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La Esquina

Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
SoHo
Mexican, Latin, Central American
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114 Kenmare St, b/n Lafayette and Centre, New York City, NY 10012-4076 (Kenmare Street)
+1 646-613-7100
Today
12:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 02:00
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Zurich, Switzerland
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place! We always visit when in NYC the food is delicious, there a fantastic atmosphere, not been disappointed yet.

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Thank AmsterdamCookie
Barranquilla, Colombia
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cold Cold Beers, great Margaritas and the BEST of NEW YORK mexican food. Gourmet mexican. Woowwwww. Highly recommended.

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Thank Jose J
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a restaurant that certainly lives up to it's hype. Super professional staff, nice drinks, good beer, amazing tacos - what else can you ask for. Make sure to book a table and do your reservations at the earliest time possible.

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Dallas, Texas
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94 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can score a reservation, it is worth every penny and the trouble. I have never tasted better Mexican food and I have been to 5 cities in Mexico. The atmosphere is perfect. You can't say anything less than 5 Stars. Thank you!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This experience was awesome! First and foremost you need a reservation. They open up reservations 20 days prior on opentable, and they go quick. That being said we got a reservation for 11:30 pm on a Thursday and it was one of the last ones left about 18 days prior. You go into a little diner and there is a... More 

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Thank am57500
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59 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

La esquina is divided into 2 separate sections with separate entrances. The first is a diner with speedy and tasty mexico fast food while the other is a casual sit-down restaurant. Me and the girl went to the diner for a quick bite and ended up having ordering 2 more tacos after our first. Small but tasty - the pollo... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was very good although not amazing and unfortunately our waitress was a bit grumpy but it is worth visiting La Esquina for the atmosphere alone - it's fun, lively and the DJ/music was great (although very loud which didn't bother us but might be an issue for others). Overall an awesome option for a night out with friends... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never tasted mexican food outside Mexico as authentic as at La Eaquina. I love the underground restaurant and that they lead you through the kitchen to find your table. You need to make a reservation, and you can do this 20 days ahead. Don´t forget to taste the margaritas :-)

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Denver, Colorado
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Getting a reservation for the Brasserie downstairs on the night and time we desired was challenging but well worth it. Although staff are pretentious and not overly friendly, the ceviche and tacos were amazingly fresh and delicious. The setting is warm and intimate. Food is served quickly, so don't expect to stay for long. Perfect before a show or night... More 

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Thank KatJames
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

food and ambience amazing, lots of tequila choices too! its the coolest old speak easy with the most creative mexican food ever!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
12:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 02:00
Thursday
12:00 - 02:00
Friday
12:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 Kenmare St, b/n Lafayette and Centre, New York City, NY 10012-4076
    (Kenmare Street)
  • Public Transportation: 6 train to Spring Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > SoHo
  • Neighbourhood: SoHo
  • Phone Number: +1 646-613-7100

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in SoHo

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SoHo
Once the artistic hub of New York City, SoHo (South of Houston) is now one of the premiere shopping destinations in the world. Housing everything from the most popular luxury brands to swank boutiques you won’t find anywhere else, this is a sophisticated shopper’s dream come true. Broadway teems with big-name stores and people during the day, while Prince and Spring Streets are the other main drags to explore by foot. Take a detour down the quieter side streets to see the real star of the district –majestic cast-iron architecture everywhere you look. What were once warehouses and art studios are now meticulously restored loft buildings favored by many of New York’s celebrities, making SoHo one of the trendiest addresses in the city. The pretty streets of Nolita (North of Little Italy) offer a more sedate vibe, with plenty of tiny boutiques and hip restaurants to seek out.
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