La Esquina

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$30 and under
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Mexican
La Esquina is an authentic Mexican Restaurant, Taqueria and Tequila Bar.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DS
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The queso was amazing, the ambiance was great and the rest of the food was amazing as well.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took some people here (5 of us total) and went on about how great this place was. I really looked forward to all of their reactions as we walked up to the place, and i was definitely not disappointed by their confusion. Then when I checked in with the the door man he said “you have a reservation for 21 people? I was like “uh...no...it’s only 5”. He goes “it says here 21. Someone called a about 15 minutes ago to confirm”. I started to sweat it...then he started laughing. The guy got me! So I was playing a joke on everyone in my group and got a joke played on me in the process. So. Fantastic! Anyway...that was all great, but the food and the drinks and the vibe are even better. Love this place! Highly recommend!

BI
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Although the atmosphere is cool the food is insulting and very bad. Would not recommend this overrated place

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun!! Great meal and drinks. Ambiance 10/10!!

JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Esquina is an hidden treasure! Going through the kitchen starting the experience on it's own . Super relaxing, amazing services, I was proud to bring friends to their first visit. Food, music and service made the experience to the top. Ahhh can u tell I am a La Esquina lover!!! Bravo 👏 encore et a la prochaine 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Molto valido, posto da atmosfera Cantina messicana, pochi piatti ma molto buoni. Da provare

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JD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hosted a birthday dinner for my son. The “bouncer”, the guy who checked our reservation and let us go downstairs, played a joke on us. It set the tone for a fun evening. It’s noisy and crowded but somehow bartenders and servers kept drinks and food coming. Food was above average Mexican. Loved the fish tacos!! Have to come back!!

OT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere

C
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Celebration

DH
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience2

We waited 1h for the table. Why reserve a tabel if you need to wait 1h! That's not a restaurant anymore. Take off the possibly to reserve if cant hold it. This only give bad customer experience although the food was great!

JD
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Way too loud and too dark, cant have a conversation and cant see menu or food without the help of telephone. Food was mediocre, service was very nice. Fish was a bit over, tased fishy and smelled so we did not eat much of it. Overall would not go back.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! It’s the perfect spot to take friends who are only in town for the weekend and want to go somewhere cool

JK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They have three diff types and i was so confused how to enter the place.
Its unique once u get in to the downstair, felt like secret society cave or sth.
it was too dark and loud for me...
I felt like it was a unique experience just couldnt really enjoy the food when u r sitting like an inch apart from other table. Food was ok, sharing menu said it is for 2-3ppl but um...maybe for 1.5ppl..? Lol i have a small stomach idk how 3ppl could dig in to that but it was okay.
Overall, worth trying.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Place is nice but they pack you in real tight. Felt like I was eating with the tables next to us.

EK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Visit was great! I found the hostess to be extremely rude (actually to the point that she was unkind), but service staff and the actual dining experience was great and we had a nice evening. The only thing I'd say is that being seated in the side room next to the bar meant random customers were coming in taking photos of the mosaic wall and tequila display which felt a bit disruptive.

JE
London
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our waitress was absolutely lovely, we had to send something back a couple of times as one of our party has an allergy and our waitress was annoyed on our behalf. All got sorted out quickly and she gave us an extra taco to make up for the wait. Had to wait at the door upstairs for the doorman to return from somewhere to let us in which was a bit annoying but not off putting for future visits. We were seated early too which was great as it was quite late in the evening! This was my third time visiting and the food is just so good! As vegan/veggie party we managed to come out full of food which is always a great sign! Love coming through the kitchen. So fun.

CG
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool and exclusive feel. Packed a bit tight, but the food and service was well worth it. Bathrooms need to have soap though, kind of gross.

l
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience3

Actually this is a great place. Food is correct but waiters were really oppressing. we had barely finished our plates that they come to ask us if we were good. We are here to enjoy the place, let us enjoy.

DR
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The ambiance was great! Such a cool place with great cocktails. However the portions were very tiny, the food was good but not worth the price in my opinion.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Genial! Sin duda un sitio para repetirp

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JR
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! The food, the service! Everything! Me and my friends came from Puerto Rico and love it!

LP
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great classic, however they pack the tables in tight

LH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Overall the food was really good. And the servers were very attentive. My only negative aspect of the night is how close they put all the tables to get as many people in. We were literally sitting on top of the tables next to us.

T
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Cool spot and bar, but would not recommend for dinner. The music was too loud and we developed a headache. The servers where rude, the bathroom lights where broken and the tables where so unstable that things fell off. The servers forgot to serve a third of our order. Would not recommend this restaurant. The food was quite good, but not worth the trouble. Buy it to go instead and I am sure that you'll have a great experience.

PN
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants in NYC. Food, cocktails and service is next level amazing but tables are right on top of each other and pretty cramped. Considering how packed it was noise levels weren’t too bad. Book ahead if you’re visiting from out of town to avoid disappointment.

KD
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

LOVED it! So fun! Music was loud but was so fun!! Also was very dark but fun that way

HB
N. Ireland
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Too loud and dark for me - so dark I couldn't read the menu so had to turn the torch on my phone on! Ordered a dish it suggested sharing and I left hungry!

FG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cool place with good food and great service. A place to go if you want to warm up before a party night.

RF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Cute experience, but the food wasn't good and the drink menu was very limited. Packed in, noisy - and they currently had a grade pending. Would not go back.

DY
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definately worth a visit!!! The food, music, service, environment! LOVED ALL OF IT!

MD
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The place, the food, everything was amazing, but extremely hard to have a conversation without yelling at each other. We could barely talk, it was just extremely loud and this made our anniversary not as pleasant for sure :(

A
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Vibe & Great food

n
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience2

The hostess is condescending and rude

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always food outstanding

PJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic, the noise was very hi, hard to hear. Not a good place if you are claustrophobic, which I am. I asked about the exits and was laughed at. Other than that, the people who work there are great.

JE
London
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Was worried as a vegan but we were stuffed! Highly recommend the veggie sharing plate and cauliflower tacos (we did without dairy). Love the vibe in this place. Had to wait a while for our table to be ready but the bar is lovely so wasn’t an issuer really as only two of us. Love bringing people here for the first time- just the experience of the casual door staff by an ordinary looking store cupboard door that leads down to the fun via the kitchen! Love it.

l
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this spot

GB
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and atmosphere! I highly recommend La Esquina and I hope to come back soon!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Notre restaurant préféré à New York!

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