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La Esquina

40 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DP, England
02380225227
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Ranked #56 of 627 Restaurants in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $32
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas, Vegetarian, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: La Esquina is a small, family run restaurant, serving a wide range of traditional and tasty Spanish tapas. Tapas are small dishes of delicious food, ideal to mix and match to your own preferences. A tapas meal is a very casual and sociable way of eating. Ideal to share and enjoy different tastes and textures. Choose from our comprehensive menu or add dishes from our specials board. Many of our dishes are suitable for vegetarians and almost all of our dishes are gluten free. Apart from our hot and cold tapas selection we also have some delicious home-made desserts. Tapas eating is great to celebrate all kind of occasions in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. We are more than happy to cater for small or large groups and to discuss your individual requirements with you. To accompany your meal we have a great range of Spanish wines as well as Spanish beers and cider. We are open Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. so why not call in for a coffee, (light) lunch, business meeting or dinner with friends or family? Our friendly team look forward to welcoming you soon at La Esquina.
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Great food, good service and reasonably priced, La Esquina satisfies on many levels. There's a good selection of meat and seafood tapas, the Sangria goes down very well and the staff are attentive and friendly. Well worth a visit.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

What a great unique Spanish tapas within oxford street. First visit and our first impressions where good. We was greeted by the owner, which I must say is lovely as well as the staff. Couldn't do enough to help. Relaxed and calm atmosphere. This then pays of on the food quality and taste. Portion size was good, two of us... More

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Hastings, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

A small restaurant on Oxford street, La Esquina has never disappointed. The tapas dishes are tasty (especially the chorizo borracho!) and the service is very friendly. It's not expensive at all, the portions are reasonable for the price. I would recommend it for anyone looking for a nice, relaxed dinner!

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GILL S, Owner at La Esquina, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and recommendation. Glad that you enjoyed your meal with us and found it to be great value for money. Our Chorizo Borracho is certainly one of our most popular dishes!! Thanks again and it would be great to see you when you are next in town. More

York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Arriving in Southampton for a couple of hours, after I had just been eating rice and curries all throughout Bestival, I was pleasantly surprised at how fresh and tasty the food was here. Prawns cooked to perfection, and the white fish made me almost cry. There were two of us, and my friend wasn't too keen on tapas.I insisted saying... More

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GILL S, Owner at La Esquina, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review and for recommending us. It's lovely to hear such positive feedback about our food and service. Great that your friend was able to enjoy some of our vegetarian options. Hope you have recovered from your festival visit and we hope to see you again next time you are... More

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Me and my pal John and my two children have visited many times standard of food is always the same beautiful tapas great staff always enjoy a natter and they are very helpful and attentive with kid's! Dates wrapped in bacon and pear and Stilton salad pil pil and paella are dreamy yummy.. ★☆★☆

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GILL S, Owner at La Esquina, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review, it's always great to see you and Jon and we're so pleased that you are encouraging the children to eat this kind of food rather than fast food!! Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you soon. More

Heslington, null, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Though it doesn't look like much from outside, La Esquina is a real foodie gem. For so little money, we had a perfect amount of each dish, each being fresh and tasty. The service (presumably the owner) was attentive and very helpful with our questions, both about the food and about Southampton in general. I'd recommend to anyone who wants... More

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GILL S, Owner at La Esquina, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. It's great to hear that you found us to be good value with a good service and that you found our dishes to be tasty and authentic too!! Thanks also for recommending us and it would be great to see uou again next time you are in town. More

Falmouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My boyfriend and I visited this restaurant on a Friday evening and it was packed out. Definitely recommend booking a table. There is a large variety of different tapas to chose from- the service was very quick and efficient once the order was taken. Really lovely food and will be visiting again

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GILL S, Owner at La Esquina, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit on Friday and liked our selection of food. Also great to hear that we were able to give you a fast and efficient service even on a very busy Friday night! We would love to see you again next time you are in Southampton. Thanks again. More

Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Can't rate them highly enough. Excellent Gluten Free range of food - knew exactly what Coeliacs was. Food was excellent. Been there twice now and will be back again.

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GILL S, Owner at La Esquina, responded to this review

It's lovely to read your review and to know that you have found somewhere that you can confidently eat as a coeliac. It has certainly been worth our while to educate ourselves and to cater for coeliacs and those with a gluten intolerance as it has brought us extra business. Thanks again for taking the time to write us a... More

Winchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Birthday dinner here, staff are really friendly and welcoming. Food is really good proper spanish tapas. They are also really good with children here,my 4yr old had a great time! Great evening, will be coming here again!

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GILL S, Owner at La Esquina, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review. Glad that you enjoyed your birthday meal with us. It's really great to see people introducing their children to different tastes and flavours like our tapas dishes so it's good to hear that your daughter enjoyed it too!! Thanks . More

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Reluctant to even give this the one star. A very disappointing evening. The food was overcooked, squid rubbery, pork very chewy, fried fish platter awful. Even the request for iced water arrived without any ice. One of the worst meals we have ever had. After the waitress asked if we had "ever had Spanish food before" when we complained (!!),... More

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GILL S, Owner at La Esquina, responded to this review

As you rightly say in your review, the owner did talk with you on Saturday and apologise that our food was not to your liking. It was a very busy weekend and of all our customers you were the only one to complain about the food. Had you called a member of staff to your table during the meal then... More

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Additional Information about La Esquina

Address: 40 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DP, England
Phone Number: 02380225227
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
Average Prices: USD 16 - 32
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas, Vegetarian, Bar

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