dmisita
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  • Review Count
    2
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    July 7, 2014
  • Last Review
    August 25, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4
 
 
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More festive than a piñata stuffed with a mariachi band and twice as stylish, Calle Ocho’s lively crowd is amped up on Mojitos, Caipirinhas, Sangria and Spanish wine or beer and shows no sign of slowing down. Those not willing or able to holler over the salsa music retire to the two small lounge areas to commiserate. The bar area is a prelude to their Nuevo Latino cuisine in the dining room that will knock your taste buds for a loop. If you’re in need of a quick jump-start, Calle Ocho will get your motor running.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
An old favorite . . .
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/23/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/23/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I've loved Calle Ocho since before they moved their location to the Excelsior Hotel. While I miss the vaulted ceilings of the old location, I still love the food. In particular, I love their Arepa appetizer with Ropa Vieja on top. I can and would eat this for every meal for the rest of my life. In general, the wait staff is pretty good. Our experience on this visit was not up to their usual standard."
Dined on 8/23/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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Oak and almond wood fuels our wood burning oven and stove. Imparting an earthy quality to many of our menu items, these hardwoods are at the heart of our restaurant's philosophy.<br /><br />With cuisine inspired by the traditions & techniques of yesteryear, our philosophy is simple: provide delicious handcrafted food, created with well sourced seasonal ingredients with a focus on hearth & flame. We source the best artesian ingredients and prepare them simply with respect. The wine program highlights biodynamic and organic selections, which compliment the simple integrity of our menu.<br /><br />An 18 foot communal table, crafted from local 100 year old oak floorboards anchors the dining room. Hand-rubbed walnut tables, industrial fixtures, and an open kitchen featuring a wood burning oven and stove provide a modern yet warm dining experience.<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good, not great
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/05/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/05/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"My experience with the restaurant was different from previous reviewers. I found the food to be acceptable, nothing earth shattering, but tasty and well prepared. My wife enjoyed her hand cut pasta, but found the lobster to be a bit stringy.
I would go back, but I don't think I would rush back."
Dined on 7/05/2014
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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