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
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
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

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
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Meat

Braised beef & pork cannelloni, foie gras, cepes béchamel, black truffle

$28.00

US “Family Reserve”, beef ribeye, charred leeks, romesco

$34.00

Spanish suckling pig, rhubarb and apple chutney, mulled wine jus

$42.00
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Seafood

Saffron paella, pan-fried red snapper, chorizo, snow peas

$24.00

Patagonian toothfish ceviche, rhubarb jus, sweet potato chips, corn salt

$26.00

Grilled Spanish octopus, Jerusalem artichoke, burnt onion, oyster leaf

$28.00
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Vegetarian

Grilled baby romaine lettuce, herb yoghurt, macadamia nuts, cider vinegar glaze

$12.00

Beetroot pickled, whipped truffle burrata, raspberries, smoked walnuts

$14.00

Roasted cauliflower, cauliflower cous-cous, serrano ham, Manchego cheese

$16.00
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Desserts

Cherries, white chocolate parfait, green apple sorbet

$14.00

Warm chocolate fondant, malt ice cream, chocolate 100’s & 1000’s

$15.00

“BBC” textures of banana, beer ice cream, warm caramel sauce

$15.00

Main Menu

Esquina's A la Carte Menu

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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
Service:Great
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Good value
Atmosphere:Pleasant
Food:Outstanding
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
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"Excellent"
6/6
David John D.a year ago · 1 review

Great location for fun evening! Food in Spanish tapas style. Excellent cooking good Spanish wine. Friendly staff who are eager to serve and a chef who is Spanish.

"Excellent"
6/6
Therese S.a year ago · 1 review

Fabulous experience. Food is outstanding and staff work like a finely tuned machine. Sit at bar to fully appreciate the talent of chefs. On the regular visit list

"Excellent"
6/6
Maggi S.a year ago · 1 review

Every dish was a picture on a plate. The interpretation of traditional Spanish food was absolutely outstanding. Flavours were exceptional, as was the service. Highly recommended.

"Great"
5/6
Elizabeth S.a year ago · 1 review

My friends and I enjoyed the lovely food, great sangria and prompt service (appreciate the mini sangria sorbet cones)!! Would be back for sure!! Keep up the great job!!

"Great"
5/6
Chong B.a year ago · 6 reviews

Service was good . Food was exquisite and unique , though I found the paella a little oily . Overall , a great palate tantalizing experience !

"Great"
5/6
nk m.a year ago · 1 review

Great service... Good quality of food. Music was a bit too loud, which makes conversation a bit hard to hard. Pricing a bit on the high end.

"Great"
5/6
Elle X.a year ago · 1 review

Nice ambience, great tapas, good selection of Spanish wines. Great service as well. Love the place for its location and crowd. Do try the scallops dish!

"Great"
5/6
Nicole G.a year ago · 3 reviews

Great atmosphere, lovely staff and yummy food. Tapas style dining means you can try more menu items! Loved the paella and squid is a definite Favourite.

"Great"
5/6
Olga R.a year ago · 2 reviews

Delicious creative food, cool ambience. Not very convinient bar chairs. Book in advance, to avoid disappointments. They have great lunch menus options. We will be back.

"Great"
5/6
Sheila C.a year ago · 10 reviews

Superb food and attentive service! Planning to head back soon with more friends! Favorites were: "nigiri sushi", fried squid, grilled octopus and the beetroot salad.