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La Esquina

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551 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030-4336
+1 408-354-4545
11:00 - 21:00
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Sunnyvale, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I love this little authentic family-friendly Mexican restaurant. The hostess-owner (I think) is charming. This is casual dining that even has games for the kids. My only complaint is the restaurant hours/days which I still haven't been able to figure out.

Thank Rick G
Sunnyvale, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The food here is authentic, delicious, and abundant. Service is personal, warm, and friendly. Very family-friendly and yet not noisy. I've been back several times since my first visit and always with a good experience. Note they aren't open on Sundays.

Thank Rick G
Santa Cruz, California
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379 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

My friend and I were struck in traffic and I saw this little Mexican place that I've never tried before, so we decided to stop and give it a try. We both had a chicken burrito and thought it was very tasty. The waitress was very sweet and she had a great personality. The inside was decorated very nice and... More 

Thank davidsantacruz
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Weary from my long travels, I was delighted to see this place. I was also pleased to see menudo on the menu and for roughly $7 a bowl. I ordered this and a glass of horchata. When the bowl arrived it was neither small nor big but much smaller than I am accustomed to in a restaurant. The worst was... More 

Thank D S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

This place was dirty and the food was pretty disgusting. The waitress was very nice, but we sat there with all the other tables empty but covered with dirty dishes and watched them microwave some old food. I am just super grateful we didn't all get food poisoning.

Thank mbtravel11
Redwood City
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152 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2014 via mobile

Ok so single guy with GF in town and walked by this place And was hungry for lunch .... The place looks very nice and clean and the service is good Again ...that's were it ends . I ordered steak tacos and the meat was like ground up hamburger . The taste was bland . I saw the cook pull... More 

Thank Ammo68
Los Gatos, California
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178 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014

This small restaurant on North Santa Cruz is removed from the busy downtown hub and has relatively easy parking on the street. The food and service was very good. The restaurant is friendly and informal, with children and adults mixing easily. The serving of Hueves Rancheros was good and ample for most appetites. The refried beans were also very good.... More 

Thank donwolf20
Los Gatos, CA
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

Good food with a nice neighborhood atmosphere. It is nice to support a family owned business serving authentic Mexican food. We will keep coming back.

Thank globetrotterLG
San Francisco, California
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2013

And great margaritas while we are on the subject. Charming, friendly, nice place with a reliable menu and attentive service. Thank you!

Thank azs123
Los Gatos, California
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

Family owned and operated, simple and delicious food and you feel like you've walked into your aunt's house for dinner. A staple!

Thank OCPB

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 551 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030-4336
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Gatos
  • Phone Number: +1 408-354-4545

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?