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Calle Ocho

Map & Directions 446 Columbus Ave.
New York, NY 10024
  • Takeout, Private Party
  • Accepted


Village Voice's Description

The world somehow looks livelier following a minty mojito ($8) at Calle Ocho. It's Cuba by way of Miami via the Upper West Side: The heady mix of rum, palm trees, fresh flowers, propeller-sized fans, and lime-green walls makes Spartos think she's on some sort of tropical runway. "Boy, am I ready for takeoff!" exclaims Spartos. She slurps a fruity Calle Ocho ($8), which tastes like Malibu crossed with Midori, and a punchy Latinopolitan ($9), which substitutes Bacardi LimA3n for the usual vodkaaby now, Spartos is definitely feeling the wind in her hair. So she's disappointed by the crash landing brought on by a very watery, somewhat mango-y Daiquiri Helado ($8) and a grape-juice-like red sangria ($6; try the $28 pitcherait's made from a different recipe and tastes much better). They've also got caipirinhas, for a kind $7. There's nothing like a little turbulence to cloud one's vision.

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  • JosinaR wrote a review for Calle Ocho
    on 04/01/09

    Any brunch with an unlimited sangria bar is bound to be a winner, but if you toss in the offerings from the taco cart--and you should--you've just elevated brunch to an art form.

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  • Christian S. on 02/08/10

    Go for weekend brunch - good eats and all you can drink sangria.

  • Cheapism on 03/01/11

    Tango in & try NYC's best cheap sangria. Enjoy the music, service & a matchless weekend brunch deal: Entrée & endless sangria for $15.

  • Manny L. on 11/25/12

    Free WIFI ask them for the password

  • Casa Silva's carmenere is a really big, juicy red...a quintessential Chilean red. Enjoy! agwine.com

  • Danielle F. on 09/01/11

    Unlimited Sangria @ brunch. Server is aloud to cut you off so it usually caps at 3-4. Don't be fooled tho, these puppies are 20oz of deliciousness and they have a wide variety of whites and reds!

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