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“Watch Out for the Sangria!”
Review of Calle Ocho

Calle Ocho
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Ranked #877 of 13,633 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $80
Cuisines: Latin, Spanish, Cuban
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Upper West Side
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.
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Watch Out for the Sangria!”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

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 good value for money.

Visited May 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Loved this place!”
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 area, you won't be disappointed

Visited June 2014
Thank Lesley T
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New York City, New York
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332 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Great location, average food”
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. Food was. The ceviche was mainly "filler" rather than seafood, empanada was ok, the Octopus was good and the shrimp were decent. Dessert was very pedestrian. Prices are higher than what the food qould suggest but I guess you're paying for location.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Oliver J
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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Outstanding food”
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 night with their food and service I would recommend anyone this place if you are wanting great food and excellent service. When we return to New York we will be back!!!

Visited June 2014
Thank Ebony C
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Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Sangria Awesome but Deadly”
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!

Visited May 2014
Thank Jasmine P
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