Calle Ocho

4.4
3674 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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. Those not willing or able to holler over the salsa music retire to the two small lounge areas to commiserate. 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.

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Sun 8:30PM - 9:45PM
Mon - Thu 9:00PM - 10:15PM
Fri - Sat 9:30PM - 11:15PM

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Was for a birthday. Forgot about special instructions to bring a dessert with candle. Very nice people though!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great experience would definitely go again

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S
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

For my main course, I had the steak with yuca frita, wasn’t a fan of the yuca frita. The steak and salad was absolutely delicious.

If you are into sangria. I would recommend the tropical sangria.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This was my first time going to Calle Ocho. I took my boyfriend for his birthday which is Valentine's Day. The customer service from the staff was amazing. They all were so welcoming and polite. The food was outstanding. Everything we ate from the bread, empanada and costilla to the duck, ribs, and plantains were very flavorful and and delicious. You can tell everything was made with love.

The only con I have was that it took really long for our entrees to come out. I'm guessing because it was Valentine's Day it slowed up service but I will definitely come back for the food.

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MV
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here to celebrate Valentine’s Day with my husband and our 1 year wedding anniversary. The food, the drinks and the service was great!! Really loved it!

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a
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

the food was great, all the flavor was there! love the calamari appetizer!

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Appetizers, Ambiance and Sangria we're the highlights.Hidden gem I knew nothing about without internet intervention 😏 💘 👍 😋

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CW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food, very accommodating on a busy night for Valentine’s Day

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A
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved it!
Looking forward to my next visit.
Food, drinks and service excellent.

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JR
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my 4th year celebrating my anniversary with my now wife. From our 1st date to our last this will forever be our place. Love it.

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SG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent. There were 5 of us and 2 of us are vegetarian,
Great choices for everyone. Three people had main courses plus appetizers for table and two people shared a large appetizer! And it cost $40 pp including drinks.

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m
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Portions a little small for the price, but well-prepared. comfortable atmosphere, music not too loud, I'd go back. And oh yes, EXCELLENT cocktails!

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MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the scenery and ambiance. The food was especially good with a good portion to feel either satisfied or full. Great date spot I recommend it to all.

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V
Ottawa
15 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Stylish but comfortable, vibrant restaurant with great music, and superb food. Great place to celebrate a special occasion. Good for groups. Highly recommend the Cubano Classico entree and flan for dessert.

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HV
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

This was supposed to be a "boozy brunch" but service was so bad it was hard to order drinks. They charge you for a small "entree" served on a huge plate and then claim to serve unlimited Sangrias. We were only asked in the beginning for our drink orders. After the food came, no one was asking us if we wanted anything. The sangrias were served watered down with a little ice (almost room temp). They didn't even look appealing - just plain light colored looking water - no fruits inside the drink, nothing. I would never return. I was actually embarrassed that we brought out aunt here for her bday and actually expected a fun brunch. Much better places around that serve "real" drinks and still provide customer service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, service was good. We all had a great time.

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C
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Calle Ocho is a fabulous restaurant. The food and rolls are delicious. The drinks are grand. The music playing wants you to dance.Its to bad they don't make lounge area into dance floor after 10.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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RC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, a little pricey for appetizers, but overall experience was great!

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

The place was cute. Our server was nice but extremely slow. Most of our time was spent waiting. The food was okay but not worth the trip uptown.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat

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s
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love this place. It always feels happy. The room is comfortable, and the food delicious. It’s also accommodating for gluten free and soy free-a bonus.

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NC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always delicious and well portioned

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CP
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

I usually come here for brunch so I am familiar with this restaurant. However, I made reservations for two, and specifically requested the lounge area and a quiet space. Instead, this huge party of about 10 people, which by the way, kept adding people, was placed in the same area as me. Needless to say, the noise level was very loud. The guests in that party were constantly moving around and shuffling their belongings. Since this particular lounge area only has small cocktail tables, and seems to be only for a party of no more than three, that party should have been seated in the dining room. While the hostess did ask to move us, they were going to seat us by the front door, which is not as quiet and intimate. I would come back for brunch, but probably that's it.

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CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Went for bottomless brunch with a friend for the first time, and it was worth every penny. At least 6 versions of sangria to choose from, and the shrimp and grits with a poached eggs were filling but not overly so. Everything was seasoned to perfection, but I'm glad I came for brunch early. Within 20 minutes after I arrived the room was packed.

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SC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday with a group of my closest gals and had an amazing time. Food and service were great!

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SA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely as always. I've come to calle ocho several times over the years and decided to bring my very picky mom during restaurant week. They still have the best mojitos and the food was delicious. My mom would like to go back for brunch, so I'd say it was a successful evening.

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DC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Fun ambiance, good service
food was fine. good place for a celebration

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l
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

It's a hidden gym. I've always wanted to try this restaurant as it is right in my neighborhood but the scaffolding made me forget about it for a while. Once it was included in Restaurant Week I took advantage of the offer. The food was good and the ambiance was overall very nice. My only "complaint" would be that the service was a bit slow with respect to finding our waiter when it was time to get drink refills and pay the bill.

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ER
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went back for restaurant week. Ended up not picking from that menu. Regardless to the fact, staff was awesome and the food delicious! I love this place!!!

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MR
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I was a little disappointed waited thirty minutes for my table even though we had a reservation. Was told to hurry and order since the kitchen was closing at 3 PM. Felt like I was rushed to hurry up and leave lights were practically turned off, music was turned off at 3:30pm. The food plating was also below what was I experienced last year. Also those muffins that were served is not something I would expect to be served at your establishment. I was planning on going again with my sisters but I am having seconds thoughts now.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was great but way too busy and loud.

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PD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved it! The service was a bit on the slower side -- which is not all that bad w/ the bottomless sangria --but food and the overall experience was top-notch.

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n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

I love Calle Ocho, its my go to brunch spot, but this past Saturday I was a bit disappointment with service. Food was brought to the table, but I had no utensils to eat with. I had to flag down another waiter from a different section to bring forks.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Made a reservation for 745 but wasn’t seated till 20-30minutes later otherwise food and service was great.

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S
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Attentive and helpful servers. Appealing presentation of flavorful menu choices.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding and the food options for restaurant week were limited, but good. I would return again.

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DM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding. The shrimp appetizer and the flan were one of the best we’ve had! Definitely will be back for more.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Decided to try this place out for Restaurant Week. It was date night with my girlfriend & got there before our 6pm dinner reservation. Place was quiet & not busy at all. Wasn’t impressed by the prefixed menu (Restaurant Week) so ordered from the menu. We ordered guacamole with chips as an appetizer which was good. I ordered the Bass & my girlfriend ordered some steak but to our surprise the food was bland. The server we had was not really attentive to us which was a surprise as the restaurant was not busy at all. Also it was cold in the restaurant. We don’t think we’ll revisit this place as the prices on these dishes don’t match. Won’t recommend this place as our 1st impression wasn’t a good one.

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