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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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

The staff was SO rude! Both while entering the restaurant and throughout the dinner, our waiter hardy made any eye contact nor tried to be helpful. We finished the first dishes and then left, did not feel welcome at all. Overpriced food hyped beyond understanding.

NS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the entire experience!!!
The food was incredible, the ambiance was festive and the music was infectious!
Highly recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
-Nikki & Carlos

MA
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Guy at the entrance was very rude as usual, we tried calling about being late toma reservation but did not get answer

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great ambiance and the service was fantastic. The food is delicious - try the ceviche and the octopus tostadas.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great fun, really buzzy place with great service

JI
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Too expensive and infimous portions (4 tacos = $30usd). Noisy environment.

SA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

This was my second time dinning here. Its fun and vibrant , good for large groups. Staff was a little too quick to remove things from our table. We were a group of 8 and were out in less than and 1.5 hours and seemed they were trying to flip our table quickly for the next reservation. Our waiter was very nice and accommodating. The food was good but not mind blowing. The ambience is great and walking through the kitchen adds more to the experience.

A
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool space, amazing food, fantastic service! We loved everything about it!!

AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Cool subterranean space but too loud and crowded to offer a pleasant dining experience.

ID
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food and good and fast service. Noise make almost impossible to talk.

EK
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was poor quality, only spicy taste was recognisable. Very laud music-nothing to do with Mexican music. Not recommend the place at all, it provides poor value at high prices.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and food. Lighting is just right and the decor is inviting special and cozy. It was extremely loud (patrons) when we were there (Tuesday). Made it hard to hold a conversation when you can’t hear your own voice.

AG
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place
Nice food
Nice service

Go go go lnhggfg

JM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for our 35th wedding anniversary, looking for something different. We were not disappointed!
It exceeded our expectations as far as ambience. We loved the lively atmosphere and good music. The Ceviche and Enchiladas with Mole Sauce were excellent. The staff is friendly and efficient. Great place! Can’t wait to go back.

C
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Esquina is such a great experience. Make a reservation ahead of time. The ambiance evokes feelings of sophistication, while having a very relaxed atmosphere. It has dimly lit candles and lamps. Beautiful decor. Incredible food. And amazing cocktails. Definitely on the pricey side, but it has that feeling you want, when you are looking for a special night out.

HP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place - Delicious food, really good service and incredibly nice atmosphere.

AA
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place, food, service and overall experience! A must to visit!

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Super fun, great night!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best birthday celebration!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is absolutely magical. When you enter it already feels like your entering a private world. Absolutely outstanding. The food was delicious and the ambiance absolutely great. The prices were adequate and the stuff super friendly. Loved it!! Definitely recommend it to people who love to be exclusive

MR
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ran a little late for dinner but the staff were so chilled with it and welcomed us so nicely. We had a great dinner and would 100% go again.

DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Estimados,
La experiencia en La Esquina fue poco satisfactoria.
En concreto:
Con la reserva previa confirmada, tuvimos que esperar mas de 30 minutes para sentarnos en la (posiblemente) peor mesa del restaurante. En la esquina mas apartada y con insuficiente espacio para todos.
Antes del servicio de los tacos, nos trajeron los postres. Difícil de entender.
Y para acabar, esperamos aproximadamente 1h para pagar, llevandose todas las tarjetas de credito y no devolviendolas ni siquiera a peticion nuestra.
Realmente, demasiados errores para considerar volver en otra ocasion.
Gracias por la posibilidad de manifestar nuestra opinion.
Hasta pronto,
David

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J
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

We had an early reservation, so we were the 2nd couple there. Turns out the hostess had a plan for all the reservations and literally place us and the only other couple immediately next to each other in a completely vacant room. When I requested a different table, the hostess was extremely bothered by this and said there are no other tables available. We spent the first half of our dinner awkwardly sitting next to the only other people, then when people showed up, the next couple Sat by themselves in another part of the room for 30 mins. This hostess clearly doesn't know what stacking reservations is, very terrible service overall including the waitress who said fish is the best thing on the menu and later revealed she is a pescatarian and only eats fish.

CP
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Buen ambiente, rica comida! El concepto esta increíble, y la parte de la taqueria se ve súper autentica! Muy recomendado!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had so much fun! The whole experience was fantastic- from the entrance to the drinks and the entire meal. We loved it!!

JB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Came here 2 years ago with relatIves and loved it, the food, the ambiance, was all fab so wanted to bring our son back as part of his 18th birthday trip. Was slightly disappointed£ this time though. It’s clearly hugely popular and although the food was as good (the tres leches cake was amazing), the service wasn’t good at all. We had booked weeks ago and ended up on what felt like an added on table as it didn’t follow the run round from the booth seat and we were clearly in the entrance to the table part of the restaurant. This made it uncomfortable and cramped and the service wasn’t good this time, rushed, not at all attentive. I’d still recommend as think it’s a lovely place, just a few things you could work on I think.

AW
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

The food and service were great. The seating was cramped however. We sat under a speaker which distracted from the entire experience.

g
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

made a reservation for a party of 2 at 11:30pm but no one sat us, or gave us menus or acknowledged us. had to seat ourselves, took menus from another table and had to track down a waiter. when we finally did they were bothered by us asking and immediately informed us the kitchen was closing and to place our order. After we finished eating, they gave us the bill and didnt give us a minute to get our payment together or enjoy the restaurant a bit longer, but hovered and made us pay immediately. will not be back.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Un restaurante sorprendente, con una comida mejicana auténtica y muy buena, y un magnífico servicio. Muy recomendable, incluso imprescindible si vas a Nueva York.

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NY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Esquina has yet to let me down. I live in the area and it is my go-to spot when people are in town, or when I just want a good, fun meal. Service was great, even though it was a busy Saturday night. Drinks and food were also amazing. Will be back soon.

CW
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had 11:30 reservations, which is late for us. Totally worth it!! Great vibes. Fun music. Loved the atmosphere. Would definitely return.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Muchas gracias a todo el staff. Llegamos un poco antes y nos acomodaron en la barra para tomar unos cócteles antes de cenar!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lugar con mucha onda! Distinto, con gente local, música para bailar un poco después de cenar, todo esto, en una especie de sótano muy bien ambientado.

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QF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Comida muy rica. Todo lo que pedimos estaba buenísimo, aunque las raciones no son muy abundantes. El acceso al restaurante es de película y el ambiente es muy bueno, aunque para mi gusto demasiado oscuro.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best tacos!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A due poco meraviglioso!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All ok, very nice place and waiter are very good!
For have a good dinner on saturday night get a reservation before 10, after the music is good but high volume.
Next time i ll be return!

ES
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot and so much fun! Lovely food selection with impeccable service.

BP
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

To loud music. Cant talk to my friends arond the table.
Have to wait for out table more than 30 minutes even tough we have a reservation made 21 days earlier.

AF
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

The location is nice, sort of a speakeasy when you get in. Staff is so rude it makes you want to leave right away.
Food is so bad I can cook better.
Go down for a drink maybe, se what all the fuss is about and leave ASAP.

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