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La Esquina Cocina, Huntsville, AL

La Esquina Cocina

4.7
4.7
105 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Upscale Mexican restaurant serving breakfast, brunch and dinner.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (256) 858-1026

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Huntsville

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 105 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Alabama

    Great for Brunch

  • Alabama

    Fit for Foodies

  • Alabama

    Hot Spot

  • Alabama

    Outdoor Dining

  • Huntsville

    Best Overall

  • Huntsville

    Best Food

  • Huntsville

    Best Service

  • Huntsville

    Best Ambiance

  • Huntsville

    Best Value

  • Huntsville

    Fit for Foodies

  • Huntsville

    Great for Lunch

  • Huntsville

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Huntsville

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Love the location too! Will be back!
  2. d

    danbren

    Birmingham

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was so impress with this restaurant when my friends took me there a few weeks ago, that I had to share this experience with another friend. Absolutely smashing! She loved it and already knows what she will order on her next visit! We had the sweetest waitress, attentive friendly and witty!! We both left the restaurant feeling like we also had made a new friend.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. One of our favorite brunch spots. Carne asada Tacos are excellent and you have to get the chips and guacamole.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I believe our servers name was Claire. She was amazing. Made sure we had everything we needed and made great conversation with us. Definitely requesting her when we come back.
  5. C

    Clicker98

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The guacamole was fine, but the empanadas were fantastic!! Loved the sauce that came with them too.
  6. CT

    CourtneyT

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Great food and service, but there was a birthday party table next to us that sounded like a pack of wolves all night. They screamed, cackled, laughed, hooted, and hollered. 🤣 Good for them, and we were laughing at them for 20-30 minutes but eventually it kind of graded on us.
  7. KM

    KellyM

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    We had a reservation and still were told there would be a wait when we arrived even though there were open tables. Our server was very nice and friendly but rushed us the entire meal and seemed like his main focus was turning the table. It was rather noisy for date night conversation and we had a direct view of a bag of store bought tortilla chips in the kitchen window just behind us which seemed odd. The food was quick but nothing super special that we would return for and seemed slightly overpriced for what it was and the portions. We went next door for drinks after since we felt so rushed and honestly looking at the plates being brought out had major food choice regret.
  8. S

    Steve31

    Birmingham

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    Food was great. Need to work on the bar drinks.
  9. A

    Abigail

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    They gave me the incorrect food and gave me shrimp instead of fish (I’m Jewish so I cannot eat shrimp). They were unapologetic and didn’t seem to care. We also had 2 servers for some reason and they didn’t seem to be communicating with each other. The food itself was alright but combined with the bad service it was not worth it.
  10. J

    John

    Birmingham

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Very good food, as always. However this visit was different than our previous visits in that our server could use a few small improvements.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Clara was the best server ever!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food (tacos and a chicken bowl) was good and tasty. I don't belive they bring out chips and salsa like other Mexican restaurants. We had chips with our guacamole. Chips were warm and thick. Guacamole was very tasty. 50 cent charge for refill of chips. Looks like they have a good bar area but the waitress didn't have a beer list. She said a new one was being printed and she only quoted a few beers. I belive they probably have more beer selections. Chairs were a bit uncomfortable for this big guy. I had to get up and stretch my legs. We visited on a Saturday evening so finding a parking space in the downtown area is something you need to consider especially if someone has difficulty walking. This was our first visit. We will be back for more good food that is not your normal Mexican restaurant food.
  13. LC

    LindaC

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have the best experience at La Esquina Cochina! Our favorites are the guacamole and the pollo bowls. If you can, ask for Eric- he always takes great care of us!
  14. D

    Dave

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a very nice dinner. The service was wonderful and the food was really good.
  15. B

    Beth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite Huntsville restaurants. Food was excellently prepared and came out fairly quickly. Empanadas we’re fantastic, as were the tacos. Their spicy margarita is superb. Chips with guacamole and queso, delicious.
  16. JP

    JPot

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was good - service was okay.. Leo was our server and he did well; there were bussers that came to our table several times trying to give us someone else's food ;). We ordered both alcoholic (seasonal margarita) and non-alcoholic (both virgin seasonal and regular virgin margaritas) drinks and they were the same price as non-virgin drinks.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Good food with great service. A little expensive, but what isn't these days. The margaritas and the banana Manhattan were very good.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Justin was our server and he was great! I recommend the spicy marg and the fish empanadas!
  19. DP

    DennisP

    Birmingham

    129 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, service and environment. We really enjoyed the food and Jacqueline was very helpful and professional. We will definitely recommend this restaurant to our friends.
  20. RM

    RandyM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time here and we enjoyed it. See ya again
  21. JA

    JAnn

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were very good, service was excellent. Will definitely return. Our entire party of four was impressed and loved this place.
  22. c

    cindyp

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were great. Staff was kind and attentive. We definitely will return.
  23. CJ

    ChadJ

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. I ordered the ribeye and always order rare. My steak came out perfect and the rest of the food was just a good. Would highly recommend La Esquina Cocina and we will be back.
  24. SB

    ShannonB

    Birmingham

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The restaurant had a cool funky vibe. Food was excellent and the wait staff is friendly and helpful. La Esquina has become one of my new favorite places to dine. I love the smaller plates so you can share.
  25. CS

    ChanS

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere! Great service! Tacos are fantastic! Couldn’t ask for anything better!
  26. A

    Alba

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were able to make reservations and service felt very personalized, very professional and welcoming
  27. KS

    KellyS

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food in a modern setting. If you are looking to get away from the kitschy Mexican restaurants that tend to be the norm, this is the place for you. Yummy margaritas, crisp, warm tortillas and queso, fresh tuna tostada, steak quesadillas and the shrimp rice bowl were all ordered and nothing disappointed. A beautiful bar and wide open view of the kitchen were great features. Unfortunately we were just visiting Huntsville or this would have become a regular spot for us! Well done
  28. MN

    MeliN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food & drinks! Fabulous service! Can’t wait to come again.
  29. LM

    LMReynolds

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a warm welcome, a comfortable corner high-top, excellent service, scrumptious margaritas and superb empanadas and tacos!!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here for my friend's birthday brunch. The food was fresh and good, and the drinks were tasty!
  31. c

    chris

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Family Easter brunch - excellent lavender mimosas and very good food with family from age 7 - 52 all happy and well fed :)
  32. L

    Lmdd

    Birmingham

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A little noisy in the place. Was difficult to hear the waiter.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The salmon, grilled scallops and shrimp dishes we ordered were delicious
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had lunch with some coworkers and we had a great experience. This is one of my favorite places in town.
  35. c

    chap45

    Birmingham

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They always do an excellent job. Our food was delicious and our server was friendly, efficient and gave wonderful service. I generally get the tacos but this time tried the shrimp bowl and it may be my new favorite. We were going to the Broadway Theater League show at the VBC but service was fast without being rushed so we had plenty of time to visit after we ate. La Esquina Cocina is often our “go to” spot for a delicious dinner.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good food, excellent service. Noise depressors are somewhat effective.
  37. SB

    ShannonB

    Birmingham

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was Maxwell and he was great. Very familiar with the menu and super helpful. The food was so fresh and delicious and the margaritas were great as well. If you order the Spicy Margarita, be prepared - it’s hot! I also had a Passion Fruit Marg and it was tasty as well. The bar area is beautifully done. It’s loud in the restaurant so it’s not a great place for a quiet meal. But it’s casual and appears to be family friendly as well. Can’t wait to get back!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious. Fresh ingredients. Shrimp and scallops grilled to perfection.
  39. CS

    ChristinaS

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Ambiance was decent enough , the food was flavorless , it was all very bland unfortunately except for the spicy Margherita that was delicious .
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always!!!!!!

FAQs

La Esquina Cocina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (256) 858-1026.

La Esquina Cocina is rated 4.7 stars by 105 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Google Map for La Esquina Cocina

127 Holmes Ave NW, Suite 101, Huntsville, AL 35801

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Huntsville

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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