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La Esquina - CLOSED

40 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DP, England
+44 23 8022 5227
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
4 Aug 2015
“Lovely family run tapas”
4 Apr 2015
“Excellent Food / Quality Wine Listand Spirits”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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40 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DP, England
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Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

Fantastic little tapas restaurant. Friendly service and well cooked food. Excellent menu with plenty of options for Gluten Free.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 4 April 2015

The Best Quality of Food and Drinks in Oxford Street Southampton, Max`s Him Self and all other Staff members are absolutely Fantastic, I am def will back feel like home xxx

Thank Maxromano77
Reviewed 13 January 2015

with great sadness I have to report that this restaurant is now closed what a shame. Ian and Gill worked so hard tand had some great reviews. I wish them all the best for their future. A true taste of Spainwithout the travel.

1  Thank patbubb
Reviewed 12 January 2015

In the past have had many fantastic meals at this restaurant but sadly it is no longer a tapas bar so no good trying to book to go there.

1  Thank Suki27
Reviewed 7 December 2014

When searching for gluten free places to eat in Southampton this little place kept popping up, my Dietician even recommended it so decided it was time to give it a go. I was soo happy when I got there to see on the blackboard it...More

Thank eve p
GILL S, Owner at La Esquina, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2014

Thank you so much for your kind review. It's great to hear such positive feedback from our coeliac customers. It has not been difficult to adapt our menus or ways of cooking to accommodate coeliacs or anyone with a gluten intolerance and we appreciate what...More

Reviewed 1 December 2014

Take the time to find it, take the time to enjoy it, take the time to chill. This great little Tapas restaurant is the ideal place to while away the hours, enjoying good food in good company. Ian and his staff will look after you...More

2  Thank RWilliamson
GILL S, Owner at La Esquina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2014

It's great to see your lovely review and to hear that you enjoyed your visits to us in the true 'Spanish' way, relaxing and chilling over some tasty tapas and a few drinks! Also great to hear that you found the service good and the...More

Reviewed 5 November 2014

We're made to feel very welcome, great selection of food which was delicious, will def be returning and would recommend a visit.

Thank vikmac
GILL S, Owner at La Esquina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2014

Thanks for your review and for recommending us. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and liked our food and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 28 October 2014

Décor looks a little cheap. The food was basic, nothing bad but far batter tapas around for similar price. Beer on tap was good. The service was excellent.More

Thank rhodgreen
GILL S, Owner at La Esquina, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2014

Thanks for your review. We have modelled our restaurant on a variety of tapas bars we have encountered in Spain which do tend in some cases to be basic but welcoming. We would rather present honest, basic food with great service and a welcoming atmosphere...More

Reviewed 28 October 2014

If you want the authentic Spanish tapa experience there is nowhere else in Southampton. Forget the corporate chain restaurants, this is the real deal, an independent owner-run place that reflects his passion (and a little quirkiness). There are no formal courses, instead there is a...More

Thank John K
GILL S, Owner at La Esquina, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2014

Many thanks for your extensive review. It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed your visit to La Esquina and there was plenty to choose from on our menu including plenty of gluten free options. As you rightly say, we do try to be unpretentious and...More

Reviewed 18 October 2014

Lovely and bright little restaurant, really great for a nice glass of wine and a few tapas, the friendly owner is always really happy to tell you about the origins of the dishes and ingredients . I particularly like a few glasses of wine and...More

Thank deforlonge
GILL S, Owner at La Esquina, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2014

Many thanks for you review. It's great to hear that you love to come and relax at our restaurant with a glass of wine and a few tapas, that's exactly as it should be 'Spanish style'!! Hope to see you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 28
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8022 5227
  • E-mail
La Esquina is a small, family run restaurant, serving a wide range of traditional and tasty Spanish tapas. Tapas are small dishes of delicious food, ideal to mix and match to your own preferences. A tapas meal is a very casual and sociable way of eating. Ideal to share and enjoy different tastes and textures. Choose from our comprehensive menu or add dishes from our specials board. Many of our dishes are suitable for vegetarians and almost all of our dishes are gluten free. Apart from our hot and cold tapas selection we also have some delicious home-made desserts. Tapas eating is great to celebrate all kind of occasions in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. We are more than happy to cater for small or large groups and to discuss your individual requirements with you. To accompany your meal we have a great range of Spanish wines as well as Spanish beers and cider. We are open Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. so why not call in for a coffee, (light) lunch, business meeting or dinner with friends or family? Our friendly team look forward to welcoming you soon at La Esquina.
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