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Alta Calidad, Brooklyn, NY

Alta Calidad

4.7
4.7
333 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 was recently awarded an NYC 2018 Michelin Bib Gourmand.

We encourage you to secure indoor seating now by booking your reservation. Alta Calidad does not take reservations for its outdoor seating, instead it is offered on a first-come basis. We respectfully request that guests do not make a reservation indoors, if their intent is to dine outdoors. Thank you and we look forward to hosting you!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 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.

  • Neighborhood

    Prospect Heights

  • Cross street

    Corner of 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, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 333 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Brooklyn

    Most Booked

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  1. SW

    ShirishW

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Nothing spectacular… at all. The ACs were also not working on a hot day.
  2. EG

    EvanG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Reservation was available 48 hours out for peak dinner, food was delicious and surprising. Service was excellent.
  3. RP

    RPLLuv

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    You won't regret the taco platter and spicy margarita!
  4. c

    cynthiaa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Decent food but ridiculously overpriced. The service was mediocre at best.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super nice staff. Great outside area for open streets people watching. Food was incredible. Can’t wait to come back!
  6. M

    Malia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    True to its name - high quality. Always a delicious meal and excellent service!
  7. QC

    QuiltCat

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious tacos served quickly. Fish tacos were outstandingly seasoned.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just the absolute best, always. The elevated neighborhood joint. Crafted, creative Mexican with hints of other cuisines, never fails to impress. We always bring out of towners to this place and they are wowed. Favorites are the steak or brisket tacos, the octopus and pork belly, the corn, Fish tacos, queso fundido, guac… everything is good. Brunch, too - outstanding. Get the steak breakfast tacos.
  9. f

    foodie

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Was recommended to Alta Calidad by a friend &amp; thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was very fresh &amp; everything made in house. We had guacamole, roasted fish tacos, brisket tacos, Mexican corn &amp; grilled asparagus, all excellent. The margaritas were great. Looking forward to going back &amp; trying the rest of the menu!
  10. BC

    BenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Really good food, great drinks and friendly staff!!!
  11. RG

    RoshiG

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Creative use of unexpected ingredients. Friendly staff.
  12. BA

    BrianA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, refreshing cocktails, and superb service
  13. PP

    PaulP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alta calidad is a neighborhood gem. The energy is perfect for a date or a dinner with friends. It is high quality food in a comfortable, unpretentious atmosphere. I come back time and again. Make sure to save room for their deserts!
  14. RL

    RL13

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Mexican food. Tacos are top notch. Definitely recommend the queso and don’t forget to ask what the frozen drink of the day is!
  15. J

    Justin

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great staff. we went for brunch and really enjoyed it.
  16. AM

    AngM

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood place. Highly recommend in Brooklyn.
  17. FC

    FabrizioC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great atmosphere, what more can you ask for?
  18. RT

    RacyTracy

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely and delicious birthday luncheon - chicken tacos and margaritas were top rate!
  19. KL

    KatL

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was such a good place to get food and a drink! I am vegan, my friend is pregnant, and we were both able to find exactly what we wanted on the menu. My cocktail and pea shoot tacos were phenomenal!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great taco platter and margaritas- wonderful tres leches dessert
  21. BR

    BRBK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious tacos and great cocktails. Great service too.
  22. W

    William

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Definitely disappointed. Even for New York City, the prices at this small Prospect Heights / Boerum Hill restaurant are astronomically high for what you get. Between $14 and $17 for two tacos, $18 for chips, salsa, and guacamole - not to mention the $15 cocktails that are present at these Instagram restaurants. If you’re looking to spend $70 on very mediocre lunch, then this is your place.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently delicious
  24. SL

    StephaneL

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    You need to hire more waiters. The poor staff was overworked and could not handle properly the customers who were there.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and the restaurant has such a nice atmosphere. The staff were very friendly and fast.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was great, food was wonderful with the exception of the shrimp tacos. Not as expected, possibly burned?
  27. B

    Brandon

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drink in a great location. Highly recommend.
  28. CB

    CaterinaB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is delicious! A little bit pricey but totally worth it. Excellent service as well.
  29. e

    ejanszk

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Always a delicious meal at Alta Calidad - I especially love the fish tacos and brussel sprouts. Wish it was a little quieter in there, and it is pretty expensive, but very yummy!
  30. A

    Amanda

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    super friendly bartenders, tasty drinks and delicious food
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding brunch and excellent service for our table that included two v small kids. Really good experience all round. Thank you
  32. D

    Dominick

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Alta Calidad was high on my list of restaurants to try and I was excited to give it a go with my girlfriend last week. We got a couple of drinks and some small plates to start. We actually arrived earlier than our reservation too and they were able to accommodate us, which was nice! But at one point, we spilled one of our drinks and our server didn't really seem to care. She came by and we told her what happened and she just kind of grabbed a couple of napkins from off the plates of two empty seats next to us and then walked away. That kind of sucked, because it was totally an accident that we spilled the drink and a simple "I'm sorry, can I get you another one?" would have gone a long way. Maybe it was no fault of her own, she seemed to also be the only server working in the space caring for guests at the bar, seated at the tables, and then the outdoor seating as well. On the bright side, the food was really great and the drinks were also really great. We got the Yuca Tots to start and I def recommend them. I would probably go back, but we ended up leaving early feeling a bit bummed and disappointed.
  33. NM

    NikiM

    Jacksonville

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Hostess was not at all friendly, she almost abrasive. Food was good, server was friendly.
  34. RM

    ReggieM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food and great cocktails. We will be back!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service!
  36. P

    Patrick

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It was nice
  37. IV

    IrenaV

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was so delicious and creatively prepared. We were 5 and all loved it. The margaritas were divine that even though it was lunchtime we all had seconds. Great service too!
  38. a

    amyanded2003

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Neighborhood favorite. Never disappoints. Delicious food in a fun, attractive atmosphere.
  39. C

    Carol

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it here, so happy brunch roti is back and very impressed by the hamberguesa
  40. N

    Nina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This dining experience almost convinced me to move to NY. Enough said!

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

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

Alta Calidad is rated 4.7 stars by 333 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


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Alta Calidad

552 Vanderbilt Ave Brooklyn, NY 11238

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Corner of Dean Street

  • Neighborhood

    Prospect Heights

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • 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, 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.

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