2nd time my husband and I took out of towners here for brunch. Calle Ocho is inside of a hotel on 81st street. Make a reservation if you can, but you can also get here at 11:30 am for a seating at the lounge--same food and service, but in a lounge atmosphere, eating on coffee tables. It's actually just as nice if not better than the dining room and less noisy if that matters. The dining room will get loud--that's what happens when you get unlimited sangria! Crowd is mostly UWS locals. Sangria is solid, food is great. You get a complimentary basket of mini bread and mini muffin goodies with strawberry butter--yum! I've had the vegetarian mushroom paella and the country omelet with goat cheese and mushrooms. The skirt steak with avocado is excellent as is the Ropa Vieja con Huevos (shredded beef in a tomato-ey sweet-ish sauce with a giant fried egg on top that will ooze onto the beef. Really good! Portions are solid--not extravagantly big and not too small--pricing in 1 or 2 sangrias and the bread basket (which many UWS places will charge you extra for), its a great deal. Just make sure you're ok with a loud brunch place.