Alta Calidad

4.7
72 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Thu–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(718) 622-1111
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Akhtar Nawab
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Catering
Alta Calidad offers full service off-site catering that ranges from a small gatherings of friends at your apartment to a your corporate breakfast and/or lunch meetings. We service Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Corner of Dean Street
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Parking details
Quick Park Underhil: 105 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
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Public transit
2/3 subway trains - Bergen Street station
B/Q subway trains - 7th Avenue station
2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q, R, W subway trains - Alantic Avenue-Barclays Terminal
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 72 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KR
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is really good & the mimosas are great. I love the brunch special.

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AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

we ordered 3 margaritas, all of which had sugar instead of salt. After checking with server he said yes definitely should be salt but instead of making 3 new ones, he asked if we wanted to have it remade and 2 of our guests said no since they did not want it wasted but we shouldn't have paid for them. Or just remake us new ones instead of putting the responsibility on us.

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MM
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lamb ribs and scallops were both fantastic. I've been dreaming of the ribs since my visit!

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LC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My friends and I enjoyed our time here. Overall, a very pleasant experience. I would return.

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LS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and high quality service. Definitely try the steak tacos!

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AS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food, good vibe.

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m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfectly on point!

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CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Four of us went to Alta Calidad for a friends birthday. We loved everything we ordered, food and drinks.
Service was great! I will return.

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LK
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with really cool creative menu options

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MM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a very sweet discovery. The server we had was amazing she was just the right amount of attentive and pleasant. Would recommend this place for cuisine Méxican food and for ambiance. We came here for a late lunch and had a nice quiet atmosphere.

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SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great service, delicious food, highly recommend for a really good dinner with friends. I would say this might not be the best special occasion restaurant. It’s a pretty space but there’s nothing sexy about it.

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MN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Saturday night venue!

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SR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is quickly becoming our neighborhood favorite. Great menu, consistent specials, tons of great Mezcals and a great staff. We like sitting at the bar, we've had 3 different bartenders, all three were great, and the waitstaff is good about jumping in to help when the bartender is busy making drinks (a common pitfall in any restaurant with only one bartender).

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DR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Unusual, tasty Mexican food, well prepared. good service

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RA
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came to Alta Calidad as a recommendation from a friend. I had high hopes already since this friend always recommends great places but Alta Calidad exceeded those expectations. I easily made reservations the day before for a dinner date with my boyfriend before a theater show at BAM. We were seated promptly and everything else from there was wonderful. We liked our waiter, the ambiance of the restaurant, and the food was amazing. Please get the Octopus - so freaking good! Will be back! Thank you!

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SE
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was delicious just wish the portions were a little bigger as the food was so good!
Host was great our server was ok, overall would recommend.

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m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly on-point in every regard.

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ET
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite spots in the neighborhood. The food is always on point, and the drinks are great!

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EH
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first visit, and we were impressed. Excellent flavors, very creative and well executed modern Mexican. A lively and inviting atmosphere and very attentive service.

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OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu was much bigger than I thought. Honestly, I wanted to try basically the whole menu so I will be back. Had the pumpkin quesadilla which was delicious. Definitely recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We dined early, so it was lovely and quiet. Our bartender/server was just excellent. Friendly, attentive, and she REALLY knew her food - her descriptions of the specials were detailed and enthusiastic. The house white was very good, which is not my usual experience with house wines. We had a great evening.

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NY
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Had high hopes for this place as it’s very cute and many of the dishes seemed very interesting with what should have been excellent combinations of flavors and textures. However, a number of them were just somewhat bland and a bit tasteless — maybe just needed a little more salt and lime or something because they failed to pop and felt under-seasoned somehow. Service was friendly but extra dishes we ordered took a very long time to arrive. Overall, totally fine but not in any way exceptional (which is disappointing because I think it actually has great potential).

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S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve visited Alta many times before and have had a consistently amazing experience each time. Servers are attentive and friendly, the food is delicious, and the interior design is sunny and relaxing.

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h
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Friday afternoon lunch, Fish tacos were off the chart, steak tacos pretty good also. Waiter was very helpful in helping us decide what to drink.

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EJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

One of my friends recommended this restaurant a long time ago. I came here for Sunday brunch and the overall experience was great. The space is cute and chic and they have great food variety and drinks. I had pancake, it was okay. I wish they add some garnish or more syrup on it. I would like to visit them for dinner in future.

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MB
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious and creative; the service, very good and consistent; my drink, however, a martini, was not. My only criticism is leveled against the bar. My martini up was not icy enough. Yet all be back for the food and wine.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb. We sat at the bar and the bartendress was awesome. The BEST margarita I’ve ever had! And the food was excellent as well.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! They are very accommodating and the food is amazing!

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l
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

I love going to this neighborhood restaurant. Great food! Great cocktails! And service was amazing. Only problem was that there was a table available - unused for the time we were there - which we would have loved to take. Instead we sat at the bar area.

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A
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting with quality dishes and attentive staff.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend , food is good service is great

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C
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

A bit pricey for what it was

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal & ambiance. !!! Highly recommend it.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food is always great, but there is never much. The guac comes with three tostadas and they charge more if you run out. The tacos are delicious but small and overpriced. Drinks are fantastic!

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PL
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here was for Saturday Brunch. Great options on the menu and the special brunch option includes inlimited select cocktails, beer and wine for one hour-- well worth it.
Recommended

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here after visiting Brooklyn Museum. This place was great! Service was excellent, professional and casual at the same time. Our food was outstanding and we were there for happy hour, which is always a nice surprise. We ate at the bar as that was the only seating available....comfortable and relaxing. Honestly, I have nothing negative to say about this place....can't wait to come back :-)

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SA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Came here for a casual birthday dinner with old friends. Our food was very tasty, drinks were good, service was fine. We ate outside which was nice, the inside looked very cute and welcoming.

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MC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service and ambiance were good. Was very disappointed by the food. The Mexican Roti was very greasy and low on flavor. We didn't finish it. The Queso Fundido did not wow me - also didn't finish it. Liked the fish tacos but they did not feel worth the price. The Lamb Ribs were - surprise - also very heavy and greasy - we didn't finish them. I want this menu to have some more fresh (less greasy) options and to have some more sophisticated flavors (for the price of the Queso Fundido I at least want a splash of salsa or something to liven up thon dish, not just a ramekin of melted cheese (though tasty, not worth finishing)).

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OS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Came here after the college graduation at Barclays and it was fantastic! The food was yummy and rather inventive, the prices were sensible and the service was phenomenal. It's a small place and we were the only ones there for a while so it was perfect.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good brunch!

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