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Esquina

16 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089267, Singapore
+65 6222 1616
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (83 reviews)
“paella” (34 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 14:00All hours
CUISINES
Spanish, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
16 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089267, Singapore
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1 - 10 of 422 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

With most of the seats at the bar looking into the open plan kitchen, there is a great atmosphere and you get to watch the prep and plating skills at work. My first two dishes were sublime. Beautifully conceived, balanced and presented, both the roast...More

Thank melbvic
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The missus and I have been to Esquina a few times now, as a couple and with groups of friends. It's fantastic every time. Clever, surprising, and unusual for such a high end kitchen, generously portioned tapas arrive thick and fast from the open kitchen...More

2  Thank Paul78Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is amazing! Casual, cool and with exquisit food. We were so lucky to be seated in the bar and had a great view over the kitchen. This made it to a very authentic experience. We looked on what was made and ordered the...More

2  Thank soffy106
Reviewed 1 week ago

All food recommended by their staff is excellent and Yummy! Will definitely come back for more! Great food! Great staff!

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1  Thank Corine1314
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ambience is great, the food was really good! The grilled octopus was the bomb, the lobster paella could be better in my personal opinion, but I would definitely recommend this place for a Spanish tapas lover, quaint little corner for great food, not to...More

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Thank Fiona G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food but very very expensive-- a great experience nonetheless with great ambiance and food...

1  Thank Richard K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not a place you dine at on a budget but defiantly if your a foodie. Great atmosphere & friendly experienced staff really good Spanish tucker. The young chef brigade deserve the accolades, offering a fine dining cuisine in casual Setting with great wine & company...More

1  Thank Mark W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience. We visited this little gem with family who live in Singapore. They talked it up but let me tell you Carlos and the team exceeded our high expectations. From the welcome drinks on arrival to the little surprise waffle cones prior...More

3  Thank Ian G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the world's most interesting restaurants and most unique experiences. It is tapas, yes, so do not expect buffet size pilings of food. Other places will do that for you. The dishes are intricate, an alchemy of flavours yes, so expect to...More

3  Thank J0hnnyG13
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Nice service, wonderful food. The food is excellent - well prepared and presented. The wine selection is limited, but quite nice. Wine is averaged price for restaurants in Singapore, maybe a bit expensive. You will pay around $85 for a decent bottle, more if you...More

Thank Ronwu1
Nearby
Chinatown
Chinatown is a classic combination of colourful
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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.
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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.
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