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La Esquina Taqueria and Cafe

114 Kenmare St., New York, NY, 10012
at Lafayette St.
646-613-7100

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5
Food: 6
Service: 4
Décor: 6
"Mixed Reviews"

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Great Place!!!!!!!!!!!

By amyb on 2/6/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

La Esquina has to be my favorite place to dine in NYC! It's always a good crowd, the food and service never fails to amaze me. Some of the simplest dishes are the best , like the De La Casa Salad and the sides of Grilled green beans and that yummy corn! The food is also very light, not your usual heavy Mexican cuisine. I'm a Head Concierge at one of the top hotels in the city, so we go out alot, and hardly ever repeat a restaurant, but La Esquina is one that myself and my team go to on a regular basis. It's also a great place to take "out of towners" !!

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129 out of 245 people found this review helpful.

La Esquina and My Boyfriend's b'day Suprise

By Evangeline on 6/6/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I recently had a suprise birthday party for my boyfriend and supposedly 25 of his best friends. HE was suprised, wehn he got there just as everyone when I sent them the link to what the place looked like on the outside. I wanted them to be suprised as well. Our waiteress Michelle, was simply a delight, she worked our party and our bar bill very well...but with food that great the service and the decor we could've cared less. Everyone vowed they'd definitely be back. The only disapointing thing was the fact that I had 19 people confirmed out of 25 and 14 showed up.

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66 out of 158 people found this review helpful.

Take out, Delivery, or Eat at the Counter (off hours)

By amandak_bk on 9/19/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Frequently get tacos for lunch here. Reliably good. Had the Huevos Chipotle breakfast last week and it was great. Good food and an ok experience/prices considering the Soho location.

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74 out of 162 people found this review helpful.

Take out, Delivery, or Eat at the Counter (off hours)

By amandak_bk on 9/19/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Frequently get tacos for lunch here. Reliably good. Had the Huevos Chipotle breakfast last week and it was great. Good food and an ok experience/prices considering the Soho location.

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87 out of 174 people found this review helpful.

an amazing birthday

By kellysuez on 8/12/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

i met the girl who ran the private room when i was in for dinner one night and asked about having my birthday there. from meeting her, having a very simple email transaction to arrange the night, to the waitress and the hosts, even the amazing music and food - everything about the night was perfect and special. it seemed that everyone really went out of their way to make me and my 25 guests very happy. we had a delicious meal and managed to be out of there just in time for the 3 hour window to close (and the next private party to come in) - allwithout feeling rushed at all.

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142 out of 284 people found this review helpful.

Unusual !

By rubenfontes on 3/28/2007

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I got there with new yorker friends without knowing where I was going to.. because of the deli on the front... very good food, unusual entrance , decor...( stars, kitchen and then the salon...) the service was ok, great food !!

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306 out of 654 people found this review helpful.

Best Late Night Tacos Ever

By LizNY on 7/18/2010

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

In love with the aguacate con queso tacos. Absolutely heaven at 3 a.m. Fun people-watching spot as well.

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99 out of 190 people found this review helpful.

great horchata

By cygnerose on 6/11/2009

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

the ambiance is quite different. The waitress was very helpful. food is quite good. The tacos are tasty.

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145 out of 276 people found this review helpful.

While it's too cool for school...

By speakthetruth on 2/13/2008

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

It's a scene and I pretty much poo poo any place that judges its patron on their image. However, the food is pretty darn good. If you want to eat casually, avoid the hyped speakeasy-ish downstairs and eat upstairs. The pollo rostizado torta, is perhaps one of the better sandwiches in the city. And don't forget the green beans. Just because they may judge you, it doesn't mean you should judge their food.

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153 out of 291 people found this review helpful.

Cafe Horchata

By geiko_dom on 4/1/2009

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

Despite the shortcomings of this sceney/poseur taqueria, the location and stellar tortilla soup usually make up for it, until last week. I witnessed a mid-shift restocking - behold - their horchata isn't homemade. It's from cartons of rice dream. Very disappointing. When I expressed my shock to the staff - their response was very salty indeed, but that's expected.

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