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Esquina

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Chinatown
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16 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089267, Singapore
+65 6222 1616
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Singapore
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111 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great menu and wine pairing. Brilliant service! But just a couple of things to note: The last item on the main menu - the meat was chewy and the flavour didn't quite 'emerge'. I ordered tea, but the way it was served in just a cup without a provision for sugar in a bowl or in a tea pot felt... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I were in China town having a wander and had been told Esquina's was worth a visit. we rocked up and sat at the bar in front of the chef and staff preparing meals. The staff the food was amazing, the flavours of each dish were just really something and you can't beat the entertainment value of... More 

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Singapore
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Forget what you find on Las Ramblas in Barcelona... this is tapas with a sophisticated twist. Service is always excellent too!

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1 Thank Joanne d
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I really loved my first Esquina experience. What a way to sum up my Singapore tour. The place was fancy, food was great and the service was excellent. It was super crowded on a Friday night, yet, the guy who attended us (Jeff), managed to give us the best table - outdoor seating! My friend and I will definitely come... More 

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Thank MissCampbell7
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booked 2 wks prior. Only got phone call on day of dinner we had to give our 730pm table back at 9pm. How to arrange alternatives last min? Was told at dessert at we can have it outside n vacate table. Spent $850 ++ for 5. Won't b going back

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Thank Yvonne C
ULCRestaurants, Manager at Esquina, responded to this review

Dear Yvonne, Thank you for taking your time out of your very busy schedule to share your review with us. We seek your kind understanding that the call made by our staff was a gentle reminder to inform you in case you have missed the notes for the return table. Kindly be informed that upon proceeding with the reservation, there... More 

Mumbai
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Awesome treat for those who are willing to try something new than just the regular ! The restaurant had a good buzz to the food and the ambience .

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1 Thank Prakash R
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food was awesome but they ran out of tow of the items we wanted to order - and it was only 8:00 pm

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Singapore
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my third time to Esquina and I must say I was rather disappointed with the food and service.

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved Esquina. Went on a Friday night - seats are at bar, facing the kitchen. Was brilliant to watch these incredible chefs and kitchen team, work some seamlessly and artistically. The food presentation was simple yet artistic and the flavours were innovative, surprising but all grounded with a traditional Spanish feel. Would definitely come back. Staff were attentive, wine was... More 

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Singapore
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a tasting menu comprising eight highlight dishes plus one dessert. The food doesn't quite come across immediately as Spanish but the ingredients were unique and flavorful. I particularly like the oyster, spanish omelette and the toothfish, a fish I only heard of only now. The spanish roast pig was nothing to shout about but perhaps because the tasting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Spanish, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089267, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +65 6222 1616
Description
Inspired by the colourful tapas bars found in Spain, ESQUINA offers modern Spanish tapas in a unique location surrounded by post-war colonial buildings, hip coffee joints and old-school home-style restaurants. Helming the kitchen is head chef Carlos Montobbio who has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants such as Celler de Can Roca (3 stars), Zuberoa (2 stars) and Cinc Sentits (1 star). Designed by Singapore-based Columbian architect Antonio Eraso, ESQUINA features a long communal bar and open kitchen with specially designed stools made in the UK.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
Chinatown is a classic combination of colourful sights, enticing smells, and sometimes startling sounds. The precinct is unique, however, in its blending of religions and cultures. A Hindu temple, an Islamic mosque, and a Chinese Buddhist temple sit almost side by side. This sense of cultural harmony continues as you venture just outside of Chinatown to the nightlife areas of Club Street and Duxton Hill. There you’ll mingle with Singapore’s multicultural residents at the modern bars and restaurants dotting the bustling streets. An afternoon in and around Chinatown will leave you culturally enlightened, well fed, and loaded with souvenirs. In the evening, reward yourself with a well-deserved cocktail as the locals come out to play.
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