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145 Avenue C, New York City, NY 10009-5302
+1 212-505-6559
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good57%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
2 days ago
“Pretty Good ”
5 Aug 2016
“East Side - Pretty Good Latin Food”
Closed Now
All hours
Latin, Brazilian, Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban, South American
$$ - $$$
145 Avenue C, New York City, NY 10009-5302
Neighbourhood: East Village
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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
Reviewed 5 days ago 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
Reviewed 26 February 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...More

Thank Anthony W
Amber G, Manager at Esperanto, responded to this review

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...More

Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Casual, comfy indoor or outdoor seating. Service was good. Guacamole & chips were nice, but probably not homemade. Brussels sprout warm salad was okay, as was the burger. Roasted chicken was average. Had leftovers but didn't take home. Polled the family and two said 3.5...More

Thank O-Lora-O
Reviewed 21 June 2016

This was my first experience with a delicious Brazilian meal! The Feijoada -- pork and black bean stew -- was delicious! Be sure to put the spice topping on. We started with Mexilhoes, roasted mussels, and they were beautifully seasoned. A side of shaved brussel...More

Thank Pamwiltravel
Amber G, Manager at Esperanto, responded to this review

Thank you for the fabulous review! We hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed 2 May 2016

Aside from an inexplicable five-minute gap between the arrival of my wife's caparinha and mine this was a satisfying meal. The drinks were sufficiently potent so I did not have to use the emergency rum supply in my pocket. The trio of ceviche and the...More

Thank Youngryman
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Went there for dinner on a Thursday night. Outdoor seating is quite nice. Definitely try their Caipirinhas, they were delicious (and strong). I went with their special that day. Crab meat cooked with coconut milk in a banana leaf. I have to say I was...More

Thank ParisTravels2014
Reviewed 20 March 2016

delicious meal from cocktails to dessert... The staff was warm and welcoming and made us feel like we were family...if you want a meal that is perfect you must visit. OUTSTANDING!!! Live music was fantastic as well.

Thank JulsNY
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Speaking Of individuality of servers, you have to come eat/drink at Esperanto. I had their signature "Jugo" in beet juice with cucumber vodka, very refreshing. Blue crab with plantain, grilled jumbo shrimps with rice and salsa, both were very savoy and satisfying. After, I went...More

Thank KyleWV
Reviewed 10 August 2015

I saw that this place was highly rated for brunch so I went there with a friend. It is a very cool place on a corner across from the community garden. It was a beautiful summer day so they had everything open. We chose a...More

Thank JimmyJazz99
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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
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
15:30 - 23:00
15:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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
  • E-mail
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.