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Review of La Mesa Espanola

La Mesa Espanola
Ranked #505 of 600 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Spanish, Bar
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: La Mesa Espanola offers Spanish cuisine experience with a Kenyan touch.
Reviewed 2 November 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) and the place needs to be fixed up, pictures on the wall, background music, rearranging the furniture to make it less stark.

Don't go.

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1  Thank Msafiri2
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Reviewed 28 October 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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Reviewed 21 October 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
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Reviewed 4 August 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 were nice though, although equally unimaginative. Way too pricey.

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Thank Chilango2012
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Reviewed 24 June 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 that wasn't on!) The food was a bit pricey but what we had was nice and the waiter was friendly and couldn't fault that. Part of going out to a restaurant is observing other people and the atmosphere... of which there was none. They need to do a better job internally (decor, background music... maybe candles/decor on the tables etc) and marketing themselves or I suspect they wont be around very long.

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Thank pumbavu
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lamesaespanola, Manager at La Mesa Espanola, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2014

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

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