Calle Ocho

4.6
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3882 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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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Jackie
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for brunch. Outstanding food, everything we tried was delicious. Highly recommend!

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vipPaulaS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, drinks and superior service. Staff could not have been nicer or more attentive.

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vipIMichaelK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was really outstanding. Our only complaint was that even compared to the typical noisy New York restaurant this was outstandingly noisy. So it’s not good for quiet conversation. But we’ll be back.

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Nikki
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff. The food was excellent! Drinks had wayyyy too much ice. Made a 6p reservation, and glad I did. Started to pick up around 7:30. With kids in tow, it was the perfect time. All in all, we'd come back!

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PartyofFour
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, casual and warm environment.
Can't wait to go back and try the Paella!

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vipErfp79
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Latin American food (Peruvian, Spanish, Mexican, etc.), excellent, attentive service, nice wine list, lovely ambiance. Good value. We had a late after-theatre dinner. First time dining there, we’ll definitely be back. A great uptown spot.

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JoelA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. Our table was ready right on time. We did not feel rushed to leave.
One member of our party said the Paiella was the best he ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always has been and hopefully always will be excellent. We’re big fans.

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vipAmelia
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

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AwildaR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my 34 anniversary me and my wife LOVE this good food and service. I’ll be back again with my family. Thanks again Louis for a great time

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vipCookiem
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. Our waiter was great and the food amazing. The guacamole was perfect. Camerones with avocado mash in an onion was unique and so tasty. And the seafood paella was great. I'd definitely try the churros with the bitter sweet chocolate sauce.

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Goodeats
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The Sunday brunch is well worth the $35. One entree and unlimited but reasonable amounts of sangria. The skirt steak didn’t quite have the flavor I was looking for but I would definitely go back and try something else on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I made a reservation and i had to wait a while before i was even seated

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Harrison
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been a fan of Calle Ocho for years, but this was my first time at the new location and it did not disappoint. We ordered several items from the appetizer and everything was good. The sangrias were on point and delicious. Hope to go back soon for the Happy Hour.

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vipJulieB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved our meal at Calle Ocho, and are grateful they were able to make some food especially for one in our party who cannot eat salt. Thank you!

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vipRachelle
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was excellent, very hospitable and accommodating. Nice additions to the menu for sangria and food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly the service was constantly aware and around for anything that we needed. The recommendations were very good and the food beyond met expectations.

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vipDorita
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Calle ocho with my husband for our anniversary, we were welcome with champagne!! We ordered an appetizer dates with bacon , and for main dish I tried the ribs and my husband tried the vegetarian paella, both were delicious and served in good portions. The service was very good. I highly recommend this restaurant , thanks calle ocho , we will come back !!

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ScottK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food - - exquisite latin fusion recipes. Great chef, friendly and accommodating staff. Cocktails are good. It is a fun experience, but the music is a bit loud and you might feel pressure to free up your table watching people coming in with the hopes of getting a table. Reservations highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good I’m happy thanks coming back

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good food just needs more chicken or shrimp dishes overall had a good time

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LeoM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the food and the ambience. The food came quickly and the sangria drinks were amazing. I loved this place for a date. Amazing hospitality as well.

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vip788g
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long time fans, first time in the new location. Packed on a winter Monday night was a pleasant surprise. The space is smaller so would probably recommend making reservations any time of day. Menu had only minor changes and kept the great quality as before. Deserts are still the only weak link.

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vipRTonUES
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Very much recommend the octopus, tacos for two and calamari. The calamari was a little saucy, but still great.

We used to frequent their other upper west side location and are excited they've relocated and are open again!

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GilbertM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I'm on the fence. My overall impression is that the noise level is SO loud that I couldn't enjoy my company or food. I never get why such a noise level is an attraction when one cannot hear across the table.
The service was good and so was the food. I had the salmon with brussel sprouts, which was tasty and my brother had the ropa vieja which was also good.
Brunch menu was very pricy too for what you got. I got the feeling I was paying for everyone else's "free sangria."
I liked the decor of the room -- very warm and nice.

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Jazzhead1
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calle Ocho is an awesome Latino Nuevo restaurant. The new location is smaller but the food and customer service are spot on. There are a few changes to the menu such as new appetizers and entrees. The popular sangrias are now available on tap. The brunch price has increased by $5 but I am happy to pay. It was a long wait for the re-opening. When the weather is warmer, the restaurant will be able to accommodate more people in the garden. Food and service remains 5 stars. Welcome back, Calle Ocho!

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sandy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a really nice time 😊 the food choices were alright, the drinks were fabulous and the service was excellent.

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vipwm68
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Although the food and service were very good, I would not recommend Calle Ocho for one reason. The noise level on a Saturday evening (6-7:45) was so loud that is was almost painful. It was very very hard to carry on a conversation without yelling , which, of course. added to the noise level. Since it's in my neighborhood and the food was so good, I might go back on a weeknight, but never again on a weekend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good ,new place kinda smaller

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lulu
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was good but servers came to our table way too often and we felt rushed to order, eat and leave. We were only there for 1.5 hours yet we felt like they were rushing us out.

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vipMichaelE
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The din was unbearable and the food was mediocre. Our server interrupted us twice to ask how our food was. I think once is an intrusion; twice is over the line.
For the neighborhood and the kind of restaurant it is, the prices are way out of line. It’s close to home and could easily be a go-to place for us but we won’t be going back.

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Great
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good, service was good, sangria was ok, shrimp/octopus ceviche was missing the shrimp and octopus. Overall ok won’t be coming back anytime soon.

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AndrewT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious pan-Latin cuisine. Outstanding service. They know what they’re doing.

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vipDoctorB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Music too loud. Difficult to talk in a normal speaking voice.

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vipLisaE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calle Ocho is outstanding! Service was perfect and everyone was so nice. And the food is excellent, as are the margaritas!

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chicaplaya
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Not many option in the menu. Greasy chips for the guacamole and cebiche, seriously one could see the oil in the chips. Overly priced as well. The service was outstanding, everyone check on us regularly. I will try Calle Ocho one more time for brunch and take it from there. I have always loved them, in this new location they seem to have lost quality. Hoping they will reverse it

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Andy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The new location is smaller and louder, but that may be because it's winter and the windows and garden are closed for the season. The service and food were great, as always.

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James
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience5

This was our first time since the move to 106 street and I will say our service was horrible. The food was great and drinks amazing (2 new sangrias!) but our waiter was horrible. I honestly think he fell in love with my wife's friend because he was primarily talking to her the entire time. She asked for a ginger ale and his response was you come here and not drink what is wrong with you. When she finally wanted a drink he told her no I will bring you something good and proceeded to give her what he thought she wanted. On top of this whenever my wife or I ordered something he would come back to the table multiple times to ask what we wanted because he forgot all the while bringing my wife's friend drinks she did not want nor care for. You got us for Happy Hour because we love you drinks but unfortunately, we will no longer come for anything other than that.

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YveD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going to Calle Ocho in all its location. Their service and food never fails.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calle Ocho moved into our neighborhood recently and there was none of the disorganization of a new establishment. The staff could not have been friendlier or more attentive and the food was delicious. There is a festive atmosphere without it feeling overbearing. We will be making this a regular stop.

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