La Esquina

4.7
1311 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 1311 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.8
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MildredT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 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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OpenTable 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

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Michele
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience, food was excellent, cocktails even better

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Lisa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing and the location was super cool.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

It was my birthday didn’t acknowledge it at all. Which is fine but we were a big group and the waiter did a very poor job of getting us to understand the vibes and how to order abs such. But the food was goos will def come again and order takeout

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place!

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ZeeAlvarez
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Horrible experience, no one came to our table!

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vipKelly
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

such a fun environment. am definitely going to return every time i go to NYC.

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vipElbatanouny
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints ! Amazing as always

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housedigital
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Esquina is a fantastic experience. Always.

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vipNyeats23
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Happy to be back and love the food but to be honest a little surprised at how close they were seating guests during covid-19. The plexiglass “separators” kept falling on our table also from the air flow or the guests next to us getting us to go to the bathroom.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fave place ever

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure here

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LEilei
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I wish it wasn’t so loud. I had to shout during the whole dinner

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ChristianGuzman
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was outstanding. Don’t get discourage by their reservations 21 days in advance. Totally worth it! Food and drinks were amazing. Our server Ginna was attentive and great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

The host was terrible and made us wait an hour past our reservation time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

We sat way too close together for the pandemic, that I wanted to leave. Also food was not good - I barely ate it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place ever

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MirnaS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amaziiiiiing. Pedro (our server) was great. And food and vibe very good as always

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Vivi
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Did not like the food. Staff was rude, except blonde guy from the front!

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vipKeoni13
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic vibe. Amazing Food Would highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I was shocked to see tables that cleared not be cleaned with disinfectant. Quite obviously the table I sat at had not been wiped down with disinfectant either. The spacing between tables was also inadequate! Given we are in a pandemic — SHOCKING

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

A little pricey- and probably a lot more fun in non-covid times

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 1311 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.