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La Mesa Espanola

Grevillea Grove 41, Nairobi 2033-00606, Kenya
+254 700 751407
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Ranked #224 of 322 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Spanish, Bar
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
Description: La Mesa Espanola offers Spanish cuisine experience with a Kenyan touch.
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Mexico City, Mexico
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Went for lunch on a Sunday and were the only people. Nice outdoor seating and cosy interior. Also, friendly waiter. Food is subpar and not Spanish, apart from very few dishes. Menu would say 'steak', but wouldn't tell you how it comes. No fish or seafood. Had a dry escalope and a completely flavorless paella. The hummus and white beans... More

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Nairobi and Mombasa
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Saturday lunch you'd expect a bit of a vibe, but as we arrived to try the Tapas there was not another single person eating or drinking there. The place itself is OK but it is bare and soul-less. They need to work on decor.... have some music playing in the background (they have a big bar PA/DJ system... thank goodness... More

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lamesaespanola, Manager at La Mesa Espanola, responded to this review

Thank you for your review , it will be used for changes to satisfy our clients needs Regards More

Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
361 reviews 361 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Powercut in Nairobi so restaurant full of candles. Quite nice! Ordered papas bravas and croquetas de jamon as starter and fish in oven as main. Quick service. Good starters. The portaoes were really bravas whoch is good. The main dish was a huge portion of red snapper in oven with potatoes, onions and vegetables. Good but much to plenty to... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The food is average. The outside seating was good, indoors not so much. The wine was also quite good. It was my first time to have paella and i was soo disappointed. I think they should stick to tapas and bar service.

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Brasilia, DF
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

What a nightmare! I had heard that the restaurant had reasonable food, but didn’t expect it to be so disappointing. We ordered tapas and wine. We were gently greeted with bites of tortillas upon arrival. Unfortunately, they were tasteless, and topped with mayonnaise. Thereafter, we had mushroom and ham croquettes, gazpacho, and caramelized cheese. The lentils soup was not available.... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Can't think of a single positive thing to say - sub average food and shoddy service. Have been there once and never going going back again.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We ordered " Spanish Omelet" (fritata), Chicken Bruchetta, Veg bruchetta, mushroom croquets, peppers & cream which were all tapas. And we ordered a spanish bread with vegetables. The bruschetta were skewers (?) with roasted vegetables on it and the other one was tiny pices of chicken. This is not bruschetta, not in Spain, not any where in the world. The... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The restaurant looked deserted with the waiter having no clue what the menu entailed. The food was undercooked accompanied with some fish that looked like and tasted like it had stayed frozen for too long. We complained to the owner/manager who was very rude and insisted that there was a probability that we had never tasted Spanish cuisine. That was... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We went on a Tuesday night, there were two other tables only - the place is very basic in décor and lacks atmosphere. We asked to see the wine menu and the waiter explained they had a shortage of wine and brought the 4 bottles available. We asked for Sangria and were told it was not available as the wine... More

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

The food is not authentic at all. We ordered chorizo with lentils and chorizo with potatoes and in both cases, there was no chorizo! They also tried to charge us for delivery within Westlands (actually just down the street) despite advertising free delivery in this area.

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