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$$ - $$$Latin, , Caribbean
145 Avenue C, New York City, NY 10009-5302
+1 212-505-6559
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good55%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“ceviche” (5 reviews)
“feijoada” (3 reviews)
Open Now
3:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Latin, Brazilian, Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
145 Avenue C, New York City, NY 10009-5302
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1 - 10 of 77 reviews

Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We stayed one month in Lower East Side last summer. We found this welcoming Brazilian restaurant in Alphabet City at the corner of Ave C and E 9th Street. Green facade, small terrace on the quiet avenue, friendly servers, good vibes. We chose Empanadas, Codfish...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank ChrisA90B92
Reviewed August 16, 2018

We called 20 minutes before to make a reservation and got a corner booth with no problem. Great atmosphere for talking with friends, people watching, with friendly servers. Ordered grilled Octopus Salad, Ceviches Trio, and Fish Tacos. All of them tasted exceptionally good, with unique...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank dotpattern_60183
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

The service was one of the best. We actually got to meet the owner. He was so sweet and fed us to a point that we couldn’t eat anymore. We were treated like real guests. Live music was also a treat. Get the flank steak...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Sin L
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

I love the food-so refreshing. Great brunch menu also. It's fun to sit outside if you have a dog. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Lindsey R
Reviewed May 31, 2018

This restaurant is absolutely terrible. Bad vibes, bad service and mediocre food and drinks. To start, the service is outrageously horrible. They force a 20% tip for a party of six or more leaving the staff to not care. On a not busy night, the...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Alex V
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

Good food, great drinks! Caipirinha = top Live music! You should absolutely give it a try, it‘s definitely worth it.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank kjffuchs
Reviewed October 16, 2017

The people are real, the food authentic and the ambiance gives you the feel as though you are in Colombia. A must visit for lunch or dinner if you are in NY.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Byron H
Amber G, Manager at Esperanto, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2017

Thank you for the high praises, Byron!

Reviewed October 11, 2017

At the suggestion of one nephew, we took another nephew to Esperanto as he was touring with his band across the country. On a beautiful Sunday, it was nice to drive down to this neighborhood from Westchester County (although FDR traffic was brutal!) but street...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank YkrsNative
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Esperanto qualifies as a "neighborhood gem". We used to frequent it when we lived in the neighborhood, but it had probably been a year since our last visit before visiting for brunch over Labor Day weekend. The menu is largely what we remembered, but was...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank TenoreDivo
Reviewed July 12, 2017

We loved the decor of this place! We felt as though we stepped off the streets of NYC and into Brazil. The food was also very good and authentic. We came for brunch. Not too busy, were able to get in without a wait and...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank KJTravel3
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
3:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Avenue C, New York City, NY 10009-5302
    (9th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Esperanto is accessible by taking the L train to the 1st Ave. Station, the #6 train to the St. Marks St. Station or by taking the #9 Bus to the 9th St. stop.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-505-6559
Hola! Esperanto is a fun, lively place to enjoy Brazilian and South American food and music in the East Village. Esperanto specializes in Latin American fusion cuisine while incorporating traditional, northeastern Brazilian dishes. In addition to our fusion dishes, we also offer live music every night.
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