The Castro family started out 40 years ago as Pizza Queen International and soon gained a cult following in the West Carrollton area. After years of success in the pizza industry, they used the earnings to transform the restaurant into their dream. The result was “El Meson” the eclectic restaurant with the South American menu. Since then the restaurant has transformed and grown into an excellent reputation of one of the highest quality restaurants in Dayton. From drinks to appetizers, the menu is and always has been a Food Adventure.
Decades of success have led us today to this celebration. It is a celebration of hard work and unique eats. As you may know, El Meson has a base menu. The last page of the menu is rotated weekly and features a certain country.
EL MESON’S 40th BIRTHDAY WEEKEND, FRIDAY JULY 20th and SATURDAY JULY 21st:
903 E Dixie Dr, Dayton, OH 45449
Join them for two days of celebration with live music, street food, dancing and tons of fun outdoors!
July 20th and 21st – $5 cover for both days (cash preferred) – limited free advance tickets and V.I.P. tickets available online, all other tickets available at the door.
V.I.P. and Free Presale tickets available here
Customer Appreciation Happy Anniversary Hour
From 4 – 5:30pm, both nights, free entry and $5 margaritas in the street party lot! Joe Head, from The Century Bar, will be on site serving some of his favorite bourbon and chatting with guest about varying notes. Rachel Jensen from Republic National Distributing will also be on site with the shot luge and Milagro and Titos!
EL MESON FOOD TRUCKS:
El Meson will have a fleet of food trucks on site serving up a variety of El Meson favorites and specials!
One food truck dedicated to serving a throwback “Pizza Queen Menu” including favorites like Exotic Burrito, Mexican Pizza, Flame Broiled Chicken, and More!
Want to celebrate our Anniversary in style? Consider purchasing one of our limited V.I.P patio seats for just $35 on Friday or Saturday. This area will be limited and give you access to a less crowded area, servers, and a great view of the bands. We are not accepting reservations for the restaurant this weekend and this will be the only reserved seating available. Please let us know if you would like to be sat with another party in the V.I.P. Area
DID YOU KNOW?
Every year the family goes on vacation to various countries in South America in search of great recipes. They then pay the local restaurateurs for these recipes and bring them back to Dayton. The result is that we get to enjoy authentic recipes from Peru, Argentina,
Venezuela and many more.
And finally this wouldn’t be a Food Adventure article if we didn’t share our MUST EATS !
HERE ARE A COUPLE OF “MUST EATS”
— WHOLE TILAPIA FRIED IN OLIVE OIL”
An absolutely amazing delicacy with a killer presentation
—ANY SEAFOOD TAPAS:
Tapas are little appetizer plates. They are perfect for sampling and sharing. The best and freshest ones are the seafood based ones here at El Meson. They tend to be the tasty and most exotic too. The free tableside tapa onion salsa never disappoints either.
— HOMEMADE RED SANGRIA:
They also gave white which is good, but we find the red one to be better. Get refreshed with this exotic drink! El Meson’s version is terrific.
There you have it – everything you wanted to know about the 40th anniversary weekend at El Meson but were afraid to ask.
See you at the birthday party!!! Celebrate with the Castro family ! The event has it all, throwback food, new food, drinks, music and food trucks.
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