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Esperanto Restaurant

Esperanto is a lively Brazilian Latin restaurant, featuring live music and free events. Esperanto is a unique to NY representation of the cultures and places of South America and the Caribbean. Our menu is a highlight of diversity, having brought delectable, exotic flavors from all walks of life to the Lower East Side since 1999.
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47 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
(47 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 47 reviews
5 stars
(22)
4 stars
(19)
3 stars
(3)
2 stars
(1)
1 star
(2)
Food 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Service 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
Noise Level
2.3 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(27)
  • good for groups(20)
  • fit for foodies(19)
  • great for brunch(14)
  • great for outdoor dining(14)
  • great for lunch(11)
Esperanto Restaurant Reviews List
Review 1 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Love!!!

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2011
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 2 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food, drinks, atmosphere - everything was good

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"I went to Esperanto with another 3 friends on a Saturday night, which also happened to be salsa night (with live music!). We had booked a table for 7, so the music had just started by the time we left, but I was definitely ready to stay!
The food was really good, more on the hearty and filling side with the dishes we tried, flavorful, and with plenty of different choices on offer to satisfy everyone (one of our party is a vegetarian, and another is 100% carnivore).
The cocktails were great, and while I didn't drink wine, the friends who did were happy with their choice.
The service was excellent; attentive but not overbearing, friendly, and just generally on point.
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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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Review 3 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/01/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 4 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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Review 5 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We booked the table 5 days before. We had the worst table. Close to the door and the cold and close to the band who was very noisy (Mexican music in a Brazilian restaurant).
The waitress told us at the beginning that the band will move to the back of the restaurant after 30 minutes which was not true. The manager was not helpful and decided to bring the check before deserts because we complained. Really disappointed. I used to go there often, but i will not come back. We went today to celebrate a birthday, but we couldn't order a cake. They decided by bringing the check before that it was better for us to leave. Very bad management and very noisy. Avoid this restaurant.
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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2008
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Review 6 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 7 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Enjoyable brunch spot

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Cozy brunch spot. Some of the dishes were creative and all tasted good. New Year's day it was packed. That always says something good about a place."
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch
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Review 8 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/04/2015
 2008
Dined on 9/04/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/04/2015
 2008
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Review 9 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/21/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/21/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/21/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 10 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/21/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 11 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/18/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2015
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Review 12 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Good Food

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Dined on 12/13/2015
 2009
Dined on 12/13/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The food is really good but it is very loud. Don't go if you have a headache or aren't in the mood to speak over the noise."
Dined on 12/13/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
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Review 13 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/10/2015
 2009
Dined on 12/10/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/10/2015
 2009
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Review 14 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Still a gem, tho menu streamlined now

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Great space for a tasty meal, brunch or late bite. Mellow atmosphere, often live Brazilian music, and friendly bar area. Menu has become more compact recently, yet offerings are still tasty. More variety would be appreciated: even in fall/winter, non-beef eaters cannot thrive on stew alone:-)"
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 15 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/20/2015
 2014
Dined on 11/20/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 11/20/2015
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 16 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/20/2015
 2009
Dined on 11/20/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/20/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/20/2015
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 18 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

The service was amazing!!!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Our waitress was so friendly and helpful with the menu she was down to earth as well... the food was amazing! i just wish the happy hour drinks were a lil bit bigger. My friends and I are definitely coming back love the ambiance it got a lil dark where we couldn't see the menu but we asked the waitress to turn the lights up and she did. We are coming from Long Island and are willing to travel there that says a lot."
Dined on 11/15/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 19 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 9/25/2015
 2012
Dined on 9/25/2015
 2012
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/25/2015
 2012
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Review 20 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 10/30/2015
 2012
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Review 21 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/07/2015
 2011
Dined on 11/07/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/07/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 22 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/07/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 23 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/03/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/03/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/03/2015
 2015
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Review 24 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 10/24/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 25 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Brazilian fav!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Great Ave C locale & fine Brazilian stews make a great fall choice. Loved the garlicky tostones too."
Dined on 10/18/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 26 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/10/2015
 2011
Dined on 7/10/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 7/10/2015
 2011
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Review 27 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/06/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 28 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 10/02/2015
 2012
Dined on 10/02/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 10/02/2015
 2012
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Review 29 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 9/29/2015
 2008
Dined on 9/29/2015
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/29/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 30 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Not very helpful

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"I made a reservation in the morning and noted "outside table please" for 8pm. I called at 7:30 and was told that the restaurant does not reserve outside tables but that our wait shouldn't be long. We arrived at 7:50 and watched as several other parties were seated outside, and then there was no table inside for us at 8p either, so we left."
Dined on 8/27/2015
 2009
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Review 31 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 8/23/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot
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Review 32 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 8/15/2015
 2011
Dined on 8/15/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/15/2015
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 33 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 8/04/2015
 2015
Dined on 8/04/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/04/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 34 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 8/03/2015
 2012
Dined on 8/03/2015
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/03/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 35 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 7/28/2015
 2014
Dined on 7/28/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/28/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 36 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

I'll come back.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Love the chayote salad. Great friendly service. Offers a chance to try something new as well as the usual favorites. Thanks Francesca."
Dined on 7/09/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 37 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/24/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 38 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Nice for brunch

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2014
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Esperanto has a $15 brunch deal which includes an entrée and one brunch cocktail - not the best brunch deal out there but you get pretty big portions of freshly made, good food. The home fries are delicious. The cocktails were strong and I liked that they offered you a choice of juices for your mimosa as opposed to just orange juice. The grapefruit/rosemary mimosa is great! The only two problems with the brunch option is that it's listed as $12.95 online and additional cocktails will run you anywhere from $9-$15 :(
Our waitress was polite, corrected an error with an order quickly and offered complimentary drinks. I would definitely go back here!"
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 39 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great value!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I came here for brunch with a group of 3. It was busy, but we had no trouble making a reservation. They have a great brunch deal: entree, coffee and a cocktail for $15. For the cocktails they use juices made in-house, and they were delicious! I would definitely come back."
Dined on 1/03/2015
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch
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Review 40 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Happy place great food & service coffee great

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Dined on 1/01/2015
 2011
Dined on 1/01/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"A definitely happy place, good timely service, they know you're there! The orange juice was (really) fresh squeezed and even the coffee was outstanding! The owners are on it, warm but not interfering. Food was perfect at brunch and the sun came in thru the window and warmed us!"
Dined on 1/01/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 41 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Esperanto Excellente!!!!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Not really knowing where to eat when we recently traveled to NYC a friend who lives there recommended Esperanto. We were not looking to eat in Times Square or some chain restaurant. Somewhere, and something... charming, fun, and delicious.
We got all three at Esperanto!
Our native New Yorker friend, who lives in the Village, recommended Esperanto as a great place with great Brazilian food, fun music, and a great staff. I definitely agree!
We started out with a Margarita and a Caipirinha to drink... Best Caipirinha ever! Had a few more ;)
Margarita was outstanding too.
We both had Paella which was outstanding, as well as a few different appetizer specials.
The staff are probably the friendliest in NYC and very, very accommodating.
The music is fun and the atmosphere is casual, comfortable and relaxing.
I will definitely eat here again upon return to NYC (hopefully in a few weeks)... Thank you Esperanto and staff!
You are excellent!
"
Dined on 12/20/2014
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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Review 42 for Esperanto Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great authentic food and service!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Great authentic food and service! The broiled mussels were fantastic! Nice staff and great for a group!"
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Esperanto Restaurant
Based on the average of (5) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4.6 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.6 / 5
3 out of 3 recommend this product
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
2.7 / 3
Energetic