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La Esquina Taqueria and Cafe

114 Kenmare St., New York, NY, 10012
at Lafayette St.

Avg. Rating

Food: 6
Service: 4
Décor: 6
"Mixed Reviews"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

54% would go back.

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come on guys, this is idiotic

By gvt1001 on 11/6/2006

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

Ok, some place opens on the corner of a busy street in MANHATTAN. you have tacos, you have BOUNCERS, you have exclusive access. What a ruse. If the tacos were better, we'd have been happier. If we could have gotten a drink easily, we'd have been fine. But to suffer a French door guy and a bouncer all at the same time, without paris hilton barfing on the doorstep? What is this? Humans of Manhattan, boycott this joint. In three months, you'll have your run of it, if you actually care, or if a hedge fund doesn't buy it and brand it. There's not close enough access to the tunnel for the B&T crowd, and who else cares? This is plain stupid. Skip it.

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348 out of 805 people found this review helpful.

Violent bouncers. Women Beware.

By bocephus on 10/9/2006

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

My partner and I, completely sober and drug-free, had had a wonderful meal upstairs, it was our first time there. We then walked downstairs to check out the bar before going home. She's a scientist with a PhD and I'm a writer--hardly a menacing pair. We were then assaulted by the security staff--literally shoved to the floor, dragged up flights of stairs, lit cigarettes tossed in our faces after we were on the sidewalk. Then the doorman pursued us onto the sidewalk and continued smacking us around when I started taking photos of them. We are pursuing legal action. BOYCOTT THIS BAR. For more info see .

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406 out of 799 people found this review helpful.


By kimbyj on 1/22/2006

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 3
  • Yes, I would go back!

The food is good and cheap but reservations are worthless. The service SUCKS in the WORST WAY. They have gotten the NYC attitude - unwarranted! Service is slow and RUDE!!! Food really is tasy though!

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416 out of 843 people found this review helpful.

La Nothing Special

By Susin on 8/27/2005

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

I heard so much about how cool it was to be taken through the Employee's Only entrance into a dimly lit underground cavelike rest. So, uh yea, it was cool for about the 60 seconds it took to walk through the kitchen into the main restaurant. I think I even said "oh, how cool" but that faded FAST. The Sangria was disgusting! One sip made me pucker up instantly and try not to spit it out. ALL my guests had the same reaction. The manager came out and apologized saying they were still working on their recipe and that this was not the first time. The nerve! For $30 and a super small pitcher of junk juice...Please experiment on your own time and dime! The menu was sparse, barely anything to choose from. One section of the menu, seemingly the best part was not valid. We were asked to ignore that section! There were 3 main dishes to choose from, ridiculous! Trust me, this is not worth it!

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