Dulce Vida Latin Bistro

3.9
102 Reviews
$31 to $50
Latin American
We have revamped our menu and completely remodeled our restaurant to make the dining experience even better. We are still serving the best Colombian cuisine in New York City along with some new Latin-inspired dishes.
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3.9based on recent ratings
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4.4
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3.8
ambience
3.6
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vipGlennN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the food. We found the portions small for the price. We were indignant with their policy of adding 18% service charge to the bill in addition to suggesting an 18% tip. Foreign visitors without knowing would fall into this trap.

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vipSarahC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best for brunch EVER!

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Carms
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious food but would look to warm up the place with some mood lighting at night.

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JamW
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful Latin restaurant

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JacquesH
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food
Had a sense of home made delicious food
Great service

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vipSarahC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best for brunch on the UES - a staple

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RDW0
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food and excellent for celiac disease / anyone with gluten allergy

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Lauren
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great little gem on the upper East side. Service was excellent, drinks were delicious as was the food. Will be back again!

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JulieG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended for a restaurant close to NYC Museum Mile

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claudiar
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

unfortunately the food was not good. the photos are not the same as reality

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manager n staff as friendly and great atmosphere loved it

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vipGirllovesherfood
New York Area
159 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food is very good but ambience is sad. Outdoor part is really lame. If it was nicer space I’d come back. Felt half done. But again food was good. Great takeout.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Great price. We ordered the beef and chicken empanadas and ropa vieja. All food was delicious

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vipSwanbaby
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great sport. Great service. Authentic cuisine

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and amazing food! One of my favorite restaurants in UES (and probably in all of Manhattan too).

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AMNY
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Service was great, lovely wait staff. The food was tasty and the drinks delicious!

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LiziM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good and tasty!!!We enjoyed the pork and cheese empanadas with salsa picante. We had the cazuela and the beans were fabulous. Our entire experience was very good.

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Lola
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Colombian food! Their entrees are the bomb and their empanadas are to die for. Their drinks were excellent. This was our first time their and we plan to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The inattentive waitress lacked experience, which was reflected in the service. The Ropa Vieja was very good but the plantains served with it were lukewarm. I only ordered that main course.

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vipMarcS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

4 of us went, and everything we ordered was authentic and incredibly delicious!

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RichardA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My grown children and I celebrated my wife's birthday, and we had a great time. Everyone's dishes were excellent (the arepas were delicious), as were the drinks. Service was very good; the staff is very friendly and attentive. This is a great little place in our neighborhood!

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IvyC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I ordered the sancocho with white rice and avocado, comfort food for a Latina.
The Dulce Con Leche pastelitos are to die for.

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kiki
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome experience for those who have to eat gluten free! Everything was safe and so delish! Really nice staff as well. Gonna be a regular here 😁

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great find on the upper east side with a Colombian derived menu paired with unique flavors and great presentation.

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Yumyum75
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Place is nice. Food was good. The only issue was that my steak was not hot it was warm. I like my steak hot. Other than that-good place.

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vipkatherineh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Colombian food - best in the city. I highly recommend the Bandeja Paisa and the Soncocho!

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vipDCdiner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely, intimate Colombian restaurant on the Manhattan’s East Side. We ate a delicious late lunch including tops vieja & arroz con pollo. Guacamole was quite tasty & the chips were crisp and fresh. Only downside on the food were the sweet plantains, which were cold and hard. Service was great & music was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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EricS
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and very friendly staff

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JillHum31
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our go-to place when we visit the City. The food is delicious and the service is quick yet personable.
Favorites include the arepas (yellow corn) and the arroz con gambas. The Ropa vieja was also tender and flavorful.

Highly recommend if you’re headed to or from the Zoo or the Met. Great place for a cozy meal of Colombian food.

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vipSarahC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have spent years trying to find the perfect place for Sunday brunch on the UES. We came across Dulce Vida about 2-months a go and we haven’t missed a Sunday brunch here since! Normally, when I find a restaurant I LOVE, I intentionally don’t write a review because I want to keep it special. However, I’m breaking my rule this time because Dulce Vida is so wonderful that I want them to be here forever. The food, the service, the ambiance — it’s everything you could hope for in a local staple. The brunch (and lunch!) is perfect. I hope whoever reads this will love this place as much as we do and be frequent visitors, so we can all keep Dulce Vida as an UES local to love and cherish for the many years to come!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife’s birthday dinner. She was turning 31. She takes great pride in her Colombian roots and loves a nice quiet dinner with a relaxing atmosphere. Everything about this place was exactly what we was looking for. The food was great. The service was fast and she loved her Sangria. It almost brought tears to her eyes. Highly recommended to those looking for a low-key, up scale Colombian spot to dine in on a date or other special occasions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible. Love how they’ve redone the restaurant space. Will come back!

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RafA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dulce Vida is our weekend brunch go to! The food is amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Nice place. Dark meat chicken was over cooked and dry. CoD was very good. May come back to try some of the more traditional Colombian dishes

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excelente, teníamos antojo de bandeja paisa, arepa y jugo de mango en leche, cumplió con nuestras expectativas! Muy rico todo!

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vipJuanG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Service and overall environment at the restaurant. A little expensive for the dishes.

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vipStevenS
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely and cozy UES restaurant serving Columbian style dishes with extensive Gluten Free option. Be certain to make reservations to ensure a table. Courteous and attentive wait staff.

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FlorenciaR
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Cozy restaurant. Food was delicious and great service. The Sangria was good, not sweet, which I liked but I thought $45 for a pitcher was a bit overpriced. Great menu selection. I would definitely go back!

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MarkM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food is decent, the people who own it are very nice.

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You can order delivery directly from Dulce Vida Latin Bistro using the Order Online button. Dulce Vida Latin Bistro also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Dulce Vida Latin Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 535-2424.

Dulce Vida Latin Bistro is rated 3.9 stars by 102 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.