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El Meson

Hauser Plads 12, Copenhagen 1127, Denmark
+45 33 11 91 31
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“paella” (11 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 April 16, 2018

Really nice experience. We came a quiet Sunday evening. The waiter was very friendly and jumped effortless between Danish, English, and Spanish, making the overall experience very authentic. The tapas menu was expectedly a tasty assortment of meats and shellfish, but the dessert plate was...More

Thank JEgeblad
Reviewed March 21, 2018

Walking around the cold Copenhagen, we found this charming place and had a delicious dinner. Suggested by the waiter (what a nice persone), we were in 4 and got the "10 Course Tapas Menu" making a wonderful gastronomy travel around Denmark and Italy (the chef...More

Thank maryfran13
Reviewed December 9, 2017

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
Reviewed December 3, 2017

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

2  Thank CPP18
Reviewed September 25, 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

1  Thank Lluís I
Elvis E, Gæsteansvarlig at El Meson, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 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 August 11, 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 August 8, 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 July 29, 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 July 26, 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 July 25, 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$59
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, 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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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
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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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