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Calle Ocho

45 W 81st St, New York City, NY 10024-6025
+1 212-873-5025
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (66 reviews)
“paella” (25 reviews)
“vaca frita” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
45 W 81st St, New York City, NY 10024-6025
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1 - 10 of 382 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat here on the first night as it was in our hotel (Excelsior). The steak was excellent cooked very well but I was not very keen on the Yucca fries. The food is Nuevo Latino and may not be to every ones taste.

Thank John C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had dinner here while staying at the Excelsior Hotel (restaurant located inside hotel) Our meals were delicious, service was great and our drinks were very well made. We will definitely go back again

Thank tammiemarie32016
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Starting with a delightful staff, the drinks superb (try the mohito!), the menu choices were outstanding.I can only hope that I will have the opportunity to return again to sample more dishes!Yummmmm....

Thank MSW625
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Calle Ocho is located inside a hotel - not where you would normally expect to get a restaurant of this calible. Serving great Cuban and Puerto Rican food, I am sure it is a neighbourhood favourite. We had the Chef's platter of appetisers including the...More

Thank PatriciaIRL
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Food absolutely delicious word of warning go straight to an entree as portions amazingly large! Sangria choices fantastic & delicious. Definitely recommend this place, staff are welcoming too! Costs are New York prices as to be expected but worth it in my eyes.

Thank Woo68
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Although we were a large group (25-30) the selections, presentation and service were excellent. We two had the calamari frito and jumbo shrimp with avocado salad as appetizers, grilled sea bass and paella as entrees and flan and chocolate cake for dessert. Lovely dinner with...More

Thank Phyllis K
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Calle Ocho is a great spot for those who love Cuban food. The location is inside of a hotel so be mindful of that. When you enter the lobby, make a right after the stairs and the entrance is right there. In terms of decor,...More

Thank Nana B
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

This was my 1st time in N.Y. only here for 4 days and with endless possibilities for dining I had to make my choices very carefully as not to waste my appetite. This place was awesome, great for a dinner date as the atmosphere is...More

Thank Ivan M
Reviewed 3 September 2017

I was there with friends. A very nice room comfortable seating. The menu has many different dishes so everyone was able to find something to their liking. The service was nice and professional. the food was really good. I am looking forward to going back

Thank V B
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Dinner with family. The calamari dominican style and bistec is awesome. Stay away from yuca fries..a little raw.

Thank Thomas N
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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
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downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$80
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 W 81st St, New York City, NY 10024-6025
    (Between Columbus and Central Park West)
  • Public Transportation: 1 at 79th Street and Broadway and B & C at 81st Street and Central Park West.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-873-5025
  • E-mail
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