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“Good Spot For People Watching”
Review of Cafe Cardozo - CLOSED

Cafe Cardozo
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Flamingo / Lummus
Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Like many other restaurants on Ocean Ave, this is a good spot for people watching. My wife had the linguini with clams ($28) which was good. I had the classic paella ($28) which was overcooked and dry. Both the margarita and the sangria were very weak drinks with very little alcohol. The drinks are 2 for 1 but they didn't tell us that until after we finished the first round. I recommend sticking to beer or wine which they can't mess up. Food was a bit overpriced but portion sizes were good.

Thank LM77WashingtonDC
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Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

This is amongst one of those on the ocean front on Ocean Drive. There are a lot of eating places on this strip but not all are good and all are oriented to selling large and over-priced drinks. The trick is the same. If it is two for one it has to be drunk by the same person. Tap water is $1 but there is a sparkling choice for the same money. Most appetizers are middle to high teens and main course range from just below $20 to over $50. That having been said the food is actually good although a bit over-priced. The idea is people watching. The best tables are those on higher level one up from the sidewalk. You get a higher perspective without the "too close to the tables" type of crowding. Wine by the glass are all at or just above $10. The calamari is good as are the shrimp appetizers. The ceviche is excellent and of the high acidity type. Food is well presented. The wait staff is courteous. It is a bit of a racket but it is Ocean Drive. What do you do. Enjoy the people scenery. It can be a movable feast for the eyes.

Thank kawidd
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Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

My fiancé & I were walking along Ocean when we happened upon this place. They had a sign out front that said "$5.75." Can't beat that price...especially for a delicious omelette with cheese, ham & veggies plus potatoes & toast. We enjoyed our meals very much. Coffee & iced tea are a little overpriced but that's to be expected. All in all we enjoyed out experience.

One buyer beware to pass along: they add a "M. Sinai Donation" of $0.50 to your bill. No idea what that is. Asked to have it taken off but they didn't.

Thank Sean M
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

We just returned from "lunch special" at Cardoza. $9.50 per person for two plus 2 drinks was $97! The drinks cost $25 a piece which is outrageous. Also the bill says tip not included but our waiter added in his 17% tip Plus an extra $10. (Oops...) Also, apparently the "garden salad" with the salmon is actually a few slices of scallions in the rice.
Be very very careful if you dine here. We will not be going back.

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1  Thank nurse52
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

We went by for breakfast very early. We needed a table where we could stash a scooter. so that it would not get stolen. It was not crowded and there was plenty of room but they were unaccommodating. Host was rude and basically said it was acceptable to him if we left. So we did. We went next door to the Carlyle and it was great!

Thank j9999
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