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La Esquina

$$ - $$$Mexican, Latin,
114 Kenmare St, b/n Lafayette and Centre, New York City, NY 10012-4076
+1 646-613-7100
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (97 reviews)
“grilled corn” (18 reviews)
“queso fundido” (13 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
114 Kenmare St, b/n Lafayette and Centre, New York City, NY 10012-4076
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a place! Very cool Mexican, once booked the entrance is discreetly through the take out diner. Which takes you down to a cool bar/restaurant where the food is delicious! We had a few types of tacos and each were very different but equally as...More

Thank joseppimanc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not even going to review this for the food because it's like stock standard Mex. Always good. BUT, never in my life have I ever experienced rude service like this before. Let me elaborate with the following adjectives: Snobby, cold, unhelpful, rude (mentioning that one...More

Thank Victoria_Richards
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love how this place offers the taquería as a quick and cheap (but still tasty) option. However, if you’d like a formal dining experience, you can have that instead (but you do need to book as it’s very popular). I’d definitely recommend it to...More

Thank Rossana C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're stopping in for dinner, make sure you make a reservation in advance. Once there the "secret" entrance in the taco stand takes you downstairs to the dining room. Get the street corn. We've has some imitators but nothing compares to La Esquina's. Grab...More

Thank DanaWils0n
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Stopped here for lunch on 27th of december. We ate at The Corner Deli/La Esquina facing Petrosino square and not the restaurant part described by others. The food was amazing! We had tacos and quesadillas and everything was very tasty and flavorful. We also ordered...More

Thank Igor M
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

First of all, make sure you reserve a table well in advance; you can email a month out. This was a super cool place with a sophisticated and fun crowd, and the “secret” entrance made it even more alluring. Once downstairs in the restaurant, it...More

Thank hotelspoiled
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We booked 3 weeks ahead to eat here. After we had read all the reviews we had to order the corn and ceviche. We end up ordering 4 different tacos and the lava cake and tres leches for dessert. Everything was delicious. Only good things...More

Thank Kadija H
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We ate at La Esquina during our shopping trip in SOHO. We waited like an hour for a table for four. It was the most justified waiting period ever. Everything was extremely delicious the chicken soup, the tacos, the nachos and above all the sweet...More

Thank erka60763
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Like getting into Fort Knox past the various fake doors, security, false walls and through the kitchen to the bar. Clientele are young and beautiful, the bar and decor is very cool. The food was bland. I was very disappointed as came highly recommended. Worth...More

Thank dmacinnes
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

7 of us came for dinner and were not disappointed. The outside is very unassuming but once your downstairs it’s great. It’s very dark and atmospheric with a great vibe. The food was delicious and recommend sharing it all.

Thank Alicia M
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Questions & Answers
Vanessa S
13 November 2017|
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Response from gerson r | Reviewed this property |
hi, Kids are allowed there.
15 October 2016|
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Response from carowilk | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure where you are staying but if your hotel has a concierge they might be able to help you. In fact that was the only way we could get our booking (as soon as bookings on OpenTable opened, the desirable times had... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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