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145 Avenue C
New York, NY 10009
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Esperanto Restaurant Details
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday 5:30pm till 11pm
Dinner: Thursday - Saturday 5:30pm till midnight
Brunch: Saturday 11am - 4pm
Brunch: Sunday 11am - 5pm
Lunch: Wednesday - Friday noon - 4pm
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Brazilian, Caribbean, Latin / Spanish
Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Esperanto hosts a free, live music performance every night of the week.
on the corner of 9th Street
Esperanto is accessible by taking the L train to the 1st Ave. Station, the #6 train to the St. Marks St. Station or by taking the #9 Bus to the 9th St. stop.
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Esperanto restaurant serves Brazilian Pan-Latin cuisine with inspirations from Central, South Americas and Caribbean.
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Great place! Kind staff, delicious
drinks and food!"
Dined on 2/13/2014
The food and service here is
great. Only problem I had was the noise level. It was very hard to hear anyone talking with the loud music playing in the background. Waitress was attentive and friendly. Food is always great it keeps me going back"
Dined on 2/20/2014
Lovely restaurant with nice hosts.
They don't know how to open oysters though. Shell fragments and utterly mangled flesh! And another annoyance was the service constantly trying to whisk away plates while people at the table are still eating. Rude! Get it right please."
Dined on 2/14/2014
I came here for a Valentine's day
double date. I've come here before and knew it would be great. The food was well prepared and the ambience is lively. Live music was a great touch. Also in a great area. Summit is a block away for an after dinner drink."
Dined on 2/14/2014
We came to Esperanto for a
birthday dinner, though I have been here countless times before for brunch (the best). As always, the service was friendly and attentive, but not overbearing. Our waitress even brought us complimentary shots of a fruity liquor I've never tried before as a birthday gift. The atmosphere is fun and lively, a little grungy as is the case with many bars and restaurants in alphabet city - there's a certain charm to this that my friends appreciate. I'd certainly recommend Esperanto to anyone looking to have a reasonably priced, fun group dinner or date - and try the tuna."
Dined on 1/24/2014
We had a great time at this place,
good food, fun waitresses, food is awesome!"
Dined on 1/17/2014
Went here for brunch...amazing
food. So decided to try dinner there and loved the more low key ambiance and dinner menu. Plus there was live flamenco! The server and bartender were very welcoming. Looking forward to going again!"
Dined on 12/12/2013
always good and fun vibe and never
disappoints. Drinks are amazing... waitresses always nice and food is amazing and there are actually healthy choices."
Dined on 11/23/2013
even thought the food is little
pricey, it is pretty fair tasty. Cainpirinha was really strong so we asked to make it sugary on the table. And our waitress didn't even mind what we were doing. I could be pouring gin on the pitcher and she would never realized. She looked little bit high. Sorry to say t but all the party was agree on this. The dessert was the best, as usual. Volcano is simply supreme!!"
Dined on 11/15/2013
Very nice place, food and
ambience. Unfortunately, the music was too loud that night for us: why did such good musicians feel they had to amplify their music so much? Next time, they could do even better by turning the volume down a bit. But we definitely recommend your place, it is good and has the potential to become even better."
Dined on 10/31/2013
The waitress was great. The food
was excellent. It was a fun vibe. Only complaint is they messed up my reservation after confirming the details twice. It all worked out in the end."
Dined on 10/27/2013
Came here for my boyfriend's
birthday dinner. We were vacationing in NYC from Austin, Texas. The place was cute and romantic. The food was incredible (ceviche, shrimp curry, guacomole). I had a glass of rose and then a spicy cilantro-y tequila cocktail. Both were great. I would recommend this to a friend looking for a cozy spot with delicious and unique dishes."
Dined on 10/6/2013
I have been coming to this
restaurant for years. Although the service has been iffy, the good food, music and ambiance (esp the outdoor seating in the summer) kept me returning. Unfortunately, the past two times I have eaten there I have been very disappointed with the service and the food/drinks. While the food is still decent, my friend and i ordered 3 vodka drinks, all of which were so watered down, we could tell hardly any vodka was used. Although we were one of only 4 tables in the restaurant, our food took over 40 minutes to arrive and our waitress must have been on smoke break during 80% of our meal. It pains me to say, but I will not be returning until I hear quality levels there improve."
Dined on 9/5/2013
I had my birthday dinner here, and
the food was AMAZING. I would recommend getting a pitcher (or two) if you go with a big group because it's a great deal and the drinks are wonderful."
Dined on 7/28/2013
I've come to Esperanto several
time snad each time I love it more and more. Drink the Diablo and salivate over the carne esada."
Dined on 7/21/2013
Despite the fact that I had a
reservation, the restaurant gave our table away, and we had to sit at the bar in front of a loud, terrible band. Will never go back."
Dined on 7/18/2013
Love their food and the energy
provided by their rotating musical groups, but their service is mostly terrible. They take too long to take the order, check in during the meal, are too lackadaisical and take forever to settle your bill. Go for the food and ambiance but expect to be waiting around awhile."
Dined on 6/27/2013
We went to the restaurant to
celebrate my birthday. I really love the ambiance of this place so I thought it would a fun and festive setting for a celebration. We made reservations and were sat a soon as the entire party arrived, which was great!. The service was just ok. The server was unenthusiastic in general which was a surprise since we were not high maintenance by any means. Maybe she was having a bad day or something. She rarely visited the table and we had to flag down other staff for appetizer plates, and more water. The food was great. I have visited the restaurant in the past and have always had good experiences. I would return, but maybe not for a special occasion. I have had better service elsewhere."
Dined on 6/15/2013
About 2 minutes after we place the
app order the hostess informs us that she has a large party coming and they will need our table and the 2 top next to us when they arrive so we should order our entrees immediately. WTF!!! Are you joking? So to try to speed us along they practically cleared the plates mid meal and took the forks out of our mouths. I will never go back because we were treated so rudely by the hostess. We took the time to make a reservation, a larger party is not necessarily a better party. We probably would have ordered a lot more and could've had a way larger bill than a party twice our size. The icing on the rude cake was that they added a 22% gratuity to our check!"
Dined on 6/1/2013
Great find. Always a favorite.
Reasonable and excellent food. Great crowd. Exceptional service."
Dined on 5/11/2013
Me and my grown-up doughter love
this place, the food is lovely and the atmosphere is enchanting. They are so very friendly and nice people."
Dined on 5/6/2013
Very unfriendly and rude hostess
the night we were there. Had booked a table for 10, was given a table that could only reasonably accommodate 8. Asked to move to a couple of other empty tables (closer to another group of friends of ours) but were refused the opportunity on the basis that the tables were reserved for another group of 7. Not only would it have been much more comfortable for our group of 10 to be moved there but the tables remained empty for the entire rest of the evening (i.e. a good hour past our request to move). May still go back to Esperanto because this bad experience was the first I had but will definitely not return if we're so badly treated again next time."
Dined on 5/4/2013
The food was good and at a
reasonable price, but the friend I went with ended up getting food poising from the Carne Asada."
Dined on 4/19/2013
Everything was going great and
before finishing the entrees, the hostess comes to us saying she needs the table for another party that had been patiently waiting for us to finish (a reservation we had previously done via OpenTable) and that she'd gladly invite us to get the dessert at the bar. To us that was simply rude and unacceptable."
Dined on 3/29/2013
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