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La Esquina
Mexican Restaurant$$$
Today 12:00 pm – 2:00 am
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114 Kenmare St New York, NY 10012
114 Kenmare StreetUSNew YorkNew York10012
$$$Mexican Restaurant, Brasserie
Mexican Restaurant
Latin American Restaurant
Today 12:00 pm – 2:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm – 2:00 amTuesday 12:00 pm – 2:00 amWednesday 12:00 pm – 2:00 amThursday 12:00 pm – 2:00 amFriday 12:00 pm – 2:00 amSaturday 11:00 am – 2:00 amSunday 11:00 am – 2:00 am
La Esquina serves market fresh Authentic mexican food in 3 distinct spaces at one location. 

We also offer catering! Contact us at for more information.
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Sceney Mexican spot with no-frills taqueria, cafe & exclusive basement brasserie/tequila bar.- Google
"I had two tacos, corn, and a cup of chicken tortilla soup."
"My husband also love mexican food so thesis one of our take out favorites."
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Danielle Fowler
a month ago
Get ready for a different experience! I had awesome grilled steak tacos. The onions were a fantastic touch. The cocktail menu is very impressive as well. I had the margarita con Fruta with passion fruit. Sooo delicious!
Dan A
5 months ago
When you find a great place, spread the joy. This place is amazing. Food is great and everything else is too. The speak easy bar is OUTSTANDING. Easily the nicest ive seen. Do yourself a favor and check it out. You will thank me..ENJOY!!
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Lori Luo
6 months ago
The important thing to know about La Esquina is that it's actually comprised of three different parts: the take-out counter (Taqueria), the sit-down deli (Cafe), and the semi-exclusive restaurant (Brasserie) downstairs. I came for dinner at the Brasserie, and after getting confirming my reservation and passing the bouncer (yes, they have a bouncer) I wandered downstairs to a dimmed, candlelit area which seemed very out of place in Manhattan. As for the food: The acclaimed Elote was an ear of corn served with plenty of butter, parmesan, and a generous sprinkling of cayenne pepper to add a kick. The Queso Fundido came with a basket of chips, salsa, slices of avocado, and more than enough savory, melted queso. We also opted for the Platanos Machos Fritos, a side of fry-like plantains which similarly disappeared in mere minutes. Each of us had opted for tacos as our mains and it should be noted that they come two per order, and you're not allowed to mix and match. The Carnitas were a solid choice, though; a generous amount of shredded Berkshire pork shoulder is topped with a Huitlacoche Puree and Salsa Roja. Douse with lime juice and salsa as necessary, and you'll have a delicious and surprisingly filling meal. Although the pretentiousness of this restaurant is a little annoying (since when do you need a bouncer just to check reservations?) La Esquina serves up a solid variety of Mexican plates. It's suitable for groups both small and large, but if making a reservation a month in advance isn't quite up your alley, you'll probably have more luck at their Taqueria or Cafe.
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Adam Van Grover
7 months ago
What really stands out at first is the outside 'stall' - I was totally fooled into thinking it was a legitimate dive spot and was almost dreading it. When I was seated in an ultra cool downstairs yet 'outside' I was delightfully surprised. The atmosphere really made it for me and that was even before I ordered - which, I am happy to say, was the best part. The food was achingly authentic in every way (down to the Jarritos, which I guzzled), and so delicious. Really hit the spot.
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Josephine Jackson
3 weeks ago
In my search for a place to have a bowl of soup I found the corner diner.. God was looking out for me and made my feet turn in the right direction. Wow, fantastic, I ordered to chicken taco soup n a enchilada. Their soup was sooo fresh and delicious. I was so surprise on what I was tasting. Amazing food and I can't wait to get back their!!!👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👌
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Stephanie Gross
5 months ago
Oh La Esquina- where my friend use to work and sneak me free tacos when I was struggling with making enough to survive the city THEN finally got a job promotion and finally was able to buy my own delicious tacos. Ran into Bruce Willis picking up his daughter one night as well so its far to say La Esquina is for everyone - fancy celebrities or the Brooklynite stopping for a taco!
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Raquel Sanchis
7 months ago
To reach the brasserie, walk through the taqueria and over to the bouncer, who will lead you down the stairs, past the kitchen and into the dimly lit restaurant. It's like a taco speakeasy. The best spot in NY. Atmosphere and decor are so cool. Bar and drinks were excellent. Food and service were wonderful.
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Gino Zandonai
3 months ago
Outstanding taste and a must Mexican in NYC! Service is friendly with "biutiful" smiles!