightfully surprised, expected the usual atmosphere of monitors showing sports on almost every wall, not so with this place. The hosts and servers were respectful and friendly. The food ... EXCELLENT!!! Would definitely go back. Worth the drive.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Awesome as always. Accommodated an infant in a carrier no problem. Great lunch!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Having been to the Mez sister restaurant, Page Road Grill, we thought a dinner with friends at Mez was worth trying. It certainly was! Interesting menu, great variety of flavors, excellent service. We'll go back!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Mez is a very good Mexican restaurant with good service and a very attractive decor. The service was very welcoming and attentive without being intrusive.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This experience with Mez was one of the best I've ever had for lunch. To be fair, we did go three days after Christmas, but it was awesome. Parking, which is normally a headache, was not an issue. We were seated immediately. I had the special and my friend had the spinach enchiladas. Both were delicious. The waiter had no problem separating our check, as we split the chips & salsa appetizer. Great Job, Mez! I hope you are able to get your parking situation figured out so I can come more frequently!

Tags: Spicy, Gluten Free Options, Tapas, Happy Hour
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Good service and food

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Good food, convenient location, gluten free options

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 14, 2017

This was a business lunch with birthday celebrations. Service was fantastic and food was delicious. They even brought us a yummy desert at the end. My favorite meal is the shrimp rice and corn bowl- so good!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great as always. This is my go to for Customer lunches!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Great food- it was too noisy to have a conversation

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 11, 2017

It’s a very ok restaurant.... lunch makes for better meeting meal then dinner for business. I specifically asked for quiet spot/table for meeting, did not happen. Lots of families so next time I’ll bring my family but move my meeting. Waiter knew his stuff, good suggestions, good was very good!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Very good! Delicious guacamole! Everything at our table was spot on!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Nice place. Décor is inviting. I would describe the food as elevated Mexican food. Had Guacamole and Shrimp Fajitas. Will return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Too noisy; food overpriced. It was difficult to find a parking spot and difficult to have s conversation because of the noise level. Not a relaxing place to go for a meal.

Tags: Casual
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Portions were small. Shrimp fajitas came with medium size shrimp (probably 36/40 size). That barely created two fajita servings. Black bean and rice sides were lackluster.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 1, 2017

At 1:45, the music went off, the lights changed, the wait staff were all cleaning. I felt like we were holding them up. I even asked if they closed during the afternoon and was told no - they stayed open until dinner. Even with that we rushed out.
The waiter was good service-wise, but could have been a bit more personable.

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I had previously had great experiences with Mez. This one was just okay. We went with family for my sister's birthday; though the restaurant was not crowded, our server was not particularly attentive (disappeared for stretches at a time and was not very helpful with the menu, including responding to questions about ingredients with "that's a secret recipe that I can't share"--problematic when you're dealing with a food allergy). Three of us ordered the fajitas, which were delicious but served cold(?), I'm guessing not by design. The meal also ended on an iffy note when I discovered a hair in my last bite of food, so that soured the experience a bit.
I would go back--the food is good enough and the location is convenient for anyone looking for a place to meet off of I-40--but I will hesitate before recommending it again for special occasions.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Love this place but was disappointed to see that the indoor waterfall is no longer working. We got there early just so we could be seated by the waterfall. The service was good but I felt that the waitress may have gotten over seated very quickly. All in all it was a good visit. The food is always fabulous.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The accommodations, food and service were of high standards. The birthday celebration was enjoyed by all.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great food, great service. Hadn't been to Mez in quite a while but will definitely try to come more often!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This place never disappoints. As usual, the service was great, attentive and timely, the salsa trio is always amazing, my steak tacos were great, my husbands fish tacos were great, and the enchilada kids meal was devoured by my daughter. The kids meal is a great value. Although this place is very nice and a good date spot, I love that it also is kid friendly and has a generous kids menu which includes ice cream for dessert, definitely go if you've never been.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was my first time to Mez. It is an Excellent restaurant with great food and excellent service. I will be back again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Good place to hangout and spend valuable time with near and dear.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food every time I go here. Haven’t found a bad thing on the menu yet!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was decent but the server repeatedly rushed us.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food/service, all six of us enjoyed our selections.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great food and service as always. Cesar salad is unique and delicious. First time bringing our daughter for lunch, and she enjoyed the kid's menu as well.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Service and food was great!!

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