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Calle Ocho

4.2
4.2
3686 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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, South American, Latin / Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 873-5025

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Giovanny Ventura

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    Pre-Fixe Menu Available. Please contact the restaurant for additional information.

  • Private party contact

    Melinda Anglero / Joe Del Monte: (212) 873-5025

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Cross street

    Between 105 and 106

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    1 at 103rd Street and Broadway

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,686 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. C

    Chancer79

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Food was decent - probably won’t go back but overall we had a good time.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    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.
  3. I

    Iluvfood

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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.
  4. MR

    MarvinR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  5. M

    Maria

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were terrific. We’ll be back again soon
  6. KG

    KGUWS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 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!
  7. TS

    TripleS

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible Staff and most amazing tasty dishes, this restaurant Rocks!
  8. LO

    LOVE2DINE

    New York Area

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service. Wonderful garden for outdoor dining.
  9. S

    Solera

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    4.0

    54 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.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    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.
  11. HN

    HfromNJ

    Montreal

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Was great. Both good and service were amazing.
  12. MD

    MabelD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    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 !!
  13. r

    ryan

    New England

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 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.
  14. F

    Friends

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    #teamvirgo birthday
  15. w

    wowowendy

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and drinks - Delicious! We'll be going back. It's a new favorite!
  16. PW

    PhiW

    New York Area

    114 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    114 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.
  17. J

    Jenn

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 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.
  18. ED

    ElizabethD

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 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.
  19. CL

    CarolineL

    1 review

    4.0

    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.
  20. g

    grg07

    London

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was great to be back there. Always a fun place to eat and drink.
  21. b

    bobd

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    3.0

    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.
  22. RQ

    RiriQueen

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 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
  23. CB

    CarolB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food on restaurant week menu good choices. Garden setting is great. Friendly service.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 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.
  25. P

    Paco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time celebrating my husband’s birthday!!
  26. NY

    loveNYC

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Back garden setting is lovely!!
  27. K

    Kittlemethis

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The back patio is fabulous. It’s almost like being on vacation.
  28. u

    uwseats

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 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
  29. NY

    NYSeto

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    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.
  30. BP

    BriP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. The staff was friendly and attentive.
  31. KD

    KeyaD

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  32. JM

    JohnM

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a party of three for my cousin’s birthday.
  33. LN

    LoveNYCdiningVivaForever

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    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.
  34. PE

    PedroE

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Been there several times for dinner or drinks. Always enjoy myself. Food is good also drinks.
  35. JE

    JEA14

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 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.
  36. B

    Brianna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was by far the best I’ve had in the city. Everyone was so nice and the food was amazing.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious! I highly recommend this restaurant! Will definitely be back!
  38. w

    walter77

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Calle Ocho's move to uptown is a success. A great summer hang
  39. BB

    BizzyBea

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    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.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Slightly pricey but it is Jersey city

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Calle Ocho offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 873-5025.

Calle Ocho is rated 4.2 stars by 3686 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 105 and 106

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, South American, Latin / Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    1 at 103rd Street and Broadway

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Giovanny Ventura

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 873-5025

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    Pre-Fixe Menu Available. Please contact the restaurant for additional information.

  • Private party contact

    Melinda Anglero / Joe Del Monte: (212) 873-5025

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