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Esquina Latina Restaurant & Lounge, New Brunswick, NJ

Esquina Latina Restaurant & Lounge

4.2
4.2
681 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban

We will be reopening for patio reservations starting Monday June 15th!

Serafin Sarduy brings fun to New Brunswick with the fusion of Cuban and Latin cuisine. Esquina Latina offers a chiq restaurant and lounge atmosphere known for their tapas and authentic Sangrias.
Don't forget your family and friends as Esquina Latina is perfect for all occasions.

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Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Latin American

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 543-1630

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Serafin Sarduy

  • Neighborhood

    New Brunswick

  • Cross street

    George St

  • Parking details

    Street and Public Parking Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Ceviches

  • Tropical$12.00

    maine lobster, gulf shrimp, bell peppers, diced onions, cilantro, citrus mango jalapeno

    • Tostada Ceviche$10.00

      ahi tuna, avocado, tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, lime juice, malanga chips

      • Ceviche De Pescado$10.00

        cured flounder fillet, fresh mint, cherry tomatoes over pickled watermelon

        • Ceviche Mixto$12.00

          mixed seafood, cucumber, tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, pickled jalapenos, yellow corn, sweet red sauce

          Apertivos (Appetizers)

          • Cuban Guacamole$8.00

            served with fried plantain chips

            • Timbal De Langosta$14.00

              creamy lobster salad, hass avocado, onions, peppers, sundried tomato aioli

              • Arepa$10.00

                sweet corn cake, shredded beef, sour cream

                • Patacon Sliders$9.00

                  green plantain fritters, seasoned beef sliders, dominican slaw

                  • Gallegitos$9.00

                    sauteed cuban chorizo, caramelized onions, piquillo peppers, sangria glazed

                    • Tostones Rellenos$9.00

                      colombian plantain cups, sauteed shrimp, creole style sauce, melted cheddar cheese

                      • Croquetas$6.00

                        spanish croquettes with choice of chicken, serrano ham or white spanish cheese, house special sauce

                        • Chicharron De Pollo$7.00

                          organic chicken breast, sugar cane glazed, sesame seeds

                          • Tamales$7.00

                            stuffed with steam white corn masa, with chicken, pork or vegetables

                            • Empanadas$7.00

                              latin-american style turnover with choice of chicken, beef or shrimp

                              • Jalea De Mariscos$9.00

                                peruvian style fried seafood mix, red onions escabeche, white corn, yellow peppers aioli

                                Sopas & Ensaladas (Soups & Salads)

                                chicken $2; beef $3; shrimp $4

                                • Havanera$8.00

                                  watercress, white cheese, tomatoes, onions, white corn, grapefruit champagne dressing

                                  • Campina$8.00

                                    romaine lettuce, bacon bites, avocado, garlic parmesan dressing

                                    • Chivita$8.00

                                      mixed greens, dried cranberries, pickled pears , tomatoes, crispy goat cheese, balsamic honey vinaigrette

                                      • Avocado$9.00

                                        hass avocado, market greens, ripe tomatoes, cucumber, black olives, olive oil and lime vinaigrette

                                        • Sopa De Frijoles$4.00

                                          cuban black bean soup, tomato escabeche

                                          • Sopa Islena$6.00

                                            chick peas, spanish chorizo, pork loin, squash , potatoes, onions, peppers

                                            • Sopa De Pollo$6.00

                                              chicken breast, carrots, celery, cilantro, potatoes, egg noodles

                                              Emparedado Cubano (Sandwiches)

                                              • Cubano$10.00

                                                roasted pork, black forest ham, swiss cheese, pickles, dijon mustard

                                                • Pollo Al Pan$9.00

                                                  grilled chicken, smoked bacon, roasted peppers, provolone cheese, garlic mojo

                                                  • Bistec Matancero$11.00

                                                    thin sliced steak, caramelized onions, cheese,crispy potatoes, mojo criollo

                                                    Guarniciones (Sides)

                                                    • Black Beans and Rice$6.00

                                                      • Yuka Fritas$4.00

                                                        • Grilled Asparagus$4.00

                                                          • Garlic Spinach$4.00

                                                            • Red Chimichurri$3.00

                                                              • Green Chimichurri$3.00

                                                                • Sweet and Green Plantains$4.00

                                                                  • Arepas$4.00

                                                                    • Side Salad$5.00

                                                                      Entrantes (Entrees)

                                                                      • Puerquito$24.00

                                                                        braised pork shank, pigeon peas rice, yucca fries, orange sour mojo

                                                                        • Pollo Fricassee$21.00

                                                                          roasted half chicken wrapped in banana leaf, black beans rice, green plantain frijers, green olive, fresh tomatoes, white wine

                                                                          • Bahia Salmon$20.00

                                                                            spiced rubbed salmon, mashed potatoes, sauteed spinach, creamy lobster sauce

                                                                            • Moqueca$18.00

                                                                              brazilian coconut fish stew, olives, onions, peppers, fried yucca mofongo, mixed vegetables

                                                                              • Rinonada$28.00

                                                                                grilled rib eye steak, mixed vegetables with mashed acorn squash & yukon potato, red chimichurri

                                                                                • Churrasco$24.00

                                                                                  argentinean skirt steak, roasted fingerling potatoes, rosemary chimichurri sauce

                                                                                  • Costillas$21.00

                                                                                    roasted baby back ribs, mashed malanga, pineapple & guava sauce

                                                                                    • Pato Florida$24.00

                                                                                      pan seared duck breast, tomato creole sauce, red wine reduction, yucca puree

                                                                                      • Filete Canciller$22.00

                                                                                        crispy founder filet stuffed with serrano ham, swiss cheese & shrimp, cuban bechamel sauce, sauteed vegetables

                                                                                        • Chuleta$20.00

                                                                                          grilled pork chop, sauteed onions, caramelized onions, caramelized apples, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables

                                                                                          • Vaca Frita$16.00

                                                                                            fried and shredded cuban skirt steak, red and green peppers, onions, garlic olive oil

                                                                                            • Rabo Encendido$16.00

                                                                                              oxtail stew, red sauce, tomatoes, cuban spice, served over black beans and rice, yucca fries

                                                                                              • Paella Valenciana$29.00

                                                                                                treasure of the sea (lobster, clams, mussels, calamari & shrimp), cuban chorizzo, red pepper, green olives, azafran spices, spanish rice

                                                                                                • Ropa Vieja$17.00

                                                                                                  shredded beef with tomato sauce & green & red peppers, onion, garlic

                                                                                                  Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                                                                  What 681 people are saying

                                                                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                  4.2
                                                                                                  4.2 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                  • 4.3Food
                                                                                                  • 4.1Service
                                                                                                  • 4.3Ambience
                                                                                                  • 3.9Value

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                                                                                                    SusanG

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                    overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                                                                    We were seated right away but it took a few minutes to be greeted by our waitress. The waitress always seemed to be in a rush although the dining room was not packed. Not taking the time to be friendly and then rushing off without giving us a minute to finish with our inquiries. The food was edible at best. For starters we ordered the Guacamole and Ham Croquets. The Guac was good but the serving size was literally 3oz. The Guac comes with an assortment of chips which basically swallowed up the very small 3oz container in the center of the plate. You don't expect to pay $10 for two spoonful's of Guacamole. The Croquets were tasty but not homemade by any means. We ordered the Picadillo and Churrasco for our main dishes. The Picadillo was quite bland and disappointing. The serving sizes were on the main dish were plenty. the Churrasco was delicious no complaints on that dish and again serving sizes were plenty. We ordered the Trees Leche and two Cappuccino's. the desert was tasty but the Cappuccino's were watered down. We would not recommend this restaurant. In this day and age with the cost to eat out you expect to get what you pay for and in this place you don't.

                                                                                                  2. OT

                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                    We ate early at 5:45pm on a weeknight before a show at NBPAC, so the place was fairly empty. The food was delicious and the staff friendly. A few minor issues however, like one of the appetizers didn’t come until at least 10 min after the other 3, and the server was never around because she was always helping a large group somewhere else, so we had to always ask others for help. The great food made up for all of that and we would recommend the restaurant. It is more of a lounge atmosphere on weekends with entertainment.

                                                                                                  3. L

                                                                                                    Liketodineout

                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                    19 reviews

                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    19 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    This restaurant serves delicious Latin food. They have a wide variety of choices. The service is excellent and the space is large and comfortable. Their vegetable soup is superb and don’t miss the Argentinian skirt steak!

                                                                                                  4. KS

                                                                                                    KeyshaS

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                    overall1food1service2ambience3

                                                                                                    I feel as though the food is expensive for the poor quality and portioning. Drinks were amazing but We felt not welcomed at all. I love all kinds of food so to feel as if I wasn’t suppose to be there was very offensive and I will not be coming back.

                                                                                                  5. FM

                                                                                                    FaMiller

                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                    15 reviews

                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                    15 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                    overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                    Food and service was ok.

                                                                                                  6. OT

                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                    142 reviews

                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                    142 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                    overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                    We love Cuban food and were to excited to see this Cuban restaurant one block from New Brunswick PAC. However, would not return again as the food was disappointing. Had the vaca frita, which is my favorite Cuban dish and the reason I made the reservation here. Though this shredded flank steak dish tends to be dry, this version was under seasoned and dry to the point of almost being shoe leather. My dining compatriot had the ropa vieja and this dish suffered from a poor choice of red wine in the sauce. The appetizers were better than the main courses and as it has an active bar, we think the chef is catering to those who come for drinks and small plates.

                                                                                                  7. SW

                                                                                                    SandraW

                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                    overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                    We had booked an outdoor table, but when we arrived, the manager told us that the patio was being redone that day and we couldn’t eat outside. However, when we told him we wanted to eat outside because we were being cautious about Covid, he let us eat in an empty large dining room, which was perfect. The food, ambience and service were top-notch as usual.

                                                                                                  8. OT

                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    Awesome Mothers Day

                                                                                                  9. OT

                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                    overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                    Food was excellent

                                                                                                  10. PS

                                                                                                    PaulS

                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    The food was absolutely delicious and the service was excellent and very courteous.

                                                                                                  11. JA

                                                                                                    JAGG

                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                    25 reviews

                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    25 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    Awesome and authentic latin food. Great variety. Delicious Sangria!!!!

                                                                                                  12. OT

                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                    Nice atmosphere, wonderfully priced, delicious food, and great drinks!

                                                                                                  13. OT

                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    Amazing food! We just got a bunch of appetizers and shared them. One was better than the other!

                                                                                                  14. OT

                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                    New Orleans

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                    overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                    Drinks were good, food wasn’t as tasty as I’m used to from a Latin restaurant

                                                                                                  15. H

                                                                                                    Henrietta

                                                                                                    Atlantic City

                                                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                    This was a girls night and birthday celebration and my third time at the restaurant. We had a great time and the service was wonderful. The lounge opened up later on in the evening; great crowd filled up and the DJ everyone dancing.

                                                                                                  16. E

                                                                                                    Elka67

                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                    34 reviews

                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    34 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    Wonderful Latin Inspired Food - Good Value for Absolutely Delicious!!! Best Sangria I’ve Ever Had. Great friendly service, fun atmosphere, gets busy on the weekends so make reservations in advance. I highly recommend this gem that’s conveniently located within walking distance of the New Brunswick Theaters.

                                                                                                  17. OT

                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                    overall1food3service1ambience3

                                                                                                    The wine pour was unbelievably low for my wife and I. When brought to the attention of Emerson the manager he thought nothing was wrong with the pour (he btw poured it). The photo will show the pour which looks like what we would have left in the glass after dinner. Emerson finally agreed that it was a very low pour for my wife and I and added some wine to my glass but not my wife’s glass. My wife asked for her glass as well and she received a glass but later we saw they added that glass as an extra wine on the bill. I looked forward to dinner with my wife and a show at the State Theater so I didn’t want to try to locate another Resteraunt. But I should have left. I know though that there will not be a next time. I work hard for my money and I want to get what I pay for. BTW I pointed out to Emerson that I saw other glasses with decent pours and he want me to show him Are you kidding!!!

                                                                                                  18. MZ

                                                                                                    MichaelZ

                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    I enjoyed the food - it was served hot and it was tasty. I had a mojito and my wife had the sangria wine flight - our drinks were great and had the requisite amount of alcohol, etc.

                                                                                                  19. OT

                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                    15 reviews

                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    15 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    Food was as authentic as I have had in a long time. I enjoyed the Skirt steak with black beans and rice. The steak was cooked perfectly (medium) and the beans were authentic Cuban black bean spices. I am considering taking a 3 hour drive to bring the family . Was on the area on business and found this jewel with late night availability. Compliments to the chef for a job well done. Also the bartender was very welcoming and his service was fantastic .

                                                                                                  20. KS

                                                                                                    KristenS

                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                    29 reviews

                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                    29 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                                                                    overall2food4service2ambience3

                                                                                                    I keep wanting to replicate the positive experience I had when this restaurant first opened, and I’ve realized that will never happen. Food is ok, but not worth the price. Portions of guacamole are tiny and you’re given way too many plantains, potato chips, etc., for the portion. Come on Esquina Latina! Normal size portions! Service was absolutely abysmal. Took forever, hardly any manners, someone got brought a drink that didn’t ask for one, had to chase down the waitress. Music gradually increased to a point where we could not hear each other across the table. I don’t think I can bring myself to return or bring guests here.

                                                                                                  21. MK

                                                                                                    MikeK

                                                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    Every detail was spot on from our seating right through our meal. The timing of service was perfect and the food was outstanding. Overall it was a terrific dining experience.

                                                                                                  22. AK

                                                                                                    AlanK

                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    wow the food is good, everytime amazing

                                                                                                  23. OT

                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                    The beef empanadas were delicious!! I also ordered the sangria sampler which I loved.

                                                                                                  24. CB

                                                                                                    CarolynB

                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                    overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                    We enjoyed our dinner but overall just felt it was expensive for what they offered. The menu online was not the same menu that they had at the restaurant. The real menu did not have as many options.

                                                                                                  25. C

                                                                                                    Candice

                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                                    overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                    Booked this for my sisters birthday. The service was great. Our waiter went above and beyond giving the best service. The only issue we had was that I specifically noted when I booked the reservations for the booth. Plus I called the restaurant to confirm that we can get the booth and was told ok. Yet when we arrived there. We where being offered the window high top tables. Just not something we asked for so a little disappointed there. The manager did try to offer us a better table in the back which was nice. As for the food. Three of us got the salmon dish and boy did it have a fishy taste. I was so hungry so I ended up just eating it. We also got pitcher of sangria. It was watered down and didn’t even taste the wine at all. Plus the place was so busy. We had to pour it ourselves. We come here at least once or twice a year for celebration the past years and I feel the quality of service and food has gone down. Not sure if it’s management or what, but definitely doesn’t feel the same how it used to be. We love Esquina Latina so I’m sure we would be back. Just wish you guys can up your game a little to make the experience more pleasant.

                                                                                                  26. OT

                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                                                    overall2food3service1ambience4

                                                                                                    Female Receptionist was very rude. We had been running a little late due to a car issue and was very rude and even willing to cancel our reservation if we didn’t hurry up only to find an almost empty restaurant 😵‍💫. Once we arrive and are seated we are given a ticket with a start and end time, this felt like a very rushed dinner. Will not be coming back, as this was my first time back post Covid. This establishment was better before Covid, they lost its touch with the food and hospitality.

                                                                                                  27. m

                                                                                                    machado

                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                                                                    overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                                                                    Came here with friends for girls night out, the music was so loud that we didn’t stay too long. We like loud, but this was next level loud. Drinks and food were okay, not excellent. Service was very slow although the waiters were very nice. All in all, I’d say it was fine but not great.

                                                                                                  28. M

                                                                                                    Michele

                                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                                                                    overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                                                                    The food was good but better when they first opened. They limit you on time (2 hours) which normally is fine but when you don’t have enough wait staff to keep things moving you need the extra time. Our waitress was nice but we had to ask for everything (utensils, plates, to order because she walked away after asking if we wanted to order and me saying yes, to take an item off the bill that we didn’t order or receive, for her because no one came around for the first 15 minutes we were seated). We had a nice time there’s still just lack luster with the wait staff. It’s a nice night out but we’ve been to several other restaurants in town and received much better service and food. When they first opened their service was absolutely horrible. We had to go up to other waiters at different tables and ask them to find ours, order, give us our check - we waited 30 minutes for someone just to bring water.

                                                                                                  29. RD

                                                                                                    RosieDae

                                                                                                    Atlantic City

                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on March 17, 2022

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    Food and service were amazing! Everything was delicious! Will be going back!

                                                                                                  30. J

                                                                                                    Jeff

                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                    13 reviews

                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    13 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on March 15, 2022

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    First time here. It was nice and clean. Upbeat. Friendly staff. Food was really good as were the margaritas and martinis we had.

                                                                                                  31. SJ

                                                                                                    StephanieJ

                                                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    What a great place for a date night with my hubby for his 40th birthday!!..Food was great as well as thw service!

                                                                                                  32. LN

                                                                                                    LouN

                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                                                                    overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                    Service was so so but food and drinks more than made up for it.

                                                                                                  33. JL

                                                                                                    JacquelynL

                                                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on March 2, 2022

                                                                                                    overall3food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                    Drinks (mojitos on the menu) were not well made. Bar did not have many of the ingredients to make the drinks in the menu. On our third try, spirit on the rocks was our best choice Besides that food was great. Service was attentive and apologetic about the lack of bar ingredients. Manager help your servers do a great job by having what the menu says is available!

                                                                                                  34. B

                                                                                                    Babs

                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    We went, pre-theatre. The service was great and friendly, the food was wonderful, and the location and parking lot, across the street ($10) perfect!

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                                                                                                    StephanieW

                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                    Food was really good. I am a vegetarian and had a couple options to pick from other than sides. And the sangria pitcher was amazing. Great time out with friends.

                                                                                                  36. S

                                                                                                    S2022

                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on February 25, 2022

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    Great food, wonderful atmosphere, nice service - we had to go to the show at 8pm and they were very quick in bringing out the food. Everything was delicious, I would recommend this place.

                                                                                                  37. OT

                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on February 25, 2022

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    Went early so was a little quiet. Food was excellent and service was great! Always a good time at Esquina Latina!

                                                                                                  38. m

                                                                                                    magmom23

                                                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                                                    17 reviews

                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    17 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    We loved the restaurant. The only down side was parking as the lot is small and even at 6 pm, no spots available. My husband was able to park in a garage across the street that you needed to ride around the block to get to the entrance. We started with the calamari and gaucamole and both were excellent. I had the Salmon which was tasty and my Cuban husband had the "cuban fried rice" dish which has chicken, shrimp, ham, chorizo, egg, and more in it - he was excited as its not on many menus, even in Miami. So he thoroughly enjoyed that with the maduros and tostones. He had a classic margarita too. We were too full for dessert. So it was worth the trip to New Brunswick for our anniversary.

                                                                                                  39. ET

                                                                                                    EvelysT

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on February 16, 2022

                                                                                                    overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                    Wished the ambience was a bit better like i recalled from the last time. But food was still amazing. And staff were great at making sure we had everything we needed.

                                                                                                  40. OT

                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                    Experience was exactly how i thought it would be nice and comfy spot to eat and talk

                                                                                                  FAQs

                                                                                                  Esquina Latina Restaurant & Lounge does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Esquina Latina Restaurant & Lounge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 543-1630.

                                                                                                  Esquina Latina Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.2 stars by 681 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                  Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                  Google Map for Esquina Latina Restaurant & Lounge

                                                                                                  25 Liberty St New Brunswick, NJ 08901

                                                                                                  Additional information

                                                                                                  • Cross street

                                                                                                    George St

                                                                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                                                                    New Brunswick

                                                                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                                                                    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                                                  • Cuisines

                                                                                                    Cuban, Latin American

                                                                                                  • Dining style

                                                                                                    Casual Dining

                                                                                                  • Dress code

                                                                                                    Casual Dress

                                                                                                  • Parking details

                                                                                                    Street and Public Parking Lot

                                                                                                  • Payment options

                                                                                                    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                  • Executive chef

                                                                                                    Serafin Sarduy

                                                                                                  • Additional

                                                                                                    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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