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El Meson Espanol

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Carr 102 Guanajibo, Mayaguez 00680, Puerto Rico
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 12
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Paella Heaven

Best Spanish food this side of the island. Try the paella for two, they offer a take out paella as well. Don't expect local puertorican food, this is mostly Español cuisine. Good wine selection.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
RobertoCofresi
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Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
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Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Best Spanish food this side of the island. Try the paella for two, they offer a take out paella as well. Don't expect local puertorican food, this is mostly Español cuisine. Good wine selection.

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Rincon, Puerto Rico
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent food and tapas. It's an authentic Spanish cuisine restaurant we had the house sangria and a few tapas and it was excellent. Staff is friendly and place has this cozy european feeling.

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puerto rico
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137 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have been to this restaurant about 3 times. although it is very good on our last visit we were disappointed. Turns out we have ordered paella before and this time around we were charged twice as much for the same portion. We gently claimed to our waitress but we had to pay over $75.00 usd for a regular service.... More 

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Good spanish food and wines. Staff well trained. Diverse menu. cozy ambiance. Fine dining, Good Sangria. Excellent Lamb Chops.

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Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Little parking, slow service but the Sanría jar, wine and food is excellent. They have a good bar and have tapas for people who wants only to drinks and eat tapas. Ham croquettes are delicious.

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Quebradillas, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Well we visited this restaurant last night in Mayaguez and really the whole experience was great and surprice , nice attention and service from the waiters ,in addition to adequate prices and excellent food .We started with the Croquetas of ham and chicken , excellent and the Calamari that were good for only 6 dollars , later we tried as... More 

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Houston, Texas
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105 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Very good Spanish Paella, refreshing Sangria and assorted tapas to enjoy. This restaurant has been here for years and the clients are mostly locals which is always a good sign of quality Amazing service and friendly staff Will be back

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Washington. DC
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The Mesón Español is an institution in Mayagüez. It open its doors in 1975 and since then has prepared traditional and delicious Spanish cuisine. Doña Inés, the mother of the owner and management is in the kitchen, whcih makes it more special. However, sometime you can notice when Doña Inés is not in the kitchen. Nevertheless, I believe it is... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

The medallones were really good (they give you 2 fair pieces with mushroom sauce) and my friend ordered the Jacobo, which he liked and the portion was really good. I also ordered the Sangria, not the best I've tried. I will not order it again but will be back to try other plates.

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Thank Akira V
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I will agree that the food here is not the best, in fact, the only dish I like here is the Chuleton (Rib Eye) specially cut for them. It is REALLY GOOD. I only go there for the tapas. The butifarras, with a hint of cinnamon are unequal. Also try the tortilla española and special tapas. Their wine list is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carr 102 Guanajibo, Mayaguez 00680, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Mayaguez

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Spanish

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