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El Meson

Hauser Plads 12, Copenhagen 1127, Denmark
+45 33 11 91 31
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“paella” (10 reviews)
“tapas” (19 reviews)
“veal” (4 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Hauser Plads 12, Copenhagen 1127, Denmark
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Me and my best friends spend our last evening in Copenhagen in this restaurant. All the food was delicious and our great waiter made the experience so good. We are very thankful.

1  Thank Tingga T
Reviewed 4 days ago

This restaurant should be on your to-do-list when you visit Copenhagen. It is absolutely lovely, stylish and the food is beyond delicious. I would come back just to dine there again. Trust my word, worth a visit!

Thank eye841
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a classy and lovely restaurant. The food was very delicious and came on time. I definitely recommend it!

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time i ate in this restaurant ,i had a wonderful experience ,Paella was made of fresh ingredients as well as the many tapas. I have been in many places in Spain and the food i ate was as good as in Spain. This time...More

1  Thank Pietropaolo C
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

I wanted to get dinner and asked the waiter where should I sit in the empty restaurant. He was extremely rude and aggressive, so I decided to leave.More

Thank Lluís I
Elvis E, Gæsteansvarlig at El Meson, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017
Google Translation

Det er beklageligt, at modtage en anmeldelse af denne karakter, hvor der er kritik af vores medarbejdere på El Meson....More

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

The paella was as good as anything we had in Spain. Sangria was delicious. Service was excellent. Definitely would recommend.

Thank karl12345
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Lovely, cozy place just off the main tourist drag, dark and atmospheric. We went with the Italian side of the menu, very nice pasta, well-made and generous serving of lamb chops, pleasant affordable wine by the glass or bottle. Great change of pace and place...More

Thank zogmeister
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We had our best ever food in Copenhagen after 10 days.... From the starters until the dessert. Service was so fast , staff so friendly and so nice... Food specially Paella OMG!!! The most and great taste you need to try.... Well done chef :-)...More

Thank AhmedBaghdadi
Reviewed 26 July 2017

A tourist trap. Waiters try to persuade you to order the most expensive dishes. My pasta was absolutely tasteless. Be careful with the price of drinks: a small jar of sangria costs 250 Kr!

1  Thank jvnsilva
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This cozy Spanish restaurant is a hidden gem in the city center. Beautiful food, service and a fireplace makes you want to stay the whole night. The Paella is a must try also

Thank Karina H
Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its
blend of charming old buildings and bold new
architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well
as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner
city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which
consists of three buildings, two of which are new and
situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and
venues of the inner city and its surrounding
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 51
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hauser Plads 12, Copenhagen 1127, Denmark
  • Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Zealand  >  Copenhagen>  > Indre By (Inner City)
  • Neighbourhood: Indre By (Inner City)
  • Phone Number: +45 33 11 91 31
  • E-mail
El Meson is the oldest spanish restaurant in Scandinavia. It opened in 1976 and since these day it had been an Spanish restaurant with tapas and typical spanish food. In addition to sampling the flavors of Spanish cuisine, our costumers can be served in several languages: Danish, Spanish, English, Italian, Polish ... enjoying the kindness and friendliness of our waitress..
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