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.
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.
Excellent service and delicious food with the best margaritas.
Always solid! Great food, vibe, music, and all the folks that work there are the nicest.
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.
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.
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.
Always a pleasure and always delicious. Brought family from London and they really loved it as well. Marvilloso
The descriptions of the food sounded exciting and flavorful. But the reality was pretty bland.
The queso was one of the best things I’ve ever eaten
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...
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.
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
We had a delicious meal and all the servers were so friendly and attentive! Definitely need to come back soon :)
Very quick service!
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!
Warm and welcoming. The atmosphere was friendly, including both families and dates.
a welcome surprise - innovative Mexican with an Asian cast. Tasty flatbread, good overall and wonderful service.
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.
Love Alta Calidad! Their bottomless brunch is incredible, food and ambiance is great. Love this Brooklyn neighborhood spot.
Just a great little place with amazing Mexican food. A gem.
Consistently very good food and service. One of my favorites.
Very nice food and atmosphere
Sooooo delicious and inventive! The chickpea roasts dad and yuca tots were outrageously good!
had a very disappointing experience. Drinks were great, service was great, but the food was terrible.
The steak tacos were incredibly dry and under-seasoned. The tempura shrimp tacos were not flavorful either and almost burnt. Plus we were charged $7 for still water???
I have had good experiences previously at Alta Calidad, but the friend I brought with me had never been - and for the cost of our bill she was very disappointed in the quality and I was embarrassed! This can no longer be a go to spot for me.
Perfect place to eat when you want to intro someone to excellent brooklyn cuisine
Great food and service! Loved it
Great music playing
The food was very good but came so quickly that I should have been suspicious. We two were literally starting to be hustled out of our table after we had been there just over an hour— and there was no one waiting for it table We had two drinks and didn’t want to be rushed. We rebuffed the pressure as long as we could, but it was relentless and crude In fact, I had noted on the reservation that it was a birthday, so thought that might have given us a breather — but no. This restaurant has good food and a nice ambience overall, but the manager is an awkward mistake on the staff.
Such a hidden gem in Prospect Heights. Food and drinks (loved the El Jardin) were delicious... when we arrived it was still Happy Hour, so a great value as well. Portions were a good size, ordered 3 dishes plus guacamole for two people and it was more than enough. Will definitely be returning.
Had a wonderful dinner with my parents at 9:15 pm on a Monday. Food was good, service was better, margaritas were strong. Will definitely be coming back!
The food was solid and the service was excellent. The portions are small for price but with the exception of one side dish, the food was very good. This was our second time dining here and we will definitely return.
Great service and food. It's a small place so the noise level could be high.
This is a perfect contemporary Mexican cuisine place. I don't like Mexican food, but this food is an exception!
Came here before a concert at Barclays Center. The staff was very kind as we drove in from CT and hit a lot of traffic, but they accommodated our reservation still. Was able to find street parking on a Saturday night and then drove closer to the venue.
The food here is awesome and the bartender and staff only make it more enjoyable.
Highly recommend: queso fundido simple with their own hand made tortillas to start. We had their special for the evening and also ordered off the menu: pumpkin blossom quesadilla and octopus.
Will definitely return and recommend to others.
Great night w/ 4 friends - place had a good vibe - delicious dinner w/ cocktails + music = great Friday night without going out out
I really enjoyed this place when it first opened. This last visit was disappointing. I understand that restaurants are busy on Friday nights, but I really cannot stand when I feel like I am being rushed every step of my meal and it is clear that they are trying to turn the tables. I get it. You have reservations and seats need to clear at certain times. But, maybe, kindly let your guest know that when they sit down or make their reservation. Instead, of rushing your guests through their meal and right after they order a glass of wine saying, "We need this spot in 15 minutes." The food is good, but it isn't so great that I'll miss not going back.
Alta Calidad is a lovely, cozy option for a dinner date or a night out with friends. I loved the tapas-style approach to the menu; we shared a number of dishes and everything was flavorful and creative. I will definitely be back, and am looking forward to exploring more of the menu then!
I know perfect Mexican food and I can say that everything I ate was perfectly prepared and presented! The steak tacos are spectacular!
Love coming here for brunch! Great bottomless deal with food that is consistently good every time we come. We had a larger party and were seated right away and had great service throughout our meal. Highly recommend!