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“"Always perfect"” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Mesa Espanola

La Mesa Espanola
Grevillea Grove 41, Nairobi 2033-00606, Kenya
+254 700 751407
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Ranked #221 of 318 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.
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
“"Always perfect"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I have been there many times, with family, with friends... and I have never been disappointed. Not only the food is good but the service is excellent. It is a good opportunity for tasting good spanish wine recomended by an expert in wines who can advise you in the best wine match to your food. Highly recomended!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Nairobi
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Slow service, small portions, high prices!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Totally disapointing, they have great location, good scenic view good environment, but service is terrible!! They took very long to serve us a paella that came cold, theymixed my order brought something we didn't ask for. The serving portions are small but the prices are high. Not going there anymore! I have asked other friends that went there if they will return and all said a conclusive NO! I'm sorry, hope they improve and get other first visits with better impresion!

Visited February 2013
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Nairobi
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Lovely addition to the Nairobi scene”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Had dinner at La mesa with friends last night. They were super nice about the fact we got stuck in traffic and were nearly an hour late! The food was really lovely - we just shared a variety of different tapas items, and the sangria was great! The service was really good - which is not a thing to be sniffed at in this city! It was also surprisingly good value for money, also increasingly a thing not to be sniffed at when going to proper restaurants in this city....

Overall I would recommend this to anyone, we will definitely be back.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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nairobi
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Very nice ambience, service, place has a lot of potential”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Visited this lovely restaurant with a friend. Though getting there is tricky especially when using the Waiyaki Way by pass still under construction, all that was forgotten once past the gates.
We were received well. We were served by knowledgable wait staff. Was very impressed that they serve Voss water!
The starters, presented beautifully and the wait staff even gave us pointers on what to chose.we settled for the mushroom croquettes and empanadas Gallega with meat and pepper which we enjoyed.
The paella de marisco was also good. The sirloin steak nice. They probably need to work on their seasoning because we had to add to the meal.
The restaurant has a lot of potential, they should just work at improving on everything day by day. We will return and hopefully get some changes

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Kenya
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great idea... but hit and miss...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

How exciting to have a Spanish Restaurant in Nairobi!
The location is real nice and atmosphere good... but still after a few visits a big hit and miss... food is average, service poor... Lots of waiters around but there does not seem to be anyone truly experienced... The first couple of times we went with friends they used to serve a complimentary lovely tiny sip of gazpacho soup... now instead a piece of white bread with some mayo and other on top, not as good and appealing as the soup used to be...

Menu printed with corrections, the luck of some of the wines on wine list that we requested (third time it happens) makes it a bit of a frustrating experience... With a bit of TLC and more professionalism it could be a great new place in Nairobi, but it seems to still be far from that... sadly...

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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