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Calle Ocho

4.7
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3954 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.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 3954 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KBT2
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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!

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StephenH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Even in their new location, Calle Ocho remains the best brunch value in NYC.

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adsUWS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot on the UWS. Was surprised at the prices of the menu but it was pretty good value. Would highly recommend both the Punta Cana sangria and the salmon/mashed potatoes entree. Try to request a seat on the back patio if available - great ambiance and much quieter than the street-side tables.

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vipRick
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

High end Mexican food. Not the traditional food like tacos and burritos. All excellently prepared and delicious. Add on top the menu of Sangrias you have a winning combination! Not to mention the garden seating in the back...

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JeffP90
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The outdoor area in the back is beautiful! The food was AMAZING, and to top it off complimentary sangria. Staff was friendly , proper safety precautions for Covid were followed, I felt very safe. I have no complaints. My experience was perfect!

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celimama29
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service never disappoints. The food, ambiance and drinks are great! Our server, Lily was exceptional. Would definitely recommend.

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

The sever was great! Great value for the food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was great except there were some people on line to the bathroom and leaving the restaurant without masks.

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YetaC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time, the food was delicious, and I enjoyed all of the sangrias.

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MariaUWS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As always, very good experience, even sitting on the street! A friend who had not been to this new location was also pleased. Food is good, and there are ample portions, and drinks and service are excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was great. The only thing I would change is adding more food options.

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ShaffaunT
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy Calle Ocho. The new location is nice too. Good to see them uptown.

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EmelyO
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and food had a great time would go again

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vipKaraM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and a great backyard for outdoor seating

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vipcesny
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Calle Ocho since it first opened on Columbus Ave. I have never been disappointed in their decor, food and service. This third and new location is wonderful....a huge garden for distance eating.

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Lopez
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great place and an amazing environment!

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ShantelW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks was delicious

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AnthonyC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Waiter rushed us to order and gave us the wrong drinks multiple times.

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ECar
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT PLACE, GREAT FOOD, GREAT DRINKS AND AN EVEN BETTER SERVICE.

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PatriciaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The back yard garden was a delightful surprise. Nicely decorated with greens to camouflage the buildings. A nice change from street seating in this time of Covid. Food has always been authentic and fresh. Add some live music and it would be even more special!

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vipPlumwine
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful garden dining! Wonderful service. Highly recommend!

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BrendaR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed in the food!
The food is delicious!

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Yleana
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious! For appetizer we had the camarones, an that Puerto Rican rum glaze on the shrimp was amazing. For entrees we had Pollo a la Brasa , Costillas, and Cubano Classico with the chicken option. These are very big plates you could definitely share entrees with someone else and still be full, But over all the food was just delicious!

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Bridget
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of outdoor space with options of sitting in their front patio or back garden. Tuesday offers a sangria special, which includes a 3-course meal and unlimited sangria. 10 different sangrias to choose from. Staff was super friendly and made me feel welcomed. Food was extremely tasty and can't wait to go back again.

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DavidC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, the different sangrias were epic. They packed a punch but were very delicious as well. Can’t wait to come back.

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vipLOVE2DINE
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere of the new uptown location. The garden is the perfect spot to dine with social distancing. The food and drinks are delicious. Excellent service. Looking forward to a return visit.

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Carina
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly service staff, good value, and delicious food

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ASHLEY1015
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was our first time here! We had heard about this place through a tiktok so I decided to bring my friends and boyfriend here. We had made a reservation at 2:45pm on a Saturday. It was extremely busy and we did have to wait a few extra minutes to be sat, even with our reservation. It wasn’t a big deal because we were not in a rush, but just a heads up. The server was slammed and you could definitely tell by his energy. They made sure we had plenty of water while we waited. Once the orders where in everything went much smoother. The food was amazing! The drinks were delicious! Everything was very affordable and we loved sitting in the back courtyard/garden. We will be back again! Hopefully it’s not as busy, but what can you? It wouldn’t be busy if it was a bad place to go. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Love Calle Ocho! Always a good time!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

amazing place food always great.

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vipTtrapp
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time celebrating 2 birthdays and an anniversary! And our sever was amazing! And food, reason #1 I keep coming back!

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ArielleW
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Esthetically the restaurant and outdoor patio area was beautiful.

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LuisaB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm still savoring this place days later -- it is a magical escape! Make sure to sit in the garden -- you will be transported out of the city and out of the pandemic. The prices are a little steep for the neighborhood but the quantities are huge -- easily 2-3 servings per dish. The service was prompt and jovial. Excellent cocktail selection. Overall, a treasure. Easily one of my favorite dining experiences in 6+ years in Manhattan.

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Sierra
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing sangria and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Sangria even better!

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 3954 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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