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Dulce Vida Cafe & Bakery

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Latin, South American,
1219 Lexington Ave, Between 82nd and 83rd Streets, New York City, NY 10028-1443
+1 212-535-2424
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good50%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bandeja paisa” (4 reviews)
“pollo” (2 reviews)
Opens in 19 min
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Latin, South American, Colombian, Spanish
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1219 Lexington Ave, Between 82nd and 83rd Streets, New York City, NY 10028-1443
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1 - 10 of 45 reviews

Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We loved everything with no fear of gluten contamination since only one item has gluten. We had the skirt steak with plantains, fried pork and rice and beans with fried rice. The spinach dude was great too.

Thank hawaiigo
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We made a special trip to this restaurant and it was worth it. Les recomiendo el ajiaco. Comida 100% Colombiana. Owner is very friendly and proud of her product. If you like Colombian food this is the place to go.

Thank MiVidaLocaContigo
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This storefront UES eatery puts out some big-flavor dishes. The mix of Columbian and other South American offerings, and a few continental items, is, while not huge, well chosen for its variety. I went with 5 others and we collectively chose about half the offerings...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

They have the best green sauce that spices everything up. The dishes are authentic and filling with. Nice contrasts. Their coffee is pretty good but pérez Bally do not care for their pastries. The empanadas. Are top notch and come in two sizes, best to...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Great Colombian/South American ambiance, friendly servers, and very good Colombian cuisine served in a cozy, colorful cafe. Make sure to have the 100% Colombian coffee!

Thank George H
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Tripped over this gem when walking around in Manhattan. Small place, good food. Very friendly staff. Excellent presentation - feast for the eyes. If you are looking for spicy food this is not the place. Was a nice lunch break for the family. Was interesting...More

Thank DeeJaySunLuvr
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food and really cozy environment. Food tastes exactly like it does when my Colombian mom makes it at home. I would definitely recommend the bandeja paisa as a dish for people who have not gotten Colombian food before to get.

Thank Nypd ツ
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing breakfast. Great service. Highly recommend the chorizo empanadas, arepa rellena de carne o pollo, and homemade hot sauce.

Thank lwubbena
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Authentic Colombian food just three blocks from the MET. Portions are decent and the taste is authentic. It's a small place with a nice atmosphere. While Colombian food is very much meat-based, the place also offers some vegetarian options - try the bandeja paisa vegetariana.

Thank MaP67FFM
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This place was really fantastic for us. Seating is a smidge tight, but service was very friendly and pretty quick. And almost EVERYTHING is gluten free naturally .. awesome. The empanadas were great and the tostones with guacamole were delicious (mild was hotter than we...More

Thank efm16
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1219 Lexington Ave, Between 82nd and 83rd Streets, New York City, NY 10028-1443
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-535-2424
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