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16 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089267, Singapore
+65 6222 1616
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (87 reviews)
“paella” (37 reviews)
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European, Spanish, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
16 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089267, Singapore
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Brought my parents there to celebrate my mum’s birthday and she was very happy with the ambience and food quality. My Father, being typical Chinese, even sang praises about the food.

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1  Thank EQ76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is small portion, as it's Tapas style, the taste is as good as the display. The Service is also good, it's very interesting to sit at the bar counter and see how the food was prepared.

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Thank Lin W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A place that cannot be missed both for locals and those visiting. Every single tapas is delicious, but take Chef Carlo's advice on his specials!

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Thank G6628DNclairel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed watching how the chefs work so meticulously and passionately on the various dishes. Will definitely return to dine again. It's a feast to both the eyes and stomach. Just to name a few... Roasted cauliflower dish was uniquely crafted and extremely lovely. Patagonian toothfish...More

Thank NellasG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't have reservations so were given an outside table, but they had fans and it was comfortable. The corner (esquina) that the restaurant sits on is not busy so it is a quiet place to sit and take in the atmosphere. Our waitress was...More

Thank KhaoTan
Reviewed 10 September 2017

The food was great though abit on the salty side. Probably that's how it should be for spanish dishes but it's a little above my threshold. The best dish i had was the sea urchin and lobster paella. It can be quite gelat for one...More

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Thank Cindy T
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Love the place.. the food is great and service is good too. Would definitely return and try out other dishes. They even have free dessert end of the it.. and taste great!

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1  Thank kellyfO1053RC
Reviewed 3 September 2017

The visual appeal and the taste of the food was very good..the staffs are very friendly and efficient

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Thank degk
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Everything was great!!! Just "take my money"! Please do check out this place even though it doesn't look that attractive and look just like any random cafe. But it isn't just any random cafe. The food may be pricier, but it was worth every penny...More

1  Thank enchanted-tale08
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Really enjoyed our dinner there, especially for sitting at the bar and overlooking at the chef controlling every single dish going to the table. Charming welcome and attentive staff. I strongly recommend the paella which was amazing. Wine menu would deserve to be slightly wider...More

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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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089267, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +65 6222 1616
  • E-mail
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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