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Dulce Vida Latin Bistro

11 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin American
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Latin American, Bistro, South American
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Hours of operation
Mon–Wed 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Thu–Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(212) 535-2424
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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!
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Private party contact
Maria Marquez-Hass: (855) 473-1793
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Cross street
Between 82nd & 83
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 11 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Restaurant was friendly and clean but the food looked as if it were sitting in the back kitchen for a while. The food needs to be fresher and the Chicharrón should definitely come out crispier and hotter from the kitchen. You can tell that it was not fresh. The only thing that came out still somewhat hot was the steak. The waitress was awesome so kudos to her!

5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food was delicious!

5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

The service was amazing

4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

This restaurant was a real gem of a place. It was our first time trying it out and we’d definitely go back and are looking forward to another wonderful meal.
The Ceviche was sublime and not to be missed. We also had the Arape which was a cheese stuffed, corn patty accompanied by pico de gallo and guacamole. It was prepared beautifully and served hot and could not have been more delicious. I had the Chiaroscuro cooked perfectly as I ordered and it was served with fried plantains. My fiancé had a red bean and pork belly dish that was traditional Columbian food and we both loved it.

The owner, Maria was extremely warm and welcoming and our server, Sergio was attentive and very pleasant as well.

We’d recommend that one brings a sweater or a wrap as it was a bit on the chilly side at times.

Overall, this place was a quaint and delightful experience in most every way and we’ll be back.

5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Awesome Colombian food at a very convenient location in Manhattan

5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

On our first visit to Dulce Vida, our party of five was impressed with the delicious and authentic Columbian food and the charming and attentive service. We left very full and very happy. I had the arepa and Tostones Cubierto and found them both perfectly cooked and seasoned. Others enjoyed their empanadas and sancocho (chicken soup). The mango salad was superb. Service was attentive and friendly.

3.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Best for lunch and appetizers or light meals.

5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Awesome food and very friendly staff. Definitely make a reservation as its small and fills up quickly!

4.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Our server Sergio was great ! I must say outstanding service. He was friendly and kind, and took well care of my guests. I will definitely keep this restaurant in mind next time I am in New York City. As for food it was great, just a tad too small in portion for myself. I would def recommend giving this spot a try !

Only negative was that the heating wasn't working properly, but if they can fix that next time. 5 stars.

5.0Dined on November 13, 2017

Don’t miss the sancocho (chicken soup)

4.0Dined on November 2, 2017

Tiny and lovely Colombian restaurant tucked into Upper East Side’s Lexington Ave, easy to find and access. Staff, who seemed to be family, were uniformly lovely. Nothing fancy about the food but it was done well, tasted great, and presented nicely. A good spot for a pre-concert meal, which brought us there. Also it was blessedly quiet, nice Colombian beat very much in the background, and no shouting people! That makes it a standout in my book. The place was, throughout, impeccably clean and comfortably appointed.