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Catharsis Restaurant & Lounge

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Latin
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1644 SW 8th St, Miami, FL
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Today
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: (305) 479-2746
Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best tartar .... Food to die for

Great music, great food the risotto ummmm the salmon tartar with ginger and cutis.... And the pork with guava and polenta to die for.... Dessert we has a red frute orgy .....lol The chef is great....Vine fabulous... Service great .... Everybody should have this expiriance ....

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 8, 2014
Willyle
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Miami, Florida
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Miami, Florida
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I live in the roads area and always enjoyed catharsis. However it has really gone down hill. This last time was the final straw I won't be going back. 1. The waitress had no idea what was on the menu and told me a specialty drink they make didn't exist. 2. She tried to charge us a "cover charge" by... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Great music, great food the risotto ummmm the salmon tartar with ginger and cutis.... And the pork with guava and polenta to die for.... Dessert we has a red frute orgy .....lol The chef is great....Vine fabulous... Service great .... Everybody should have this expiriance ....

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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111 reviews 111 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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Dali, China
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84 reviews 84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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582 reviews 582 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
268 helpful votes 268 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1644 SW 8th St, Miami, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Latin

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

(305) 479-2746
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?