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Catharsis Restaurant & Lounge

1644 SW 8th St, Miami, FL
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Ranked #215 of 3,577 restaurants in Miami
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Latin
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: (305) 479-2746
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32 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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English first
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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456 reviews 456 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 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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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

This place is a gem in Miami. Great food. Impeccable service - because the owners are ALWAYS there hustling - and great love music. One of Miami's few great, yet affordable restaurants.

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Hollywood, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Ok! I admit it! I lied! I DID SEE THE "Mystery Dinners" episode on t.v. I did not want to raise my hand when asked the question by the moderators to alert the establishment to be on guard and give me special attention to prove or disprove the episode seen. Was I wrong for lying? I will never know. Why?... More

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Ashburn, Virginia
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

The energy was amazing- we were excited from the moment we stepped in. The service was fabulous. We had Juan Carlos and he had 2 helpers so we wanted for nothing. We had small plates and ended up with the 3 hour Short Rib. We should have had that 1st as were too full finish it all. I am coming... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

I went tonight to Catharsis with high expectations because of the reviews i had seen, but I was so disappointed. The sweet breads appetizer was good, I wasn't impressed though. Then the entrees took quite a while to arrive, which I found surprising because the restaurant was quite empty. I ordered the seafood parillada and it was very dry and... More

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