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Calle Ocho

45 W. 81st Street, New York City, NY 10024-5130 (Manhattan)
(212) 873-5025
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Ranked #495 of 11,599 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $80
Cuisines: Latin, Seafood, South American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between Columbus and Central Park West
Transit: 1 at 79th Street and Broadway and B & C at 81st Street and Central Park West.
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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Great atmosphere, friendly bar tenders who make great cocktails and seriously brilliant Sangria, which if you are not carefully will torture you the next day. The food Cuban, spicy and very delicious. They have a black bean dip that looks awful but tastes amazing. Their tasting plate is a really good cross section of the menu and is hearty. Very... More

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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was in our hotel so after 2 tiring days walking around we decided to eat in & had an amazingly good meal. A lot of new things we hadn't tried before served by friendly staff, washed down by wonderful Mojitos which on a Monday night are a mere $5 apiece, a bargain! Definitely go if you're in the... More

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New York City, New York
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144 reviews 144 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great location just off central park, across the street from the natural history museum. It's in the bottom of a hotel - the look & feel is quite dated. Service is efficient but without any warmth - on the evening we went, the men's room had neither toilet paper nor soap - which for a saturday night is pretty poor.... More

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We came here on our second night in New York and the food was incredible and the service was too. I had grilled cod, and I can tell you it was the best I have ever had. This place really took us by surprise and was always asking how everything was and filling us our glasses. This place made our... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The food here is gorgeous. Priced at about mid range I think. The Sangria tho is really awesome. You must try it! We had a few to many, just to make sure we really liked it. We did but our heads didn't next day. Great place!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This place is good the attention was on point the price was expensive the food was good but needs improvement I think you should be able to pick any side order you want and not what is set on the menu I think the old calle Ocho food was much better I th

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San Diego, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Nice drinks and appetizers. definitely a place you want to check out with friends after work. the area/environment is nice and cozy.

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Granville, Massachusetts
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64 reviews 64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

You enter the restaurant through the hotel but don't let that discourage you. The sangrias were good and the menu had a good variety to offer. I tried the Cuban Skirt Steak, Latin Pork Fried Rice, Fried Egg, Avocado and it was very tasty. I was a bit late so I missed the appetizers, but my colleagues seemed happy. I... More

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nyc
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I wish I could dine here daily! Fro the bar to the décor and the food are all top quality. I've been here about 4 times and although its pricey its worth every penny..

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I come here sometimes after work. Monday night is happy hour all day. $6 mojitos. Try the fried calamari with honey sauce, delicious. I usually like to sit at the bar. Its a good size bar and there's couches for lounging. They have four different sangrias very tasty. I highly recommend its a cute bar to grab a drink, food... More

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