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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%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“ceviche” (5 reviews)
“feijoada” (3 reviews)
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Latin, Brazilian, Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
145 Avenue C, New York City, NY 10009-5302
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

We stayed nearby and went here three times in the two weeks we stayed in New York. Service was excellent, food amazing. Highly recommended.

Thank Natty1596
Reviewed August 6, 2013

As a sugestion of a friend,find this restaurant . Its warming and everone is friendly. Service its normal. Food is delicious, but I hope more options .

Thank edimari
Reviewed May 31, 2013

Lively and boisterous, just what you are looking for on a warm Friday night in the East Village. But there is more to this Latin spot than just mojitos, sangria and caipirinha and a great outside dining area. The food is adventurous and very good....More

Thank Docsports
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Serving a different style of Brunch, for 12$ you get coffee, a brunch drink (Mimosa etc, Bloody Marys are bloody strong!) and an entree. I got the steak and eggs (how daring) but I will say this, the potato side that came with it was...More

Thank WineMeister
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Restaurant quite noisy but with a nice dancing show. We were 12 and most of us ordered the tuna. The opinions were different, I personally liked it (spacy!) We were a bit disapointed by the caipirinha. Not sure we would absolutely come back there but...More

Thank legreg79
Reviewed April 9, 2013

My family and I used Esperanto as our go to Brunch place when they visited. The atmosphere was great, food cheap & tasty, location perfect for where I live and seating was outside if weather was nice. The brunch is great and the dinner was...More

Thank A R M
Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

Wednesday evening dinner at a place that didn't rush us- that was our goal and that is what we got . Got a bottle of wine. After the staff figured we were in for a long evening.., they left us alone to enjoy the appetizers(...More

Thank Manokalathil
Reviewed February 13, 2013

The location isn't the easiest to get to, deep in the east village, past some down and out blocks, but it's so worth the trek. The building has french windows that open onto the very interesting street (on good weather days). The food and drink...More

Thank Susan D
Reviewed December 16, 2012

We enjoyed dinner here with family friends. They have a terrific fejoida, as well as a well-rounded menu overall. Nice place for conversation. Friendly service. A little overpriced. I'd recommend a more extensive local (brasilian) beer menu.

Thank burnsinny
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Every time I've been to Esperanto I end up satisfied with the flavors of the food and the amounts served. The caipirinhas are amazing, I usually bring friends who are visiting New York to this fun restaurant. It can get loud if singers/groups are performing...More

1  Thank Nathaliet70
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old-time neighbourhood feel that you can still
experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned
shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of
the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to
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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>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • 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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