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Esquina

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Chinatown
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16 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089267, Singapore
+65 6222 1616
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Today
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Esquina is always a great night out. So the arrival of guest chef Nacho from Barcelona was too tempting to miss. The dinner was served by Nacho himself and every course complimented the previous one. Highlights were roast suckling pig, foie gras, cod and the chef's take on a Ferrero Rocher for dessert. Outstanding meal!

Review collected in partnership with www.chope.co

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Thank WillMcIntosh
Singapore
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

very swift confirmation using Chope. Good food and nice ambience, definitely recommend to my friends and family

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Thank 879renatea
Singapore
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I were seated at a corner of Level 2 of the restaurant. It was quiet and we have our privacy totally. We ordered the 5th year anniversary tasting menu, majority of us love the oyster for its freshness and the grilled squid for its texture. Overall a very pleasant dining experience!

Review collected in partnership with www.chope.co

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2 Thank livetoeat818
ULCRestaurants, Manager at Esquina, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for that candid review of yours! We are more than delighted to hear that you enjoyed the anniversary menu especially the freshness of the oysters and the grilled octopus. Do check out our Instagram and Facebook pages for updates of our exciting events this year. It was a pleasure to have you with us and... More 

Singapore
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for their tasting menu. We had an outdoor seat and the chairs were not super comfy but the ambience was nice. But the food was disappointing. Heard somewhere they just changed Head Chef. If you are just looking for drinks then it's a nice place. If you are looking for awesome food, skip this and head down the... More 

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Thank ruffgaws
ULCRestaurants, Manager at Esquina, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for your review and the time you took to share them with us. We are very thrilled to read of your feedback and please be assured that this is not our usual standard. It is with great pleasure to let you know that head chef Carlos has been helming Esquina's kitchen for one... More 

Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

can't remember how many times I've been here but it was always a good experience. the main highlight was to have that caberino grilled prawn that was the daily special for that day! it was tasty and fresh which made it very flavourful. enjoyed the Spanish omelette and squid as usual and surely a must order!

Review collected in partnership with www.chope.co

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2 Thank kaylacys
ULCRestaurants, Manager at Esquina, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! We are very delighted to hear that you had an amazing dinner and that you enjoyed the dishes especially the Josper-grilled carabinero and the Spanish omelette. Do check out our Instagram and Facebook pages for updates of our new exciting events coming this year. We look forward to welcoming... More 

singapore
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29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is always good. In my humble opinion, they have the best paella in town - I love the crispy and almost a bit burnt texture of the rice. Croquettas are always a favourite too. Limited champagne selection though.

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Thank Serena Xiaolu Q
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We weren't sure of what to order and the staff was very helpful and knowledgeable in his recommendations. Food is excellent/

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2 Thank Stephanie O
Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second time celebrating my birthday here. Food is of good quality and the head chef is immaculate in preparing the dishes. You can watch all the hustle and bustle of the kitchen from the counter seats, which makes the dinner an entertaining one. I enjoyed the sea urchin dish in December 2015 but sadly they had removed it from the... More 

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Thank MaeveP_SG
Singapore
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favourite Spanish restaurants in town. Food is good, expensive but always consistent. Dependable

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Thank 364tana
Bangkok, Thailand
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102 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent Spanish food, better than even in Spain! Chef very creative, great ingrediants, service. Extensive menu. Something for everyone. Great rocknroll music in background. Fun place!

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1 Thank theoysterking

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089267, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +65 6222 1616
Description
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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Chinatown
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. There you’ll mingle with Singapore’s multicultural residents at the modern bars and restaurants dotting the bustling streets. An afternoon in and around Chinatown will leave you culturally enlightened, well fed, and loaded with souvenirs. In the evening, reward yourself with a well-deserved cocktail as the locals come out to play.
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