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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.
$23 - $32
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really nice afternoon. The quality of the food is excellent - very fresh and tasty. The service was attentive and friendly, and the room feels very authentic and attractive. All in all, if you are looking for a high quality tapas experience...in central London, this is about as good as it gets.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Apart from stool seating that won't be comfortable for everybody I have nothing negative to say about this place. The staff were sublime, particularly going out of their way to let me try several tasters of wine before choosing a delicious bottle. Wonderful sherry, the...tapas were absolutely stunning. They sold out of one before we could get it which didn't surprise me as everything was top quality. The tuna tartare on blue corn chips will stay in my memory for a lling while. And then they gave us a free taster of mezcal at the end (I'd never had it) complete with orange and peppery condiment. Heavenly. Absolutely go!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent buzzy tapas bar/restaurant. We had seats at the bar and enjoyed seeing the chefs prepare and listening to their chat, although Spanish so we couldn’t understand! There was a great relaxed vibe and we enjoyed the food a lot. We also had an excellent...waiter.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 22, 2020 via mobile

Everything we consumed here was wonderful, wine, olives, delicious anchovies, pig cheeks. Staff were charming. Thanks for having us

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 12, 2020

It was a sunny day and I admit to heading for Five Guys in Covent Garden. I fancied a burger. Walking along Maiden Lane I saw people dining outside Condesa, and went in to ask if they had anything that might make a good snack...rather than a full meal. The friendly staff suggested Sliders Wow - I am so glad I stopped by. I sat in the sun - ate the small plate that was presented - and it was delicious. I dont suppose I can really judge a whole restaurant on one snack, but it really hit the spot. The staff were very friendly and I'm tempted to return for full lunch or dinner on day.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 8, 2020 via mobile

The venue is small, the seats and tables inside not the most comfortable, tight together however it’s authentic in a modern way, it’s a tapas bar and it doesn’t really bother you when you start eating and drinking. The service and staff when we visited...where engaging, polite and friendly and we liked the atmosphere. The Tempranillo was great and well sourced, it complemented the food really well. Meats and cheeses are the highest quality, the Iberico pork sliders, tuna tartare, and paella with confit duck really good (paella was a v small portion though). Show stopper was the simple tortilla, it was fantastic. The expresso martini (ok not Spanish but, it’s not Spain) was well mixed. The only thing is the price, it’s gonna cost some dollar, it’s good quality tapas and drinks in Covent Garden, what does everyone expect? I will pay as a one off when it’s this good. We will return but probably not weeklyMore

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 7, 2020 via mobile

Thought it was expensive for what was served particularly the Cheese Selection which consisted of 3/4 small pieces charging £15 also 2 small bits of Pork Belly £9.50. I know it’s London but even so. Service was very slow even when reminding the waitress several...times It was pleasant sitting outside thoughMore

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 26, 2020 via mobile

Booked a table for a late lunch and had a really memorable meal, sitting outside in a lovely quirky street very close to Covent Garden. The food was delicious, very creative and not the standard recipes you often get in a tapas restaurant. The staff...couldn’t have been more friendly and helpful and I’ll definitely be visiting again.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 26, 2020

Dined at Condesa the other night and walked away very impressed - The restaurant itself is relatively small so bookings are a must. Staff are really friendly and obviously proud of their restaurant. Food was excellent as was the drinks selection, service was prompt/efficient -...All round very good. You do pay a premium being downtown/Convent Garden but the experience was very much worth it. Recommend the spicy tuna! Well done #TeamCondesa!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 23, 2020

I met my friends in Condesa. We were served by Sebastian, I must say that his welcome and service are at a high level. He is a very professional and kind person. Very good food and great service. Thank you Sebastian

Date of visit: August 2020
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