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Calle Ocho

4.4
3384 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Latin American
Perfect For:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Brunch
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
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm -10:00pm
Friday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday Brunch: 12pm - 3:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 12:00pm - 3:00pm



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Phone number
(212) 873-5025
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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
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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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Columbus and Central Park West
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Fri - Sat 9:30PM - 11:15PM

What 3384 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
service
4.3
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4.2
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5.0Dined 21 hours ago

This was an awesome experience.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Love this place! Food was delicious and the sangrias pack a punch. Never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We went to Calle ocho to celebrate my fathers birthday and made reservations around 2 weeks in advance and when arriving we were greeted with an abundance of smiles and seated I agree was the best seat in the place. We enjoyed their amazing red sangria as an array of food..... paella is amazing! A great place to enjoy a night

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Loved it! Worth every penny!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Fun brunch

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had a 2:15 pm reservation so our food was rushed out and we where rushed out, I recommend getting seated much earlier. Honestly the restaurant shouldn't seat people that late knowing they will rush the party and inconvenience everyone.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Love the ambience, drinks and food! We had two orders of the skirt steak which was unbelievably tender and flavorful. The mojitos are excellent. Festive and very good!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I had a great time tonight!!!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

DELICIOUS CREATIVE FOOD. GREAT ATMOSPHERE WITH WONDERFUL MUSIC IN BACKGROUND. COMFORTABLE TO EAT AT THE BAR. GREAT SERVICE TOO.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I love this place. Food is amazing and the service very kind and attentive

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2.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Ordered a NY strip steak medium rare with yuca fries; both steak and fries were very tough/dry. Staff was very nice, but food was very disappointing.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Brought my parents, they love it, & food is fabulous!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I'm all about day parties/brunch and for some reason I thought this place would have a lively brunch with music (they make it seem like people dance on tables ??). They have low spanish music playing in the background. Anyway, so I went with my friend, food was delicious but the place is a snooze. I wouldn't go back unless its a date, maybe.

They also bring out the food so quick (within 15 minutes of ordering ) so you will finish up fast and only enjoy 1 complimentary sangria.

It was wack.

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1.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The food was expensve and not good. We ordered way too much and could have used advice to that effect from our server. Instead, we wasted a lot of food and money.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great food. Service lost focus at the end of the meal.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Fabulous spot for Latin cuisine and drinks. 8 different sangrias alone! Paella is wonderful and small plates sharing makes this a great spot for a group get together.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food would have been better if it wasn’t cold.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

This used to be my favorite place for brunch. So much so that we would make reservations months in advance and just work our schedules around it. I went this past weekend and they are no longer serving the pan de bono for brunch. It's not that they aren't serving it at all. They are just only serving it for dinner. This was the only reason I went to Calle Ocho and I am very upset about this menu change. Yes, I can go for dinner now, but I'm not sure I want to give them the satisfaction.

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1.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Many years ago Calle Ocho was a wonderful restaurant, but no more. It's so mediocre now, it's puzzling how it continues. The drinks were fine, the food bland and tasteless. We had 1) the skirt steak - Vaca Frita al Caballo - which comes over a huge bed of bland rice with an egg and small slice of avocado, a really terrible mess of a dish for the the best part of $30, and 2) the lechon, a large lump of sweetish pork with some odd plantain thing. The service was extraordinarily rapid, whether we wanted to or not we were back out on the street in less than an hour. AVOID.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Was unfamiliar with type of food so probably should have asked for help with menu. Consequently, was underwhelmed with flavors though food was of good quality. Yucca fries did not exactly blow me away. I guess just expected more spice and flavor.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We had a two thirty reservation and by the time they seated us they told us kitchen was closing in five minutes! Didn't have a chance to even look through the menu just picked the first thing so we could get our order in . Next time they shouldn't allow a reservation that close to kitchen closing.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants on the Upper West side. Always great service, food and perfect atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Great food...some of the best salsa verde (with shrimp) I’ve ever had! But as good as the food is here, the service even exceeds it. Great hostess, excellent bartender and fabulous waiters work here. I eat out a lot, and this place has the top 2% of excellent service of places I have dined at. The sangria is excellent both whites and reds. Camarones were tasty and the Paella was outstanding. I highly recommend this place.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

One of my favorite places. I love to make a reservation but then just sit in the lounge area of the bar, order some white sangria and some pandebono (Colombian cheese bread...but it’s not cheesy), dip it in the black bean dip, and enjoy!! When I eventually order food, I take most of it home because I enjoyed the sangria and pandebono so much. But the food never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Amazing, everything was delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

My boyfriend and I went for Sunday Brunch and had an absolutely wonderful time at Calle Ochoe. The waiter was very pleasant and efficient. We didn't have a wait between meals and the different selections of Sangria is a plus. I totally recommend.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I love Calle Ocho and the food is great every time I go. I was a little disappointed this time around, you have 2 hours for brunch and our reservation was at 12:30pm. By 1:55pm, the waiter was saying our time was already up. I mentioned I thought it was for two hours but he said "no" very rudely and said they had to get ready for the 2pm reservations. I guess if you go, book at 12pm or 2pm to get your full two hours....

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

¡Fantastic service & food is like Abuela made it!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I really enjoyed this restaurant. The sangria was amazing as was our food. The lobster mashed potatoes I want to go back and have again. My girlfriends and I were very happy and enjoyed our night.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great Latin restaurant that plays classic salsa in the background and gives big portions in food. Pricey but worth it

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Had not been to Calle Ocho in a while, and while I used to be a fan, I feel it has really gone down hill. The space and ambience are nice, but the food was really average. Had 2 appetizers and 2 entrees and all were just ok, but are priced for more than ok. Hope it gets better (again).

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I went to Calle Ocho last night and I must say that I was really disappointed. Not everything went bad, but to start the food was room temperature, I ordered first as an appetizer the arepa, which was good on taste but I must repeat was room temperature almost cold. I had Vaca frita al caballo, and once again, room temperature and on top of that was tasteless, very very flavorless, unappetizing ugh! Not good at all! (My fiancé ordered the same, had the same observations). The only two things that make this review a 3 star (not 1 as it should be) was the Piña mojitos and my mother dish the lechón which was really good to be fair. My waiter was amigable, but forgot to drinks twice.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The reason I gave service 4 stars because I felt rushed by server to order. We were barely settled in our seats when he asked what we wanted to drink. I had to say can you give us a bit to get ourselves comfortable. Then it happened occasionally throughout time there. Nonetheless, food was delicious and loved the ambience. Will definitely return there.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

OUR FOOD, BEVERAGE AND SERVICE WERE GREAT (EXCEPT FOR THE SURLEY HOSTESS WAS NOT SO NICE).

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Absolutely fantastico, Bravo!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great experience! Great service! Will definitely be back soon! The food was delicious!Thank you!

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

We loved the extensive ceviche menu and extensive sangria menu. A tasty meal in a mellow space. I’ll go back.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

We love this place. I had been craving their popcorn shrimp with that fabulous sweet & spicy sauce for a month. It was better than ever! Succulent shrimp, awesome breading, cooked to perfection.....crispy on the outside but tender & juicy shrimps. I swooned with every bite. Nice portion too. Everyone loves their sangria but the food is not notch!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This is right across 81st street from the American Museum of Natural History, so an early dinner is pretty easy. They were out of my first two beer choices, but the wine list, while not extensive had a very good selection of reasonably priced nice wines. Slight service mishap, the waiter didn't put in our (split) appetizer (but didn't bill us for it either). Turns out that was OK because the portions were pretty big.

Both my wife and I got the Red Snapper special, which was very good. Flavorful, but not spicy, the fish had a bit of crisp on the outside and was tender moist on the inside - basically perfect. The topper was that the rice dish the snapper was served over was delicious enough for a separate meal. Walking past the kitchen presented an array of really nice looking dishes. This is on our list for a return visit. Value was pretty good too.

Overall, delightful.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This restaurant is definitely a hidden gem. From beginning to end it was great. Hostess was very friendly. All three gentlemen who came to our table were also very friendly and professional. One of the gentlemen even gave us some recommendation which was super helpful because the menu is full of amazing dishes. Drinks were perfectly made and the food left me and my family so satisfied and wanting to come back to try other dishes. The pictures of dishes online are exactly what you get and food taste amazing. Music was also very nice and perfect for conversation. Perfect for family dinners or a romantic night out. 5 stars!

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