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“Disappointed!”

El Meson Restaurante Mexicano
Ranked #476 of 888 Restaurants in Chattanooga
Price range: US$5 - US$15
Cuisines: Mexican
Description: Many years ago, in the state of Jalisco in Mexico, the land was dotted with farms growing the blue agave plant-the plant crucial for making tequila. There were inns scattered among the farms, inns that had stables, restaurants, bars, and were a place where the workers from the farms would come together, a place where they could be comfortable together. That comfort-that togetherness-was exactly what the Ruiz's were aiming for when they opened El Meson Restaurante Mexicano over twenty years ago at Hamilton Place. In early 2009, a second El Meson Restaurante Mexicano opened in Hixson. The new restaurant is at 248 Northgate Mall Dr., Suite 114 in the Northgate Mall area and seats approximately 250 people. It too, hearkens back to the comfortable atmosphere and family cooking that have made the original such a favorite.
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Description: Many years ago, in the state of Jalisco in Mexico, the land was dotted with farms growing the blue agave plant-the plant crucial for making tequila. There were inns scattered among the farms, inns that had stables, restaurants, bars, and were a place where the workers from the farms would come together, a place where they could be comfortable together. That comfort-that togetherness-was exactly what the Ruiz's were aiming for when they opened El Meson Restaurante Mexicano over twenty years ago at Hamilton Place. In early 2009, a second El Meson Restaurante Mexicano opened in Hixson. The new restaurant is at 248 Northgate Mall Dr., Suite 114 in the Northgate Mall area and seats approximately 250 people. It too, hearkens back to the comfortable atmosphere and family cooking that have made the original such a favorite.
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Ordered the Baja shrimp tacos. Literally two shrimp per taco. Supposed to have cole slaw in the taco...shredded lettuce. Rest of orders less than desirable as well. Will not return.

Thank Christie M
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

I have been here before and it was good but it was absolutely terrible today. I ordered chicken and steak fajitas with no peppers or tomatoes. I pick up the order and get it home and it is mostly peppers and tomatoes and when I called the restaurant, they did not seem to care. On top of that there wasn't even a whole piece of chicken or steak in the order. I will NOT be going back to this place.

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Thank Kathy P
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Took the wife and children last night. Disappointing on every level. Restrooms were sinfully disgusting. “Nacho” was chips covered in cheese. Chicken Tacos were too salty and served on a bed of sad lettuce. Rice was a plate of mush. Iced tea served with only a smattering of ice that quickly disappeared. Food and atmosphere were both a let down. Restaurant shows a lot of age. We got out around $60 with tip and we’re glad to be gone. Steer clear.

Thank yuravgjoe
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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

We have been customers of El Meson long before. They came to Hixson.
Sunday's meal and service was the worst.
The menus were disgusting dirty and tore up.
The chicken was horrible no taste.
The chimi was just as bad.
Very disappointed.

Thank Pamela W
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Good food, great service and friendly atmosphere. Will go again when I'm next in Chattanooga. Located in a large shopping mall so easy to find and plenty of parking.

Thank somersetbill
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