Ocho (Spanish)
2325 NW Market St. (map)
(206) 784-0699

ChowHound.com: “It is a real neighborhood joint with authentic Spanish tapas that feels like it belongs in Ballard…”
NWSource.com: “A sexy tapas bar that is luring crowds from the well-worn Ballard Avenue bar circuit over to the western reaches of Market Street…”


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8 thoughts to “Ocho”

  1. Worst service ever – NEVER EVER returning.
    I don't know who they think they are, but it seems they only cater to friends. Don't go here if you are looking to have a good time!

  2. I used to go to Ocho at least once a week and was in love with their tapas. However we've stopped going due to the horrible service we coninued to recieve. On numerous occasions I've seen one of the owners sneak friends of theirs ahead of the long line of waiting customers (who were patiently waiting for tables). When confronted she blew us off. I just can't justify giving my hard earned money to someone as arrogant as her. No longer a fan of Ocho.

  3. Sitting outside at Ocho on balmy summer nights is simply divine. I always eat way too much because I must try everything and some of the drinks kind of taste like grandma's soap, but I keep going back. What can I eat today. When winter comes, sitting inside is an entirely different experience, as the music kills any chance of a conversation. Just keep ordering food and saying yum at the people across the table. Bond over food, enjoying the tastes and experience instead of ruining everything with conversation. Then go home and talk all night…..if thats what you are into.

  4. We went with friends last summer, they liked it and they are very hip. Someone ordered a something-or-other and a tiny plate with two pea-sized morsels of food on it was served. If I owned a restaurant, I would be ashamed to serve such a tiny portion. Sorry – I think it's over-priced, and kind of a put-on. The little food which was served was very tasty.

  5. I love Ocho. I have never had any problems with service at all. Their food is super good and the sangria is amazing. Its a great little local bar with cool atmosphere

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