$79 for a Prix Fixe Latin American Meal for Two, Valid Monday–Thursday at Calle Ocho ($160 Value)

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In a Nutshell

Shared empanada plate, starters such as a ceviche trio, entrees such as plantain-crusted tilapia, and desserts such as dark-chocolate cake

The Fine Print

Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Valid only Monday - Thursday. Not valid for happy hour specials. Not valid during Restaurant Week. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$79 for a Prix Fixe Latin American Meal for Two ($160 Value)

  • One shared plate of empanadas stuffed with lobster, ropa vieja, chipotle chicken, and mushrooms
  • Two appetizers, such as sweet-corn arepa with braised short ribs
  • Two entrees, such as grilled hangar steak with grilled vegetable salsita
  • Two desserts from the dessert menu, such as lemon cheesecake
  • View the full prix fixe menu

This Groupon is only valid Monday–Thursday.

Calle Ocho

New York food critics seem to have fallen in love with Calle Ocho—or at least in lust. Hai Rubenstein of New York magazine described the eatery as "uncalculatingly sexy," and the same publication's William Grimes once referred to Chef Alex Garcia as "a very sexy chef"—speaking of his food, of course.

Although Calle Ocho's softly lit environs simmer with sunset-colored booths and glazed terra-cotta mosaics, it is the menu of Latin American-fusion plates that keeps things hot. Under the direction of Consulting Chef Garcia and Executive Chef Rodney Mitchell, the kitchen staff drizzles saffron-pineapple sauce over lobster empanadas and mixes red snapper and thai chili into ceviche to create sharable plates for two people stuck in the same large sweater. For entrees, they top braised pork shank with pickled jalapeños and pair spice-rubbed salmon with lobster mash and mango chutney. Weekend brunches showcase such Latin-inspired plates as Costa Rican tacos with eggs and chorizo and Cuban-style burgers with chipotle ketchup.

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