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About Calle Ocho
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.
New York, NY 10024
Latin American, South American, Latin / Spanish
Hours of Operation:
Saturday Brunch: 12pm - 3:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 12:00pm - 3:30pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm -10:30pm, Friday: 6:00pm - 11:30pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Between Columbus and Central Park West
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Sit down dinner, buffet, passed hors d'oeuvres & full service off site catering, bartenders & servers available. Please contact us at the number below, or at email@example.com.
There are meters all along Columbus Avenue and two nearby garages, one at 82nd Street between Columbus & Central Park West & the other on 83rd Street between Columbus Avenue & Amsterdam Avenue.
1 at 79th Street and Broadway and B & C at 81st Street and Central Park West.
Rodney Mitchell / Alex Garcia
Private Party Facilities:
Private Dining room seating up to 40 guests. Please contact the restaurant for additional information.
Private Party Contact:
Melinda Anglero / Joe Del Monte: (212) 873-5025
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Calle Ocho Ratings and Reviews
Great place, however we were disappointed with Sangria and cocktails as were the patrons next to us. Specifically, it was sweet red wine with fruit, that not Sangria, and cocktails had less than 1/3 giver if that. We relayed this to the Manager on call Wed., 7/14, and he took my cocktail, went to the bar, made the cocktail himself and brought it over to me. Yes, he's obviously a very good bar tender because I truly enjoyed it. Now that, ladies and gentlemen, is a Manager.
The service was amazing and the seating arrangements couldn't have been more perfect. It's as if the waiter's know the right spot to sit couple's. I do not usually go to the city in general so I was a bit skeptic to go to a fancy Spanish spot and waste money. I must say this was worth every penny, I ordered the "Bistec" which has to be my top 5 favorite Steaks I have ever eaten. My lady got a "Lechon" and let me tell you as a Puerto Rican I could not be more impressed with how the pork came out...it practically melted off the bone. When my lady is happy I am happy and immediately she expressed wanting to go back. You've got my business Calle Ocho thank you for a splendid pre-Valentines dinner experience.
Everything about our dining experience was average. First off, we were sat in a weird slightly cold side dining room away from the music and fun ambiance of the main dining room. We sat down and the table was very wobbly and I was so cold I had to keep my jacket on. Second, the food from restaurant week menu was very uninspiring and did not make me want to come back and try the rest of the menu. Lastly, the service was friendly, but slow. The prices are very steep on the regular menu ($15 for an arepa?!) for what seems like standard average food to me. Sadly, I wouldn't recommend Calle Ocho.
My friend and I came here to try their food since they were participating in restaurant week. I like the decor of the restaurant and the service we received. The appetizers and entrees were good however the dessert was not. I instantly could taste that the cake came straight from the microwave which completely changed the texture of the cake and made it gummy. My friend and I got two different desserts however our ice creams tasted the same even though they were supposed to be different. I would return here to try the different savory foods from the menu as well the drinks but I will definitely avoid dessert.
Walked into the hotel lobby to an unexpected cove on the right! They relocated about 6 years ago (that's hire long I haven't been) but the usual ambiance and amazing, friendly staff was there to maker me feel at home!
The yuca bread rolls are to die for (I say on my second order)! Food was e ever so tasty and full of flavor. But it's truly the staff that makes me want to frequent this place!
Would have given 5 stars except for Bathroom..no papertoilet and rude female attendant. I asked the young attendant for tissue and she seemed bothered and handed it to me like I was her bathroom employee... not good! Thank God everything else.. food, drinks , waiter and bartender was great.
We went for brunch which includes unlimited sangria. They ran out of the entree option one person in our party wanted and they completely forgot one of the sangrias. We needed to ask for this sangria 7 different times before it was finally brought with what was everyone else's second round. The restaurant was very loud. The food was ok, but the price fix is a bit high if you aren't planning on drinking at least 2 sangrias per person.
The food was ok but the service was extremely slow considering how empty the restaurant was. We waited over 5 mins before we saw someone to ask for a check. Once that came, everyone disappeared again. At the end, we finally gave up on them coming to get the credit card. We got up and walked around, looking for someone who could take our payment so we can finally leave and go home. A few people were almost hiding behind a large pillar.
I definitely will not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
Lovely restaurant with an excellent assortment of red and white Sangrias, a wide variety of ceviches, and a very good menu, overall. Jalapeño margarita was spicy and delicious. Rock shrimp appetizer was excellent. The Latin style steak frites was very good. Service was friendly and professional.
My friends and I celebrated a birthday dinner last Friday , and this place is above every expectation.. Such a memorable dinner.. the tamale are so delicate and the salad is just a work of art.. I had the red snapper on couscous which was very nice.. the portion was enormous and so worth the left overs. Dessert is a whole other story.. delectable.. I had the domino chocolate cake.. omg! The best! The servers are so attentive ..the bread that is served on the table with the black bean dip.. is so good I have to find that recipe.. can’t have enough of that.. I could go on and on about this place the lighting the music everything is fabulous.. I MUST RETURN!!!!
Calle Ocho was surprisingly tasty. Although I was a bit nervous, since it wasn't super crowded as most NYC establishments are on a Saturday night, but the margaritas were great, the service was good and the food was tasty. We split an entree which was still plenty of food. It would've been wasteful not to split! I would go back!
Calle Ocho never disappoints me. The staff is beyond comforting and the food is plentiful and filling. I love the ambiance for a casual group setting. The Sangria is the best. There is a flavor for all palates . Their formula has been working for me for over the years. Keep up the fantastic work.
This place has only 3 bathroom for a LARGE restaurant. The bathrooms are just not enough for the capacity of the place and the big crowd they get every weekend. The line to use a bathroom took me 25 mins. It has a nice ambiance but the service in general is poor.
Not good value for money.
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