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Esperanto

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Contemporary, Fusion, Salvadoran, South American, Central American
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79 Avenida Sur, Pasaje a #27 | Colonia la Mascota, Zona Rosa, San Salvador 503, El Salvador
+503 2124 7418
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: At Esperanto, we specialize in innovative, Salvadoran haute cuisine that...
At Esperanto, we specialize in innovative, Salvadoran haute cuisine that highlights local and seasonal products in a fine dining atmosphere. Our space also serves as a rotating art gallery, featuring new collections from El Salvador's vibrant art scene. Hidden behind the guise of "El Salvador only has the rainy & dry seasons" is a vibrant cycle of micro-seasons that delivers brilliant native ingredients year round. The availability of these fruit, vegetables, mushrooms and flowers ranges widely from a few weeks to a just few hours. At Esperanto, we work closely with a wide variety of local farmers and foragers to bring these special, limited availability, products to your table. Our chef works closely with clients to design unique, gourmet menus for special events, private catering, weddings and business events.
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A fantastic dining experience

My wife and I had an incredible dining experience at Esperanto last weekend. The restaurant has the vibe and ambiance of any of the well regarded restaurants in San Francisco, Chicago or New York. We were treated to an amazing meal prepared by the creative chef and owner of Esperanto and his staff... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
wanderlust019
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san francisco
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My wife and I had an incredible dining experience at Esperanto last weekend. The restaurant has the vibe and ambiance of any of the well regarded restaurants in San Francisco, Chicago or New York. We were treated to an amazing meal prepared by the creative chef and owner of Esperanto and his staff. The use of local ingredients produced flavors... More 

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Marcela J, Public Relations Manager at Esperanto, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your comments and great review! We are glad you enjoyed our decor! We take pride in using local ingredients in our recipes. We hope to see you soon in a near future. Have a great day! Marcela More 

Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I gave Esperanto three stars several years ago, but after eating here multiple times since then, I have to raise the rating. The chef and staff have managed to keep the imaginative food explorations intact, while also raising the level of consistency and professionalism. The last few meals here have been memorable.

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Marcela J, Public Relations Manager at Esperanto, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your awesome review and comments! We are glad you came back and that we were able to meet your expectations! We will continue working hard to improve each day and make sure our clients have the best experience at Esperanto. Have a great day, Marcela More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Had heard very good things about however it did not meet my expectations the recommendations were not as tasty as I expected very much overpriced and the wine recommendations I felt were very bad. The decor is very nice and some of the staff are extremely accommodating

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Marcela J, Public Relations Manager at Esperanto, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review and your honest feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed the decor and service. We take pride in using local ingredients in our original recipes. We are sorry that you didn't have the experience that we work hard to offer to all of our clients. We look forward to having you as a guest... More 

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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

verynicely decorated, swinging bar, and a few private rooms. The food is excelent, the menu a little scarce

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Marcela J, Public Relations Manager at Esperanto, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your review! At Esperanto we take pride in using local ingredients so we are very excited you liked our food! Hope to see you soon. Marcela More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Awesome hostess and amazing food !! Highly recommend for anyone who's coming to El Salvador and taking clients out for dinner

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Marcela J, Public Relations Manager at Esperanto, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your great review. We're happy you had an amazing experience when visiting Esperanto, we always appreciate client feedback. We look forward to your next visit! Have a good day Marcela More 

Doylestown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We were so fortunate to find this restaurant. The chef is an energized young man with great ideas who is putting them to work. The restaurant is beautifully decorated with local art. My first meal was a smoked ceviche which was the best I've ever eaten. The second meal was a beef steak with a delicious sauce with mushrooms, it... More 

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Marcela J, Public Relations Manager at Esperanto, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks you’re your amazing review! We always appreciate client feedback. We are glad you liked our food and our rotating local art gallery. We hope to see you soon! Marcela More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Such an amazing combination of salvadorean food with perfect cooking. I tried the fish with paterna.Congrats to the chef!!

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Marcela J, Public Relations Manager at Esperanto, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your review! At Esperanto we take pride in using local ingredients so we are very excited you liked our fish with paterna. Good choice!! We hope to see you soon! Have a good day, Marcela More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I am really impressed with this place. the best gastronomic experience I had in central america. the best options in the menu are the appetizers. remarks for octupus and portobello mushrooms which come with a sauce made of a local flower. theres is also a local food (like a tamale) mixed with lobster. Service was also excellent.

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Marcela J, Public Relations Manager at Esperanto, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks for the great review. We're happy you had an awesome experience with us at Esperanto! We work with local ingredients to create innovative plates! Our famous Rigua with lobster is one of our signature dishes, glad to hear you enjoyed it! We really look forward to your next visit! Have a great day Marcela More 

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96 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

They say that "one who hopes" is the meaning/translation of Esperanto. And for all those who hope to find an excellent restaurant in El Salvador, Esperanto is the place to look for. Small selection on the menu, but waiter will have specials that are at least as good as what you find in menu.

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Marcela J, Public Relations Manager at Esperanto, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your review. We're happy you had a good experience when visiting Esperanto, we always appreciate client feedback. We look forward to your next visit! Have a good day Marcela More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This restaurant has a fusion of international and local food, small but very appetizing menu.The atmosphere is very nice its has an outdoor terrace, and if you're looking to have a meeting it has a private area inside the restaurant. This is the perfect place for a romantic dinner with first quality dishes, have a coffee or go for some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 79 Avenida Sur, Pasaje a #27 | Colonia la Mascota, Zona Rosa, San Salvador 503, El Salvador
  • Location: Central America  >  El Salvador  >  San Salvador Department  >  San Salvador
  • Phone Number: +503 2124 7418

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 45
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Fusion, Salvadoran, South American, Central American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

Description

At Esperanto, we specialize in innovative, Salvadoran haute cuisine that highlights local and seasonal products in a fine dining atmosphere. Our space also serves as a rotating art gallery, featuring new collections from El Salvador's vibrant art scene. Hidden behind the guise of "El Salvador only has the rainy & dry seasons" is a vibrant cycle of micro-seasons that delivers brilliant native ingredients year round. The availability of these fruit, vegetables, mushrooms and flowers ranges widely from a few weeks to a just few hours. At Esperanto, we work closely with a wide variety of local farmers and foragers to bring these special, limited availability, products to your table. Our chef works closely with clients to design unique, gourmet menus for special events, private catering, weddings and business events.

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