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El Meson

Cuban Restaurant and Spanish Restaurant$$$$
University Place, Houston
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  • Aysha B.
    "bisteck empanizado and the wine list"(5 Tips)
    Marni
    "I love the carne guisada."(2 Tips)
    Tony B.
    "Nice green salad with minty sauce"(2 Tips)
    Alison O.
    "Supposedly was a new kitchen staff that night."(2 Tips)
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  • Miguel Jose G.
    Delicious Cuban cuisine. Highly satisfied, great service, not too expensive.
  • Cynthia P.
    Cynthia PriceJune 10, 2016
    Yummy! The lamb is so tender and delicious. Great atmosphere.
  • Tony B.
    Tony BodeepongFebruary 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Masitas - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Ashley W.
    Ashley WilsonJanuary 24, 2015
    Great food. Love the Cuban flare. Service was excellent!
  • Marni
    MarniOctober 20, 2014
    I love the carne guisada.
  • Jenn
    JennAugust 24, 2014
    Love, love this place. The gazpacho soup is a cold soup - great for summer. Order the ahi tuna salad. The service is impeccable and Pedro, the owner, is also a wonderful sommelier.
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressAugust 4, 2014
    This longtime Village eatery allows you to tour Spain and its colonies. Read more
  • Nicole A.
    Nicole AlborsJuly 7, 2014
    El lecho asado is amazing!
  • Fez
    FezMay 28, 2014
    El Lechon dish is the best I have eaten this whole month. So decadently succulent.
  • Tony B.
    Tony BodeepongMarch 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Pumaradas - Nice green salad with minty sauce, pear and goat cheese
  • Tony B.
    Tony BodeepongMarch 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Masitas -
  • Tony B.
    Tony BodeepongMarch 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Broccoli Flan - Very interesting side order
  • Tony B.
    Tony BodeepongNovember 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Pumaradas -
  • iDork g.
    iDork guzzi-stevensOctober 9, 2013
    Besides the casual but intimate ambiance El Meson offers a perfect Mexican-Cuban combo cuisine, the flavour is just perfect. Excellent service.
  • Randall H.
    Randall HinojosaOctober 1, 2013
    Delicious order the Carne Asada
  • Alison O.
    Alison OrganAugust 25, 2013
    Really good food but slow service. Supposedly was a new kitchen staff that night. We got 30% off for the wait.
  • Guillermo M.
    Guillermo MendozaJuly 24, 2013
    Good Tortilla Española, wine and cuban food.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SvihlaFebruary 15, 2013
    Carne Guisada is a must. Perfectly balanced dish with oh so tender meat.
  • CultureMap Houston M.
    In addition to the award-winning wine list, El Meson is known for their paella: it's well worth the 30-minute prep time.
  • Tatiana P.
    Tatiana PauwelsJanuary 8, 2012
    They have new Croquetas on the menu... I'm totally addicted!!!
  • Karla R.
    Karla RAugust 12, 2011
    The menu has changed and the service is great
  • Aysha B.
    Aysha BarakatSeptember 10, 2010
    Its actually called El Meson and its the best down home cuban cusine in the village! Try the bisteck empanizado and the wine list is very extensive, a great selection of spanish wines.
  • Jorge U. U.
    Jorge U. UngoMarch 15, 2010
    Try the ropa vieja. Skip the mojitos.
  • Tony B.
    Tony BodeepongNovember 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Masitas - ข้าวหมูทอดกระเทียม​
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