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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (93 reviews)
“grilled corn” (19 reviews)
“queso fundido” (14 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
114 Kenmare St, b/n Lafayette and Centre, New York City, NY 10012-4076
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1 - 10 of 631 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

This was the best mexican food I've ever had! Didn't care if the service wasn't top notch - but the food was! I could recommend their TINGA DE POLLO Tostadas, and their SEXICO Margarita!

Thank Niklas T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got the tip from some friends, and what a tip, we had a lovely service, great food, and a night to remember!

Thank Patrick1122
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a restaurant which is all over the internet. Everyone seems to talk about it. Mexican food in a semi secret spot and it's hard to get reservations.. Yes, it sounds so exciting but no, put your money somewhere else. Food was tasteless and...More

Thank Emma E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place sucks. The waitress refused to sit us and serve us water. They were rude and did not hesitate to discriminate. They sat and served a party that came after us. And continued to do so for an hour. I decided to leave and...More

Thank Zitlhaly M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just the decor and atmosphere is worth a visit. The service is amazing and feels genuine and last but not least, the food is amazing. Even the vegetarian options are great.

1  Thank Malin L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In almost mid ages environment Latino vibes are given with really (!) tasteful and spicy bites. So rather pick the tostadas then the tacos. The 🌮 were good but no special dish compared with the rest. Service I'd like to give a 6 of 5....More

2  Thank Fredrik H
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

What a treat this place is! Seriously well hidden down stairs along corridors and through the kitchen (we had doubts at this point), but well worth the journey. Wonderful friendly vibrant atmosphere, great bar, amazing food, lovely staff. This place has it all! High point...More

Thank Mcb1969
Reviewed 9 April 2018

This restaurant came recommended to me, and it did not disappoint! When pulling up, it literally looks like you are eating at a very small diner, however, once the hostess pulled our reservation, we were lead down a couple flight of stairs, into the kitchen...More

Thank pcolt03
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Only went to the upstairs (ground level). Didn't know there was a downstairs 'secret' restaurant until i saw the bouncer making decisions on who got to go through the nondescript "employees only' door. Anyway, the Plato Julia is a plate of beans, rice, avocado and...More

Thank Zach K
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

I wondered at first what we’d gotten into, beginning the night absolutely jammed into a taco trailer....then you’re lead downstairs for an unforgettable dining experience. Queso fundido and blood orange margarita were both amazing. Definitely recommend.

1  Thank LindsayR571
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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
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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