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“Very fun”
Review of Esperanto

Esperanto
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Ranked #3,481 of 15,768 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: Brazilian, Cuban, South American
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: East Village
Cross street: 9th Street
Transit: 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.
Description: 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.
Reviewed July 11, 2017

Dropped by for lunch and pitchers of drinks. Got a great seat outside. Fun and casual, would definitely go back.

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Amber G, Manager at Esperanto, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Guest satisfaction is our main priority and we are so glad to have hit the mark with you.

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Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

Too noisy with loud music blasting. Could not carry a conversation. Poor service. Long wait for unappetizing food and to top it all, a dirty restroom.

Thank jerryh002
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Amber G, Manager at Esperanto, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2017

Although it saddens us to hear that your recent experience at Esperanto was less than satisfactory, we thank you for bringing the conditions that you saw to our attention. We take great pride in ensuring that our place of business is a clean, neat, and orderly establishment, and take your comments regarding the cleanliness of our bathrooms very seriously. While we wish you would have expressed your dissatisfaction and other concerns while you were still dining with us, we appreciate you taking the time to share it with us now.

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Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

I had lunch here. Loved the neighborhood and they had outside seating. Service was good and attentive. The food was fresh and tasty. I had a cubano sandwich which was very good and nice size. The side salad that came with it was good

Thank Johnny-Vineyard
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Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

Came here for lunch today at 2:15. Didn't seem overly busy but service was VERY slow, menu limited because Saturday and Sunday is only brunch food. The waitress didn't know the menu so couldn't answer any questions. The food was mediocre at best. Keep walking!

Thank Mary Jane W
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Amber G, Manager at Esperanto, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2017

Mary Jane, thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent visit. We strive to provide all of our guests with quick, friendly, and attentive service, and it's clear that we missed the mark here. While we wish you would have brought this incident to the attention of a manager so we could have assisted you while you were still dining with us, we thank you for bringing it to light now so we can avoid a similar experience in the future.

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Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

I stopped in last night, before 6pm.
I asked for a table for two. There may have been 10 customers sitting, tops. The manager said she couldn't accommodate me although the restaurant could easily sit another 30-40 ppl, not including outside seating.
I told her that I've been coming here for over 12 years. That meant nothing to her.

Yesterday will be the last time I ever step foot in that place. To say I was shocked/taken aback was an understatement!

Thank Anthony W
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Amber G, Manager at Esperanto, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2017

Hello Anthony. We would like to sincerely apologize for rude service you experienced at our restaurant. We prides ourselves on providing our guests with the highest level of friendly, responsive service. Making our guests feel welcome and well cared for is our highest priority and I am very sorry that you did not experience the level of service and attention that our guests have come to expect.

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