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El Meson

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Latin, South American, Mexican, Spanish, Colombian, Central American
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903 E Dixie Dr, West Carrollton, OH 45449-1928
+1 937-859-8229
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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65 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We had our banquet for a training class set for El Meson, so a few of the instructor team decided to try it out early. The service was amazing, and the food very good. The next week when we went back for the banquet we had the exact same experience, even with a group of 50. Highly recommend El Meson.

Thank Mark T
Cincinnati, Ohio
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166 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Quite charming outside dinning on their patio with flavorful cuisine dishes from Chile. I had the Chilean salmon stack with some wine in this fine dining restaurant in Dayton; what was impressive to me is how this dish is plated with a tower of black bean and rice. also impressive wine menu and specialty drinks to go along with this... More 

Thank Travelone_intl
Miamisburg, Ohio
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288 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We attended on a Friday evening with 2 other couples. Food was very good and the service was attentive. The next morning, my husband discovered that his wallet was missing. I emailed the restaurant and they called right away to let us know they had the wallet. Even though they did not open that day until late afternoon, they told... More 

Thank timesharetraveler11
Tipp City, Ohio
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

The service was great, the food was delicious, fresh, and unique. Worth the price, great place to go with friends

Thank tadleta
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The food is always interesting st El Meson. We went for a birthday celebration and had a variety of foods at the table. Everyone was happy and full by the end of the night. Service was fast and friendly. The owner is a great host and always treats his guests like family.

Thank Adam M
Dayton, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

We thought the food was very tasty. Between the two of use we ordered tapas to share. Two smaller options (5 SMALL pieces each) and the large quesadilla (which was a regular portion at most restaurants, not very big). We each tried a dessert and were pleased with both...But, the cost was $50 before tip! We will return, but only... More 

Thank 832she
Dayton, Ohio
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

It is always enjoyable to dine at El Meson. The enclosed patio makes you feel like you are in South America and not Ohio. The food is always good and wait staff are pleasant and attentive.

Thank DAH-Ohio
dayton, oh
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82 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

El Meson has been one of my family's go-to restaurants for years. The outdoor patios are particularly festive and are under cover in cold weather, so they are an option year round. Fountains, beautiful flowers and a profusion of bright colors create a party atmosphere that can't be beat. We come for the tapas which are numerous and fantastic. The... More 

Thank pasweet
Dayton, Ohio
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146 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

It used to be, in Dayton, that there werent that many really good restaurants. El Meson was one. It was our "go to" restaurant for occasions. Now nice restaurant proliferate. A recent visit to El Meson proves that it still has what it takes. Locally owned and operated by the Castro family, they serve Hispanic themed food - good atmosphere... More 

Thank Poodletoes
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108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Hidden gem of a restaurant! Fantastic atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating (during warm weather). The food was very good and the waitstaff was attentive and helpful! Will definitely visit again!

Thank TheYelllowDart

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Latin, South American, Mexican, Spanish, Colombian, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 903 E Dixie Dr, West Carrollton, OH 45449-1928
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  West Carrollton
  • Phone Number: +1 937-859-8229

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?