Calle Ocho

4.7
3861 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 3861 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The vibe wasn't as fun as it used to be before they moved. The first waitress spoke down to us, but the second waitress was friendly and on top of drinks.

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vipIluvfood
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been a fan and patron of Calle Ocho since it was on Columbus Avenue. The food remains delicious and the staff is stellar! I love everything on the menu but my faves are the arepa and shrimp appetizers along with the ropa vieja and salmon entrees. The drinks are fantastic too! This is my go to restaurant anytime I want a relaxing night out with delicious food.
Also they have a great happy hour and live music a couple of nights a week.

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MarvinR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I liked and appreciated being checked for vaccination card and id at the door.

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vipMaria
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were terrific. We’ll be back again soon

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vipKGUWS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love Calle Ocho! A beautiful restaurant with a lovely outdoor garden in the back. Excellent innovative food. I highly recommend Calle Ocho. So glad to have it in the neighborhood!

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TripleS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible Staff and most amazing tasty dishes, this restaurant Rocks!

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vipLOVE2DINE
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service. Wonderful garden for outdoor dining.

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Solera
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had been to Calle Ocho on a Saturday night when it was very busy and noisy where we sat indoors. On our second visit we were outdoors and the restaurant wasn't crowded at all, perhaps because we ate earlier and it was Sunday. The food is uniformly good. The paella, however, could use some improvement: the seafood was mostly clams and what chicken there was was in such small pieces that one could hardly taste it. The costillas were tender and well-spiced and everyone enjoyed their starters, guacomole, shrimp seviche, and datiles.

Calle Ocho is a very welcome addition to the neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice spot. Really good food. Very strong drinks. Went for brunch with a friend. The only “complaint” if you want to call it that is the kitchen closes at 3 for brunch and my reservation was at 2:45 so we had to rush to order food and personally the portion was a bit small but that’s because I can eat a lot. Overall I would come back but maybe for dinner to see how it is.

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HfromNJ
Montreal
26 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was great. Both good and service were amazing.

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MabelD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, we had the paella and the vaca frita !! Yummy!!
The White Sangrias could be better, add more flavors, although it’s states it has different flavors, you can’t really taste it, they’re also not strong..
Thank you !!

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ryan
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

I like this place and for sure will go back but my first time there was a bit of a mess. At brunch, we ordered two entrees and asked the avocado to be on the side. Not extra avo on the side, just the avo in the dish kept separate cuz I can’t eat it. First they brought out the wrong meals which whatever, that happens all the time so who cares. But then our food came out and one had avocado incorporated, while the other had it on the side as asked. It was a misunderstanding and I felt bad. the staff seemed very overwhelmed as the brunch rush started so we just kept the meals and scraped it off as best we could.

Not a big deal but if you have food sensitivities I recommend being almost annoyingly clear about what you need. I thought I was being super clear but I guess not!

Otherwise the food was great and this place has an awesome vibe and I’ll for sure be back to take my own advice.

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Friends
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

#teamvirgo birthday

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vipwowowendy
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and drinks - Delicious! We'll be going back. It's a new favorite!

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vipPhiW
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent dining experience which was even better than the original restaurant. My wife ordered the same thing octopus as it is so good, My paella was very good with enough rice being used for two additional days at home.

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Jenn
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Could’ve been given a better table. It was our first time at this location so we didn’t know the layout of the restaurant.

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ElizabethD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing I had the salmon which is not spicy at all and my partner had the ribs which was a huge plate overall it was amazing the drinks where to die for I got the mula and than the mojito and both where amazing and my partner got the 7 amigo or something like that which she loved because she’s into spicy but I won’t recommend with you are like me and can’t tolerate spicy food/drinks.

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CarolineL
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went here for brunch with a friend. Loved their wide variety of choices and bottomless White or Red Sangria. Atmosphere is festive (we sat in the back garden area). Service was a bit on the slow side but still within the range of acceptable. They limit you to 1.5 hours for brunch so you do feel a bit rushed, so I suggest placing your order as soon as possible so you have ample time to eat and chat.

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vipgrg07
London
63 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was great to be back there. Always a fun place to eat and drink.

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bobd
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A menu with many .Latin American choices and large portions makes this a good choice for diners.

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RiriQueen
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food took long, too expensive n the food was not all that. I really could’ve taken my appetite somewhere else for half the money n tastier food-Sorry

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CarolB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food on restaurant week menu good choices. Garden setting is great. Friendly service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We frequented Calle Ocho at its previous location and the food was outstanding. Though the ambience and the service was spectacular, the food at this new location left us a bit put-off. The food was bland and simply not tasty. Unfortunately, we were rather disappointed. We will go back for the drinks and a couple of appetizers, but not dinner.

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Paco
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time celebrating my husband’s birthday!!

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loveNYC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back garden setting is lovely!!

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vipKittlemethis
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The back patio is fabulous. It’s almost like being on vacation.

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vipuwseats
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service were excellent. The spiciness of the guacamole and the ribs was perfect. The noise level was elevated, which was the only drawback to the experience

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ExWaitress
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Too loud (inside) but the Pisco Sours were great! Service was good; my only complaint was that the server tried to take my drink before I was completely finished...at the prices we pay for cocktails here, it's a big pet peeve of mine when waiters take the glass before you've completely finished. It seems pretty obvious to leave it, or at least ask.

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BriP
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. The staff was friendly and attentive.

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KeyaD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven’t been to Calle Ocho since the pandemic began. I am happy that they have moved closer to my home and the ambiance is just as beautiful as it was in the previous two locals. The food is just as tasty and the sangria is still great.

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JohnM
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a party of three for my cousin’s birthday.

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vipLoveNYCdiningVivaForever
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Paella was not good. Mussels were dry. Lobster was of poor quality. Others got pork and beef and was not enjoyable.

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vipJEA14
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
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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PedroE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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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
18 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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 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
25 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.

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 3861 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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