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“Museum Quality Atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Calle Ocho

Calle Ocho
45 W. 81st Street, New York City, NY 10024-5130 (Manhattan)
(212) 873-5025
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Ranked #640 of 11,751 Restaurants in New York City
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.
Closter, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
“Museum Quality Atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

A neighborhood favorite that moved basically across the street from its first location. Did not skip a beat in presenting wonderfully prepared and adventurous Pan-Spanish food from all over their former far flung colonies.

Always delicious, interesting combinations of foods and something you will share with others at the table who need to figure out how this all works.

Visited May 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Ankara, Turkey
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Mexican”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

My daughter reserved in April for Father's Day! The place is really big and still full. Burritos is the only thing i know about Mexican food so we tried other dishes as yucas and green bananas. Tortias burritos pork tenderloin and the others were all very tasty. They serve several kinds of sangria which you can keep drinking till you are drunk!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Whitefish, Montana, Usa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Hotel Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

After getting soaked running through the rain, I was happy to have a meal and drink in a cozy restaurant located in our hotel.

Visited June 2013
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nyc
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219 reviews 219 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit. Terrific Food. Interesting Menu. Nice atmosphere. Challenged service when busy.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Went with friends and had a terrific experience. Super cocktails (I recommend the Uptown Manhattan). Delicious appetizers and entrees. The only blemish was that the place got packed and it seemed to overwhelm the service. We waited over 25 mins for coffee, which never came.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Mediocre brunch, fun atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

The atmosphere inside is a lot of fun. Was booming with energy early on a Saturday morning. Was a little disappointed by the brunch offering, especially after reading how great and inventive the food was here on trip advisor. It's just your traditional fare (with a Cuban sandwich thrown in). The drinks were delicious however.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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