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“Service was perfect!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Meson

El Meson
Hauser Plads 12, Copenhagen 1127, Denmark (Indre By)
+45 33119131
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Ranked #455 of 1,539 Restaurants in Copenhagen
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Tapas
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Neighborhood: Indre By
Miami, Florida
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127 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Service was perfect!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

This restaurant will not be the best Spanish restaurant you'll go, but being in Copenhagen for a month having great food from other regions of the world, I have to say that going to this one was very nice. I went by myself and I just had some tapas and sangria. They were not amazing, but good enough and I had a great time. The owner a Spanish guy made conversation with me, and he made me company while he could. The chef is Cuban and he was very nice too. So for me more than the food was the fact of having a nice time, while eating something.

Copenhagen is full of very good dining options, but if you are in the mood for more mediterranean style of food, you should go here. And during the summer you can seat outside in the picnic tables they have available.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Copenhagen, Denmark
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

Maybe I have been spoiled for years with tasty tapas in Spain? But this night at El Meson didnt really improve my memories of Spain. It was a busy night or maybe the place was just understaffed, but the "tapas" came in a very random order. Croquetas were cold in the center and the bacalao and calameras were a bit greasy. All this I would have accepted and dreamt of tapas in Spain, but I cannot accept a bread basket that obviously has been on another table before ours.
How did I know? There was a chewed strawberry stuffed under the bread, first I thought it was some salsa or tomato....but it wasnt, that chewed strawberry could only end up there in one way.
They gave their apologies and offered coffee on the house. No thanks.

Visited May 2013
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“good food and wine.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Nice place with nice people and good food and wine. We were 20 people and got a great service, lots of good food and delicious wine. The price was also quite ok.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Spain in Denmark!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012 via mobile

Very good place, nice athmosphere and Tim likes the waitress very mhuch!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Delicious and interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012 via mobile

This was just right. As much or as little as we wanted, amazing flavours and an excellent bottle of wine to accompany it all. Lovely warm cellar and relaxed atmosphere.

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