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All 347 Nairobi Restaurants

La Mesa Espanola

Grevillea Grove 41, Nairobi 2033-00606, Kenya
+254 700 751407
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Ranked #288 of 347 Restaurants in Nairobi
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

We went here on a Tuesday night and the place was dead. We were the only customers and now I know why! The restaurant didn't have anything on the menu, there was no ambience. The main restaurant is packed with tables but no one was there. They need to work in the food which was poor (not good at all)... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Being a spaniard i didn't have high expectations about the food in this Spanish restaurant. But the quality was acceptable and the main parts of the plates were almost authentic Spanish. The service, however, was slow and uneven. The ambience is cold and could be improved with some music. Wifi service should be offered too.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We ordered lunch with my family. The waiter forgot the order for one person. When asked he said that no order was given. After half an hour he came back and said that they had just thawed the beef and we could wait for another 30 minutes. Would not recommend the restaurant yo anyone

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Mexico City, Mexico
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
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420 reviews 420 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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72 reviews 72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Additional Information about La Mesa Espanola

Address: Grevillea Grove 41, Nairobi 2033-00606, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 700 751407
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Spanish, Bar

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