Calle Ocho

4.4
3756 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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PP
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent! Loved the cerviche sampler!! So delicious! Very good service!

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L
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite brunch spots!! Sangria and food is amazing!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite brunch spot hands down!

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TL
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Restaurant was in a different location than the last time I was there. Much smaller in size and not nearer as well attended as what I was used. The menu is also more of a challenge in that it is very difficult to understand the food description. The good new was that our waiter was very helpful in understanding the menu.

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

Absolutely beautiful with great food.

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

Great food.Great staff. Will come again

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great latin food in UWS! Tasty and all the staff is wonderful.

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JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was great. Second time at this location . Will visit again soon

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H
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We went on a Sunday night. It was fairly empty, which was surprising, so it was rather quiet in the restaurant. Usually the restaurant is busy and on the noisy side. Food is good and portions are fair. It is not an inexpensive restaurant. Free sangria on Sunday nights!

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The food is AMAZING. We had a party of 14 guest and the waiter Heather seemed a little overwhelmed. Beside that the drinks were good once we got them. The music is extremely high. We had to keep asking them to bring it down like 7 to 10 times. It also didnt help that our table was under two speakers. The manager was very friendly and assisted us when we had a problem.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service excellent!!

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MV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Calle Ocho offers a fantastic dining experience. This was my first time attending their brunch with free Sangria. My group enjoyed it very much. We loved the menu options. Everyone raved about their food. We all tried different options. I have had dinner there and what I love the most is the ambiance. Love the Latin music in the background. I would highly recommend Calle Ocho. It's one of my favorite restaurants!

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OH
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The hostess was friendly and welcoming. The servers were not very familiar with the menu and couldn’t answer our simple questions. They were, however, respectful and polite.
The food was tasty. We enjoyed it.
This restaurant was unusually dark. The Latin music they were playing was fantastic but more appropriate for dancing than eating a meal.
We were disappointed that the servers were not more familiar with the menu and a bit friendlier.
Overall, it was a good dining experience but we don’t plan to return.

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J
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best plantain chips I've ever had! Shared a variety of appetizers with my SO and we absolutely loved them all. Highly recommend! Hidden gem!

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and the service was impeccable. The menu has a good and varied selection of dishes with Peru, Argentina and Mexico among other countries covered. Excellent cocktail menu with reasonable (for NYC) prices.

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DK
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was excellent. We all ordered something different, ceviche, paella, duck and shredded beef with plantains. Everyone was happy with their meal. I marked it lower for ambiance because the noise level was on the high side. It is one large dining area. Everything else was terrific, so I highly recommend Calle Ocho.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Appetizers and main course were delicious and the service was excellent. Will definitely go back again

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BH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome!!! I love bringing people here!!!

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MR
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a must for brunch every trip we make to NYC!! Always so much fun, the food is excellent and we just have an all around great time, every time! Our server was extra nice this time and was able to score us some of the black bean dip that is normally only served with the cheeses bread during dinner so that was extra awesome! There were some mix ups with our entrees, but we decided to just keep what they brought and everything was delicious!

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U
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We were a group of 6 and we ordered several dishes from the appetizer and ceviche menu. Everything was delicious. We especially liked the grilled shrimp and the lobster ceviche. The plantain chips with black bean dip, great! The guacamole very good.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Went to brunch with coworkers on a Saturday. The food was good, generous where you don’t need it like heaps of rice and for price, I received curled halved shrimp rather than med/large sized shrimp. Lucky if there were three. Poached eggs were good. Everyone was for the most part happy with their food but maybe underwhelming considering a $35 brunch price. It’s inside a hotel and they served bottomless drinks. It’s a pint, they’re strong, and they do keep it coming. If you are not drinking, I don’t believe it’s worth the value and the rushed experience. Last brunch seating is before 3 and you have to put your food order in by 2:55. Drinks keep coming until 4:20/30. I wouldn’t rush to go back but worth it for the sangrias. Mixed crowd. Find people dressy, others like casual tourists. Gets loud for brunch. Been to dinner long time ago. Recommend the food and ambiance for then more.

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C
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Service took a little while, and the entrees were expensive but when you throw in the all you can drink sangria, it is one of the best boozy brunch deals around!

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FP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome brunch spot! Drinks strong but still very tasty. Food is great value as well.

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CU
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The experience is cool and the brunch sangrias are amazing really. My steak came out lukewarm as well as some of the rice too. The taste wasn't anything special also- but sweet plantains side was great. Then the service could've been better. It was fine but i expected a more attentive waitstaff - plates weren't cleared for it main course and felt like we were rushed a tiny bit.

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j
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Chicharon, it keeps us coming back. The mohito is also excellent.

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YB
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food yummy, ambiance too dark for my taste. hard to read menu.

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MV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite NYC restaurants. The ambiance is great! Love the music! The food is also excellent. Portions are HUGE so I always have a doggy bag to take home.

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MB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a fun girl’s brunch! The food was delicious as was the bread! The sangria was plentiful.

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CG
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch!!! Sangria was amazing! Food was very good and original

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R
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I always come here for brunch and I love the food, especially the sangria. But this time the service was slow and when the food arrived it was cold! I’ve been coming here for over 3 years and I was highly disappointed! Hopefully they don’t lose their touch because they will definitely lose me as a customer.

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M
New England
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The venue itself is really nice: large and with a good atmosphere. The food was unfortunately disappointing: the ceviche was not the best and it's hard to imagine how such a simple dish can be ruined. The service, however, was lovely.

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G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food.
My friends were beyond excited!!
Would definitely recommend

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KM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was not Cuban or Latin like and menu was very limited. Missing several classic Cuban items and dishes.

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N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

I used to come here all the time. What happened ? The food extra salty, the ambiance was blah, and the price of it all... not worth it! Not even the drinks were good. We went on a Friday night and it wasn’t what we expected.

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I
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is celebrating their 20th anniversary and I’ve been a customer since day one. I don’t get here as often as I would like, but every time I do come, the food and service have gotten better and better. It is an exciting dining experience every time.

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EC
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Place is nice, service is good and ambience is good but the food is just awful.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I would recommend it to someone who likes Cuban food.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated my nieces birthday there. Everything was wonderful from the moment we entered. Special request of a round table was met and we were greeted immediately by a charming waiter who offered sangria on the house for each of us. The house dinner rolls were delicious ,baked fresh and served warm. From the appetizers right through desserts ,every bite was delicious offering a Variety if blended flavors. We will surely be back.

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MO
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Was a little disappointed because I was told we could have sangria for two hours but as soon as we stated we didn’t want dessert the waiter never came back with more drinks. Was given the check 20 mins before the time limit too. Would like to try it again.

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JK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owners have managed to make this large space keep an elegant yet warm feel. The service is attentive and responsive but did not rush us at all. We enjoyed our food immensely. We were celebrating a birthday and they brought a delicious extra dessert to the table with a candle as a special touch.

I would return for a meal, or even just drinks in this very convenient location across from the Museum of Natural History.

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