$12 for $25 Worth of New Mexican Fare and Drinks at El Meze Restaurant in Taos

El Meze Restaurant

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What You'll Get

Adding gourmet ingredients to a meal makes a commonplace activity feel special, much like brushing your teeth with a sparkler or withdrawing money from an ATM while holding it at gunpoint. Add flair to your food with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of New Mexican fare and drinks at El Meze Restaurant in Taos.

El Meze's chef Frederick Muller alchemically transmutes local and organic "food of the mountains" into a menu of regionally inspired cuisine from Spain, northern New Mexico, and the Mediterranean. Start off with a shared plate of chicharrones, a braised pork belly that is flash-fried and dusted with chili and smoked Spanish paprika ($8). Appetites can stay sprightly with a small meal of fresh Penn Cove mussels in an herb broth ($13), or stay grounded during a gravity outage with a large meal of truchas yerba buena, a whole trout marinated in mint and cilantro and preserved with lemon and garlic ($19). A dessert of mini cardamom doughnuts drenched in caramel chocolate sauce defuses sweet teeth before their timer reaches zero ($8).

El Meze adorns its scarlet-stucco walls with Southwestern artwork, which is best when foregrounded with the rim of a wine glass or a local beer such as Marble Brewery IPA ($4). Moroccan mint tea makes a more sober match to the restaurant's rustic hardwood floors and pueblo-style hearth ($3).

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Apr 24, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. Valid for alcohol. Must purchase 1 food item. Not valid for carryout. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About El Meze Restaurant

El Meze Restaurant

Restaurant, Mexican Restaurant, Latin American
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