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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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this spot

GB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Notre restaurant préféré à New York!

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l
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Am never disappointed dining at La Esquina . It is a must stop each time we are in New York . Outstanding staff, food is fabulous and the underground dining room is something pretty special .

NC
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing time, music was really good. Food was great. A really enjoyable evening.

MG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Continues to be an amazing experience! This is a must restaurant in NYC!

L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Eveything was delicious and the energetic ambiance made it even better

o
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere, food was good.

NG
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Wonderful location but as a diner you feel extremely rushed. Food is average.

n
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience~ Very tasty food, great marguertias, amazing firework candle for a birthday surprise! Super comfortable vibes, very fun music, energetic bar area. It's the best 'speak-easy' Mexican delight ever!

GB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience and service was faultless. Thank you!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

We checked in an hour before our reservation, but somehow were seated 30 minutes after our reservation time. Service staff was disorganized. Food was good though.

OT
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

LL
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food can’t wait to be back, didn’t have to wait long for food, great service

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

We did not like the pork belly, it was dry and hard to eat. But the next day we went back and got the rib eye tacos! They were amazing! Wish we would have known what to order the first time! I can’t wait to go back!! The tacos were the best tacos I’ve had!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

The food was amazing but unfortunately we couldn't enjoy it since it was so packed and crowded. It was just two of us at dinner and they seated a loud party of 5-7 next to us who kept constantly bumping into our table. At one point they even started putting their food on our table. For how much we payed and tipped, we at least expected more than 3 inches of space from the person next to us.

EW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

It was a fun experience, but the food wasn't as good as I remember, so likely wouldn't return.

DG
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was quite busy, so we had to wait a bit to be seated, but that was no issue. The staff was very apologetic and gave us a free round of drinks and a great appetizer. The food was delicious and the price point is great. The margaritas are strong and delicious. I would absolutely recommend.

JL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 4th time dining at La Esquina. The food never disappoints. Nice eclectic atmosphere. Nice selection of tequilas. On the noisy side so you may have a hard time hearing your conversations. Well worth the hard time getting a reservation.

JP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fun and good food for a girls trip!

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

Fantastic!

OT
Norway
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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HB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food and drinks. Fantastic atmosphere and place.

MK
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool atmosphere, amazing food and a great Margarita!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was very very loud and hard to talk to one each other

o
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Dirty, Loud, Expensive for value. It is VERY HOT with no circulation.

NR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Nice concept but the food was disappointing. Great ambiance and overall interior. But not real Mexican food as we know it

A
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Atmosphere was great, but the service was very rushed, obviously trying to turn tables quickly. The food was just ok, not worth the $. Would not recommend. It’s just hype

DH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Restaurant seating area is very cramped. Server was pushy and was ultimately trying to move our table over so they could seat someone new. Felt very rushed and judged for not ordering enough. Menu format is odd for a Mexican restaurant. No guacamole? Weird.

e
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Server was awesome! Lots of fun. We had a great night.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
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 on 15 September 2019
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 on 14 September 2019
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!!

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