We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Fabulous food & fantastically friendly staff!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Esquina - CLOSED

La Esquina
Price range: $0 - $19
Cuisines: Mexican, Bar, Spanish, Pub, Fusion
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Great new Mexican restaurant in the heart of Juan Les Pins
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fabulous food & fantastically friendly staff!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2011

If you're in the South of France and missing the food, flavor and conversation of the Southwest US, this is the place for you!
Fusion tacos along with burritos, quesadillas, nacho plates & daily specials incorporate authentic tastes of the Southwest, Cali, and Mexico along with some interesting Korean & Latin flavors.
This is honestly the only place we have found that can offer you something "spicy" in the French Riviera.
The General Manager is French; however, he went to Monterey California when he was 4 and also spent time growing up in New York. How do I know all of this? He immediately greeted us and started a conversation! American Baseball was playing on the television and the crowd seemed friendly, hip and energetic.
The beers are very cold and they offer Corona and some other "South of the Border" favorites.
They fly in salsas, tortillas, spices, etc. from Mexico (Thank you Internet!) so they have the most authentic items that you can get. Mix that with the amazing seafood and vegetables in this part of the world and you have a wining combination!
Don't get me wrong, we love French food and the plethora of Italian food that we can also get here, but sometimes, you just really want a taco, a beer, and some baseball while having a conversation in English! We are both from the Midwest (Ontario CAN & Minnesota) but living in Phoenix AZ for nearly 15 years. We simply love the fact that we don't have to completely give up our Southwest flavors after moving here.
The atmosphere is definitely a reason to visit as well. Fun and lively with conversations in both English and French, you truly feel at home here.
We have already been back twice since the first visit 10 days ago for takeout as the food is very reasonably priced, fast and delicious.
We would recommend this place to Ex-Pats and locals alike. The food is great, the atmosphere is fun and the GM & staff are friendly and welcoming. Honestly, what else could you really want from a restaurant?

  • Visited March 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank Katherine L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

18 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    7
    5
    3
    1
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first

Travelers who viewed La Esquina also viewed

Juan-les-Pins, Antibes
Juan-les-Pins, Antibes
 
Juan-les-Pins, Antibes
Juan-les-Pins, Antibes
 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing