Mez

4.5
1630 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
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  • Business Meals
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican / Southwestern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:00am - 4:00pm Dinner: Mon-Fri 4:00pm - 9:30pm Dinner: Sat-Sun 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(919) 941-1630
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Aaron Stumb
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Slater Road
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Parking details
Mez, as a LEED designed restaurant, offers three designated parking spaces for our guests who driving a hybrid vehicle.
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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.
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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.
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

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.

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What 1630 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I always enjoy my meals at Mez. Great food and drinks.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Had a reservation- easy to get seated, high quality food, nice atmosphere.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was delicious and our waiter was wonderful! Lovely atmosphere.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Excellent!

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3.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Good food, good service, loud noise due to repairs on upstairs patio.

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2.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Let me say that the restaurant was very full for a Wednesday night. So, there are many people who like the style of food served. For us it was way too smoky- maybe due to the Chipotle. We did not like the salsa, the frozen margarita (really- I didn't like the margarita because it tasted smoky), the baked enchilada (very dry), the Chili Rellenos (Very little cheese). We did like the queso- it was really good cheese and was great. Caroline, the manager on duty and Eric our server, were both really accommodating. It wasn't their fault we didn't like the food.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The server was great.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Great service and food.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Good food, great service, incredibly fast order prep/delivery.

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We were disappointed in our meal. We were a group of four and two of our entrees were unsatisfactory and had to be sent back. Mine was the Ancho Beef Brisket and it was, no exaggeration, half fat. It was replaced with a much leaner piece, which was edible, but not particularly good. Another member of our party’s dish was not prepared as requested and had to be replaced also. Even the two meals that we didn’t have to send back were not very good.

To compensate for the two meals that had to be sent back, management offered a free dessert — for one of us. When we remarked that we had to send back two dishes, they offered another free dessert.

We have enjoyed Mez in the past and hope that our experience was unusual. That said, we won’t be going back anytime soon.

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3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Waitress was extremely rudev

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Mez is always a nice dependable option in the area. The food and service are always great and we've never been disappointed going there. Great value at happy hour too.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Wonderful food with a nice and relaxing environment. Will absolutely recommend to others.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Absolutely love Mez! This is my 3rd time there and it never disappoints. The staff is professional and helpful every time I am there, the food is fabulous and the environment is trendy and cool. Have not been there for happy hour, but I am sure the bar would be lots of fun. I had the kale grain bowl with shrimp added and my guest had the brisket tacos, YUM!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food is generally quite good. The Black and Blue tacos were a miss. The chewy flank steak should have been cut up (hard to eat chewy meat in a taco) and too much blue cheese was used. I sent it back and got the steak tacos, which were very good.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Staff was friendly, professional and courteous. Our attendant, Emilie, was very pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful with our choices. The salsa trio and guacamole were great starters. The chicken tinga tacos and burritos were excellent and I highly recommend the smoked red chili pork shank. We will definitely return when we are in Durham.

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1.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We had girls’ night out at Mez for Cinqo de Mayo. Most of us got the drink special, frozen strawberry margarita, which was $10. Tasted ok but nothing special and we weren’t able to upgrade the tequila bc the waiter said it was premade(!) My meal was not good at all. I ordered the Baja fish tacos, which I thought was a safe order. The fish was over-breaded; there were actual bites that did not have fish...just breading. The fish, rice and beans were all bland without seasoning. I was unable to finish the dish and just gave it back to the waiter. There was no offer to get me anything else or even to ask what I didn’t like about the meal. The chips were ok but clearly no reason to return to this establishment ever again.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great service with a classy ambience. The drinks are very good, and everything on the menu was reasonably priced. The decor was comfortable and we enjoyed the patio seating. This is a good place for drinks or a date. They have preferred parking for hybrid vehicles.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Graduation - Paul our server was awesome, food and drinks were outstanding!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Food was very good and service too. I wold love to go again.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Good food, fair prices, good service, nice atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Having the server upsell chips and salsa just before the entree arrived was annoying.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

My friend and I had an excellent lunch at Mez, which never disappoints. I had a delicious dish with shrimp and red rice, and my friend had a chicken quesadilla. Our server was outstanding and made some good recommendations. It was great to be able to make a reservation on Open Table in advance - the restaurant was hopping for lunch so we were glad to have made a reservation.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

The blackened catfish bowl was creative and delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Mez has excellent food and friendly service. It was nice and quiet when I was seated at 5:15 on Saturday. By the time I was ready to leave, it was getting busy and a little loud. Good Saturday evening crowd!

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

All great. Friendly waitress but didn’t refill husband’s drink glad until asked. Otherwise very nice- would visit again soon.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Great food and service....Chicken Tinga Tacos and Street Corn were top notch....

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Attractive space, but few tables seated Saturday night. Promptly greeted by waiter who throughout meal was professional and thorough. Guacamole was fresh and very good. Chicken Tinga dish was sweet and spicing was a little weird-would not order again. Fish tacos were outstanding. Plate presentations were a little fussy. Didn't mind that it's a little more expensive than typical Tex/Mex place, but just didn't care for the overall chain feel of the dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Brought a friend from out of town. She loves margaritas and Mez has some of the best. We were not disappointed! Our food was also delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We sat outside, the food was tasty, the guacamole serving is very large!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Great place to celebrate a birthday

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I hadn't been to Mez in many years however we had some family flying in and decided to meet there. It was so good - delicious food.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I had a better experience when I came here for lunch.
The service is good and the portions are generous- I had the fish tacos, which I thought were good-- ask for the sauce on the side if you don't love spicy food. My date had the veggie/portabella fajitas and the veggies were quite greasy-- it doesn't take much oil to make veggies taste good, folks! It's an interesting place, but way too loud when there are large groups of people there. I wont say I will never go back, but it will probably be a while. I typically find myself disappointed when eating out these days- I feel like I can have a much nicer and healthier meal at home and not have to deal with all the other "stuff" - of course, not doing the dishes is nice.. Maybe give Mez a try and see what you think.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great food great service love the guacamole and the enchiladas.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great food, consistently good service, staff familiar with allergy questions

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2.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The food was so-so. The kitchen refused special requests. My friend asked for extra lemon. She got two tiny pieces. She asked again and got two more tiny pieces.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Mez is one of my 'go to' restaurants. The food is always consistent and fresh, service is always good. It is an excellent restaurant for business dinners as well. You cannot go wrong with a lunch or dinner at Mez!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Everything was great but hard to hear conversation

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Margaritas are all fantastic. Bring an appreciation for guacamole

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

My lunch was excellent! I had the vegetarian tacos. However one of the women with me had enchiladas that were cold. They remade them but it was weird. My other friend got the Verde salad that she and I both love, but it looked pretty pathetic. I think it used to be served in a bowl? And later she told me that what was missing was the queso. I was really disappointed because I usually love eating there.

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