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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%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (8 reviews)
“tapas” (18 reviews)
“veal” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Hauser Plads 12, Copenhagen 1127, Denmark
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1 - 10 of 56 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were attracted to the restaurant from the outside and the decor and menu were very appealing. The staff was okay and our first round of bread was delicious! However, when we asked for a second basket of bread, they brought out old stale bread...More

Thank ritacapp
Reviewed 11 July 2017

we had a very long day outside of town (Louisana museum is awesome) and went to a place on the way home for a beer so we could figure out a place for dinner. found this and it really was as good as it sounded...More

Thank magnamosa
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Great food and excellent service! The tapas was great, with a Nice spanish vibe. Would come back again!

Thank malinrl
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I'll admit that we really wanted to go to Schonnemann's across the square, but it closes early and we were too late. Still, we were hungry and thought it would be funny to go for "Danish tapas". We were pleasantly surprised: the interior was quaint...More

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Really good food and amazing staff. They where really nice and treated us really well with extra deserts.

Thank Noel 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
US$6 - US$52
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, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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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