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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Inspired by the colourful tapas bars found in Spain, ESQUINA offers modern Spanish tapas in a unique location surrounded by post-war colonial buildings, hip coffee joints and old-school home-style restaurants. Helming the kitchen is head chef Carlos Montobbio who has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants such as Celler de Can Roca (3 stars), Zuberoa (2 stars) and Cinc Sentits (1 star). Designed by Singapore-based Columbian architect Antonio Eraso, ESQUINA features a long communal bar and open kitchen with specially designed stools made in the UK.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
European, Spanish, Fusion
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice shophouse in a conserved district. We tried the 8-course tasting menu promoted by Chope. Service staff were very friendly. Dinner atmosphere in the seating above was nice and quiet. Pleasant contrast to the bar seating below. However, the octopus carpaccio offered was quite salty...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank BG284
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Best Spanish food in town, by a mile! The Staff are extremely friendly and always drop by to say hello. Very accommodating to last minute request, if they can! Great location as well. The Paella is a must!

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank San7979
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yep, we were unlucky enough to be seated beside a whirring refrigerator emitting heat and under a dripping ac. Restaurant argue that we came late - if they hold true to their values, aiming to provide all patrons with an enjoyable experience - they should...More

Date of visit: July 2019
3  Thank Enangel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Baffled! We eat tapas often in London and In Spain every year. It’s a favourite dinner option ! We heard a lot about this restaurant so gave it a try. Seats are empty inside but the staff won’t give u one. So fine, we r...More

Date of visit: July 2019
1  Thank alpacino21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all say that the food I did like, but the experience was disastrous. They put us on an elevated table, in the corner next to a fridge with the heat it gives, and underneath the dripping air conditioning. We asked to change tables,...More

Date of visit: July 2019
2  Thank Ignaciolr
ULCRestaurants, Manager at Esquina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hola Ignacio, Thank you for taking your time out of your busy schedule in sharing your feedback with us. On behalf of our whole team, we sincerely apologise if your experience was “disastrous” during your recent visit, rest assured that this is not our usual...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, excellent service and excellent atmosphere. Couldn't recommend highly enough if you enjoy Tapas/Spanish themed food. One of the best meals we've had in Singapore

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank Sean D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

excellent food, service, and atmosphere. Cozy setting with amazing food. Try the jowl. The meat melts in your mouth

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank RamesesMendoza
Reviewed June 10, 2019

Fantastic food great wine and top service. Can thoroughly recommend this restaurant. Every time we eat here we are never disappointed.

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Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 647LizH
Reviewed May 10, 2019 via mobile

No real surprise, on walking in we realised that this was sister restaurant to 22 Ships in Hong Kong. Food is really very creative and good and vibrant busy restaurant with great service. Def return.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 15PeterK
Reviewed May 6, 2019

Food is good and tasty, tks to the chef. But I really recommend them change some waiters. Service is just TOO BAD. I waited for 10mins to be seated. Waited another 20mins to order the food. I asked for sparkling water but they keep pulling...More

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Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank Voyage45663869921
ULCRestaurants, Manager at Esquina, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2019

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the food from our chefs. We apologise if you did not receive the service that you expected but please be assured that this is not our...More

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