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Calle Ocho

at the Excelsior Hotel
  • RatingAvg. Dinner Entrée
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    $$$$$18.01 - $25
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  • Latin American, Nuevo Latino
  • 45 W 81st St, New York NY10024 40.783467 -73.974379
  • (Btwn Columbus Ave & CPW)
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  • (212) 873-5025
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User Ratings (Based on 96 reviews)

Food 3.9 Value 3.5
Service 3.9 Atmosphere 4.3

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 873-5025
(212) 873-0216
Take Out Catering Private Parties Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc
Dinner Mon-Thu: 6pm-10:30pm Fri: 6pm-11:30pm Sat: 5pm-11:30pm Sun: 5pm-10pm Brunch Sat-Sun: 12pm-3pm
Brunch, Dinner
Accepts Credit Cards, Catering, Good for Groups, Online Reservations, Private Parties, Take Out, Wheelchair Accessible

User Reviews

  • Calle Ocho

    Posted by Mel on 09/02/2010

    You just GOTTA go!!!

    WOW is really all I can say about this place!! EVERYTHING was superb. The wait staff was super attentive. The decor was gorgeous and the food was to die for. My friend and I decided to try it out since it was part of Restaurant Week and we were not disappointed. My appetizer was goat cheese w/roasted veggies...wonderful. For my entree I had the carnitas dish. The pork was moist and flavorful (my mouth is watering as I think about it!). Even the bread that was brought to us before the meal was fabulous....warm and very tasty. And the spread they provide for the bread was great. It was a great dining experience and I will be back again!! Like I said...you just GOTTA go!

  • Calle Ocho

    Posted by Sui Generis on 07/22/2010

    A Must!

    This was an absolutely enjoyable experience. I went there with a couple of co-workers on a Thursday night and the atmosphere was great! Great ambience, great music! Sangria was delicious and we have the taco platter appetizer with chicken, shrimp, and steak that was enough for the 6 of us to try a little of each! It was hard not to lick the food off the plate. They also have a shrimp appetizer (for one person) that is to DIE for...with these huge shrimp in an onion bowl. YUMMY! I will definitely be going back to this place with my fiance! I hear Fridays and Saturday in the evenings it gets crowded but HEY it is New York and sometimes thats exactly what you are looking for!

  • Calle Ocho

    Posted by jackie on 06/27/2010

    New fav place on the UWS

    This place is all around AMAZING! When you step inside you feel like you're in Miamia. From the long list of different sangrias, to the savory cheese filled dinner rolls. I give this place A++++++. I went here with my boyfriend and aonther couple and we all thoroughly enjoyed everything. We decided to order a few tapas/appetizers and split everything, I think this is a better choice than just ordering an entree because you get to sample all of the good options they have to offer. We all really liked the taco sampler which came with beef, chicken and shrimp. Will definitely be returning here.

  • Calle Ocho

    Posted by SK on 03/31/2010


    I went to this restaurant with my boyfriend on a Tuesday night. We had the lobster appetizer (spicy citrus and cold yumminess!), the hanger steak, and the pork. Both entrees were pretty decent, and the pork was especially tender. The donut dessert with banana ice cream was especially tasty. I also recommend the Spanish Harlem sangria. Service was not super attentive, but we didn't mind too much. The restaurant is beautiful and cool inside, and on a weekday, is relaxed with just enough people and just the right volume of fun music. I imagine that on a weekend, the service is not as good, but this restaurant is definitely worth your while on a weekday!

  • Calle Ocho

    Posted by Loretta on 12/27/2009

    A Cheerful Place

    We love to go to Calle Ocho! It is cheery, the menu is great and the food is always fresh. We love to see everyone smiling!

  • Calle Ocho

    Posted by m.rodriguez on 12/01/2009

    very accomodating to a big party...

    my friends and i have been going to calle 8 for brunch every sunday after thanksgiving for the past two years. our party grew significantly bigger this year (15) and when we called to reserve they told us that they may have to split us into groups of 5! =(. but upon arrival on sunday we were told that they were able to sit us together, in a HUGE beautiful round table in a secluded section of the restaurant. we had a great time!!! thank you to the staff of calle 8!

  • Calle Ocho

    Posted by Lauren on the UWS on 10/29/2009

    Best. Brunch place. Ever. 'Nuff Said.

    I'm a big time bruncher on the weekends and I must say, I've been to a lot of fantastic places and I've been to Calle Ocho at least a half dozen times and I can't help but keep coming back to this place! The latin brunch food is just good, but the all-you-can-drink Sangria is fantastic! And I love the assorted breads they give you at the table. Yumm. It's a great deal for brunch too, especially if you love sangria!

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