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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What 1265 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Awesome location. Recommend to anyone looking for an awesome unexpected venue with great food and service.

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vipDeborahG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Menu was very limited and food was just ok but definitely a cool spot.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, easy to find in midtown

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Cherries13
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The grill menu options should be for one and should come with a side. Also if I order a dessert for a birthday ask if I want a sparkler or a regular candle or both...don’t just add it to the bill. If waiters or waitresses are changing an introduction is best. The bartender in the royal blue and grey 3 quarter shirt was the best!!!! The DJ played mixed music which was AWESOME!!!! He should include some soca and afro beats. Overall a good time 👍

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Louise
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food amazing ambience

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are holidaying in NY and this was our first night here. Great night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best date night in the city, take her there and she’ll be impressed 10/10

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MaxT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and tequila. Special venue - will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Vera nice!!! But there was a brunette waitress who was unpolite with us, asking for tips. I really didnt like that! Worl better and get more!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesomely super cool as always! I’ve been 3 times over the years visiting and never disappointed. Good vibes.

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nomnoms
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

The atmosphere was cool and creates an interesting experience. But the food is highly lackluster.

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wendyk
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun, good food and a great surprise for out of town guests!! Loved it!!

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LucksanM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

They rush you out

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Kate
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Speak-easyish spot for a date night. Cocktails were on point and the staff were excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The corn starter is 11/10 good. The rest of the food is 10/10.

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AlejandraV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place but make sure to make a reservation! No walk ins it seems.

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HollyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best atmosphere, service, and food. Highly recommend and will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic place really enjoyed our experience

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing first date night in New York.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amazing service, ambience, and great food and drinks. Limited menu, drinks rather tart, but fresh and artfully crafted.

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, good cocktails and food. Portion size is quite small, which is the only downside but overall great dinner! I recommend for lunch if you go for food, otherwise, great bar spot.

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VanessaJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All good except for the crew rushing us, checking every 5 mins if they can take out the plates.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Seated us one hour after our reservatikn

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Comida rica pero nada espectacular tampoco , el lugar si esta muy cool y la experiencia para entrar también.

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devls24
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good place for tasty drinks and yummy queso. Wasn’t overly impressed with the grilled shrimp and nopales. But rice and Beans, along with green beans where delish.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and atmosphere!

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KathrynO
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Great vibe, the tacos were terrible. It is too bad as we really wanted to love the place.

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AnetteF
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The waiters has to calme down. Too effective. The food was really good.

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FabulousFoodie1969
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Esquina is fabulous one of my NYC favorites with all the speakeasy feels... a complete NYC experience and the food and crowd are delightful!!!

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vipricharda
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

a little arrogant host...been there a lot in past waited to seat when no one was there Food not as good as it was

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Greta
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Interesting ambience, kind of an speak easy. Food is poor (please NOT the good sophisticated mexican food at all). Service is great.
Overall the place is energetic and cool. For drinks and to start a long night BUT not for dinner

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MadisonK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Food is always great but had to wait an hour past reservation time and they didn’t do anything special for my birthday.

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vipSGPlumb
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Overall, it’s a great NY restaurant. Extremely unique and the food is very well done. My biggest compliant are the host/hostess staff. If you have a dinner reservation after 7PM, expect to wait 30-45 min after your requested seat time. I’ve had this happen twice in a row. They are also rude if you dare to ask “when” you’ll be seated. Besides this, the service once you’re seated is great.

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vipAnnieR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Unprofessional staff. Hurried our table (we barely stayed an hour), and very rude. Definitely no care for their customers. Will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Exceptionally cool place

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place for a bday! And for groups!!! Amazing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a fun experience all around!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Celebrating my husbands birthday. Tables around us got celebrationcake, not us. Even when I had written it in the reservation.

Noicy, and the staff pushed us through the meal, in such a pace, that one might beleve that it was a McDonals restaurant, not a table we had booked 3 weeks earlier.

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ericb
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Waitress rushed us in an empty restaurant. Food portions were extremely small.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great, except the margaritas. A little disappointed, as they are known for margs. Too much sour mix, across the board. Other than that, everything else was great - food was phenomenal!

FAQs

La Esquina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 613-7100 ext. 1.

La Esquina is rated 4.5 stars by 1265 OpenTable diners.

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

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.