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La Esperanza

1636 N Ironwood Dr, South Bend, IN 46635-1842
+1 574-273-0345
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good16%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (7 reviews)
“rice” (3 reviews)
Closes in 12 min
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
$$ - $$$
1636 N Ironwood Dr, South Bend, IN 46635-1842
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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

I asked the motel desk clerk for a Mexican restaurant recommendation. She named a few places but recommended La Esperanza as her top pick. I took her advice and was not disappointed. I ordered a chicken and a ground beef enchilada which included rice and...More

Thank David E
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

We love Mexican food and try to stop at new places often. We found this restaurant on Trip Advisor on the way home from family vacation. It was a Saturday am, not too busy, but the service was slow. I agree with other reviewers that...More

Thank Stacey S
Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

In town for the weekend and we had a hankering for some Mexican so we followed the recommendations of the other reviewers. The food was great. The seafood burrito was just what I hoped for. The margaritas were totally awesome. Good menu choices. Worth the...More

Thank HandsomeMoose
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for the first time due to the great reviews here and on a famous search engine. We went on mothers day and it was very busy and it was pretty obvious they were short staffed. We waited for about 5 minute...More

Thank Panteranegra07
Reviewed March 6, 2018

I really appreciate a Mexican restaurant that doesn't overdo the cheese and is willing to substitute more beans in place of rice. And that would be La Esperanza. I especially like the chili rellano--it's not too cheesy, and it comes with four tortillas of your...More

Thank DouglasJones2014
Reviewed February 13, 2018

Food was soo good, everyone was super nice and friendly, atmosphere was authentic and cozy, excellent quality food, 10/10

Thank Addison A
Reviewed May 26, 2017

Very enjoyable meal. The meal started with complimentary chips and salsa, which they refilled several times as quickly as we finished them. I had carnitas mole which was very tasty and such large portion I could only finish about half (so sad). My son had...More

Thank cececole
Reviewed April 11, 2017

First visit and was completely satisfied with service & food. I had the Mexican style burrito, no meat. When I told the waitress no meat, she asked if I liked avocado. Of course! In place of meat, they put fresh sliced avocado on top. It...More

Thank C S
Reviewed March 17, 2017

I think La Esperanza is the best place around for authentic Mexican Food. Clean, friendly, and reasonably priced restaurants. It is a little on the small side.

Thank Deb Y
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Dined on Friday with a family. Not much for the atmosphere, but the food was good. Service was good.

Thank Radmila R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1636 N Ironwood Dr, South Bend, IN 46635-1842
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 574-273-0345
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