8920 Wesleyan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Phone: (317) 872-6400
Nestled in around Michigan Road and Interstate 465, El Meson has a very odd looking building. The back of the building faces Michigan Road (the busier road) so I am never sure when they are open. The place also looks a little sketchy right in between five chain restaurants.
The interior was a lot bigger than I thought it would be…and it was a lot nicer. See:
Normal setup as a chips and salsa guy hooks you up right away and then a totally different guy comes and takes your order. The chips were stale, but the salsa wasn’t that bad.
What I Ate: Burrito Gigante, Thursday Special = $4.99
When this burrito hit the table, it quickly proved that it was appropriately named. It was packed with refried beans, rice, chicken and lettuce. Overall, it was okay and satisfied my gluttonous lunch. I wouldn’t consider this authentic and I can’t say there were any surprises here.
The guac that was plopped on top of the burrito was pretty bad and I removed that quickly. It was too smooth and I didn’t taste a hint of cilantro.
I spent most of the meal thinking about how cheap this was instead of any standout flavors. I was stuffed from this meal and I can only imagine the calorie count.
Would I Buy It Again? Maybe, but probably not. If I am looking for a cheap burrito fix without wanting to drive to my favorite taquerias, this might satisfy my craving. I have had a lot worse…and a lot better. If I worked on a number scale, I would give it a 6/10; slightly above average for a non-authentic “authentic Mexican restaurant.” If you have been to El Rodeo, La Hacienda, Cancun, I can’t say that you will be surprised by El Meson, but it would not stand a chance against the real taquerias in town.