We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Esquina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Chinatown
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
16 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089267, Singapore
+65 6222 1616
Website
Today
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

405 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 393: English reviews
Level Contributor
62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Disclaimer: Being a Spaniard I tend to be a tough judge when it comes to international Spanish cuisine :). The menu selection at Esquina is spectacular, the toughest part of the evening was deciding what to have from a myriad of tantalising proposals. To cut the story short - some of the dishes were outstanding, not only in execution and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Monstita
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

After 4.5 years living in Singapore, Esquina was our choice for our last meal. It has always been our favourite for small celebrations. Our final meal was superb. Wonderful flavours, expert cooking and delightful service. We will miss you Esquina!

Review collected in partnership with www.chope.co

Helpful?
1 Thank Stephen M
Level Contributor
38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You should go if: You are looking for a cool place / bar to hangout, with friends or for a dating. The concept is modern and the ambiance is hipster & vivid. It's very unique in Singapore. Probably not for you if: You are looking for a traditional tapas restaurant and you hunt for good food and drinks ONLY. We... More 

Helpful?
Thank Yipeng L
Singapore
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I enjoy Spanish food and have been almost all the top co-called Spanish restaurents in Singapore and we find Esquina one of the best that we have been to. The menu is quite wide ranging and the food is tasty. We compliment the staff for their smiling faces and great service.

Review collected in partnership with www.chope.co

Helpful?
1 Thank andrewtW9920SN
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly a wonderful experience. If you want to be close the action, watching the hardworking, speedy chefs carefully plate little delicacies; sit downstairs on the stools. The Tapas was delicious, my favourite being the 'Spanish Octopus'. I also thoroughly enjoyed the scallops with a perfect brown sear on both sides. However, the real gem of the restaurant is the precise,... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Z_Bran
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the food there with my colleague. Food is always great but tend to be rather rich flavored. Cramp seating and makes serving difficult and often uncomfortable when someone has to squeeze through and pour wine. The fixed seats should be changed at one point of time

Helpful?
Thank levenzat
Singapore
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly authentic experience and the Tapas was out of this world! Can't recommend this enough! We loved it!!

Review collected in partnership with www.chope.co

Helpful?
1 Thank Christina L
Singapore
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second time to Esquina and we will be back again...and again. Incredible food, friendly staff and a lovely place to dine.

Review collected in partnership with www.chope.co

Helpful?
Thank B6116OJkellyb
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Esquina is a first rate restaurant with a great chef. The food was flawless and the service was friendly and efficient. It was our anniversary so we were given 2 glasses of champagne on the house. I really loved everything about this place and would recommend it to anyone.

Helpful?
3 Thank Jan C
Level Contributor
65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was able to get a seat at the bar overlooking the kitchen with only a short wait. Watching your dinner being carefully prepared is fascinating, and builds up the appetite for some great food. I ate extremely well: Crispy baby squid, chilli coriander, squid ink aioli; Iberico bellota “Joselito” with pan con tomate; Pigeon, forest berries escabeche,burnt rosemary polenta,... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank David A

Travellers who viewed Esquina also viewed

Singapore, Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
 
Singapore, Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
 
Singapore, Singapore
 

Been to Esquina? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Cuisine
Spanish, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089267, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +65 6222 1616
Description
Inspired by the colourful tapas bars found in Spain, ESQUINA offers modern Spanish tapas in a unique location surrounded by post-war colonial buildings, hip coffee joints and old-school home-style restaurants. Helming the kitchen is head chef Carlos Montobbio who has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants such as Celler de Can Roca (3 stars), Zuberoa (2 stars) and Cinc Sentits (1 star). Designed by Singapore-based Columbian architect Antonio Eraso, ESQUINA features a long communal bar and open kitchen with specially designed stools made in the UK.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Esquina staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
Chinatown
Chinatown is a classic combination of colourful sights, enticing smells, and sometimes startling sounds. The precinct is unique, however, in its blending of religions and cultures. A Hindu temple, an Islamic mosque, and a Chinese Buddhist temple sit almost side by side. This sense of cultural harmony continues as you venture just outside of Chinatown to the nightlife areas of Club Street and Duxton Hill. There you’ll mingle with Singapore’s multicultural residents at the modern bars and restaurants dotting the bustling streets. An afternoon in and around Chinatown will leave you culturally enlightened, well fed, and loaded with souvenirs. In the evening, reward yourself with a well-deserved cocktail as the locals come out to play.
Explore this neighbourhood