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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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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113 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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
South Bend
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

I live in South Bend, and have for over 15 years, and was only so lucky enough to find this place within the first several months of arriving!! It is our family go-to place, for the best variety, and best tasting Mexican food around! The menu is extensive mexican, the staff is quick and attentive, and the prices are so... More 

Thank bobbi574
South Bend, Indiana
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130 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

The food was good - salsa a bit spicy and runny. However, everyone seemed to enjoy their food. The only strange thing was the manner for payment. We asked for separate checks and were informed that everything would be settled when we left. When we checked out, the manager had to ask us what we had, then figure out what... More 

Thank maryluber1
South Bend, Indiana
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40 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Good place for a party or big group, the food is not great and not ever bad right in the middle. I like the cheese enchiladas as a vegetarian option but the veggies you can fill a burrito with seem to have come frozen.

Thank WanderfullLife

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
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?