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Esperanto

Restaurants, Brazilian East Village
4 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

There’s a raffish, multiculti charm to the whirring overhead fans, live music and chili-pepper garlands at this low-lit spot. The tapas are consistently tasty, with a zingy tuna ceviche leading the way. Tuck into chayote salad with lime dressing, chicken roasted in a banana leaf, Brazilian pork stew or grilled seafood on greens. The cocktails—like an exotic kiwi roska—are fruity and well-mixed, and perhaps the best reason to come. The Latino libations are listed on a bright-yellow wall near the bar, but you’ll get caught in a mosh pit of mojito drinkers before you can squeeze your way to it.

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Address: 145 Ave C
New York
10009
Cross street: at 9th St
Transport: Subway: L to First Ave; 6 to Astor Pl
Price: Average main course: $24. MC, V
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Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 10am–11pm; Fri, Sat 10–2am
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Users say (2)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.3 / 5

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Tastemaker

Really great spot on Ave. C I live right around the corner so I'm especially inclined to love restaurants in this area. I had been walking by Esperanto for about a year and heard several of my Brazilian co-workers talk about how much they liked it. I finally went one day after work, got a pitcher of sangria, the ceviche, and guacamole and it was all delicious. The outdoor seating area is a little small (they said they couldn't seat 6 of us outdoors) and there are lots of waiters so they seem sot get confused with who is helped who. Overall though I will definitely come back. However, I hate that they only had happy hour until 6. I mean who gets off at 5-530 then can make it downtown in time for that? 

tastemaker

I thought I tried every central/south american restaurant in the east village but then I found this! Great sized portions - except for the guacamole but come on, you can skip it once. The marg pitchers are also a little expensive but strong. I'd go again but probably for an unlimited brunch situation. 

tastemaker

Cute, fun laidback restaurant in the east village. There is sometimes live music but there wasn't when I went on a Saturday night. The food was delicious, and I'd definitely go back again. I had the Salmon and it's a good size portion, a nice healthy dish. I also had the Goat Cheese, Ahi Tuna and tried some of the Moqueca. All were great! We had pitchers of margaritas which were really good and strong, but they were extremely overpriced, and the pitcher wasn't large. I don't think I'd get a pitcher there again because of the price. Everyone who worked there was also really nice!