Esquina Latina Restaurant & Lounge

4.4
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526 reviews
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$30 and under
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Cuban
We will be reopening for patio reservations starting Monday June 15th!

Serafin Sarduy brings fun to New Brunswick with the fusion of Cuban and Latin cuisine. Esquina Latina offers a chiq restaurant and lounge atmosphere known for their tapas and authentic Sangrias.
Don't forget your family and friends as Esquina Latina is perfect for all occasions.
What 526 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FernandoS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great people. I really enjoy having a dinner here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very pleasant environment and delicious food

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FatimaB
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, good food. Definitely will go there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

You can’t have one server for the entire restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Angelica our server was awesome!

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Katy
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Service was slow and ambiance is average at this point, being we chose to sit outside for the last of the quarantine situation. The food is always consistent but we were sad to find out they were still operating on a restricted menu. the tres leches is crazy over priced and not even all that impressive.
The manager came to speak with us and has intentions of returning to a normal menu next week although not everything from pre-COVID is guaranteed to make the menu 🙁.
We enjoyed our happy hour experience as it was outside but I am curious to see how it will be once it gets cold out and outdoor dining is no longer an option. I am optimistic that we will return to “normal” soon although I am not optimistic we will be dancing any time soon.

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vipHappy
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Restaurant rating for ambiance effected by the fact that our dinner was during the dining outside mandate on a very traffic noisy street.

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CatherineD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was craving empanadas and they did not disappoint! We have plans to go back and try all the rest of them because they were so good. Also tried two margaritas, both amazing and a great blend of flavors.

Service was awesome, not sure if our server was the only front of house staff member on or if there was one other, but regardless he was quick, attentive, and pleasant.

Even though we were set up in the parking lot and it drizzled a bit in the beginning the ambiance was nice. Music was upbeat but not too loud and it still felt cozy.

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vipLauraF
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was like someone opened their kitchen to give us the best food!

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LismarieA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’m never disappointed when I come here. Great food, great service and great ambience. The music they play is also good too.

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JenR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience2

They have limited their menu and raised their prices since the pandemic started.

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Levy4nj
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely evening outside! They have a fan that made the evening just perfect! The food was delicious and well prepared. We had all the appetizers and the special paella. Delicious! Can’t wait to come back!

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vipevbuckspa
Philadelphia
194 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We sat outside, it was HOT!!! There's no shade - otherwise it was Great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Experience was overall good, great service and seating. Loved the decorations. Just wish they had more options for the drinks because some people might not want alcohol and would to drink here so some juices and sodas should be included in their menu. Also the seating was a littles close and it was diagonally. Besides that everything was A-Okay!

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IBlessedwith2
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great!

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Noellary
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

The food was just okay. Nothing to brag about. The staff was friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Food was eh, okay. However, we ordered a paella. No idea what it was we actually ate. No seafood in it and was more like yellow rice with a flavorless guisado on top. Very small portion for $32-36 and no seafood. That was not Paella and I was too hungry at that point to send it back and order something else.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The food for my lady was good the salmon, but my steak just wasn’t as good as I had it before...

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vipKarenB
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Sadly this was disappointing food was average to poor, ceviche was excellent however! Vaca Frits was dry, salmon just ok.
Noise level was way too loud and our waitress was overworked and although she was lovely she was not able
To meet the needs of every table.

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AshleyL
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience despite the accommodations for COVID-19.

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NatalieB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cool vibe of the restaurant with LOTS of choices, even if you have a picky eater. Greta selection of tapas, main courses and desert. The portions are generous, big enough. everything that we've tried was tasty and beautifully presented. Big shout out to our waitress, who was able to accommodate one of the guest with a special request.

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PhilipH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Very good place for a date night. Live Latin music and surprisingly good food. The ceviche is outstanding.
The decor is a little hit or miss. But festive for sure. I will surely dine here again.

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Bink
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as usual. Spent 2 birthdays there and had a blast both times.

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Carlos
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience5

Good Latin American food, but a little bit pricey.

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slsl
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Some of the food was good but our orders did not come out timely and one dish was served cold twice despite the fact that it is a hot dish. Manager took a little convincing to provide us with a discount. In the long run they made it work but it was not a pleasant experience - we will not be dining here again.

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JMoney
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Our waiter sucked. We went for the valentine day special and they included gratuities automatic into the bill. We might of saw our server once throughout the whole meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Went in Valentine’s Day. Was very cramped. Food was so so. It was a prix fixe menu so selection was less than normal days. Was given someone else’s surf n turf as main meal. They realized their mistake when we told them
The food looked half eaten. Apparently the other customers had sent it back to the kitchen. Price was too high for the experience. And on a side note. Parking was horrible in the area

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JafferD
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Had a great time... would definately return... out server Marilyn was always attentive, respectful and was extremely professional... she made our experience perfect.

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GoodEatsforFunPeeps
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

With my wife, friends, or colleagues in tow, we've always have a wonderful time her. The food never fails, the service is always prompt and pleasant, the art is ever inspiring, and the mood is a savory treat for the mind.

If there were one thing I would welcome as change, it would be the space between tables, especially in the rear. On our most recent occasion, however, we were fortunate to be seat next to an old acquaintance who only added to a wonderful night. Still, a little more space so as not to fight the urge to easedrop would be great.

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jwc17
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always solid food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was authentic and good for the cost.

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vipHappyWhenEating
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Glad I found this place. Excellent Latin cuisine in a very hip atmosphere. Drinks were great and service was attentive. They did put an automatic gratuity on the bill even though we were only a party of 5 which I thought was odd. Also, parking is limited but found a sot in the parking garage across Liberty St.
Overall, great experience and I will be back.

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Bingo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Menu very varied. Something for everyone's diet. Chef will accommodate most change requests. Service excellent. Will definitely return. Enviance lovely. Good bar. Enjoyable evening

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LeahF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Good service!
I had the shredded beef my husband had a salad and we tried the sliders they were very good

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Sippy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Only went in for drinks and tapas after a show, but will definitely be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food and very good service

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sqwalsh
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

A great pre-show restaurant ! Steps away from State Theater, fun, energetic, great menu, well priced, great service - our server was very helpful with gluten-free ideas - festive atmosphere, great bar scene - highly recommend

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NJfamilyof6
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We stopped in for a late lunch. The food was colorful and portions were generous. The dishes had plenty of flavor though one dish was on the edge of too much salt. My partner’s dish was amazing so I think I just chose the wrong item. Full drink menu is available. The service was adequate during the lunch hour but you get the feeling that during peak hours there would be more staff. Parking was an issue. The small lot next to the restaurant was full and the restarant was empty so leave time for parking at an area lot. I will definitely return for an evening encounter.

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FrederickS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ambience is outstanding! Waiter was delightful! Food was excellent! A fun dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was outstanding & the food was flawlessly cooked

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Esquina Latina Restaurant & Lounge does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Esquina Latina Restaurant & Lounge also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 543-1630.

Esquina Latina Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.4 stars by 526 OpenTable diners.

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