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Fresco California Bistro

1744 SW 3RD Ave, Miami, FL 33129-1415 (Coral Way)
(305) 858-0608
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Ranked #605 of 3,626 Restaurants in Miami
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Coral Way
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Coral Way
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Miami, Florida
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193 reviews 193 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Found accidentally but name lured me in. Parking in back entry into garden dining area. Menu is really good. Food amazing. Salads great. Service is good. Prices a little bit high for frequent dining but it's good.

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My wife and I live close-by in the Brickell area to dozens of restaurants. California Bistro is by far our favorite neighborhood restaurant. It has a great atmosphere and the food is consistently very good at reasonable prices. If you have not tried their pizza, you are missing a treat as well as their fresh seafood and pasta dishes. We... More

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Miami
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place is great for lunches. They have some awesome salads and friendly staff. Free parking lot in the back.

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Miami, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

It is hard to distinguish in the mid-range market of bistro/restaurants. There are too many places that hawk for a quick and cheap bite with apparently tasty combinations. The problem is how the actual cooking is: is the ingredient fresh, is the dish loaded up fat, salt and sugar to jack up the flavor? This restaurant is different: the ingredients... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I ve eaten here several times while traveling to Miami. Food has always been good, as have the portion sizes. I ve always left feeling full! Service is always friendly and welcoming. They seem to take pride in their meals and relationships with patrons. Prices are fair for that part of Miami.

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Miami, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Each meal starts with a small round of the bistro's homemade bread, a sweet soft loaf served with a wonderfully olive tapenade, after our meal, the owner, Estella came over to chat and make sure we enjoyed our food, This restaurant feels like home this is why we go twice a month. THE SERVICE IS REALLY GOOD.

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Miami, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Lunch with cousins to celebrate my sister's birthday. We ordered different entrees and all were top notch quality and presentation. Best choices were the tamale appetizer and pumpkin ravioli. My chicken piccata was out of this world. Good bread and pasta, all home made. This is a hidden gem near the Brickell area worth the drive to enjoy great food... More

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83 reviews 83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

We decided to try out this restaurant on probably the busiest day of the year - Valentine's Day. Not so sure if that was a great idea. As soon as we stepped in, I was a little taken aback by the brash hostess but decided to forget about it as service tends to be generally abysmal in Miami. The bistro... More

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Palm Beach
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

In a city where prices and quality often seem to be incompatible FCB could not be more welcome to the judicious diner. The staff, the food, and the hospitality are an unbeatable combination. Recently, after calling close (ten minutes) to closing time, Estella, bless her heart, took our order over the phone and it was ready and waiting when we... More

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coconut grove
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81 reviews 81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

You can always count on good fresh food prepared simply and well. Prices are fair, service is very pleasant. A bit hard to find and really more of a neighborhood place than a destination.

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