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“Great Food and Great Music Events”
Review of El Meson Espanol

El Meson Espanol
Ranked #61 of 664 Restaurants in Cuenca
Price range: US$4 - US$20
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Un pedazo de España, en Cuenca ( Ecuador ). Trabajamos por con un repertorio amplio de recetas españolas con nuestro plato estrella, la paella. Con menús al medio dia. Y música en directo, jueves, viernes..
Reviewed 21 March 2018

I love the seafood paella and all the tapas. The authentic Spanish cuisine is a treat. The details of the truly Spanish spices are ever so special. I have seen several events with various kinds of music and dance. Love the Flamenco dancing and the high ceiling has a great sound to it. Rock is great here too. The room is warm with heaters and the new menu is complete. The Crema Catalana was a yummy finish and I enjoy the bar too. I recommend El Meson Espanol in Cuenca.

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We went there for lunch around 2:00pm on Friday. The restaurant is inside a covered courtyard with lots of tables. On the walls, there are beautiful scenes of the city. Even with plenty of people there for lunch, we were served as soon as we sat at our table. Our lunch with tip came to $8.00 for the two of us. It included juice, soup, bread, oven baked chicken breast with rice and salad and a small dessert. Great service and a great lunch. When you’re finished eating, you just go at the bar and pay. Bathroom was very clean.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Have been there a couple of times this past month with friends to enjoy great food- paella, tapas and great music from Crossroads -a blues and rock covers band. Always a fun evening. Centally located in El Centro and reasonably priced.

Thank Michael K
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

We were charged $25 for a meal with a musical performance. It was a great performance but the meal consisted of rubbery beef which we could not swallow, and the "sangria" was little more than lemonade with a splash of red wine. It was pretty horrifying food. I have also gone for their lunches and found them to be rip offs compared to other restaurants. I'm not sure why the kitchen here is under performing. However the building itself and the music are great.

Thank Suna444
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elmeson1, Gerente at El Meson Espanol, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018
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¿ que día asistio a nuestro local ? Primero nos encanta que le guste nuestros shows, por el tema de comida, al medio dia ofrecemos un menu que es único en la ciudad, podra venir cualquier día y practicamente no disponemos de mesa, nuestra comida es cuidada en todos los conceptos en calidad, y frescor. La carne que supuestamente degusto, es carne de res selecionada. La sangría es un tipo de combinado, que para su información contiene, vino tinto, gaseosa de naranga y ron, asi de sencillo... es una pena que no le gustara y a la espera que otro día venga a visitarnos para mejorar el servicio. Gracias

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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

My husband, brother and I went to El Mesón Español for dinner and to listen to the band, Crossroad. We were not disappointed!
We ordered the seafood paella for two and enjoyed every bite! Each type of seafood was perfectly cooked (not easy to accomplish) and the saffron rice was tender and seasoned just right.
My husband had the pork and pineapple dish. Lovely sauce and not overcooked. He also ordered the fresh pineapple juice, which was lovely and fresh.
Their cafe con leche was excellent!
We very much enjoyed our evening. The service was attentive and kind, and the band was fun! Will definitely be looking forward to visiting again!

Thank Maureen M
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