Calle Ocho

4.7
3969 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. 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.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3969 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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vipBetsy
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable 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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Foodie23
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibes, food & service!!!

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vipTadej
New York Area
5 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!

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Shaffaun
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful time at Calle Ocho with both my sister and boyfriend. The food was great and the sangria is superb. I recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a vibe when I come here. Food is always good and it never disappoints.

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GraceM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Perfect place for brunch + endless sangria!

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verdantvis
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Flavors you don't find anywhere else. Hidden gem 💎

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was amazing! Definitely coming back

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vipLindsay
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calle Ocho has done a really nice job adapting during the pandemic and has heat lamps on the back patio area, so you can still have a nice meal even if it's chilly out.

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Leiana
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The waitress was so nice and the food was great. I will definitely be back soon.

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KBT2
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor patio in the back is great. The service was excellent and the food and drinks were delicious.

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Mimi
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and a friend who drove in from New Jersey had brunch this past weekend. The food was delicious. The complimentary sangria was the icing on the cake. Would definitely go back.

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vipIluvfood
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been a fan of Calle Ocho since it was on Columbus Avenue at 81st street. So excited it has moved uptown! I have been to this location several times - the food is delicious and the staff are outstanding. I must highlight Lilly who has been my waitress on my last couple of visits - she is amazing! My menu favorites are the arepas, camarones and calamari appetizers. For entrees the ropa vieja and salmon are can’t miss.

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keitha
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. We especially appreciated all their covid protocols.

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KathyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, even better service and ambience. Drinks made as requested. Followed social distancing guidelines from the getgo. Just all around great place in all aspects.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great evening, from the moment we got sat, till the moment we left .... our server was great on point ... can’t think of anything in specific .. but in overall it was GREAT!

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StephenH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Even in their new location, Calle Ocho remains the best brunch value in NYC.

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adsUWS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot on the UWS. Was surprised at the prices of the menu but it was pretty good value. Would highly recommend both the Punta Cana sangria and the salmon/mashed potatoes entree. Try to request a seat on the back patio if available - great ambiance and much quieter than the street-side tables.

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vipRick
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

High end Mexican food. Not the traditional food like tacos and burritos. All excellently prepared and delicious. Add on top the menu of Sangrias you have a winning combination! Not to mention the garden seating in the back...

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JeffP90
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The outdoor area in the back is beautiful! The food was AMAZING, and to top it off complimentary sangria. Staff was friendly , proper safety precautions for Covid were followed, I felt very safe. I have no complaints. My experience was perfect!

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celimama29
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service never disappoints. The food, ambiance and drinks are great! Our server, Lily was exceptional. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sever was great! Great value for the food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was great except there were some people on line to the bathroom and leaving the restaurant without masks.

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YetaC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time, the food was delicious, and I enjoyed all of the sangrias.

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MariaUWS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As always, very good experience, even sitting on the street! A friend who had not been to this new location was also pleased. Food is good, and there are ample portions, and drinks and service are excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was great. The only thing I would change is adding more food options.

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Shaffaun
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy Calle Ocho. The new location is nice too. Good to see them uptown.

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EmelyO
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and food had a great time would go again

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vipKaraM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and a great backyard for outdoor seating

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vipcesny
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Calle Ocho since it first opened on Columbus Ave. I have never been disappointed in their decor, food and service. This third and new location is wonderful....a huge garden for distance eating.

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Lopez
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great place and an amazing environment!

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ShantelW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks was delicious

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AnthonyC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Waiter rushed us to order and gave us the wrong drinks multiple times.

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ECar
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT PLACE, GREAT FOOD, GREAT DRINKS AND AN EVEN BETTER SERVICE.

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PatriciaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The back yard garden was a delightful surprise. Nicely decorated with greens to camouflage the buildings. A nice change from street seating in this time of Covid. Food has always been authentic and fresh. Add some live music and it would be even more special!

FAQs

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

Calle Ocho is rated 4.7 stars by 3969 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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