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Catharsis Restaurant & Lounge

1644 SW 8th St, Miami, FL
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Ranked #282 of 3,615 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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English first
Tamarac, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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
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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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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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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
Top Contributor
525 reviews 525 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
210 helpful votes 210 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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Miami, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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