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Calle Ocho

$$ - $$$Latin, Spanish,
45 W 81st St, New York City, NY 10024-6025
+1 212-873-5025
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (59 reviews)
“paella” (25 reviews)
“vaca frita” (9 reviews)
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Latin, Spanish, Central American, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
45 W 81st St, New York City, NY 10024-6025
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was expecting a rather bland Tex-Mex based on prior experience with Mexican food in NYC. Wow was I wrong. I very well done menu with a small but great selection of Cuban and other Latin style food ranging from Paella to classic steak and...More

Thank truetray
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We celebrated my husband's 50th birthday here. They were excellent, the party of 21 people was in a semi-private room and we were allowed to order A la carte which was a huge help since about 5 people in our group were vegetarians... they brought...More

Thank eerad
Reviewed 7 December 2017

We eat here on the first night as it was in our hotel (Excelsior). The steak was excellent cooked very well but I was not very keen on the Yucca fries. The food is Nuevo Latino and may not be to every ones taste.

Thank John C
Reviewed 15 November 2017

My husband and I had dinner here while staying at the Excelsior Hotel (restaurant located inside hotel) Our meals were delicious, service was great and our drinks were very well made. We will definitely go back again

Thank tammiemarie32016
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Starting with a delightful staff, the drinks superb (try the mohito!), the menu choices were outstanding.I can only hope that I will have the opportunity to return again to sample more dishes!Yummmmm....

Thank MSW625
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Calle Ocho is located inside a hotel - not where you would normally expect to get a restaurant of this calible. Serving great Cuban and Puerto Rican food, I am sure it is a neighbourhood favourite. We had the Chef's platter of appetisers including the...More

Thank PatriciaIRL
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Food absolutely delicious word of warning go straight to an entree as portions amazingly large! Sangria choices fantastic & delicious. Definitely recommend this place, staff are welcoming too! Costs are New York prices as to be expected but worth it in my eyes.

Thank Woo68
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Although we were a large group (25-30) the selections, presentation and service were excellent. We two had the calamari frito and jumbo shrimp with avocado salad as appetizers, grilled sea bass and paella as entrees and flan and chocolate cake for dessert. Lovely dinner with...More

Thank Phyllis K
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Calle Ocho is a great spot for those who love Cuban food. The location is inside of a hotel so be mindful of that. When you enter the lobby, make a right after the stairs and the entrance is right there. In terms of decor,...More

Thank Nana B
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

This was my 1st time in N.Y. only here for 4 days and with endless possibilities for dining I had to make my choices very carefully as not to waste my appetite. This place was awesome, great for a dinner date as the atmosphere is...More

Thank Ivan M
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$80
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-873-5025
  • E-mail
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