Esquina

ChinatownSpanish$$$$
Excellent
5.0/6
40 Reviews
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About Esquina

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Tucked away on Jiak Chuan Road, Esquina is a tapas bar with tonnes of style. Chinatown is a hotspot for culinary culture in Singapore, and this restaurant is one of the area's hippest hangouts. Headed by esteemed chef Carlos Montobbio, the cuisine on offer here is Spanish with a pronounced international influence, from obviously Andalusian delicacies such as Iberico bellota with pan con tomate to fusion masterpieces like the Spanish twist on Japanese nigiri with bacalao brandade and roasted bell peppers. The buzz is building around this restaurant – booking in advance is a must.

Check out Esquina's menu tasting menu here!

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 6:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday
Closed
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Address

Esquina
16 Jiak Chuan Road
Singapore 089267

Menu Highlights

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Snacks

Esquina's Spanish omelette

Confit onion, potato, crispy bread, olive oil caviar
$6.00

Dingley Dell pork jowl, chipotle mayo, pickled pear

$14.00

Iberico bellota “Joselito” with pan con tomate

$30.00

More about Esquina, Singapore

Inspired by the colourful tapas bars of Spain, Esquina provides its own trendy take with its menu of small plates and other Spanish-inspired dishes. Bringing some Catalonian charm to Singapore’s Chinatown, and adding some hipster appeal to it, this stylish tapas bar serves up small dishes in an industrial-chic environment. Dine downstairs at the open kitchen counter or head upstairs to Esquina 2.0, an intimate space with space for 20 seated guests. Besides the popular Esquina set lunches and bubbly and tapas nights, a refined a la carte menu offers a cornucopia of dishes from soil, sea and land, plus snacks, classics, desserts and drinks for you to explore.

Try some of the grilled Spanish octopus with Jerusalem artichoke, burnt onion and oyster leaf, the pigeon served with forest berries escabeche, burnt rosemary polenta and crispy shallots or the saffron paella with pan-fried red snapper, chorizo and snow peas. Finish off with some strawberries, basil, marshmallow, olive and vanilla chantilly or the PBJ (peanut butter parfait, banana, cherry jam and puffed grains). A firm favourite among Singapore’s tapas-loving foodies, Esquina on Jiak Chuan Road, is a consistent hit. To guarantee a table, making a reservation beforehand is strongly advised.

40 Esquina Reviews

Excellent
5.0/6
40 Reviews
Value for money:Good value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Atmosphere:Pleasant
Noise levels:Pleasant
Service:Great
Food:Outstanding
"Excellent"
6/6
David R.6 months ago · 20 reviews

A good choice for casual lunch and entertaining as well.

"Excellent"
6/6
Wayne B.a year ago · 1 review

Excellent energy service and creativity in the food. Very enjoyable for 2 people at the long counter. The team is well ford instead and organised delivering so many dishes at one time.

"Excellent"
6/6
Duke J.a year ago · 1 review

It was absolutely amazing!! Compliments to chef Mateu! Loved the caneloni and the pulpo. But in fact everything was nice! Thank you Mateu for making us the menu!