Calle Ocho

4.7
3981 Reviews
$31 to $50
Latin American
More festive than a piñata stuffed with a mariachi band and twice as stylish, Calle Ocho’s lively crowd is amped up on Mojitos, Caipirinhas, Sangria and Spanish wine or beer and shows no sign of slowing down. The bar area is a prelude to their Nuevo Latino cuisine in the dining room that will knock your taste buds for a loop. If you’re in need of a quick jump-start, Calle Ocho will get your motor running.

We are now open for indoor dining as well as our outdoor options.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 3981 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
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4.5
ambience
4.4
value
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PedroE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Been there several times for dinner or drinks. Always enjoy myself. Food is good also drinks.

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vipJEA14
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food in abundant portions (we especially enjoyed the classico, both with ropa viejo and the chicken escabeche), a pleasantly spacious (although loud) dining room, warm and attentive service. A really great addition to the neighborhood.

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Brianna
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was by far the best I’ve had in the city. Everyone was so nice and the food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! I highly recommend this restaurant! Will definitely be back!

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walter77
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Calle Ocho's move to uptown is a success. A great summer hang

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BizzyBea
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Much to my dismay, the food was not up to par to its former venue on Columbus Ave. My dish could have been from any Latino restaurant in the city. My husband’s “Cuban fried rice” was just rice with few spices. The chicken was flat as a pancake. Out of the four of us, the fish special was the best. But my friend said that she could have made it better.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Slightly pricey but it is Jersey city

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vipER737
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I miss the last location of Calle Ocho. This location isn't the same. That said, the food is very good, but the restaurant lacks the same atmosphere.

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YasminJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calle Ocho always exceeded my expectations. The ambience was perfect, and the food exceptional. I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This was our first time back since the pandemic. The outdoor seating in the back garden was great as were the cocktails 🍹 The food was very bland though & the menu was pretty limited. No hot sauce or condiments on the table. As it’s close by, we may try it again at some point in the future - maybe it was a really off-night.

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David
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great and pleasant dining experience at Calle Ocho!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing experience and food. Will definitely be coming back!!

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DeeG
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Calle Ocho moved from the hotel on 72nd st to 105th St. I don't necessarily like this location (both the area and the layout of the restaurant) but the service is the same great quality. The quality of the sangrias have gone way down since I used to go to the other location. It tastes like really cheap wine. If you're going for the brunch, I wouldn't recommend it but overall would recommend the food.

JP
JeffP90
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the perfect place for any setting it’s not too noisy, i felt comfortable enough to sit inside, the backyard is heated , the food as always was Amazing! The sangria is always a hit!

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AndreyE
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Drinks and food are amazing! Thanks

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Justin
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calle ocho has always been a go-to spot for my husband and me!

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GregK
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely sangria brunch, delicious food, tremendous and friendly service. The back garden is quite perfect, especially in the current climate.

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MKMK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate outside in the garden which has heat lamps. It was wonderful, even in cold weather. The food was delicious too!

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vipBetsy
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outstanding cuisine. Inventive and creative and well-executed. Very attentive service. Generous portions could be shared around the table. Warm outdoor heating lamps. Thoroughly appreciated our dinner.

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vipM10S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely backyard. Good food, nice sangria variety. Excellent service! I highly recommend this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Horrible experience. Would not return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Alberto made the entire brunch an absolute joy. He suggested the best drinks and food, and was so much fun. Can’t wait to go again!

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Sydney
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Everything was lovely, there was a bit of a wait each time my party wanted sangria refills, but that’s honestly it.

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vipFoodie23
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibes, food & service!!!

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vipTadej
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant's staff as well as the food, despite the pandemic, are very much on point. Thank you for a great night out.

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vipIluvfood
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here several times and it has become a new favorite. Calle Ocho has delicious food and incredible service (special shout out to Lily - our amazing waitress). We ordered the arepas (addicted), guacamole (a must), calamari (yummy) two shrimp dishes (oh my goodness) and the ribs for an entree (my friend licked his fingers all night). Everything was excellent! We saved room for the churros and it was the perfect end to our meal. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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Shaffaun
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful time at Calle Ocho with both my sister and boyfriend. The food was great and the sangria is superb. I recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a vibe when I come here. Food is always good and it never disappoints.

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GraceM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Perfect place for brunch + endless sangria!

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verdantvis
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Flavors you don't find anywhere else. Hidden gem 💎

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was amazing! Definitely coming back

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vipLindsay
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calle Ocho has done a really nice job adapting during the pandemic and has heat lamps on the back patio area, so you can still have a nice meal even if it's chilly out.

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Leiana
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The waitress was so nice and the food was great. I will definitely be back soon.

KB
KBT2
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor patio in the back is great. The service was excellent and the food and drinks were delicious.

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Mimi
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and a friend who drove in from New Jersey had brunch this past weekend. The food was delicious. The complimentary sangria was the icing on the cake. Would definitely go back.

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vipIluvfood
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been a fan of Calle Ocho since it was on Columbus Avenue at 81st street. So excited it has moved uptown! I have been to this location several times - the food is delicious and the staff are outstanding. I must highlight Lilly who has been my waitress on my last couple of visits - she is amazing! My menu favorites are the arepas, camarones and calamari appetizers. For entrees the ropa vieja and salmon are can’t miss.

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keitha
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. We especially appreciated all their covid protocols.

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KathyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, even better service and ambience. Drinks made as requested. Followed social distancing guidelines from the getgo. Just all around great place in all aspects.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great evening, from the moment we got sat, till the moment we left .... our server was great on point ... can’t think of anything in specific .. but in overall it was GREAT!

FAQs

Calle Ocho offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 873-5025.

Calle Ocho is rated 4.7 stars by 3981 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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