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Calle Ocho

45 W 81st St, New York City, NY 10024-6025
+1 212-873-5025
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (67 reviews)
“paella” (30 reviews)
“yucca fries” (8 reviews)
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Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
45 W 81st St, New York City, NY 10024-6025
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Staying at the Excelsior and looking for different cuisine, this was the place to go. Fantastic service and excellent food.

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good for group outing. Great appetizers. Main entrees have large portions. Nice location near The Met and Central Park.

Thank colourpop
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit this restaurant frequently and the consistency of the food and service always remains the same. This latest time we had friends from out of town who were actually staying at the hotel the restaurant is in. We shared everything including 2 orders of paella...More

Thank Phyllis K
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Recently visiting for Sunday brunch, the food was very good. Sangria is included, which is great and what I had was delicious. However, I was disappointed that there was not a non-alcoholic version available to chose from. All non-alcoholic beverages are extra, which seems crazy...More

Thank patraveler38
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

A couple of weeks ago, my cousin and I went to Calle Ocho for brunch. This place is always booked weeks and sometimes months in advance, so we were excited to get a table confirmed a few days prior. The two of us were running...More

Thank Makeyourownluck
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Hotel Excelsior - nice location. Fairly quiet (except for obnoxious music that is clearly a must everywhere now), wooden interiors, tranquil atmosphere. Food is very good, on a pricey side. You can skip the sangria - not enough alcohol, but plenty of sugar. For kids....More

Thank symph0
Reviewed June 26, 2018

My daughter, sister, and I enjoyed brunch after walking through Central Park. We loved the bottomless sangrias of several varieties. The food was rich and tasty. Our waiter, Gio, was very attentive and friendly. Great place!

Thank Mary G
Reviewed June 24, 2018

This place is so popular that I had to make a reservation weeks in advance. But in the end the food was kind of bland and unappealing and the sangrias were just ok, nothing special. The dining room was quite loud and dark, so not...More

Thank Hua L
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This was a great find before a show at The Beacon Theater! The ambiance is super cool and the entire staff never stops smiling. I felt like a regular even though it was my first (definitely not last) time there. They have an assortment of...More

Thank Karolyn W
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

Good service, not too loud, very good food. Chicharron were delicious. Guacamole and plantains for the table went fast. Domino cake also good.

Thank AJAX6965
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
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
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $80
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-873-5025
  • E-mail
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