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La Esperanza

Mexican
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1636 N Ironwood Dr, South Bend, IN 46635-1842
574-273-0345
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner - carry out

We stopped for carry out and were so glad we did! The tortillas, while not hand made, were good. The salsa was spicy, the meat tender. Prices reasonable. Lovely meal!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Nancy P
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Tokyo, Japan
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Tokyo, Japan
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped for carry out and were so glad we did! The tortillas, while not hand made, were good. The salsa was spicy, the meat tender. Prices reasonable. Lovely meal!

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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were in South Bend for a family wedding and decided on Mexican for our one dinner out. What a fantastic spot! Close to our hotel, friendly service and great food! There were 10 of us and we enjoyed the chimigangas, salsa and chips, margaritas, quesadillas, and enchiladas! The owner even came out and spoke to us. Would def go... More 

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Mishawaka, Indiana
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My husband and I are particularly addicted to the enchiladas. We always look forward to the fresh salsa as well. Excellent food and cozy surroundings. We cannot say enough about the amazing staff. They are all so kind and welcoming. You always feel like you are coming home.

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Indiana
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The food is very good, served quickly and is tasty. It is near ND and the owners and staff are welcoming and gracious.

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South Bend, Indiana
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This was our first encounter with Mexican food in South Bend. I read the reviews before we went so it looked pretty good. The chips and salsa were great (salsa is spicy). My wife ordered tacos which she said were ok; I had a similar reaction to the camarones al a diablo. My shrimp were in a spicy sauce...but a... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Good find. Salsa was fresh and spicy. Mexicano Burrito was tasty with lots of onions cilantro and chopped up steak. Rice and refried beans were very good. I did NOT get an MSG headache for once. Service was friendly and fast. I recommend it for a reasonably priced, fast, quality meal.

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South Bend, IN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I think we go here enough to be considered "regulars". We've tried most of the things on the menu by now. This past Saturday evening we went again - she had the seafood burrito (one of her favorites) and I tried something new - grilled trout smothered in veracruz sauce. Both entrees come with rice and beans. Wonderful as always!!

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Granger, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We love the food here. Always fresh and they will change anything you wish since all is made to order. No frozen burritos here. Their salsa is great and the Diablo sauce is hot. The owner and all the servers are friendly and attentive. Prices are very fair.

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South Bend, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

I shouldn't have expected much since we are in the Midwest (I'm used to delicious Mexican food in Texas). The margaritas are made from a mix (eww) and the enchiladas were a little better than Taco Bell. The chips and salsa were tasty (spicy!), the beans were good, and the atmosphere was cute. The staff was very friendly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The interior of La Esperanza is not at all fancy (even nondescript), the staff is fast & friendly, & the chile rellenos are very good. A cut above most "authentic Mexican food" joints but not extraordinary.

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Additional Information about La Esperanza

Address: 1636 N Ironwood Dr, South Bend, IN 46635-1842
Phone Number: 574-273-0345
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1636 N Ironwood Dr, South Bend, IN 46635-1842
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: 574-273-0345

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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