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La Mesa Espanola

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41 Grevillea Grove, Nairobi 00606, Kenya
+254 700 751407
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Kyiv, Kyyivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

The food was awesome, the proprietor actually came out to talk to us and the staff were uber-friendly. The best thing about the restaurant is its location in the quiet suburb of Kyuna with birds in the trees and the quiet whistling of the wind. Great place for a romantic escapade right in the city.

Thank UkrainianinAfrica201
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2014

We went here on a Tuesday night and the place was dead. We were the only customers and now I know why! The restaurant didn't have anything on the menu, there was no ambience. The main restaurant is packed with tables but no one was there. They need to work in the food which was poor (not good at all)... More 

1 Thank Msafiri2
Level Contributor
35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Being a spaniard i didn't have high expectations about the food in this Spanish restaurant. But the quality was acceptable and the main parts of the plates were almost authentic Spanish. The service, however, was slow and uneven. The ambience is cold and could be improved with some music. Wifi service should be offered too.

Thank Luisa T
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

We ordered lunch with my family. The waiter forgot the order for one person. When asked he said that no order was given. After half an hour he came back and said that they had just thawed the beef and we could wait for another 30 minutes. Would not recommend the restaurant yo anyone

Thank John G
Mexico City, Mexico
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46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2014

Went for lunch on a Sunday and were the only people. Nice outdoor seating and cosy interior. Also, friendly waiter. Food is subpar and not Spanish, apart from very few dishes. Menu would say 'steak', but wouldn't tell you how it comes. No fish or seafood. Had a dry escalope and a completely flavorless paella. The hummus and white beans... More 

Thank Chilango2012
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014

Saturday lunch you'd expect a bit of a vibe, but as we arrived to try the Tapas there was not another single person eating or drinking there. The place itself is OK but it is bare and soul-less. They need to work on decor.... have some music playing in the background (they have a big bar PA/DJ system... thank goodness... More 

Thank pumbavu
lamesaespanola, Manager at La Mesa Espanola, responded to this review

Thank you for your review , it will be used for changes to satisfy our clients needs Regards More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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608 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

Powercut in Nairobi so restaurant full of candles. Quite nice! Ordered papas bravas and croquetas de jamon as starter and fish in oven as main. Quick service. Good starters. The portaoes were really bravas whoch is good. The main dish was a huge portion of red snapper in oven with potatoes, onions and vegetables. Good but much to plenty to... More 

Thank Hans L
Nairobi, Kenya
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014

The food is average. The outside seating was good, indoors not so much. The wine was also quite good. It was my first time to have paella and i was soo disappointed. I think they should stick to tapas and bar service.

1 Thank kerubo
Brasilia, DF
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90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014

What a nightmare! I had heard that the restaurant had reasonable food, but didn’t expect it to be so disappointing. We ordered tapas and wine. We were gently greeted with bites of tortillas upon arrival. Unfortunately, they were tasteless, and topped with mayonnaise. Thereafter, we had mushroom and ham croquettes, gazpacho, and caramelized cheese. The lentils soup was not available.... More 

Thank Bacuri
Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014

The restaurant looked deserted with the waiter having no clue what the menu entailed. The food was undercooked accompanied with some fish that looked like and tasted like it had stayed frozen for too long. We complained to the owner/manager who was very rude and insisted that there was a probability that we had never tasted Spanish cuisine. That was... More 

1 Thank Regina M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Grevillea Grove, Nairobi 00606, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 700 751407
La Mesa Espanola offers Spanish cuisine experience with a Kenyan touch.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?