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“Favorite place in Nicaragua so far, by far.”
Review of Meson Real - CLOSED

Meson Real
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood, Spanish, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Abrimos nuestras puertas el 8 de Octubre del 2011 y somos el primer restaurante de alta cocina espanola en Leon. Nuestro mejor medio publicitario es un cliente satisfecho. En Meson Real la calidad y el servicio siempre van primero. Todos nuestros ingredientes son frescos y seleccionados cuidadosamente por nuestro Chef. Somos un restaurante de cocina y menu abiertos, lo cual nos permite ofrecer los mejores y mas frescos productos, que encontremos a diario y para nuestros comensales. Y, si asi lo desean, pueden ver a nuestro Chef Gustavo preparar sus alimentos. Nosotros nunca sacrificaremos nuestra calidad por nada del mundo! Cocinamos y servimos para ver las caras felices de nuestros clientes!!!
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Surprisingly good Spanish food in Leon. Went there three times in one week.Impressed each time. Had the 747 prawns, chorizo and cheese apps, tripa, clams....Everything that I had was excellent. Brought back memories of Spain and an excellent Spanish resto in San Diego. (La Gran Tapa) I saw one review that mentioned it was overpriced. Having been at virtually all the higher level restos in Leon, I would say it is right in the ballpark. Probably the best value for the money. Excellent food, wonderful service and it is very cool to have the owner coming out to check on things. (I can't help but contrast this with the lackadaisical attitude of the owners or managers in some of the other places I have been there.) In Managua now, plan on being in Leon tomorrow. I'm thinking the Meson Real at about 7PM.

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MesonReal, Owner at Meson Real, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2012

Dear RonCon09,

We can see that you enjoy great food and service and you know about VALUE< (value val·ue (vāl'y&oomacr;) A principle, standard, or quality considered worthwhile or desirable.>

We highly appreciate your review and we'll be expecting you every time you are in Nicaragua.

Sincerely,

Gustavo and Family

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Our medical brigade returned to Leon the week of 27 October to 3 November and we had the opportunity to go back to Meson Real on 31 October. It was just as good as it was on our first visit. Gustavo was not working that night, but was in the restaurant when we arrived for dinner. He came over to say hello to our group and I noticed the well-deserved award from Trip Advisor framed on the wall. He remembered us from our February visit and proceeded to tell us all about the menu and specials for the newest members of our group. Our appetizers and entrees were first-rate, the wines properly chilled and the service wonderful. Although not officially working that night, the fact that Gustavo wants everyone to have a good experience here is the mark of a #1 restaurant.

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1  Thank Heidi C
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MesonReal, Owner at Meson Real, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2012

Dear Heidi,

But of course I remember you!!! you gave us a nice review at the beginning of the year and a nicer review now. We highly appreciate all your kind comments.

Please make Meson Real Famous, talk about us and recommend us with all your kind.

Gustavo and Family

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Two days ago my entire folks 8 people after to have dinner in Meson Real Rest told me, write a review of this wounderful places.

They order diferents kind of dishes, all of then prepare just in right time and the most important very delicius.
We order limoned and wine for drik wich was just exelents.

My group already booked a table for next Friday dinner when they came back to Leon city.
Congratulation all the staff.
keep your services.

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1  Thank Julio P
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MesonReal, Owner at Meson Real, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2012

Dear Julio P,

We are glad to here that the people you recommended to visit us were very happy with our performance as a restaurant. Please keep sending us customers, you know we will take the best care and serve them the best food!!!

We really appreciate you complements and review.

Sincerely,

Gustavo and Meson Real Team

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Reviewed October 22, 2012

wow. the first time i went there it might have been there one and only off night.. i got two different steak plates..... best meat in nica. and boy is it hard to get a good steak in this country. it wasnt exactly a USDA prime ribye but certainly had some fat in it and cooked to a perfect medium rare. great seasoning and flavor. and best of all. great service

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1  Thank Jonathan G
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MesonReal, Owner at Meson Real, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2012

Dear Jonathan G,

Serving a good piece of beef requires more than just having good quality beef, it also has a lot to do on how you handle all your produce!!! In addition to this, you of course must have good beef, we buy the best tenderloin Nicaragua has to offer. Nicaraguan tenderloin competes with the best in the world. We also know how to prepare it and cook it as you mention!!!

It is also very important, the atmosphere and service. Meson Real is a small and exclusive place in Leon where you will be treated in a special way every time you visit us!!!!

We are waiting for you, please came back and visit us soon.

We thanks you for the review,

Gustavo and Meson Real Team

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Reviewed October 19, 2012

One of the best places I've been to in Nicaragua! Great food and service! The chef came out to ask us how everything was and he was very kind and open to suggestions.

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1  Thank Paul S
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MesonReal, Owner at Meson Real, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2012

Dear Paul,

Our greatest reward is to see our clients smile and enjoy our food and service. Total Quality is what we are made of, our philosophy!!!

Thanks for your kind comments and complements!!!

Gustavo and Meson Real Team

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