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Meson Espanol

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Del Eskimo 50 mts hacia el estero., San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
+505 2568 2051
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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Great, authentic and very fresh spanish tapas. Being quite an amateur myself, i can only say it's well worth the try (a little expensive for some tapas but to import fresh products there's a cost). And a great beach view ! Enjoy!

Thank jgervais1976
Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Visited here for lunch. Authentic menu and generally the food is very Spanish, except the meatballs they weren't great. Prawns delish and the papas bravas tasty with a kick! Sangria enjoyable and the restaurant has a lovely view of the beach so it's relaxing by the water. Initially the waitress was very good and attentive, but although my friend asked... More 

Thank fm9876
United States
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

We eat there at least once every time we visit SJDS. The paella is good, and the mejillones (mussels) are AWESOME -- one of our favorites. It is reasonably priced, and since it is on the beachline, it's nice to eat lunch while enjoying the waves and people.

Thank neil w
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

This restaurant was recommended by our shuttle driver from the Managua airport to have great seafood and it did not disappointment. We arrived to the restaurant with a group of 5 and promptly seated on the outside patio overlooking the San Juan Del Sur bay as the sun was slowly setting. We quickly ordered our drinks and food. While we... More 

Thank NickSanJuan
Seattle, Washington, United States
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160 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

We have eaten here several times, the papas bravas are outstanding, better than any we had in Spain last year. They come with a spicy red sauce and garlic aioli. The paella is also very good as are the albondigas (meatballs). The service is very good also. The chef is from Bilbao, Spain and his food is very authentic and... More 

Thank Nancy O
Rafael de edesi... G, Gerente at Meson Espanol, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por el comentario, trabajamos todo el equipo todos los días para mejorar nuestro servicio y siempre intentamos dar... More 

Naples, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

I have lived in Spain for several years and have sampled paella in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia, but this seafood paella was absolutely the best seafood paella I have ever eaten. Executive Chef Rafael de Edesio de Cantabria formerly worked at Azurmendi, a 3 star Michelin Restaurant outside of Bilbao, Spain. A visit to San Juan del Sur would be... More 

Thank Papabois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

The nine of us came here for a bite to eat. The food was quick to come out. And they gave us a free shot after. We really enjoyed the service here. The staff are great. If we were staying another night we would be definitely coming back.

Thank Bernadette N
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

Great oceanfront location. Prompt service. Large selection. We enjoyed several of the tapas dishes. Clams in garlic were tasty but small.need to keep vendors away from diners. Irritating. All seafood fresh and tasty. Definitely go back.

Thank Donald C
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Great wait staff, very attentive and observative. Food came in a timely manner and was good. Restaurant lacks of decoration and ambience

Thank Kurt H
Oceanport, New Jersey
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

My boys (17 & 19) and I ate dinner at Meson tonight and we decided to only eat from the Tapas menu. Everything was top notch. We had the tripe, two types of squid, octopus, Spanish omelet, cheese, chorizo, mussels and bread, lots and lots of bread. $75 later we were very full and very happy with our meal. We... More 

Thank RockyTagliata

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$17
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Del Eskimo 50 mts hacia el estero., San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Rivas Department  >  San Juan del Sur
  • Phone Number: +505 2568 2051
Serving our customers since 1991. Authentic spanish cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?