High-end Filipino restaurant has buffet deal and entertainment
Friday brunch (Friday , Saturday)
A cheap, cheerful and family friendly affair with a buffet selection of Asian cooking, including Filipino dishes. Dhs89 (soft drinks). Dhs179 (house beverages).
Other dishes include sweet and sour prawns, sushi and pasta (which have somehow managed to sneak onto the menu), though these are average at best. Ultimately, the food isn’t Lamesa’s strong point; its quirky character is. Go for the music and the drinks deals, but don’t go hungry. Lamesa
|Location:||Asiana Hotel - Deira|
|Tel:||04 238 7777|
|Experiences:||Alcohol available, Pork served|
|Times:||Open daily noon-3pm, 7pm-3am|
|Credit Cards Accepted:||Yes|
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Muzzi Feb 27, 2014 08:02 am
I dont understand the review here. This place is always full, always got great food and if you go hungry you will be really satisfied afterwards. I go regularly with my friends and we always really enjoy all about it. The food is cooked really well and its great value too
raul Dec 31, 2013 01:05 am
I will go to any restaurant that I want to go to and no review would sway me away. Nobody can tell me what food is good or what restaurant is nice.
Andrew Ulyett Feb 03, 2013 05:23 pm
As a British expat was took by filipino friends and found th food was Masarap (Yum). You need to go and enjoy with an open mind. The food is from another culture and was authentic. Im sure the review would like beef Kare Kare with fillet steak in it but then it wouldn't be genuine would it. Ambience was great and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. Especially liked the Lechon kewali.
Lone Aug 23, 2012 12:41 pm
I have not been to Lamesa but many said it is ok. Every time I call and ask for reservation, the phone operator said 'fully-booked.' This means that it is definitely good to go. But I have to try the food first. Action speaks louder than words then I need to decide again wether will recommend it or not. Filipino food is always the best! that all I can say
lherma Dec 22, 2011 11:59 am
I'd like to start this review by saying that La Mesa Restaurant is definitely a Filipino restaurant. The dishes prepared are filipino staples and favorite. I've been in this restaurant 3 times and all those times, it has always been a gastronomic experience that takes me back home. The soups are either Bulalo or Sinigang which is served piping hot, and it surely taste familiar and not a commercialized version. Just beside the soup station is the salad station. I should say that the salad station lacked the appeal in terms of variety but nevertheless, a typical pinoy diner would jump right straight to the main course. Some selections of cold cuts and smoked salmon are also on offer but i personally think, they are not the main reason why pinoys come to this place. Next in the buffet line are the main courses - staples like kare-kare, adobo, afridata etc.... and just beside it are the rice - steamed and fried. In a typical pinoy fashion, dishes are naturally oily. The setup of the buffet is much akin to when there is fiesta. On a separate area, the crispy pata, lechon kawali and sisig are showcased. Other fried items are also here like the last time, squid rings. No complain at all as the dishes as well as the dippings and side dishes (eggplant salad) are in true-bloded pinoy style. the desserts are not much, and seemed ordered from a third party supplier. the fruit platter has the "normal" melon, pineapple combo. the buco-pandan is a big disappointment. it is watery and sugary. not much cream and flavor. The sushi needs to be improved and has to be served fresh all the time. The korean samplings are authentic, although looks a little over-emphasized. the live cooking station has to get some action going on, or it can die a natural death. Overall, the restaurant is a good venue for family dinners and meeting with friends. Value for money is okay, specially when they include water in the buffet charge.