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“Real Spanish food in Isla Plana”
Review of Meson Isla Plana

Meson Isla Plana
Ranked #187 of 390 Restaurants in Cartagena
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Meson is on the main road of Isla Plana and if you are anywhere nearby don't miss out!

At first glance you could be silly enough to look from the outside and think it doesn't look like much but that is where you would be so wrong!

This is home cooked, wonderful spanish food served with a smile by lovely ladies who aim to please and always do!

Of all the local restaurants this is the best by a country mile. Fabulous tapas, garlic rabbit, wonderful paella to name but a few.
The staff don't speak english but that is the beauty of it! It inspired me to learn spanish 3 years ago but you can always point and smile and you will be met with the same wonderful service either way!

Coffee and a baileys midmorning (my mother inlaw!), a tapas lunch or a 3 course dinner .... I have never been disappointed and we eat here at least 6 times a year.

The spanish eat here - says it all really.

I cannot wait to visit again in 2 weeks time!

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Thank GBBerkshire
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

Does not look much from the outside but well worth going in. friendly service and popular with thye Spanish. Godd wholesome food at reasonable prices. Menu del dia good value. On the main road in Isla Plana on the left if you are coming from Mazarron. Park on the side streets opposite.

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Thank Jon T
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

This is what I expect of a remote Spanish restaurant. The ladies serving very friendly but do not speak English. Do not be put off by this. It's great fun ordering by pointing at menu and not knowing what's coming. Eaten here four times and always enjoyed the food. They have a snack counter in the bar servers area and the fish cakes are to die for. The menu of the day was also excellent. On one of the occasions I ordered a ensaialda as a starter. This came with lettuce , green tomotatoes boiled eggs and tuna. Beautifull presented. A lot of my Facebook friends remarked how healthy this looked. This was followed by a mixed paella neatly displayed with 2 huge prawns. Very tastiy and filling. I battled to get through the egg pudding. Including 2 beers and a few snacks at the bar the bill came to less then 10 euros. One can eat either in the terrace or inside . Hope this restaurant doesn't get modernized as it has all the small village qualities I like. Will be visiting many more times

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1  Thank Noelio854
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Reviewed 18 December 2012

This does not look like much from outside or when you immediately enter, you can sit out front on the main street then you come into a old little cafe for a seat chill out and drink beer or a coffee this is very Spanish in Isla it's where most of the locals reside. Go up the step at the back of the front bar and you’re into the restaurant basic but very clean and simply put one of the best paella's in the area. Great wee family ran place in the summer it's rammed full of Spanish people why because they just know. Excellent and rustic very rustic.

2  Thank Trevor T
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Reviewed 12 August 2012

Please note this restaurant is on the main road in Isla Plana it is not in Cartagena as shown on the map. I have asked tripadvisor to update the loacation several times.

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2  Thank Isla P
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