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El Meson

2425 University Blvd. Houston, TX 77005 | Kirby-West U | 713-522-9306

Location Description:

This longtime Village eatery allows you to tour Spain and its colonies. Traditional Spanish tapas and paellas find their place next to Cuban dishes like ropa vieja and picadillo a la criolla and Mexican dishes like fajitas and enchiladas. With its dark wood and booths lining the walls, the spacious restaurant has the feel of a taverna. The extensive wine list includes choices from the New World as well as the Old.


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Details

  • Cuisine(s): Cuban, Mexican, Spanish
  • Hours: Mon-Thu, Sat 11am-10pm, Fri 11am-11pm, Sun 12pm-10pm
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Not Accepted
  • Parking: Street, Valet
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Private Party, Takeout

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