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Catharsis Restaurant & Lounge

1644 SW 8th St, Miami, FL
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Ranked #451 of 3,618 Restaurants in Miami
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Latin
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: (305) 479-2746
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Port Orange, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Loud. Dark. Cold, uncooked risotto. Was not much better 30 minutes later when it was replaced. Not worth trying again. Sorry.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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74 reviews 74 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I had an interesting experience dining in the dark recently and thought it was fun and different... I was worried about the quality of the food but in the end was surprised that it was pleasantly good. I found myself eating with my hands many of the times since i couldn't figure out where the food was.... I guess this... More

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Tamarac, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I have to admit that I was worried because of the mix-reviews, since people were complaining on previous reviews about the wine prices, the loud music and the small portions, but it turns up to be a fun and surprisingly pleasant experience. The venue is very nice… it’s a washed walls and candle lights, small place with live music. The... More

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Gautier, Mississippi
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Situated in Little Havana...We went here the first night we arrived in Miami. Upon our reservation, we decided to pay $10 for parking because the parking was horrible and very tight. We were seated in front of the stage--The live entertainment started around 8-9--I can't remember. ..the music consisted of Older Cuban music. I liked it, but my beau of... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The Restaurant might be good. But I went there to the Dinner in Dark and it was a huge disappointment for us. "1000" people in small room, to loud... Really Really bad experience!

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Beijing, China
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Fresh vegetables cooked the way you would expect it with fresh raw vegs. Parents with their kids should definitely try this place out. Smiles will appear! Spanish music really gets us to come back.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Although I visit Calle Ocho several times a year, I had not dined in any of its true restaurants, until now. Our experience, with friends, was amazing. Althought they had been there before, this was our first visit, and it won't be our last. Having been to Cuba and experienced its cuisine, I can say that this is on par... More

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Beijing, China
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549 reviews 549 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Right on calle 8, this hip spot has great live music on the weekends to accompany the delicious modern Cuban/Latin fare. Reasonably priced $10-15 appetizers and $20-30 entrees, you won't be disappointed. The live group on Fridays was outstanding.

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Everything was top-notch, from the service to the food, to the entertainment by the inmensely talented Alma! I ordered a favorite wine, and we were served the last bottle they had. After we went though it, I asked the manager for a recommendation. His recommended bottle was actually far better! I'd definitely endorse this place!

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Miami, Florida
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Nice place for partying or celebrating birthdays, not for having a great dinner. We went to this place from the great reviews. The food and service were great. The place is small, so it was even better. We were not expecting the live show with the music extremely loud (salsa music), you could barely talk to your friend while having... More

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