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La Esquina

4.6
749 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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La Esquina is an authentic Mexican Restaurant, Taqueria and Tequila Bar.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Brasserie Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 2:00am
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Phone number
(646) 613-7100 ext. 2
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Adrian Ramirez
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Catering
catering@esquinanyc.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Kenmare Street
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Parking details
Public lots on Kenmare and Elizabeth Streets.
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Public transit
6 train to Spring Street
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Entertainment
Selected DJs 10pm - 2am daily
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

La Esquina offers private events for groups of 9 or more. Any group larger than 50 is considered a full buyout.

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What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.2

We like the fresh Mexican food here just as much as La Esquina on the street, but we love the Nolita brasserie because it makes us want to drink.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 749 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
service
4.6
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined a day ago

Great atmosphere. Great drinks and food. Our server was super attentive. Only negative was that our food took quite a bit of time to come out and once the server realized it wasn’t out, it was too late. We cancelled the order. Would still go back

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Delicious food in a cool / secret underground setting. Try the margaritas!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

I've looked forward to eating at la esquina for about three years, and it did not disappoint! From the exciting walk through the kitchen to the brasserie, to the servers who never stopped smiling and offering their wonderful recommendations, this was an experience well worth the wait! The food is superb, every bite a little sweet, a little spicy, and full of flavor. The menu has something for every palate, you can be as adventurous as you'd like! And we were sure to ask our server to curate a flight of tequilas for us - thank you !

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Was the best experience my husband and I love it I hope can visit again. Excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

A dire poco strepitoso!!!! Musica alta bellissima, molto alla moda

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1.0Dined on April 4, 2018

hice una reserva para las 22.45 y cuando llegue el restaurante estaba cerrado por problemas en las tuberías y nunca me avisaron.

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1.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The restaurant was closed!!! We didn’t get informed by la esquina or open table about this. Spent 80 dollars on an Uber into the city which was a complete waste of money. How will I be compensated for this????

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1.0Dined on April 3, 2018

It was closed and we did not get any cancellation

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1.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Closed unexpectedly

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Awesome experience !

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great experience, high price in quality

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Some dishes on the menu were not available. Very rich but the tacos arrived cold.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food was amazing. Service really good. Everything you want in a restaurant

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Was seated towards the back of the restaurant which was cold and quite dark needed to use the table candle to read the menu ,could not really see the colours off the food so it gave the impression of all being the same . Service was friendly and good .

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Not sure the name of our waitress but she was amazing. Perfect dinner. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great experience as always. Great food and music. I ordered the pork dish (Chamoro I believe) and it was delicious. Music is by a live DJ who plays a little of everything... Hip hop, reggae, a little salsa and Spanish trap. Rather low key which is another reason I like.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Great koncept and food. Acoustics and lighting could be much better. We prefer to hear what we’re saying and see what we’re eating.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Girls trip to NYC! We wanted funky and cool places to eat that we would remember always and La Esquina did not disappoint! You won’t regret visiting this creative magical little place.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Wonderful as always, the best Mexican food!!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Our waitress was the best! Very personable. Good was good.

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2.0Dined on March 7, 2018

The front desk clerk and security are rude and unpleasant.
The place is very dark and can hardly see what you eat besides the sound that is very loud and no use complaining.
Although the waiters are kind, they work on a quick consumption scheme for you to clear the table. Not a place for dinner but appetizers and drink, although it is rated as a restaurant
The wi fi has a password but they are forbidden to provide. Only the receptionist, after much asking, released the password to request an uber. He made it clear that he did me a favor: I should have a phone and an internet that worked perfectly.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Always good traditional Mexican food with a spin on quality ingredients! Love this place!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

The atmosphere is very chic and trendy. I would say the age group it attracts is between 20-30 with older blending in. The drinks were strong and good for what you pay for them. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Food was amazing.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

It was really fun.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great experience as always! Staff, food, music, all amazing and made our night wonderful! Can’t wait till my next visit back.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Great vibe! Best cocktails we had in NYC. Tables VERY close together- not an ideal intimate dinner venue. Go with a group. Taste as much as you can.

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

The music much to loude so very hard to have a conversation...

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1.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The place smells moldy. The food is juvenile and so is the staff. It’s been a long time since I’ve been somewhere that would consider covering queso with sugar or adding food to the bill that we didn’t order and then stand there and yell at us when we ask why the extra charges! Stay away...

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

If you are looking for last minute reservations for saturday night watch out for last minute cancellations. Great food and even greater drinks. Good place to have dinner and dance after. Played good combination of top 40s, old school hip hop and top 40 spanish music.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Loved the whole experience and the surprise dining room location.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Birthdaydinner. Amazing firat experience from
The point we for here. Amazing food and location is so New Yorkish-secret 😍

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Loved it from beginning till the end: food, atmosphere, music was a bit too loud but ...still a great experience!

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Great good and atmosphere. Good rage if cocktails and creative fresh Mexican food.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Great service and food. Lots of fun.

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Amazing place !!
The food is sensational and the rooms energy is lively! If you are going here for a date and want to be able to chat I would recommend going earlier as it’s not quite as busy.

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Great ambiance and music! Delicious food, attentive wait-staff, cool surroundings! Overall enjoyable experience!!!

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Another kick A time at underground gem.
Still one of the best not in just he city but world.
Always will Come back

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Amazing place! My new “must go” in New York

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

The food was outstanding! The service was amazing. Definitely an experience I will recommend to any of my friends coming to NYC! It’s a must go!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Fantastic!

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