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For 2
Date
Thu, 1/18
Time
8:00 PM
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Calle Ocho

4.4
3283 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Latin American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Latin American, South American, Latin / Spanish
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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
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Phone number
(212) 873-5025
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Cross street: Between Columbus and Central Park West
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What 3283 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Was good , I liked a lot

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viptheaterlover (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Excellent in every way! Located across 81st Street from the American Museum of Natural History (which is why I chose it to for post-museum dining on a very cold Sunday evening). Calle Ocho is a lovely restaurant which offers a variety of Latino dishes. I began with a perfect Mojito and a lobster/mango/scallion ceviche, proceeded to devour a very flavorful mariscada, and ended with a splurge-worthy tres leches (filled with pineapple and coconut). My fiancee proclaimed his grilled jumbo shrimp over coconut rice (a special that evening) delicious. I was also impressed with our waiter (unfortunately, I do not have his name) who made excellent recommendations and was extremely knowledgeable regarding the composition of each dish. Another good point: heat level of spices was perfectly adjusted to our tastes! Worth the slightly high prices from drink to dessert.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0
Dined 4 days ago

Good for a bite after the museum, but as pretty as the presentation is, the food underdelivered. Could use some more salt.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

This is I think my Fave brunch Spot in the city. The food is amazing and the sangria is to die for!

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Eclectic, energetic atmosphere with great food and service

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vipSimbaInNYC (New York Area)
2.0
Dined 5 days ago

We were disappointed. The food wasn’t great for the prices...

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Service was great, food was delicious, staff was super accommodating, location great, great dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0
Dined 5 days ago

Was there last Sat. for Brunch. The drinks were ok. My meal of shrimp & grits was tasty but on the soupy side. My friends Skirt steak with rice was described as the rice being good but the steak was over done and didn't taste right. And No, I doubt that I will be returning to the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

We came here to celebrate a birthday. The food was not good. The sangria was not good either neither were the desserts. I had to ask twice for the candle on the dessert to sing a happy birthday but they kept forgetting. Overall, the place oversells itself when it isn’t that good.

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vipihatenicknames (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

What a wonderful surprise. We had not been to Calle Ocho for many years and had never been to the "new" location. We chose it for New Year's Eve because it had open dining and was near where we had gone for a concert. We come form Hudson County where we have many 'latino" restaurants which is why we haven't been to Calle Ocho in a while. But the Food is fabulous--having expanded from traditional Cuban to include many Central and South American items. The portions were more than generous. And, on a hard evening like New Year's Eve the service was impeccable. I would definitely go back. One of my favorites was the Bizcocho dessert-- I believe Peruvian, unusual (to us) but Delicioso! Our appetizers of calamari, arepas con ropa vieja and pulpo were fabulous too. And the lechon!!!! Just a great meal in a wonderful place.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Latin American, South American, Latin / Spanish
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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
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Cross street
Between Columbus and Central Park West
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(212) 873-5025
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Catering
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 calleocho@msrpgroup.com.
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Parking details
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.
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Public transit
1 at 79th Street and Broadway and B & C at 81st Street and Central Park West.
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Executive chef
Rodney Mitchell / Alex Garcia
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Private party facilities
Private Dining room seating up to 40 guests. Please contact the restaurant for additional information.
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Private party contact
Melinda Anglero / Joe Del Monte: (212) 873-5025
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine