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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
Updated 10/05/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Condesa, both the name of a bohemian chic district in Mexico City and the Spanish word for countess, is an intimate tapas bar in Covent Garden, London, fusing flavours taking inspiration from across Spain and Mexico.
PRICE RANGE
$22 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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All reviews tapas sliders octopus oxtail pig cheek pan con tomate jamon blue cheese salad taco meat platter tortillas bread potatoes covent garden friendly service pre theatre west end
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing experience, introducing our teenage children to tapas and they all loved the experience. The food, atmosphere…everything. The food was creative and wonderful, even our pickiest eater was adventurous and loved every bite.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were passing and liked the menu etc so called in to book a table, we asked for outside and watched the lady in charge write 20:30 on a reservation card and put it on the table. We arrived in the area at 20:00 and...would have had a drink somewhere else 1st, but were walking past the restaurant so called in and asked if an outside table was likely to be free early, no was the answer, so we said OK we will come back at 20:30. We got back at 20:30 to be told by the lady, sorry we have given your table to some other people (who were 1/2 way through their meal) I told her I was seriously unimpressed and would express this on a Trip Advisor review.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Condesa L, Owner at Condesa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear 179petep, 1 - We do not take reservations for our outdoor terrace. 2- You requested a table and we tried to accomodate you, but we could not give you a table given the fact we were full. You said I will come back in...More

Reviewed June 27, 2022

Amazing delicious Mexican-Brazilian-Spanish tapas - the beef cheeks really were wonderful. Highly recommended and I'd come again when back in London.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 25, 2022

Nice decor. Food was nice but expensive given the size of dishes. Staff could have been more friendly/engaging.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 7, 2022 via mobile

An excellent Spanish Tapas restaurant. We went there as a family of 3 and had a most wonderful with with nice drinks and excellent Spanish style tapas. Of particular mention has to be: air-dried tuna, oxtail with mashed potato, meat platter and of course superb...Jamon Iberico. A lovely atmosphere and nice friendly service. Not cheap but the quality is great.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 28, 2022 via mobile

Visited here pre-theatre on a Wednesday evening. My wife and I are pescatarians and the options were very limited. Tortilla was excellent, manchego was nice but needed more of the sauce it came with. Blue cheese salad was tasty. Pan con tomate was under seasoned....Ceviche octopus was the most disappointing because the sauce overpowered the dish which meant you couldn’t taste the octopus at all. The almond torte was beautiful. We saw some of the meat dishes come out and that’s clearly where the focus is. We probably won’t visit again but I’d still recommend meat eaters to give this place a try.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 26, 2022

Came across this place over a night out on the west end. just loved it. Great quality fun tapas and vert good friendly service .. Loved their mezcal negroni and the spicy pork belly pita ! Thanks guys for the great night out ! Keep...it up !More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 25, 2022 via mobile

Every single item we ordered was delicious. So much so that we can’t wait to return to order the rest of the menu! The wine was really nice and good value for the quality. The tortilla, sliders and pig cheek tacos were amazing. The only...thing I was missing was some soft bread or potatoes to absorb some of the lovely juices and sauces. The bread was served as thin crispy slices like crostini, which weren’t stodgy enough!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 22, 2022 via mobile

We visited here before visiting the theatre and was hugely disappointed.We visited this restaurant after reading the great reviews.Three dishes came after a few minutes which wasn’t great.We asked for bread to go with the octopus & hummus.Three servings of bread went to different tables...after 20 mins we had to ask again.The bread came burnt and after such a wait we were over it.Then the oxtail we ordered arrived after 45 mins.Dire service and wouldn’t return.Mediocre food & much better standard of tapas with efficient service at the same price range nearby.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 29, 2022

We've been to Condesa a few times now and we love it. There's a lovely intimate atmosphere (the place is tiny), and the staff are very welcoming and friendly. The wine is excellent, and we will definitely try the food next time - it looked...fabulous and was cooked in front of us at the bar. Best to book beforehand!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 30, 2022 via mobile

It’s not often I write a review for a restaurant. But I absolutely loved this place, the food the atmosphere, the staff everything was exceptional. It’s quite small, which adds to the character of the place and it actually made me feel like I was...abroad. 5/5 Thank youMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 14, 2022 via mobile

The food was interesting and really tasty. ok staff. Not much interaction . Issue is back of house staircase and toilets - pretty grim which always puts me off. Clean it and monitor it

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 20, 2021

Small intimate place, loads of atmosphere, great attentive service, amazing Tapas, great wine - our favourite place in London now and Tapas easily as good as anything in Spain - with Spanish staff, authentic food, great ambience it would be very easy to feel that...you were actually in Spain - loved it!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 22, 2021

My partner and I booked a table here for a Friday early evening meal before heading to a show. The restaurant is very small, which made it quaint and warm. The staff were attentive and quick, we were never left waiting for anything. They were...also welcoming. The food was delicious, we enjoyed it all and the drink selection was good. There were elements of it that in my opinion were slightly overpriced, however you are in central London so that's to be expected. All in all, a really great spot for authentic Spanish food in a central location with top atmosphere. I would recommend.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 9, 2021

We went on a Friday night so it was pretty busy. The space is tiny and cramped: we were squished right up against the wall and the wait staff were squeezing past us. But the food was excellent. The cheese platter came with delicious fruit...bread and some confiture of some kind; the tuna and pork were exquisitely prepared; the pan con tomate had tantalising crispy flakes of sea salt. The one sweet on the menu is lovely and light and palate-cleansing. We were done in plenty of time for our theatre trip - whole visit was something like 6:05 to 7:10pm.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Yes, Condesa is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Condesa is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5