La Esquina

4.7
1345 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
La Esquina is an authentic Mexican Restaurant, Taqueria and Tequila Bar.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1345 people are saying
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4.8
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PazD
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had wonderful time there! absolutely recommend it.

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RodneyP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

You arrive and are ushered to the lively basement bar where you’ll wait an additional 20 minutes to be seated. The DJ is talented but, b/c they don’t check vax records and the crowd is mostly unmasked, safety is questionable. The food is very good. We ordered the coctel mixto (seafood cocktail) as an appetizer along with the citrus salad (whose salad greens were “rocky”/poorly washed). We split some steak tacos that were exceptionally delicious and had the chicken mole that was among our most favorite EVER (and we’ve been to Mexico City). Long/short, the place was a cool experience, the food very good and the service understandably subpar considering we’re still in a pandemic and labor is tough to source

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall1food5service5ambience1

It was way to loud and could not talk

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vipKristinD
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love La Esquina! Amazing food and great ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a 9:00 reservation, got seated at 9:50 and did not get food until 10:30.

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opentable
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

fun vibe, drinks were good and service was friendly

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Kathrin
Hamburg Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Freundliche Bedienung, gute Musik, leckeres Essen, witziges Ambiente im Keller, rustikal mit Kerzenlicht. Wir fanden es super!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish I could give 6 stars for the ambiance.

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Kimm
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They couldn’t find our reservation at first. And then didn’t seat us for about half an hour. Service was good. Drinks were great

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ShayL
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I lost my credit card yesterday and unfortunately I got no help from the restaurant.
The guy that talk with me on the phone didn’t want to help and was really mean when I came back today. I not from USA and I felt really lost , the credit card was all that I had here. Maybe here I am just a stupid tourist for you , but be sure that I am not going to recommend your restaurant to my friends in Israel .
Kindness is for free and I don’t see any reason not to be kind for people especially if they are paying customers.

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Tess
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SUCH a cute location and vibe. It's the perfect place to go for a fun night out. Great margaritas too

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WestW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best vibes ever. Sick date night spot.

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AndreaB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks — the combination and quality of flavors are very authentic.
The service was also amazing and the venue itself has a great atmosphere and vibe.

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MichelleC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

When it comes to being seated, it took a while. You don’t get heads up or acknowledged so that can be a bit distasteful especially when you are hungry. Once you are inside, you get blown away. Inside is beautiful and the waitress was amazing. Depending on what you get, food wise you’ll leave satisfied. Drinks are amazing, get them passion fruit margarita!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

So loud you must be under 30 crowd for this top 40 sing a long. Yes food and service good but it was obnoxious. This place was so chic a few years back. Not any longer.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

This place used to be quite special with elevated and inventive food. Now, it’s no different from a Caliente Cab Co.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They took a while to seat us even with a reservation but we got free drinks because of the wait. When we sat the service was fast and the food was delicious. Great spot!

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vipDawn
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing the drinks were definitely on point

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing Mexican dining experience in a great speak easy ambience.

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vipAndrewF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. One of the best places in NYC. So happy to be back!

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Shumo
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Esquina is an awesome place for a date or for dinner with a group of friends. It has a lively, energetic, and romantic vibe . . . the venue is cool for its super covert nature alone. The staff and service were great (attentive but not intrusive). The food was delicious and unique (some of the best Mexican I've ever had). And the drinks were tasty and strong, but not overpowering. The neighborhood also offers some nice options for before and after dinner (others bars and sidewalk spots for dessert). You cannot go wrong here!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fun spot with yummy food. Passion fruit marg was so good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of the coolest locations in the city. Plus the Tacos slap

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JohnW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Great experience and doorman was respectful. Not a long wait for dinner and great service all around. The tacos could of had more seasoning but drinks were great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Rude service, rushed us at table and said we needed to leave after only 75 minutes since we weren’t ordering anymore food.

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DanielleG
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food isn't too pricey and is always good. The queso fundido is a fave.

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vipmgr504
New Orleans
35 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Food and the service are amazing! Margaritas are divine!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I went to visit Wednesday the 7th of this month. I made a reservation and everything was fine until the server came after ten minutes of being sitting. She didn’t bother to greed us, just went and ask “are you ready to order”.
I have to say that the service from the server was absolutely horrible. I wanted to order more food and drinks but she did not ask us she just approach the table and said “anything else o just the check” I asked for the check but it was no where to find her.
I love your food but this poor service it’s not okay!!!!!
The only people who were really paying attention was the busser. I wish I knew his name so I can tell you how management should promote people that have the skills to be in the hospitality business.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice speak easy ,amazing queso fundito

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had a reservation and when i got there the place was closed. No email no notification. Nothing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked the reservation, got there, only to find out it was CLOSED! We should’ve been notified or not being able to book if it was closed.

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JackR
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and atmosphere were great! There was one lady at the front desk who yelled at me for going the “wrong way” and said everyone had to go the other way, which was fine. But throughout the night I saw people go the same exact way I tried to go and she said nothing. Other than that the place was great!

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TonyE
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Esquina is one of my favorite places. The food is great, I love their tortilla soup! I always suggest this restaurant in my top five to friends and guests!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun spot! It’s a taco bar speakeasy with amazing food and drinks!! Cool ambiance and very sweet staff! Definitely coming back here more often.

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RICARDOP
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Buen lugar, buen ambiente
Buena comida
Excelente servicio

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MikkelA
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the food the ambience the drinks was just great. Will be back

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vipZorba
Washington DC
102 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun experience. Knowledgable staff. Especially GM Sean who shared his deep knowledge of Tequilla and Mezcal, which helped in picking the best drinking experience.
10/10

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AndreaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I didn't ordered pork belly tacos and they served me those and I didn't like them tbh

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GretaS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cool place! Great experience and a different scene for a late night dinner & cocktails.

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MildredT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was great, our server Ana M was the sweetest and very knowledgeable about the menu, despite being so busy with almost all the tables at the same time, she always took her time for us. I even wrote her a thank you note which I never do.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from La Esquina using the Order Online button. La Esquina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 613-7100 ext. 1.

La Esquina is rated 4.7 stars by 1345 OpenTable diners.

La Esquina does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/la-esquina-soho/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.