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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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (23)
Great for Lunch (17)
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Bar Seating (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Authentic (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Healthy (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Spicy (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
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Cozy (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
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Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 5 days ago

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

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·Dined 6 days ago

Great food- it was too noisy to have a conversation

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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·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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·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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·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 12, 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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·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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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was decent but the server repeatedly rushed us.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·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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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The service here’s has just gotten abysmal! Disrespectful and rude beyond excuse. I’ve been treated better at Taco Bell. I don’t who was occupying the table next to us but in an almost deserted restaurant both our waitress and the manager were so busy fawning over him that we were mostly ignored. Twenty minutes to get a drink refilled in an empty house is beyond absurd. Even though the manager comped our meal and offered us gift cards I still left feeling ripped off.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We had a great dinner! Food was great, service was AWESOME!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent service and food, plus the server surprised the birthday girl with a large slice of cake with a candle :)

Tags: Tapas, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food was very good and the wait staff outstanding. The noise level inside was deafening so I cannot recommend Mez for a business dinner. We had requested a quiet table and they placed us in a corner but still it was very difficult to talk across the booth where we had five seated. Two people could talk across from one another but others strained to hear what was being said. Perhaps being in the center of restaurant would have made conversation easier. Outside would have been the best.

Tags: People Watching
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

I love the Mez food, however today they lost power about 10 minutes after we were seated and after waiting 30 minutes we were told they only had half power and couldn’t prepare any food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 17, 2017

I was disappointed in my recent visit to Mez. They used to provide chips and salsa but now they try to charge you for it. Every Mexican restaurant I have ever been to provides free chips and salsa so I thought that was disappointing. I ordered the brisket tacos. Taste was good but a ton of fat that I had to pick out. Also the tacos came with no side for $12. A little pricey for an a la carte item. Value just isn't there....

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was not good. I expected more from the queso. It was too acidic with the tomatillo. Also, the rice with the shrimp dish had way too much lime. The service was ok but the waitress kept referring to me as lady and dumped water all over one of the neighboring tables. Nice ambiance and not awful but I would only go back if I was desperate.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 15, 2017

My husband and I were in the area after dropping a friend off at the airport. It was a Sunday evening and quiet, but the BEST part was their outdoor seating! We had lovely weather and a lovely meal. Very attentive server named J.T. The food was really outstanding -- be sure to try their warm pineapple upside down cake! And one of the best parts? LOVE that they offer hybrid vehicle parking right outside their door.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun, Casual, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great food and service! The waiter was pleasant and made great recommendations for my daughter and me.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Good service. Food came out fast, surprisingly fast for how busy it was.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Good food in RTP where much of what's available is fast food and Starbucks. The food, advertised as Mexican, is a little bland, but good. We had to ask for Salsa, but beverage refills were frequently provided, and those who had desert seemed to enjoy them. Appesrs to be a good choice for a business meal in the Park.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great with my four kids.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We enjoyed our meal and time at MEZ. The waitress was very sweet however, her English was not good enough for being alone at a table with non- Spanish speakers. She was very hard to understand AND she did NOT understand our questions very well. I am now determined to learn Spanish but advise your restaurant to perhaps have an English speaking person accompanying her with drinks and orders.

Tags: Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 29, 2017

I love MEZ. I'm a gluten-free diner (not by choice) and they have a great selection of entrees that avoid gluten, and they're all delicious. Corn tortillas, beans, rice – GF heaven! We ate on the patio. The weather was awesome, our server was great and the food (as always) tasty and reasonably priced. I'm going back NEXT weekend.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Healthy, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great spot to meet up with a friend for a drink, app, and dessert. Enjoyed the red sangria and guacamole. Tres Leches was good, but not her the best I've had. Would go back for sure!

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Very, very loud. We will still eating entree and waitress asked us if we wanted to see dessert menu

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

After hearing about Mez for the last three years, I was left disappointed. The food was no better than I could find at any ordinary mexican restaurant. In my many years of ordering a fajita, this was the first which did not come out sizzling hot. Drinks were watered down and overpriced. The ambiance was nothing better than your average chain.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great food, drinks and service. Best guacamole I recall eating.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The special of the day, potato flautas with grilled shrimp, was delicious!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Mez is always consistent and service is great at lunchtime (only time I've been there). Love the salads!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Our dining experience at Mez was not as bright as in previous meals. It could have been better. The waiter had a lot to do with the disappointment.

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