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La Esperanza

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1636 N Ironwood Dr, South Bend, IN 46635-1842
+1 574-273-0345
10:00 - 21:00
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Union Pier, Michigan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

First visit and was completely satisfied with service & food. I had the Mexican style burrito, no meat. When I told the waitress no meat, she asked if I liked avocado. Of course! In place of meat, they put fresh sliced avocado on top. It was great and I really appreciated the suggestion.

Thank C S
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I think La Esperanza is the best place around for authentic Mexican Food. Clean, friendly, and reasonably priced restaurants. It is a little on the small side.

Thank Deb Y
Mishawaka, Indiana
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94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Dined on Friday with a family. Not much for the atmosphere, but the food was good. Service was good.

Thank Radmila26
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I like to go here. We go maybe once a month or so I have never had a bad experience here. The food is always good. And I love their coffee.

Thank Audrey W
South Bend, Indiana
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Excellent taco salad. Shell and chips not gluten free, but fine food fine without. Easy place to meet with friends. Prices excellent.

Thank Lee K
Level Contributor
39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We were longing for some good Mexican but weren't sure what we'd find here. The food was great! They are quite busy, and handle the flow of customers well. Prices are a little higher than we're used to, but not exorbitant. You can find options for under $10.

Thank littleswanTx
Omaha, Nebraska
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118 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The food is average. The salsa was very hot- not kid friendly. The people were nice. It is a small, family run business. We have had better mexican food in the South Bend area. We won't go back. It just didn't impress us.

Thank Bonesandhisgirls
1 review
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Local, friendly, seated right away. Delicious food for reasonable prices. Both owners stopped by our table to be sure we were taken care of. Food came super fast.

Thank Laurie D
Port Orange, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Wow, nice place, service was fast, good price, food was great, from the chips to the fajita was a top 5 I've ever been to, a must save in the gps.

Thank nyenergytrader
South Bend, Indiana
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Have been eating here or carry-out for several years and always fall-back with this restaurant due to it's good food and location! Keep up the great work-from the friendliness of the staff to the cleanliness of restaurant and great food choices!

Thank Kathye D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1636 N Ironwood Dr, South Bend, IN 46635-1842
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 574-273-0345

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?