Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. New York City
  4. Brooklyn
  5. Prospect Heights
Alta Calidad, Brooklyn, NY
Award-winning

Alta Calidad

4.7
4.7
416 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Alta Calidad is located in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn where Chef Akhtar Nawab is cooking innovative Mexican cuisine. The Spanish translation of "Alta Calidad" means "high quality" and it's our goal to provide that with every dish that we serve. Our goal is to cook with pride and integrity and have a lot of fun doing it!! We're thrilled to be part of this amazing Brooklyn community and we want each of you to join us and participate in this exciting adventure! Alta Calidad is a Michelin Bib Gourmand award winning restaurant and Certified Minority Owned Business.

We encourage you to secure seating to dine indoors or on our outdoor patio. We look forwarding to hosting you soon!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (718) 622-1111
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Latinx or Hispanic, South Asian/Indian
  • Executive chef
    Chef Akhtar Nawab
  • Catering
    Alta Calidad offers full service off-site catering that ranges from a small gatherings of friends at your apartment to a your corporate breakfast and/or lunch meetings. We service Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens.
  • Private party facilities
    Alta Calidad is available for private events and buy-outs, including baby showers, birthday celebrations, rehearsal dinners and corporate parties.
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Prospect Heights
  • Cross street
    Corner of Vanderbilt Avenue and Dean Street
  • Parking details
    Quick Park Underhil: 105 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
  • Public transit
    2/3 subway trains - Bergen Street station<br />B/Q subway trains - 7th Avenue station<br />2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q, R, W subway trains - Alantic Avenue-Barclays Terminal
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 416 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

416 Reviews
  1. NovaFan

    Philadelphia

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, super friendly service and GREAT margs!! Everything we had was incredibly good and the place overall has a super hip vibe. Highly recommend!!

    Is this helpful?

  2. GabgabHache

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The variety of the menu, mixing different Mexican-inspired flavors wonderfully, plus great service and a chill atmosphere made our evening an exceptional one! Will certainly come back to try all the items in the menu!

    Is this helpful?

  3. Lillian

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Amazing food for great value, but absolutely horrible service. Had to go inside to ask for the check after waitress did not come over for 30 minutes. Then had to go in to pay the check because no one came to collect it. No water refills for the last hour

    Is this helpful?

  4. MarleneS

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been there many times. Always consistently good food. Love the bartender, service very good. Highly recommend.

    Is this helpful?

  5. nick

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    everything was top notch, delicious and made with care. Always order the octopus / pork belly taco!

    Is this helpful?

  6. LizR

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I've been to Alta Calidad several times and the food is always fantastic. For some reason my breakfast burrito - my go-to usual- was a bit too spicy today. Still fantastic, but a little spicier than my preference. My daughter had the steak tacos, which is her favorite. She said they were really delicious. But, I must say that anyone I bring there for brunch has been wowed by the quality and flavor of the food. My favorites are the pancakes, the breakfast burrito, and the chips, guacamole and salsa. My Drinks are tasty, and even the coffee is fantastic. I've never been there for dinner so I can only vouch for the brunch and lunch, which never disappoints!

    Is this helpful?

  7. SpicyNYC

    New York City

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I came here for brunch with a few friends and we sat outside. They have nice seating outside. Their brunch food is great but SPICY. I like spicy food but their green sauce is on everything and is very spicy. So it was hard for us to finish some of our food. It was a bit expensive, but a nice experience.

    Is this helpful?

  8. LynnB

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food, fresh, well prepared. The noise level was noisy, I hate having to shout conversation or have to lean across the table to hear someone.

    Is this helpful?

  9. anthonyv

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Foolishly I thought that Vanderbilt would be noisy with traffic and chose a table inside. WRONG!! The noise level inside was mind numbingly high.

    Is this helpful?

  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Treated like kings and queens by Eric and the gang!

    Is this helpful?

  11. Charlsie

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and drinks. Perfect stop before a show at the Barclays Center!

    Is this helpful?

  12. erikscott

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    solid but a bit heavier than i expected and also a bit pricey

    Is this helpful?

  13. HelenW

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stopped by for a 5o'clock dinner (w/reservation) pre NY Liberty game. Guac and chips and a smoky tomato dip was generous and delicious. Split an order of two of the chicken rosemary tacos and the carne asada tacos. Clean and distinct tastes to each. Couple of drinks - classic margarita and an aqua fresca (watermelon puree deliciousness). Personable staff, quick service. Would def. return.

    Is this helpful?

  14. cmot

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed people-watching outside from the counter-height window seats. Kind staff, delicious food.

    Is this helpful?

  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and they made our kiddo feel extra special on his bday!

    Is this helpful?

  16. amyanded2003

    New York City

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good. Service was a little slow, but servers were polite and attentive. Just that we got our appetizer served before we got our drinks.

    Is this helpful?

  17. MattyJ

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch service and food. Super solid guac, torta was to die for, and all the cocktails were awesome. Really attentive staff. Really a 10/10 experience.

    Is this helpful?

  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Never again will I trust google reviews. Started with the chips and guac+salsa.. salsa was underwhelming.. no spice. Tacos came out, there was a piece of plastic embedded in my husband’s carne asada taco and while the chef came out to apologize, didn’t make up for the shock and disgust. Upon trying both the carne asada tacos and the fish tacos I was both confused as well as frustrated.. this was one of the highest rated taco spots in park slope yet both of their tacos were absolutely disgusting. The carne asada came with BBQ sauce, perhaps to cover up the super meaty flavor of their carne … could get myself to finish even one… the fish tacos were so fishy I was trying to mask it with the abundance of relishes that came with that taco and the fishiness still came through. Lastly, the ambience.. the couple next to us selfishly brought their baby with WHOOPING COUGH to the inside dining portion of the restaurant .. so not only was croup the only thing I heard for an hour straight, i was shocked at how remiss this couple was both for the health of their child and for the people sitting around them. This experience was absolutely abysmal. Someone would have to pay me to ever go back there … the only positive and I mean ONLY POSITIVE is their spicy pineapple marg..

    Is this helpful?

  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to gather with friends. Wonderful drinks and food

    Is this helpful?

  20. DeniseC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great brunch food and drinks. Ordered Chilaquiles and the sauces were amazing. I also ordered a mezcal margarita and was fantastic. Highly recommend.

    Is this helpful?

  21. ThomasR

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It's so nice to leave a restaurant feeling satisfied that your expectations were met the first time you visit. That was my experience at Alta Calidad. I look forward to my second visit.

    Is this helpful?

  22. Kezzler

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place but didn’t love the flavours of our mains

    Is this helpful?

  23. AlexN

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food in an incredible location in brooklyn

    Is this helpful?

  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Awful waitress - she had a terse manner, and a huge attitude. Anything we asked for was a big inconvenience to her based on her reaction. Shame since it was a birthday lunch and meant to be a special one.

    Is this helpful?

  25. JessieB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and nice size portions. Outdoor seating is available.

    Is this helpful?

  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The enthusiasm of the staff, especially the owner, about their process, menu items, especially the balsamic vinegar was infectious. And they sang Happy Birthday with panache!

    Is this helpful?

  27. Galen

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The fish tacos (Mahi-Mahi) were delicious. I’m use to 3 tacos but 2 of these tacos are the perfect amount. The Brussel sprouts were tasty (a tad too sweet for me, but yummy for my wife). And we loved the margarita cocktail. Brittany, our server, was pleasant and took care of us. BIG UPS to the cool QR scan for payment and tip.

    Is this helpful?

  28. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was meh, cute space

    Is this helpful?

  29. MargaretS

    New York City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Before the pandemic, this was one my absolute favorite places in the neighborhood because of its top notch, creative and delicious dishes. No more. I got the maitake tacos, which were downright awful, and the octopus. The octopus was tender, but the dish was otherwise boring. I am sad about the decline of this once great restaurant.

    Is this helpful?

  30. JessicaK

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Solid as always. Love this place. Great food, casual but good service. Relaxed vibe. They were wonderful with us.

    Is this helpful?

  31. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cute restaurant. Really enjoyed the drinks. Great for pre-basketball game date.

    Is this helpful?

  32. ejp3

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    had an issue with getting the food for one of the guests in our party, who waited over 40 minutes, while the rest of us got our food within 10 minutes of ordering, and there was nothing done to address or compensate this scenario. That said, food is great, maybe don't go during prime hours.

    Is this helpful?

  33. Brooklynite

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and lovely service. Tiny table for 3 people. Super noisy.

    Is this helpful?

  34. ChristinaA

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good, but I think quality has gone down a bit.

    Is this helpful?

  35. JulieJ

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food but expensive. Staff were attentive and nice

    Is this helpful?

  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alta Calidad is such a great addition to the neighborhood. The food is excellent. Our guest that evening said it was the best carne asada (tacos) he had ever had! I do think they need to watch their prices. I live in NYC so I am used to it, but given it is a neighborhood place it’s getting a bit too close to special occasion pricing. Especially the drinks.

    Is this helpful?

  37. Jcondo2

    New York City

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and drinks were great. Place is quite loud, though, with a preponderance of bass coming from the speakers. Probably a good idea not to order everything at the same time, too, or all of your food will pretty much all come out at the same time.

    Is this helpful?

  38. PAPITO

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and excellent service A++++

    Is this helpful?

  39. Mauricio

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing!! we went there to celebrate my birthday and we had a great time, the service is very good and we felt really comfortable. Drinks were very good as well.

    Is this helpful?

  40. CarineB

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First trying brunch there , very good except the hostess We arrived a bit late because we could not find parking She had given up our table Told us she didn’t have one for an hour Tried to book again online and found a table for 10 minutes , she clearly didn’t try very hard Everything was great

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Alta Calidad using the Order Online button.

Alta Calidad is rated 4.7 stars by 416 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Alta Calidad

552 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    Corner of Vanderbilt Avenue and Dean Street
  • Neighborhood
    Prospect Heights
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Quick Park Underhil: 105 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
  • Public transit
    2/3 subway trains - Bergen Street stationB/Q subway trains - 7th Avenue station2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q, R, W subway trains - Alantic Avenue-Barclays Terminal
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Latinx or Hispanic, South Asian/Indian
  • Executive chef
    Chef Akhtar Nawab
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (718) 622-1111
  • Catering
    Alta Calidad offers full service off-site catering that ranges from a small gatherings of friends at your apartment to a your corporate breakfast and/or lunch meetings. We service Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens.
  • Private party facilities
    Alta Calidad is available for private events and buy-outs, including baby showers, birthday celebrations, rehearsal dinners and corporate parties.
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo