La Esquina

4.7
1332 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 1332 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.8
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDawn
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing the drinks were definitely on point

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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KarynB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It's been a while! Always love coming back. Food and cocktails are all amazing.
Didn't like that they initially tried to sit 4 of us at the smallest table for 2. I requested a corner table - slightly bigger and they accommodated us.
This isn't the place for a romantic private conversation, but that's the beauty of it. It's loud and fun.
Will be back on my next trip.
Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere is unmatched, so amazing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the food and atmosphere! The only problem was that the table was 1/2 an hour late and we arrived 15 minutes early to make sure we were seated on time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Muy mal servicio, te quieren echar en todo momento de la mesa para que entre otro comensal, te sacan el plato de la mesa sin haberlo terminado, los mozos van corriendo para todos lados y no te dejan disfrutar del momento y de la velada. La musica esta demasiado fuerte, es una lastima que sea tan malo el servicio porque el lugar y la comida estan muy bien. No volveria a visitarlo por el servicio.

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nibbew
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Was disappointed a menu favorite no longer was on the menu. (beef ribs)

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, proactive and fresh and delicious food. Love the queso fundido and chicken tacos

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vipHLSF
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great tequila selection

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Can’t wait to return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

I had a 9pm reservation for my birthday dinner and we were not seated until 10pm. When my party was seated we got a makeshift table that was basically in the middle of the entryway into the dining area. No attempt was made to apologize or lighten the inconvenience. Our server was great but how we were treated beforehand is making me reconsider La Esquina as a go to option. Highly disappointed as I regularly dine here.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great ambiance

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vipCharlesC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going to la Esquina since 2009 and has never disappointed in service/vibe and especially quality of food & drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

What kinda Mexican place doesn’t have guac??? 😩😭 portions were pretty small too. Pretty good quality though

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LindsayB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

The hostess and servers are extremely rude. But if you want a fun party place then this is a cool spot. Just don’t expect good service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent my husband and I love the place

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orange
New England
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks are so good, and order the queso fundido!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Waiter kept rushing us to leave

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James
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always the best! count on la esquina for a great night

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 1332 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.