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145 Ave. C, New York, NY 10009 40.725801 -73.978135
at 9th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-505-6559 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Brazilian, Latin American, Spanish/Tapas
  • Price Range: $$

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Mon-Wed, 4pm-11pm; Thu-Fri, 4pm-midnight; Sat, 11am-midnight; Sun, 11am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

F at Second Ave.; L at First Ave.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Live Music
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Take-Out
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar




Odds are you're going to walk out of Esperanto drunk and reeking of garlic, if you order right. A well-executed mojito or caipirinha from this reasonably priced Latin spot should do you nicely. The bread brought to the table is so-so, but only until you dip it in the salty, herb-dappled oil it comes with, at which point you won't be able to keep your hands out of the basket. As for the rest, it's hard to go wrong on the Brazilian-leaning menu: Everything is flavorful, fresh, and often not all that healthy. But that's okay: You've come all the way over to remote Avenue C, the teal-blue room is convivial but not too crowded, and you're not busting your budget. So live a little.


Sat.—Sun., 11 a.m.—4 p.m.

Recommended Dishes

Shrimp, hearts of palm, tomato and coconut milk, $17; plantains, $5; mojitos, $10