Mez

4.5
1695 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
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.
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OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have to eat here when I am in Raleigh!

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j
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Terrible experience. Restaurant was empty yet service was lacking. Food came out cold, chicken tinga platter seemed as if it was leftover chicken. We sent it back and I was surprised that the Manager did not approach us regarding this. Mez, your manager should always try to make it right or at least mitigate the situation so that you might be able to turn around someone’s experience. Hence we will not be back.

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MH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Tinga Enchiladas were very good. Service was very good, although was a little rushed. Noise level was a little loud, but the place was packed. Overall very good experience.

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SB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Overall experience was very good. Only issues were trying to book the exact time that we wanted to eat (had to eat earlier) and the restaurant was really loud. Food and service were excellent!

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OT
Dallas
52 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Quite average. Very nice server. Fajitas were served on a plate not sizzling. Unremarkable at best. Everything came out so fast that it had to have been pre- prepared. Scant and dismal wine selection. One time was more than enough.

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GR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last minute decision to dine there and it was well worth it. I will definitely be back.

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DO
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One member of our party had a birthday and our server took great care to make sure it was a special occasion for all of us. Food was outstanding as were the drinks. One of my definite "go-to" places when I am in the Research Triangle area.

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KO
New England
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

We made our reservation with Open Table, yet they did not see it when we arrived. What a disappointment!

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CG
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food at great prices and the margaritas were good as well!

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b
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had an excellent experience at Mez. The service and food was excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to gather for a lunch with friends and colleagues. Very accommodating staff willing to get out with dietary needs.

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TA
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was over priced for what we received. All other Mexican restaurants offer chips at no charge. Here they charged $6 for a small basket of chips and 3 uninteresting salsas. Probably won't be back.

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SR
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday. Good food. Best Churros around! Happy Birthday to me!

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K
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful as usual! Great service

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JB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

We felt rushed through dinner, even though it wasn't very crowded. Have been there several times and have had a good experience and really good food. Disappointing this time.

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B
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, fun atmosphere and the best waitress I’ve ever had!

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WR
Raleigh
36 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

As always, the food was great. It's great to be able to go during the holidays and find parking quickly.

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SN
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

For all the good things it had going the food was only just ok. No plans to return.

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CT
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a great experience for our first time. Will be back! Loved the large round table we were seated at. The food was delicious - we had steak tacos, fish tacos and Arroz con Camaron. All very fresh with great flavors and good portions. Our teenagers were happy (not always easy to achieve). The guac was very good; a little pricey at $9, but worth it. We were served quickly and our server, while not exactly Mr Personality, was cordial, patient and helpful.

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OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Guacamole was good. Service was great. Premium margaritas were terrible, rest of food was terrible. Really disappointed because this place used to be really good.

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JM
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, their Fish Tacos are amazing!! Could not get enough of their Guacamole!!

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OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great working lunch!

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G
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food, great service and ambiance...all around good.

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CL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love Mez. Good food, great atmosphere, great service.

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B
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Mez is as consistently good: service, food, ambience, as any spot in the Triangle. Out of towners, picky eaters, etc. This is our go-to place.

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JE
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food is great and a little pricey.

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RD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the Raleigh area. Wonderful atmosphere, staff and food.

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OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The server sold us on how great an appetizer was. We ordered it, but he brought our entree’s out first, then the appetizer after we finished our meal.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was good quality but way too bland.

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ME
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group , many from out of town and the servers did a great job to keep us together. They really went out of their way to help us. We were all happy with our meals and their over and above consideration.

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f
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MEZ delivers when it comes to tasty food with outstanding service.

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F
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Was there for lunch to meet some acquaintences, service was great, would recommend it for a business or social lunch.

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SG
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great drinks! Great flan! Otherwise not repeatable,

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We are “regulars” and love Mez. The Salmon entree with sweet potato mash & slivered brussel sprouts is outstanding!!! However, our server was completely uneducated about the menu and just about every other detail wrt food & beverage service. This is not the norm for this great place.

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PJ
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Bland, boring food for lunch. Mez wants you to think it provides a hip gourmet experience, but absolutely no thought (and not much taste) put into the food. Chicken fajitas were just boring - no evidence that the chicken was grilled (closer to boiled) and, no chips or salsa provided to the table (at least salsa would have provided a little flavor). Major disappointment.

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MP
Raleigh
39 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

So I have been to Mez many times over the last 5 years and it has been my go to for great mexican food. The empanadas and guac are my faves! The food has always been fresh and well made. This time I was disappointed. The food was lacking in flavor and freshness. The quac was a disappointment. I was told there is a new chef with a Spanish cooking background. Not a fan so far but may have been what I ordered. I'll give it another try!

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BB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant but a bit too noisy, which is a common problem these days. Nevertheless, it’s an excellent choice for a business lunch in the RTP area.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

First time here and it did not disappoint. Will definitely recommend and return to this place.

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s
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service at a favorite spot of ours especially for our family group. Kids enjoyed their tacos and we loved our varied entrees. Ribeye steak was cooked perfectly as was requested. Always a go-to place for us. Thanks to Labria our waitress who put up with our indecision... great choices.

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AP
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

I booked a table on line for 2. My business lunch companion and I arrived separately and both asked for the reservation under my name but were sat at different ends of the restaurant at separate tables. Since we did not know each other by sight we wasted half our meeting time before everything got figured out. Overall service was ok but front of house seemed overwhelmed by the lunchtime rush.

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