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Dulce Vida Latin Bistro

4.5
4.5
102 Reviews
$31 to $50
Latin American
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, Colombian, Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 10:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 535-2424

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women

  • Private party facilities

    We have 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. Please contact us for more information about reserving our private dining room!

  • Private party contact

    Our Private Event Coordinator: (212) 535-2424

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    Between 1st & 2nd Ave

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 102 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. GN

    GlennN

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed the food. We found the portions small for the price. We were indignant with their policy of adding 18% service charge to the bill in addition to suggesting an 18% tip. Foreign visitors without knowing would fall into this trap.
  2. SC

    SarahC

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best for brunch EVER!
  3. C

    Carms

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Delicious food but would look to warm up the place with some mood lighting at night.
  4. JW

    JamW

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful Latin restaurant
  5. JH

    JacquesH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food Had a sense of home made delicious food Great service
  6. SC

    SarahC

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down the best for brunch on the UES - a staple
  7. RD

    RDW0

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing food and excellent for celiac disease / anyone with gluten allergy
  8. L

    Lauren

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great little gem on the upper East side. Service was excellent, drinks were delicious as was the food. Will be back again!
  9. JG

    JulieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommended for a restaurant close to NYC Museum Mile
  10. c

    claudiar

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2020

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    unfortunately the food was not good. the photos are not the same as reality
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Manager n staff as friendly and great atmosphere loved it
  12. G

    Girllovesherfood

    New York Area

    163 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    163 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Food is very good but ambience is sad. Outdoor part is really lame. If it was nicer space I’d come back. Felt half done. But again food was good. Great takeout.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Great price. We ordered the beef and chicken empanadas and ropa vieja. All food was delicious
  14. S

    Swanbaby

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great sport. Great service. Authentic cuisine
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff and amazing food! One of my favorite restaurants in UES (and probably in all of Manhattan too).
  16. AM

    AMNY

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Service was great, lovely wait staff. The food was tasty and the drinks delicious!
  17. LM

    LiziM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was really good and tasty!!!We enjoyed the pork and cheese empanadas with salsa picante. We had the cazuela and the beans were fabulous. Our entire experience was very good.
  18. L

    Lola

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Colombian food! Their entrees are the bomb and their empanadas are to die for. Their drinks were excellent. This was our first time their and we plan to return.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    74 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    The inattentive waitress lacked experience, which was reflected in the service. The Ropa Vieja was very good but the plantains served with it were lukewarm. I only ordered that main course.
  20. MS

    MarcS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    4 of us went, and everything we ordered was authentic and incredibly delicious!
  21. RA

    RichardA

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My grown children and I celebrated my wife's birthday, and we had a great time. Everyone's dishes were excellent (the arepas were delicious), as were the drinks. Service was very good; the staff is very friendly and attentive. This is a great little place in our neighborhood!
  22. IC

    IvyC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I ordered the sancocho with white rice and avocado, comfort food for a Latina. The Dulce Con Leche pastelitos are to die for.
  23. k

    kiki

    New York Area

    59 reviews

    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome experience for those who have to eat gluten free! Everything was safe and so delish! Really nice staff as well. Gonna be a regular here 😁
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great find on the upper east side with a Colombian derived menu paired with unique flavors and great presentation.
  25. Y

    Yumyum75

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Place is nice. Food was good. The only issue was that my steak was not hot it was warm. I like my steak hot. Other than that-good place.
  26. k

    katherineh

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Colombian food - best in the city. I highly recommend the Bandeja Paisa and the Soncocho!
  27. DC

    DCdiner

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely, intimate Colombian restaurant on the Manhattan’s East Side. We ate a delicious late lunch including tops vieja & arroz con pollo. Guacamole was quite tasty & the chips were crisp and fresh. Only downside on the food were the sweet plantains, which were cold and hard. Service was great & music was nice.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food
  29. ES

    EricS

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and very friendly staff
  30. JH

    JillHum31

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  31. SC

    SarahC

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 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!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible. Love how they’ve redone the restaurant space. Will come back!
  34. RA

    RafA

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dulce Vida is our weekend brunch go to! The food is amazing!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 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
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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!
  37. JG

    JuanG

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great Service and overall environment at the restaurant. A little expensive for the dishes.
  38. SS

    StevenS

    New York Area

    108 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    108 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.
  39. FR

    FlorenciaR

    1 review

    4.0

    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!
  40. MM

    MarkM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The food is decent, the people who own it are very nice.

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
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Dulce Vida Latin Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Dulce Vida Latin Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 535-2424.

Dulce Vida Latin Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 102 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 2 times today
Google Map for Dulce Vida Latin Bistro

309 E 83rd St, New York, NY 10028

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 1st & 2nd Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 10:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, Colombian, Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women

  • Additional

    Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (212) 535-2424

  • Private party facilities

    We have 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. Please contact us for more information about reserving our private dining room!

  • Private party contact

    Our Private Event Coordinator: (212) 535-2424

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