Alta Calidad

4.7
248 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Alta Calidad is located in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn where Chef Akhtar Nawab is cooking innovative Mexican cuisine. The Spanish translation of "Alta Calidad" means "high quality" and it's our goal to provide that with every dish that we serve. Our goal is to cook with pride and integrity and have a lot of fun doing it!! We're thrilled to be part of this amazing Brooklyn community and we want each of you to join us and participate in this exciting adventure! Alta Calidad was recently awarded an NYC 2018 Michelin Bib Gourmand.

We encourage you to secure indoor seating now by booking your reservation. Alta Calidad does not take reservations for its outdoor seating, instead it is offered on a first-come basis. We respectfully request that guests do not make a reservation indoors, if their intent is to dine outdoors. Thank you and we look forward to hosting you!

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Experiences

  • Dinner Party Out with Stella Artois & OpenTable

    $45.00 per personPrepaid

    Jun 2 - Aug 31, 2021

    Brooklyn’s hottest Mexican restaurant Alta Calidad brings an authentic taco dinner party to the table with a special family-style menu featuring housemade chips and guac, steak, tinga, fish and pea shoot tacos, and plenty of churros to go ‘round, all paired with Stella Solstice. Family-style serves 4.
What 248 people are saying
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4.6
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AllyC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing, Shrimp tacos and tres leches were the best I’ve ever had

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vipNikki
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The food lacked flavor, and the margaritas seeming were made with pre-made mix.

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HooraH
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was great my only complain is that Chips were not as fresh as I expected.

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NaniDC
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A brief menu. We liked everything we had, but didn't feel particularly welcome or looked after, which was odd because there were no other people in the restaurant and about 10 workers

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vipDCfoodies
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and delicious! It's a small space so reserve ahead.

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CarrieS
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The manager/host was lovely & welcoming, but the server NEVER checked to see if we were enjoying our dinner, & the quesadilla was terrible (very little cheese, did not seem to be Oaxacan as promised, blanketed in a flavorless white sauce).

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JoeyB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal, hadn't been to Vanderbilt in Park slope on a Fri/Sat night yet and wow was it bumping! The streets being blocked off give it a block party feel, and there were hundreds of people on the street.

Food was fantastic. I got the cheese fundido, and was surprisingly still hungry for the shrimp tempura tacos. My girlfriend got the octopus, and I couldn't resist a side of the street corn. Every item was delicious, and I walked away STUFFED.

My only gripe of the night was the service. They didn't seen too busy, but it was a challenge to grab our server for anything, and the food took forever. My girlfriend and I don't mind chilling outside in the night air for a while, but some would definitely get impatient.

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vipCaitlin
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is on the spendy side, but everything was absolutely delicious. Great service as well.

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viplinnielo
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always like this place. Great outdoor seating! Been a great place to go during the pandemic. Servers are very friendly and attentive.

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MartaP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious margaritas! We appreciated the attentive and friendly (yet unobtrusive) service from all the staff. We loved the roasted fish tacos and queso fundido. We enjoyed our first visit and plan to come back soon.

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Gabriella
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was absolutely delicious! My friends and I had a great time brunch-ing with strong and tasty. I had been here for dinner before and am happy to add brunch to my list of faves to go to.

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Jeff
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious tacos. Will be coming back again

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Laura
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Would go back again. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The places with simple menus usually have the best food. I had the charred steak tacos, very good.

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vipHDLD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These are the Tacos you want!

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vipUpperWestie
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After seeing the amazing segment on CBS national broadcast admit we were expecting something g a little more amazing. But the service was super friendly and good, the Brussels sprouts and street corn were delicious, the pea shoot taco not so great. The basic margarita was okay. The guacamole was great, the spinach artichoke thing quite good. Very nice vibe.

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JohnR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The day was refreshing. The service helpful and attentive. The coctail, Coyote Wishes was perfect. The lunch of Octopus, pork belly was terrific. I will go back again to try more of the food. I can't forget the Yuca "tater tots."

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Irma
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

I watched the interview on CBS news about the owner of the restaurant and was impressed with the origins of his style and ingredients and his humble beginnings . With that being said I made a reservation looking forward to tasting his food and found out that it was nothing like I saw on the interview! Such disappointment with the overall quality and the taste! It was Horrible, the shrimp were Burnt and the taco shell was hard and Old! There was no flavor @ all!
My ride from Throggs Neck the Bronx and $60.00 of food was not in the least worth it!!!!
The entire lunch consists of (4) tacos, 1 soda and 1 Mimosa.
I would not recommend this place to anyone......

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is NOTHING I don’t love about this place. The food, the cocktails, the staff, the ambience, the playlists. Will be a new go to. ...

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GiannaM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I tried Alta Calidad for the first time and we loved it. We loved trying a new set of spices and style of Spanish cuisine. The ambiance was very nice and the service was great. We will be coming back!

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LetaB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was off the charts. The service was great. The location and environment were lovely. Always nice to find a new place you can count on.

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SomeBedStuyGuy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, friendly staff, nice spot. Definitely a fantastic dinner all 'round.

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vipAlexandraN
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Sat outside for outdoor dining so it was a bit noisy. They were very busy and service was slow. Food portions are a little small I think it’s supposed to be more of a tapas style. Really tasty food though! Recommend. Good prices too.

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vipDrew
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the outdoor seating! A consistent neighborhood favorite.

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vipmivers
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!

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LindsayB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First dinner date since February 2020! Tacos, queso, drinks and Brussels were delicious.

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5Lanvin4
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite place. I’ve probably ate everything on the menu. The food always tasty & service always on point

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StaceyJH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for Brunch! I would highly recommend it.

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YvetteB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Service wasn’t that great this time around. I’ve been in the past and never had a problem. Hopefully it was just an off day for them.

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vipNeighborhoodGem
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really great spot in Prospect heights. The taco platter (12 tacos) is the way to go! The drinks are great but a tad pricey. Our server was really great and super attentive. Will definitely be back.

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ChrisC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food excellent service.

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vipPsdiva6
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Outstanding!

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Kathleen
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was perfect for our date night! The food was so delicious, the cocktails were delicious, the wait staff were covid-responsible and so nice, and the price was very reasonable for the quality. Loved this place and will definitely make it a regular.

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BethG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Alta Calidad and I’ll definitely be coming back. Cozy yet sophisticated atmosphere, and solid health procedures in place. The food was flavorful, fresh, and very well priced! Our server went above and beyond to make our experience special and made great recommendations. Cannot say enough wonderful things about this place and their staff!

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HaleyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful small place with lovely service and the food is tasty and exciting

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect just perfect

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vipJacquelineC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't wait to return! We loved Alta Calidad. The food was outstanding. Everything was so fresh and tasty - we had guacamole, shrimp tacos, beef tacos, and the tres leches cake. Everything was incredible! We will be back. The margaritas were excellent, too. And the 'real deal' - not sweet and syrupy at all, but delicious!

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BrookeT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food - Brussels sprouts, guacamole, fish tacos, pumpkin blossom quesadilla and tres leches cake - all excellent!

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vipDDpickles
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food not as good as usual. Fish tacos were dry and food didn’t come out hot.

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You can order delivery directly from Alta Calidad using the Order Online button. Alta Calidad also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Alta Calidad is rated 4.7 stars by 248 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.