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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have been here numerous times in recent years and it never disappoints. Very traditional and tasty tapas dishes, always something new to try. My wife loved the new Octopus dish (photo uploaded).

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Booked ( recommended) after a theatre matinee, cosy, friendly, excellent food made in front of you. Quick service and reasonably priced meal. Good selection of wine. Good variety of age ranges, don’t worry about sitting at the bar, just as comfy and you can see...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

Had tapas and a cocktail last Saturday night. Service was excellent and we really enjoyed having something a bit different from the norm. Especially enjoyed the duck and air-dried tuna.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 358sharonr
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

We were here in 22 Dec with friends as we were catching a play right next door. The atmosphere at this place is great - warm, intimate, and buzzy. Service is great too, very attentive and pleasing staff. I found the food menu a bit...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

I came here three years ago and it was great, I came again this month and they managed to make it even better, the wine selection is amazing and the quality of the products is really top notch, I recommend this place to everyone looking...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Allan P
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

We paid 24,75 pounds for 2 very small glasses of very light - cheap tasting - Rioja and 5 tiny slices 5x2 cm of manchego cheese. Worse tapas bar ever.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank wim19612015
Daniel C, Owner at Condesa, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2018

Hi Wim Thanks for your review. The very light Rioja you classified as "cheap tasting", its called La Bicicleta Voladora from Quinta Milu. A certified Organic Wine from Rioja. The style is a proposal from German R Blanco, a low intervention wine, fermented in concrete...More

Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

We visited Condesa last night with friends and had a wonderful meal, sampling many of the dishes they had to offer. I have to say that every dish was absolutely fantastic, very imaginative and not your usual run-of-the-mill Spanish Tapas that you get in other...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BBStuartBB
Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

We loved Condesa. It’s very small but has a lot of character, and the food is delicious. We shared a bottle of red wine as well as the meat and cheese selections. Both delicious, especially the fruity bread with the cheese. It’s very narrow in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank charliebee31
Reviewed December 10, 2018

This is hidden away from the hustle of the main Covent Garden but well worth the short walk. As soon as you enter you are greeted warmly and just do not want to leave. We went in for just a drink and were made welcome...More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

This was my second trip to Condesa and both have been absolutely excellent. The restaurant is modern tapas with a great wine list. On this visit there was a pop up from a guest chef , that was a modern twist on Mexican and Spanish...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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