Alta Calidad

4.8
220 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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vipmivers
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!

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LindsayB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First dinner date since February 2020! Tacos, queso, drinks and Brussels were delicious.

SJ
StaceyJH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for Brunch! I would highly recommend it.

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YvetteB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Service wasn’t that great this time around. I’ve been in the past and never had a problem. Hopefully it was just an off day for them.

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vipNeighborhoodGem
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really great spot in Prospect heights. The taco platter (12 tacos) is the way to go! The drinks are great but a tad pricey. Our server was really great and super attentive. Will definitely be back.

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ChrisC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food excellent service.

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vipPsdiva6
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Outstanding!

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Kathleen
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was perfect for our date night! The food was so delicious, the cocktails were delicious, the wait staff were covid-responsible and so nice, and the price was very reasonable for the quality. Loved this place and will definitely make it a regular.

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BethG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Alta Calidad and I’ll definitely be coming back. Cozy yet sophisticated atmosphere, and solid health procedures in place. The food was flavorful, fresh, and very well priced! Our server went above and beyond to make our experience special and made great recommendations. Cannot say enough wonderful things about this place and their staff!

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HaleyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful small place with lovely service and the food is tasty and exciting

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect just perfect

JC
vipJacquelineC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't wait to return! We loved Alta Calidad. The food was outstanding. Everything was so fresh and tasty - we had guacamole, shrimp tacos, beef tacos, and the tres leches cake. Everything was incredible! We will be back. The margaritas were excellent, too. And the 'real deal' - not sweet and syrupy at all, but delicious!

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BrookeT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food - Brussels sprouts, guacamole, fish tacos, pumpkin blossom quesadilla and tres leches cake - all excellent!

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vipDDpickles
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food not as good as usual. Fish tacos were dry and food didn’t come out hot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food - quality, authentic Mexican food (coming from a Mexican). Great value and service!

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ac67
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant. Nice vibe. Wait staff, bartenders and hostesses are all great. IThey’re 2 for 2 with me, so far, with fine dining experiences.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Really wanted to love this place but the food was mediocre at best, the service was terrible, the tables was very small and music very loud. I would not go back unfortunately.

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sybarite71
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent drinks and food in a fairly quiet small space. Great twists on traditional Mexican food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience5

We made a reservation to eat here before we went to a concert. We felt very rushed by the staff. We had originally requested a high top table, thinking we would be sitting across from each other. Instead we were sitting next to each other looking out the window. I asked to switch to a table, however the staff was not able to accommodate us since they said they had tables reserved because of the concert, however there was other high top tables available not looking out the window. I was still eating my food when the waitress came over twice to ask me if I’m done or if we want to order dessert. Instead I ordered another margarita. I understand that it can become busy because of a concert going on, but it made the experience very unenjoyable because it felt like they were kicking us out, meanwhile I had a reservation and we were only there for about an hour.

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RalphieBoy
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dinner was delicious, the Roti was probably the highlight. Margaritas also excellent but end of the night mezcal was undoubtedly the highlight. Only complaint was vegan options were limited.

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

Excellent service and delicious food with the best margaritas.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always solid! Great food, vibe, music, and all the folks that work there are the nicest.

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vipAlexN
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Even with a reservation at 2:15pm, we made a mistake going at this hour on a Saturday. I've been to Alta Calidad a million times and I've never seen it that busy. We weren't seated until 2:45ish. I could tell they felt bad, but it was a zoo. I highly recommend this place, but choose your time wisely.

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StuartG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

No place to hand a jacket. Extra 50 cents for each chip with appetizer, miserly feel. Most unhappy, unsmiling staff- glum, tired, just lost their dog look. Please increase the meds.

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StephanieS
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Perhaps its better for dinner but we were underwhelmed by what was overcooked, seemingly reheated meat with eggs cooked onto it and unexciting flavour profiles in general.

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Bethanee
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a pleasure and always delicious. Brought family from London and they really loved it as well. Marvilloso

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verat
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The descriptions of the food sounded exciting and flavorful. But the reality was pretty bland.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The queso was one of the best things I’ve ever eaten

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Margaritas were delicious. Food for 2 should be capped at 4 dishes because at 5 I was super full. For the record, we ordered 6 dishes and that was just too much DELICIOUS FOOD...

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Bethanee
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had so many amazing dishes. Ceviche, steak tacos, calamari, but the absolute best was al pastor. So good we ordered it twice.
You won’t forget the al pastor.
If you don’t know, now you know.

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Jessica2
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Wrong combination of flavours, hurried up service, not even the time to finish the starter that the following dish was already on the table. Definitely overpriced

KH
vipKatyH
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal and all the servers were so friendly and attentive! Definitely need to come back soon :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quick service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I say quiet because I was there for an early lunch; I imagine it could be fast noisier when the restaurant is full.
The food was simple, delicious, and very Mexican. It was hard to decide what to order, it all looked so good!
The service was friendly, proper, and attentive, without being cloying.
This was me first visit and I look forward to my next!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm and welcoming. The atmosphere was friendly, including both families and dates.

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vipPsychw
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

a welcome surprise - innovative Mexican with an Asian cast. Tasty flatbread, good overall and wonderful service.

HH
HeatherH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We had a late flight in and were pleased that they were open late and we made a reservation for 10:15. It's a small plates focused menu so we ordered a few drinks and a few things right away and were going to order more, but the waiter said the kitchen was closed. My husband said, "I wish you had told us about that." We are very used to restaurants saying the kitchen is about to close last call or inform you when you order, but to not say anything at all is just not good customer service. The waiter said he was sorry, but he was inattentive and checked out the whole night and I don't think he really cared. I think he just wanted to go home. As for the drinks and food....The drinks were good and the food only so so. I recently visited Mexico and am a Californian so I admit my standards are high, but Alta Calidad didn't come close to meeting them. We left hungry, annoyed, and underwhelmed.

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Blu816305
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Alta Calidad! Their bottomless brunch is incredible, food and ambiance is great. Love this Brooklyn neighborhood spot.

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You can order delivery directly from Alta Calidad using the Order Online button. Alta Calidad also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Alta Calidad is rated 4.8 stars by 220 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.