Calle Ocho

4.6
3975 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 3975 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipgrg07
London
61 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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RiriQueen
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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
15 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
22 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.

JM
JohnM
New York Area
29 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
39 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
6 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
15 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 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
23 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.

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YasminJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calle Ocho always exceeded my expectations. The ambience was perfect, and the food exceptional. I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This was our first time back since the pandemic. The outdoor seating in the back garden was great as were the cocktails 🍹 The food was very bland though & the menu was pretty limited. No hot sauce or condiments on the table. As it’s close by, we may try it again at some point in the future - maybe it was a really off-night.

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David
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great and pleasant dining experience at Calle Ocho!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing experience and food. Will definitely be coming back!!

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DeeG
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Calle Ocho moved from the hotel on 72nd st to 105th St. I don't necessarily like this location (both the area and the layout of the restaurant) but the service is the same great quality. The quality of the sangrias have gone way down since I used to go to the other location. It tastes like really cheap wine. If you're going for the brunch, I wouldn't recommend it but overall would recommend the food.

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JeffP90
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the perfect place for any setting it’s not too noisy, i felt comfortable enough to sit inside, the backyard is heated , the food as always was Amazing! The sangria is always a hit!

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AndreyE
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Drinks and food are amazing! Thanks

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Justin
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calle ocho has always been a go-to spot for my husband and me!

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GregK
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely sangria brunch, delicious food, tremendous and friendly service. The back garden is quite perfect, especially in the current climate.

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MKMK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate outside in the garden which has heat lamps. It was wonderful, even in cold weather. The food was delicious too!

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vipBetsy
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outstanding cuisine. Inventive and creative and well-executed. Very attentive service. Generous portions could be shared around the table. Warm outdoor heating lamps. Thoroughly appreciated our dinner.

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vipM10S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely backyard. Good food, nice sangria variety. Excellent service! I highly recommend this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Horrible experience. Would not return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Alberto made the entire brunch an absolute joy. He suggested the best drinks and food, and was so much fun. Can’t wait to go again!

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Sydney
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Everything was lovely, there was a bit of a wait each time my party wanted sangria refills, but that’s honestly it.

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vipFoodie23
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibes, food & service!!!

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vipTadej
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant's staff as well as the food, despite the pandemic, are very much on point. Thank you for a great night out.

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vipIluvfood
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here several times and it has become a new favorite. Calle Ocho has delicious food and incredible service (special shout out to Lily - our amazing waitress). We ordered the arepas (addicted), guacamole (a must), calamari (yummy) two shrimp dishes (oh my goodness) and the ribs for an entree (my friend licked his fingers all night). Everything was excellent! We saved room for the churros and it was the perfect end to our meal. I highly recommend this restaurant!

FAQs

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

Calle Ocho is rated 4.6 stars by 3975 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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