Esquina Latina Restaurant & Lounge
Don't forget your family and friends as Esquina Latina is perfect for all occasions.
This was our first visit to Esquina Latina, which was recommended to me recently. The experience didn't disappoint as the restaurant has a good vibe, the staff was attentive, and the food was delicious (especially the churros desert which was amazing). Where the meal fell short was in the value as I felt the drinks were small (although very tasty), and the entrees were somewhat overpriced.
The only reason I gave this restaurant 2 stars is because the other people in our party said it was ok, I thought it was awful. The tostones had no flavor, my margarita was fair at best. I had the ox tail stew and it was awful. Oxtail is supposed to be braised and fall off the bone, here it was tough. I will say our waitress Morgan was very nice. I will never return.
The food was ok...I waited a while for the check and then I had to hunt down the waiter to pay. We brought a cake and they forgot to bring it to us after we asked a few times for it. I probably wouldn't go back.
Fresh and tasty food. Drinks and Appies are always fun, try and go for HHour it will help to keep bar bill down a wee bit.
Great food. Great service. A real Latina feel. Good music but loud.
The food is always really great here. The tostones needed just a touch of salt though. Ceviche was great, husbands enjoyed the Argentine Steak and the tamales appetizer was really good too. It's always so hard to choose as the menu has great options. The drinks here are delicious too. My fave is the Limonada , but he capirinha runs a close 2nd.
2 Birthday celebrations
We went for preshow dinner on a Sunday evening. We had reservations, but the hostess recommended we eat at the bar for faster service. Unfortunately my friend had a cast and the bar seat was not comfortable. Well, the hostess wasn't kidding about table service being slow. The place was packed and loud and I only saw 2 waitresses, but there were probably more. It took a long time to get our food, our glasses of water, and our check. The food was delicious and hot, so that was good. I felt bad for the waitress, but she didn't seem all that concerned about us waiting so long.
Food good...could have used some bread before hand
Prices a little high for quantity but New Brunswick comes w a markup
Happy Hour good value before Randy Rainbow Live at the State Therter.
The ambience was great. The professionalism And friendliness of the waitress was great. The food was not bad just needs a little improvement coming from a Latino patron. The only negative is the parking.
Good bar food. Fun, lively ambiance.
Best Mojito I've ever had. Great food. Great service and a block away from the State Theater. Perfect.
We enjoyed our cocktails and appetizers. Guacamole was nicely spicy and the sliders, tasty. Our waitress was a dynamo, maybe a bit over-attentive at times, but sunny and pleasant. At one point she must’ve taken a break or something because then we got a waiter whose bad attitude cast a pall over our whole table. Then the entrees arrived. While the one couple described their paella as “ok.” The chicken fricasee was confused and uninspired. The tops viejo was lost in a bed of rice that seemed to be meant for an army. Finally, for dessert we shared a piece of tres leches cake. Please explain how tres leches cake can be dry.
The service was excellent and the food was delicious. It is our favorite restaurant when we go to the State Theater or the George St. Playhouse.
This was our first time at Esquina. The restaurant has a vibrant bar scene that occupies about half the space, but it doesn't impinge on the quiet restaurant side. The service is friendly and attentive. There is a nice cocktail list and several types of Sangria. The food is very tasty and the portions are large. We couldn't finish our entrees, and if we didn't have tickets to a show, we would have had a nice lunch the next day. Desserts are tasty as well. We will definitely return.
Food and service was amazing. I love Coming here, beautiful place and great nusic
Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! Our server was wonderful! She was very knowledgeable about the food and drinks, and her recommendations were spot on. We started with the Michelada and Caipirinha, yum! Tostada ceviche paired well with the Cuban Guacamole. I had the Ropa Vieja, hubby had Puerquito, both dishes were full of flavor and delicious! Friend had Bahia Salmon, light and tasty. Ended with Cuban Churros, OMG! Hot, crunchy, sweet cinnamon outside, served with vanilla ice cream. I'm drooling as I write this LOL! Can't wait to go back! Loved everything about this place!
Food is amazing but when I went the second time there was only one waitress working and she was doubling as the bartender as well. It took really long to get her attention to put in an order but the food came very fast.
The food is amazing!!!!!
Very good food and ambiance. Celebrated my husbands birthday. We had a great time! Server was good! Went for dinner then went back after for drinks after our show. Bartender was excellent. We will be back for sure!!
Food and drinks were exceptional. The place has a nice vibe to it and we are already planning s return trip.
Food was very good. Drinks were either way too strong or way too sugary without much alcohol.
I would recommend for the ambiance but the food is below average. Ropa Vieja dish is way to salty and mushy.
Over priced and entrees took 30 mins to be out !
The non alcoholic drinks were over priced. Though the staff was apologetic this is not a good value place.
Great for a birthday celebration! Food is yummy and drinks too !
Food too salty and unable to eat it. Manager minus the 2 meals from the bill.
Bartenders were unfriendly and inattentive.
Food was very taste though and came out fast, almost too fast.
Red sangria was good but sweet.
DJ and dancing gets loud and crowded on Saturday nights.
We had an amazing time w a group of 10! Myra was our server & she was delightful! The Sangrias are SOOOO GOOD & the food was DELICIOUS!! Wish we could’ve of stayed for the dancing, as it looked like it was a lot of fun! Great food, ambiance , & music.
Great service, food was good. Women bathroom need more attention.
Honestly one of the best experiences i’ve had in a restaurant. I would give them 10 stars if possible. I had a party of 11 guests we were celebrating a birthday and all of them had an amazing tome there
The food is always amazing. I try something different every time I go and every time it’s fantastic. The drinks are delicious and the music is perfect. Always a good mix of reggaeton, salsa, bachata, merengue. I love it.
I enjoyed spending my 21st Birthday at Esquina Latina! I was recommended by a friend and I must say the food was amazing; as a party of 10 I was very happy to hear that EVERYONE enjoyed their food and I think we were the loudest group in there on a Sunday afternoon lol but what an amazing time it was! Thank you so much for the experience and my waitress Nicole was truly outstanding! Thank you again!
The place is nice. Drinks just ok. I expected more. Food was decent. I think I would try someplace different before I went back.
Took my wife here for her birthday and I have no complaints. Food was amazing, service was great. Servers were very quick and attentive. Will definitely be revisiting this establishment soon.
My friends and I were there for my birthday dinner recently and overall everything was good besides the noise level. We didn’t mind having the music in the background, but it was so loud it was hard to have a conversation at the table. So then what happens is you talk louder and then everyone is talking louder. So then there’s loud music and loud talking. If the noise level was less, I would give it more stars.
Birthday celebration was made special by the staff by singing and adding a sparkler to the desert. We enjoyed our dinners and drinks. Tostones, maduros, and yuca frita are delicious. So was the meat paella. We enjoyed our evening at Esquina Latina
Great hostess. Very accommodating in finding me a quiet table so my date and I could talk since this was our first date. Did not rush us out. Food was good and so was the service. Thanks for making it a nice experience and for making two gay men feel welcome.
The food, service, and atmosphere was perfect for a double date! Definitely a great experience.
Food was excellent. The octopus was my favorite.
The temperature of the restaurant itself was warm. Parking is an issue but that can be said for the whole area in downtown New Brunswick. Servers seem a little busy however extremely friendly.
Will return as I need to try some other items on the menu as my daughter only let me taste her steak and it was delicious. I had the Paella with seafood and it was also very good. Would grade it excellent but all I received was half a lobster tail and not a lot of seafood so for the price only very good in value but excellent in taste.
Pulpo was over-sauced. Lots of greasy food. Waiter had dirty hands.