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El Meson

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Latin, Mexican, Spanish, South American, Colombian, Central American
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903 East Dixie Drive, West Carrollton, OH 45449-1928
+1 937-859-8229
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Centerville, Ohio
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2,389 reviews
1,571 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,667 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

´Tis a grand February day. El Meson is the quintessential Latin American restaurant in the Greater Dayton Metropolitan area. El Meson merits a TripAdvisor Five Star rating. We take care to arrive prior to the noon hour of lunch, and find that El Meson is serving in the conservatory today. We select the “Godfather” table, and enjoy the total ambience.... More 

Thank SavantIII_11
Springfield, Virginia
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful return visit as part of a friend's retirement dinner. They had a limited menu (beef chicken and fish entrees), but everything was as delightful and service cheerful as we remembered from our many fine visits over the years. Delicious Margaritas and Sangria! Highly recommend for both business functions and that special night out.

Thank HalibutVA
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chef Mark is the absolute best. so many awesome choices and the menu has new features monthly. We have trouble getting past our favorites whole tilapia deep fried in olive oil for me, seafood paella for my hubs. Great place to go for tapas and margaritas or sangria. The Castro family puts love into every diner's experience -- give it... More 

Thank Deb H
Beavercreek, Ohio
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were greeted promptly at the door and seated right away. We were wearing coats and one of the servers took them and hung them up for us. I had the Beef Fahita which was excellent. I did not hear a complaint from others in my party.

Thank James W
Dayton, Ohio
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My party of 50 just experienced an exceptional evening at El Meson. El Meson provided us a venue to celebrate our achievements in a beautiful surrounding with excellent food, drink and service. Our evening began with appetizers (Empanadillas, Manchego Cheese Puffs and Plantain Chips & Bean Salsa) and a selection of Soft Drinks, Mojitos, Margaritas and Sangria. Our party was... More 

Thank Angela09Dayton_Ohio
Dayton, Ohio
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sat on the enclosed (tent) patio and shared the chip and dips tapas plate and Paella for two with our teenage daughter on an impromptu Thursday night out. The atmosphere was quirky and lovely with candles and tent heaters and plants everywhere, and, oh my the food! There were three different chips and salsas, and all were different and... More 

Thank donnavicca
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

So many reasons they suck. They don't have Miller Lite. Cold bread served with a so-so sauce. My boyfriend said the men's bathroom was dirty. I ordered the Churrasco and blood poured out of the flavorless, tough steak. I was told to slice it in half and turn it over to let the hot plate finish cooking it. I kinda... More 

Thank WellsClark123
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91 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 77 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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299 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 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 

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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, Mexican, Spanish, South American, Colombian, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
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 East Dixie Drive, West Carrollton, OH 45449-1928
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  West Carrollton
  • Phone Number: +1 937-859-8229

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