Dulce Vida Latin Bistro

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74 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Latin American

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We have revamped our menu and completely remodeled our restaurant to make the dining experience even better. We are still serving the best Colombian cuisine in New York City along with some new Latin-inspired dishes.
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Happy Hour Lunch

Enjoy $7 cocktails and Wine
12:30 PM - 6:00 PM Monday - Friday
Ask your server for Happy Hour Menu

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 28, 2019

Ends: January 29, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:30PM-6:00PM

What 74 People Are Saying
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ES
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and very friendly staff

JH
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our go-to place when we visit the City. The food is delicious and the service is quick yet personable.
Favorites include the arepas (yellow corn) and the arroz con gambas. The Ropa vieja was also tender and flavorful.

Highly recommend if you’re headed to or from the Zoo or the Met. Great place for a cozy meal of Colombian food.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have spent years trying to find the perfect place for Sunday brunch on the UES. We came across Dulce Vida about 2-months a go and we haven’t missed a Sunday brunch here since! Normally, when I find a restaurant I LOVE, I intentionally don’t write a review because I want to keep it special. However, I’m breaking my rule this time because Dulce Vida is so wonderful that I want them to be here forever. The food, the service, the ambiance — it’s everything you could hope for in a local staple. The brunch (and lunch!) is perfect. I hope whoever reads this will love this place as much as we do and be frequent visitors, so we can all keep Dulce Vida as an UES local to love and cherish for the many years to come!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife’s birthday dinner. She was turning 31. She takes great pride in her Colombian roots and loves a nice quiet dinner with a relaxing atmosphere. Everything about this place was exactly what we was looking for. The food was great. The service was fast and she loved her Sangria. It almost brought tears to her eyes. Highly recommended to those looking for a low-key, up scale Colombian spot to dine in on a date or other special occasions.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible. Love how they’ve redone the restaurant space. Will come back!

RA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dulce Vida is our weekend brunch go to! The food is amazing!

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Nice place. Dark meat chicken was over cooked and dry. CoD was very good. May come back to try some of the more traditional Colombian dishes

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excelente, teníamos antojo de bandeja paisa, arepa y jugo de mango en leche, cumplió con nuestras expectativas! Muy rico todo!

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JG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Service and overall environment at the restaurant. A little expensive for the dishes.

SS
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely and cozy UES restaurant serving Columbian style dishes with extensive Gluten Free option. Be certain to make reservations to ensure a table. Courteous and attentive wait staff.

FR
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Cozy restaurant. Food was delicious and great service. The Sangria was good, not sweet, which I liked but I thought $45 for a pitcher was a bit overpriced. Great menu selection. I would definitely go back!

MM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food is decent, the people who own it are very nice.

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. It’s a very small place but the three double glass doors open d made it feel very quaint. A bit pricey on the drinks.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

This place is extremely small. I was celebrating my birthday and wanted a better ambiance. The food was decent. I wouldn’t go back again.

D
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tiny, quiet hidden gem of a spot! Delicious Latin American dishes with a Colombian flair, a nice wine list, by the glass or bottle and an interesting cocktail and beer menu. We had the ceviche, sweet plantains, and a couple of specials and enjoyed all. On a nice evening, they have the doors open to the sidewalk, cafe style.

A
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food wad delicious! Came here for date-night on a Monday. It was very quiet and the waiters were very attentive. We ordered the ceviche, arepas, a red bean casserole with beef, and the cornish hen. All of the food was very good. I would definitely go back!

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dulce Vida was AMAZING! From the excellent service to the tasty food, everything was phenomenal. Prices are great and so are the food portions. The place is a little small but the experience is fantastic.

OT
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared tostones, the empanadas, arepa ceviche appetizers they were all excellent!!!!! The dishes are nicely presented and the condiments on the table including the guacamole were tasty and diverse, The service was also wonderful.
Our neighbors were complimenting the soups, in particular, the ajiaco.
The place has a new feel and a fresh look. The atmosphere is nice.

EP
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful little bistro with delicious food, great atmosphere, and impeccable service.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My third time there. I'll keep coming back.

R
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dulce Vida has a great staff and amazing food. The Churrasco is a solid choice for either lunch or dinner. The steak is always prepared exactly as I request and the chimichurri sauce completes the dish. We also like to ask for ahi, their spicy sauce, and add a bit of that to any of their dishes -- it makes the food taste even better. The Tostones Cubiertos is delicious and if you're not very hungry, the portion is large enough to have as one meal instead of an appetizer to share. Also, their sangria is potent enough without sacrificing taste. This Latin restaurant is definitely a must-visit if you're in the neighborhood (and even if you're not)!

CT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner was hospitable and attentive to the guest. The staff was friendly. The food was amazing.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, chic space!

EK
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a fantastic and quiet spot, great for a date. loved the food, especially the ceviche and ajiaco.

DM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and delicious. Very attentive staff. Hopefully location will be able to expand one day.

CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and everyone who works there is so nice! We will be back again soon.

L
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cute, homey, small place. Nice staff and good, reasonably priced food.

R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant
I can’t wait to go back!!

IC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very nice atmosphere and great service. went for the Valentine's prefixe and looking forward to coming back for the full menu

SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

All was good. Seems like a neighborhood place. However, be aware that they automatically add in 20% service charge (we were a party of 4). We didn’t realize this, and added another 20%. Since we are out of state, we wrote them a letter about this oversight and left several message, but have yet to hear back from them.

a
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Terrific cozy neighborhood restaurant. Service professional, pleasant. All food flavorful, well-prepared in generous portions. Will be back.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

U
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a nice evening. Good food and good service.

m
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The restaurant is warm and cozy and authentic and nice. Food could have been served hotter but overall it was lovely and yummy

AF
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I love Ropa Vieja and this is why I took my family here. The only mild criticism is the temperature in the restaurant - because it is so cold out (obvi not their fault) when one whole wall is made of glass panels that open, it gets freezing in the half the restaurant. Bring an extra sweater if you go (you should go) in the winter!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came with a Colombian friend who was visiting. He was very excited to see many of the items on the menu. Great food, will definitely be back!

AM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks and food were great!

GW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really good food sangria was exceptional ( no sweet). Very small venue . Close to the Met

CE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is really great. They have a small number of colombian dishes, but all delicious and authentic. The service is low key buy pleasant. It makes me wish I lived in the east side, but for me it is worth going to the other side.