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La Esquina

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Mexican, Latin, Central American
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114 Kenmare St, b/n Lafayette and Centre, New York City, NY 10012-4076 (Kenmare Street)
+1 646-613-7100
11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 02:00
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Columbus, Ohio
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324 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went with a small group for dinner and really liked it. The entrance is deceiving as it looks like you are in the middle of a gas station. Once you are in, go downstairs and through the kitchen a new, modern, fancy and a bit loud world would be in front of you. Food and drinks were very good... More 

Thank Lola M
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very trendy and cool - hidden underneath an unsuspecting corner deli. Margarita was bang on and the tacos were delicious. There are two per serve but be warned they are small. We needed four serves (so four tacos each) for dinner, which does add up. Service was just ok. To eat in the brassiere area you need to book about... More 

Thank CharlotteTAus
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well made food. I had the poblano pepper and it was excellent. The chips tasted homemade and the guacamole was delicious! The service was a bit off, but we realized this tends to be the norm during the busy lunch hour.

Thank Jmshupe
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great restaurants and vibes. Food is a perfect mix of Mexico and American taste and service is fun, full of beautiful people and vibrant. It's a big family and many opportunities are given to emerging artists at the cafe. Cool place, a must stop in NYC

Thank Mprodani
Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For those into Mexican food this place is a delight. If you are big on Maragritas this is also the place to be. I was surprised to be taken through the busy kitchen on entry do the below ground packed out bar. Tables very crowded. Service fast and furious. Food fabulous and cheap. Margaritas the best ever but expensive. We... More 

Thank Steevo_usa2014
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside it looks like a dumpy diner, you go inside , your booking is verified and ushered down the stairs , through the kitchen and into the bunker that is La esquina ... sexy vibe , great lighting , amazing Margheritas and sublime food . Well priced and truly an amazing New York experience

Thank DownunderBob
Warsaw, Indiana
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235 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This one took me by surprise. From street level just a door and a kitchen but you go down and thru the kitchen and end up in an amazon underground restaurant and bar with great music (some Latin) and a great vibe overall. Gets crowded but it's very cool. A must

Thank Juancho D
Gothenburg, Sweden
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A corner deli with an hidden entrance to the resturant. Amazing setting, noisy (in a good way) and true delicious mexican food. A must if you visit NYC.

Thank Emil J
Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Couldn't get a reservation, however tried our luck as a walk-in as soon as we arrived in NYC. Got a table and the decor was really funky with a hipster vibe. Ordered fish tacos which were delicious, chicken ones - not so much. The grilled corn was delicious, as was the salad. Quite an array of tequila, however i am... More 

Thank R35H
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I whish we spend our evening and money elsewhere. Food was overpriced and sloppy. Drinks was sweeter than a donut. ( ordered a mojito) the chicken enchiladas was coverd with HP sauce. The music was so loud we could not talk.

Thank Caroline M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Mexican, Latin, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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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Once the artistic hub of New York City, SoHo (South of Houston) is now one of the premiere shopping destinations in the world. Housing everything from the most popular luxury brands to swank boutiques you won’t find anywhere else, this is a sophisticated shopper’s dream come true. Broadway teems with big-name stores and people during the day, while Prince and Spring Streets are the other main drags to explore by foot. Take a detour down the quieter side streets to see the real star of the district –majestic cast-iron architecture everywhere you look. What were once warehouses and art studios are now meticulously restored loft buildings favored by many of New York’s celebrities, making SoHo one of the trendiest addresses in the city. The pretty streets of Nolita (North of Little Italy) offer a more sedate vibe, with plenty of tiny boutiques and hip restaurants to seek out.
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