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Spanish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 17 November 2022 via mobile

Amazing food. A real hidden gem. Portion sizes are big and there was nothing to fault. I left my scarf behind and they kindly posted it to me promptly with no charge for postage which I was more than happy to pay for. Great service...and we will be returning.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Meson Callejon, Owner at Meson Callejon, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2022

Thank you for your lovely review. So pleased you enjoyed the food etc. We look foward to you returning. Jenny

Reviewed 25 October 2022

We were early so drank outside until our tble was ready. The staff were warm, helpful and welcoming. The food was very very good. We ordered tapas and some of our party coupled-up and shared seafood paellas which were amazing. The wine was good, so...good that we returned after the theatre for nuts and olives and more wine.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 14 August 2022 via mobile

Been here with a couple of friends for a dinner and everything we ordered was great. The waiter (Andres) was really friendly and funny. The place deserves a try.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 31 July 2022 via mobile

What a gem. Lovely authentic tapas. The sangria was amazing! It felt like you were in a back street in Madrid. There were only 2 waitresses but they were still so helpful and attentive. The chef also came out to chat. I would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 31 July 2022

We arrived at around peak time (Sat evg at 8.30pm). To my surprise, having read recent negative reviews about service) we were seated and had ordered and received our tapas within 15-20 mins. Our mains then arrived while we were finishing our tapas. The waitresses...were friendly, efficient and helpful. When we couldn't decide what flavour of croquetas to order (chicken, ham or mushroom), the waitress said, 'Well you get 6 altogether, so why not order 2 of each?' Which we did. Later, I guess when the kitchen had quietened down, the chef came round the tables and ask us about our meal. I told him (honestly) that the food was lovely.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 21 July 2022

Not just the best paella, it’s a piece of home in London. So happy to find food from home and thanks to Pepe we can enjoy not just the delicious Spanish tapas but people can fin out a taste from Murcia, a lovely Spanish city...(you have to try a marinera, pisto Murciano y pan de calatrava!). To highlight the staff that welcome you and deliver a five stars service. If you like Spanish wine like me Meson Callejón has a wide range of wines red, white and of course Sangria! I recommend to not leave without trying the cheesecake which is other level…More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 29 May 2022 via mobile

We booked a table for 2 on a Sunday at 5:30pm. There were two other tables: one family was finishing their meal, one woman was waiting for someone, having a drink. Better said it wasn’t busing at all. The waitress was not nice at all....She wasn’t rude, but absolutely not friendly. She seated us in the very middle of the room, even if there were better tables available. We ordered some ham to share as a starter, and then two tapas each as a main. I wanted some chorizo, didn’t have it. Some meatballs, don’t have it. Frustrating but fine. When food arrived, I got my two tapas first, and my partner got his two tapas like ten minutes later. How is it even possible in an empty restaurant? They can’t even serve the both of us at the same time? Oh and we got the ham (we thought she forgot about it) halfway through our tapas. Even though we ordered it as a starter! (she didn’t even acknowledged it was late or nothing). Then she wanted to take our empty plates (fine of course) and almost took one that still had food in it. Way she in a hurry to have the restaurant empty again? In the end, we paid 90 pounds for 5 tapas, a jug of sangria and an awful service. I feel extremely upset and it almost ruined my day. We basically paid for having our dishes (not even that good) served in a the wrong order by a waitress who clearly didn’t want to be here. I was so upset by the experience that I have nothing to say on the food. It was average and I couldn’t enjoy it because of the bad service. Just don’t go there, they don’t want to serve customers. At least Mc Donald’s will be more friendly and you’ll be able to afford rent after dinner. No wonder why it was empty. And to the waitress, don’t work in hospitality if you don’t want to talk to customers. We were friendly with you, being friendly with us was the bare minimum. What an awful restaurant.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 May 2022

The service was terrible. No one on the floor to greet customers. Over 20 minutes to get drinks. Wrong drinks order twice which then ended up on bill. The food was another 20 minutes. Customers around us left waiting, given wrong orders, slow service, asked...to move tables. There must have been a lot of complaints. They will go out of business if there isn’t anyone managing waiting staff, who were pleasant but highly inexperienced.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Meson Callejon, Owner at Meson Callejon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2022

We have been discussing the problems with finding experienced good staff for several weeks - months as it is indeed a serious problem for us and other establishments. Unfortunately one of our experienced waiters went back to Spain last week to get married and although...More

Reviewed 10 April 2022 via mobile

What a treat this was!! Cannot believe its tucked away out of view like it is but then that makes it more of a gem. The food is out of this world, we shared plenty of tapas and the depth of flavour in some of...them was insane. Real good hearty food, the sauce with meatballs could be eaten all on its own. Well seasoned with the right amount of everything, the chef really knows his flavours. Washed down with 2 jugs of their finest sangria, this one of the bast tapas restaurants I have been to (even in Spain)More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Meson Callejon, Owner at Meson Callejon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2022

Thank you for your lovely review. We are very lucky with our head chef and it is great you enjoyed his traditional food.

Reviewed 25 March 2022

We arrived and the waitress was lovely, the tapas is okay but nothing special. The service is very slow, everyone in the restaurant was looking quite bored. The ambience is so quiet that when you walk in everyone stares at you as you walk to...your seat. They staff do not great you when you arrive and you have to go into the restaurant to find them. The Paella we ordered was seafood and chicken. It was terrible as the fish was off. When I explained this to the manager all he could say was 'but it has fish in it of course it will be fishy' ... no there is a clear difference between fish that is fresh and fish that is not. The worst thing was that when we told the waitress that we were unhappy, she was polite and understanding and said 'let me see what we can do for you'. The manager came no acknowledgement of the issue 'how would you like to pay'. Absolutely TERRIBLE management skills and customer service. There was no 'I'm sorry to hear there was an issue with the food'. He just did not care. He only apologised when I pointed out how terrible his skills and service were. Every other decent restaurant in London would have offered something for this issue (not what we set out for), but he said there was nothing he could do. I was recommended this place by a Spanish friend but the service and attitude just left a nasty taste for us. I would avoid this place as if there is something wrong they don't care. They might try a nice sweet reply to this but they will be trying to cover up.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 17 March 2022 via mobile

We really liked everything. Service attentive., quick. We asked for recommendations and we got them. We liked all the tapas and the wine we ordered. Everything was very good. For paella we ordered arroz a Banda, some kind of special paella. We were happy all...over.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 6 March 2022 via mobile

A cozy intimate venue at the hearth of north London. If you are for Spanish feel and are into paella and tapas (who isn’t?), you found your place! Excellent service and a special thank to Andreas Giovanni, that cheese cake was insane!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 20 November 2021 via mobile

Having lived fairly close-by for many years, it’s a shame we didn’t discover this Spanish restaurant sooner! Good quality tapas… from the croquettas to the sausage, from the fried peppers to the excellent prawns. Good wine list Great service

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 9 September 2021

This is a really nice restaurant for a date. The food is very tasty and it's nice to have lots of little dishes to choose from and share. Staff were efficient and there was a lovely atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 20 August 2021 via mobile

Came here one evening while in Angel as it seemed to be popular (probably because it has outdoor space as it turned out it was completely empty inside). We stopped in for a snack. Ordered the mixed cold meats, which were horrific! In the many...excellent restaurants I have eaten in in Spain, from gourmet to simple tapas places, I have never had such insultingly bad meat thrown at me, we left half the plate, they were that bad. The ham croquettes weren't too bad although they didn't seem to have much ham in them, and the pan con tomate wasn't bad either, although it got a bit soggy at the end. When we told the waitress how bad the meat was she sent over a guy who insulted us telling us we had no education because we didn't appreciate the junk food he served us, and insisting we'd liked it more than we said as we had only left half the plate, just bizarre! I don't go to Spain on package holidays but like to explore and eat good local food, so perhaps that's the kind of education he means, no bad package holiday junk food. Horrific customer service, and totally the wrong approach. Won't be back and would recommend you go elsewhereMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Meson Callejon, General Manager at Meson Callejon, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2021

It is very clear from your frank review that our authentic Spanish food was not to your liking. We sell many of the plates of cold meat and the croquetas which everyone else enjoys. Our waiter although trying to be professional did however have an...More

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