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El Meson

2425 University Blvd, Houston, TX 77005-3226
+1 713-522-9306
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (12 reviews)
“tapas” (18 reviews)
“black beans” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2425 University Blvd, Houston, TX 77005-3226
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We googled restaurants near us and when we saw it thought by the name it was Mexican. We walked in and were told they were Cuban-Spanish. I'd never had Cuban before so I didn't know what we were getting into. OMG! This was THE best...More

Thank Veronica V
Reviewed 12 February 2018

I went to El Meson regularly 20 years ago. I came back to the neighborhood Sunday and ate there again. Prices were predictably almost double. Cuban nachos with only black beans & platinos were $12-no meat at all. No bueno! I ordered the Pollo Ajillo,...More

Thank frank e
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Wife and I had dinner here before going to the Alley Theatre recently. Arriving at 6 PM we had no problem with our reservation. The valet and self parking next door in bank parking lot cost $5.00. The wait staff was friendly and courteous. The...More

Thank shel7518
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

We came in to have a quick wine and a little bite, but found this great menu and Jesus, our waiter, we wanted to stay for hours savouring every bite. We will definitely be back! Great food and atmosphere. Located in Rice Village with quaint...More

Thank andrealea
Reviewed 2 November 2017

We were new to Houston and went for dinner on a Saturday evening. The food was ok, and there is good ambiance to the restaurant. The hostess who seated us was rude. Later while we were eating dinner we watched the hostess pull two waiters...More

Thank Mary N
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere and good food. I had a sea bass that was great. Friends had Tex Mex dish that was just ok. Good wine selection but not so great beer selection. Great service and really friendly manager or owner.

Thank chucksierke
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Family owned, neighborhood oriented Cuban/Spanish/Mexican restaurant with a healthy wine list; a little bit pricey but very nice service and always accommodating. Good salads, enchiladas, fish, tapas.

Thank L C L
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This is a long time favorite of my son, but we had not visited in a while. Went today for lunch and both of us were very disappointed, and said that was the last time for us. Their prices have increased SIGNIFICANTLY, but the food...More

Thank Arleneschn
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We've been regulars at El Meson for 20 years. I eat a lot of Mexican food and I think El Meson has some of the best, if not the best, food in town. We often fight traffic and drive past Armando's, Chuy's, Pico's, El Tiempo,...More

Thank AJB830
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We visit this restaurant several times a year over the last decade. Finally, I have decided to write a review. This restaurant has very good tapas. It is not overly expensive and the service is friendly. I would recommend a glass/bottle of albarino with calamares...More

Thank NoveZamky
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2425 University Blvd, Houston, TX 77005-3226
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-522-9306
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