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Esquina Latina Restaurant & Lounge, New Brunswick, NJ

Esquina Latina Restaurant & Lounge

4.5
4.5
849 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 849 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey

    Cuban

  • Middlesex

    Healthy

  • Middlesex

    Hot spot

849 Reviews
  1. JamesK

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I had a great date night. The food was great and the staff was welcoming. We enjoyed everything the appetizers, entrees and dessert.

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    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining was wonderful and around 10:00 it turns into a lounge with a dj. We danced so much. Great time! Can’t wait to go again. Went on a Saturday night.

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  3. JillIanK

    New York City

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had the ropa vieja which was perfect! My friend has the salmon with lobster sauce which she thoroughly enjoyed. Our server was delightful.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is a lovely place with good food and great service! I’ll definitely be returning.

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  5. Foodie

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an excellent meal experience at this restaurant. Food is terrific. Manager and staff very attentive and friendly. Wish I could eat here every day.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We felt rushed out the door! A card was left on the table stating 2 hour dinning limit in a restaurant that had plenty of availability. Food came too quick, 5ish minutes after our order….are items already prepared & microwaved?!?
    Esquina Latina Restaurant & LoungeResponded on March 30, 2024
    Hello, We apologize for the subpar experience you had at our restaurant. Our restaurant has time limits due to the nature of the downtown area and the demand of walk-ins when there are special events. Our culture here is to provide quick service, deliver fresh and hot food in a timely manner, and overall our customers feel welcomed. We never want anyone to feel rushed, regardless of time limit. Moving forward for the future we will make sure that our commitment to our culture doesn't make yourself or any other guests feel that way. Hope you give us another opportunity to show that. Thank You.

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  7. YVETTEH

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been at this restaurant a few times, out with friends, and with family. The food and service is very good and the prices are reasonable. Parking is limited in the lot but there are a few parking garages a block or two away. We will be back when we’re in the area. I can recommend the ceviches appetizers, rellenos cups with my favorite, ropa vieja. For dinner the skirt steak is very good, also vaca frita, ropa vieja, paella and the beef ribs with guava Bbq also good. The yuca frites and yuca mojo is good too. The coffee and cappuccino is good as well as any of the desserts. Drinks and non-alcoholic drinks are good tasty. Ambiance is pleasant, but music is a little loud, so not the best if you want to have a conversation. On weekends there is a DJ and it is packed. Happy eating!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Don’t get to Nee Brunswick often but when we it’s a must stop. Food is fantastic. Bravo

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  9. JasonR

    New Jersey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cool little restaurant with really great food. Good Spanish food beyond the typical burrito or taco option. many Cuban dishes that I had never tried before. Apparently Thursday night is karaoke night so that was unexpected but entertaining lol

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We reserved for a party of 3 on a Saturday night with no issues. The place was lively, loud and crowded. We asked to move to a corner table and were accommodated immediately. The cocktail menu had different drinks and I had a difficult time deciding on one. I ultimately went with the nueveritas sangria and it was just ok, very watered down and I didn’t taste any of the blackberry brandy in it. The presentation was very pretty though. We started with croquettas de jamon, which were ok. I’m Cuban so I’m used to the real deal, and these could have used more seasoning and crunch. For dinner we had the chicken in garlic sauce, ropa vieja, and Cuban fried rice, which I haven’t had since I was a kid! I was so surprised to find it on the menu that I had to try it. It was good, had nice size piece of chicken, shrimp and pork. For dessert we had flan, good but very dense, and tres leches cake which my son enjoyed. The manager came over to see how everything was, which was a nice touch. It was a lovely atmosphere and I guess you pay for that. I did think the food was too expensive, especially knowing that you can get more authentic dishes for a much more reasonable prices. One HUGE downside was that after spending a hefty amount on dinner, we had to pay $20 for the valet parking adjacent to the restaurant. Not sure we will return, but it was a nice night out.

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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 4.5 stars by 849 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Cuban, Latin American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street and Public Parking Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Serafin Sarduy
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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