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Dulce Vida Latin Bistro

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1219 Lexington Ave, Between 82nd and 83rd Streets, New York City, NY 10028-1443
+1 212-535-2424
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good51%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“arepas” (6 reviews)
“bandeja paisa” (4 reviews)
“plantains” (3 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
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1219 Lexington Ave, Between 82nd and 83rd Streets, New York City, NY 10028-1443
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We stumbled on this Bistro. I had to cater for my father who is coeliac and was greatly surprised when "Gluten Free" was on the door. We both enjoy Latin American food and a real Barista Coffee. Later we realised that Dad had left his...More

Thank humeys2017
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

I loved eating at this place. It felt so homey and the food is delicious, especially the plantains. No reservations were needed.

Thank Trisha G
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Was surprised to find Colombian restaurant not far from Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is a small restaurant with pleasant staff. The mango beet salad was delicious. My friend had a chorizo dish which she liked very much. I ordered salmon on spinach and carrot...More

Thank Maritsa1215
Reviewed 16 June 2018

We walked to this restaurant after visiting the Met. It's not a very big place so reservations might be in order. Fortunately for us, we walked right in. We were tourists in NYC so finding this place was like finding a hidden gem. The food...More

Thank JP2012San
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Wonderful little bistro, small space but very nice. Enjoyed a happy hour margarita freshly made that was very refreshing. Also enjoyed empanada and sautéed spinach. Delicious. I was in a hurry so did not try other items on menu. Plan on going pack.

Thank captdev
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Arrived early, only people in the restaurant, so we got to talk with the owner, Maria. She explained she was Colombian, and some of her food is traditional Colombian. So we asked her to put together a traditional dinner for us. She did a great...More

Thank Carole L
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Bandeja Paisa from 🇨🇴. Thank God I found this place to eat something different, fresh and with a nice service. When eat this dish put together the Arepa (kind of bread), the avocado 🥑 and chicharron (fried pork). Mama Mia you can die after that....More

Thank Manu F
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 CoastalCode
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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