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Alta Calidad, Brooklyn, NY

Alta Calidad

4.6
4.6
372 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 19 times today
Experiences are available.

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Options

  • Order online

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

Experiences

  • Celebrate Valentine's Day at Alta Calidad!

    $85.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Come celebrate Valentines Day at Alta Calidad! For a very romantic evening, we are offering a very special 3 course pre fixe menu for $85 (not including tax or gratuity). First Course: Lamb barbacoa tostada, cucumber escabeche, salsa cruda OR Risotto de camarones, lemon crema, guajillo chile Second Course: Sirloin, rutabaga confit, serrano chimichurri OR Black sea bass, lobster mushrooms, artichokes, adobo Third Course: Chocolate tart, caramel, sea salt OR Flan clasico, strawberries, creme fraiche Keep in mind, there will be no regular menu for the evening, so the pre fixe will be required by all guests. A la carte options off the pre fixe menu will be available at the bar. Can't wait to see you there!

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What 372 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Brooklyn

    Great for brunch

  • Brooklyn

    Innovative

  • Brooklyn

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. CW

    CristinaW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! So flavorful from appetizers to desserts!
  2. b

    bruce

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    an overall positive experience: good food, efficient service, quiet and pleasant atmosphere.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sensational, as always
  4. NY

    NYCGirl

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The food and drinks were fine - not bad but not memorable.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Def going back.
  6. EG

    EricG

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A uniquely delicious dinner. So many flavors I'd never experienced brought together for the best meal I had all week during my family trip to NYC!
  7. T

    Tamarak

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went to Alta Calidad yesterday with relatives and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. I had the pea shoot chick pea tacos which were outstanding. We also shared the yucca "tots" and some excellent fresh guacamole. My dinner mates said their tacos were delicious and well and the margaritas were top notch. I had a few glasses of a very lovely Albarino wine and the wait people were attentive and professional. I will definitely go again and I would recommend Alta Calidad to anyone who enjoys delicious food in a beautiful ambient setting.
  8. L

    Lisa

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time, outstanding flavors. Will return again
  9. MS

    MarleneS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cool vibe, friendly bartender excellent food. Would come back and would also recommend to others.
  10. GM

    GMN8

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and music selection, the staff was very attentive, and the ambiance in general was cool and modern
  11. J

    Jaclyn

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was good and the experience was lovely.
  12. SM

    ShamekaM

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had dinner with a girlfriend. The vibe was very chill, the plates are shareable so it’s easy to share everything. Staff was great and attentive. The food was amazing and at a really good price. Highly recommend
  13. D

    Devon

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    We came because of the apparent ratings, but the food was not worth the price. My sissy and I ordered shrimp tacos, as the menu was limited, unlike a normal Mexican restaurant. The tacos were heavily battered and extremely greasy. Not to mention, our plates were messy on top and below, I guess from the cook’s hands. This was definitely a disappointment.
  14. C

    Claire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside on Vanderbilt for brunch on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon. Food was phenomenal and staff was really lovely. Will definitely be back.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Amazing neighborhood restaurant . Good service , Amazing Latin food. Huge thumbs up.
  16. L

    Leftyc

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Spinach queso fundido delicious .Margarita Calidad very good
  17. o

    opentablereview

    New York Area

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently excellent food and service. We will continue to return.
  18. MG

    MarcelaG

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food is always very good and the staff is friendly and helpful.
  19. e

    eatstrawberries

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    100% would return. I reserved outdoor seating and they saved us a table in the covered area on the side street. Great food, delicious drinks, and attentive service.
  20. S

    Sharifap

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    It was a bit loud. Not very intimate, tables are very close together. I had the beef brisket tacos. Food had good flavor. Tacos were a bit soggy. Hubby had the Octopus the rice was overcooked(mushy). Good flavors though. The drink were very good.
  21. DS

    DrSteveB

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High quality small portion offerings Competent and polite staff Best churros we have ever eaten including Madrid Spain Outside seating in comfortable shed Margaritas NOT from a mix, above average
  22. SB

    SamanthaB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and everything was enjoyable. Will go back
  23. DG

    DavidG

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, charming staff. We’ll definitely go back.
  24. DS

    DSBKN

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Great food but service was bad. We were totally forgotten multiple times and I had to hunt down a server.
  25. D

    Diego

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Decent Mexican food that is reasonably priced and a bright cheerful scene in which to enjoy it. They could have a better red wine selection.
  26. JC

    JessicaC

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. Staff is always amazing
  27. D

    Dissapointed

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    It was ok. $18 for guacamole is insane. I got the tempura shrimp tacos and expected tempura batter, but it was that thick batter, not tempura batter. Why call it tempura batter if you're not going to use the tempura batter. It was super hot and super loud. I just didn't think the food and the cost were aligned.
  28. p

    pseawell

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our neighborhood favorite—consistently great food and service —never disappoints.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love Alta Calidad. Fantastic food and great atmosphere any time of day!
  30. R

    Roxy

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    IT was exactly what I needed on a Tuesday night! Elevated but local
  31. D

    David

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Tacos and queen dip were amazing, took a minute to get an order in but they were busy so no biggie. Great place for a casual dinner!
  32. WW

    WarrenW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stopped here for lunch before an event at Barclays. Great food, great service. We loved the outdoor seating.
  33. PK

    PriyankaK

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We used to love it here. Still a great vibe, but the tacos last night were sloppy and over sauced. Used to love their artful tacos. Alas.
  34. CL

    CherylL

    New York Area

    221 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    221 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Wonderfully seasoned dishes perfect for sharing. Delicious desserts, and inventive mixed drinks. Attentive staff
  35. TK

    TanyaK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Super yummy and accommodating about food allergies.
  36. k

    kensetha

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious food. Always great friendly service.
  37. RF

    RobertF

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!!!! Nice to eat outside. Inside too crowded!
  38. MM

    MManning

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Totally delicious meal at Alta Calidad. The tacos, guac, and margs were fab!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there! Food and drinks were amazing! Will be back!
  40. SW

    ShirishW

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

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

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 4.6 stars by 372 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 19 times today
Experiences are available.

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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