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“Great idea... but hit and miss...” 3 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 #365 of 417 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Spanish, Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: La Mesa Espanola offers Spanish cuisine experience with a Kenyan touch.
Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Nairobi's first Spanish restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We went here during the week with some friends, the service was a little slow and the waiters were learning about the food still but they did try hard and if they were not sure they went and checked with the kitchen. The wine list was good with some nice Spanish selections. We had some tapas dishes to start with, the Spanish omelette was excellent as was the Gazpacho soup. One of us had the lentils with chorizo which was really rustic and flavorsome. For the main course two of us had the Paella which was very good and one of us had the grilled prawns which were a little over cooked and finally the grilled sepia which was good. The owner came and checked everything was ok and gave good recommendations. A great addition to the Nairobi restaurant scene.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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