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Catharsis Restaurant + Lounge
1644 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33135
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Catharsis Restaurant + Lounge Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday : 11:00 am - 3:00 pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00 pm - 12:00 Sunday Dinner: 4:00pm - 9:00 pm
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
UP TO 100 PEOPLE ON THE RESTAURANT AND UP TO 300 ON SITES
LIVE MUSIC ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY - NO COVERS -
Valet parking is available. Friday & Saturday
A word from Catharsis Restaurant + Lounge
A visit to Catharsis promises a delicious fusion of Latin cuisine, lively bar scene, great happy hour specials, and funky latin beats.
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Si quieres ir a un lugar
encantador en la Pequeña Habana, no dejes de probar Catharsis, voy al menos una vez al mes, los viernes y sábados el ritmo, la melodía y el talento de Alma, harán la combinaciòn perfecta para la noche especial que te habías propuesto tener. La comida es excelente, la atenciòn es profesional y detallada. En fin, es una joya en nuestra ciudad."
Dined on 2/28/2014
Service was the best party.
Expected better ambiance instead crowd was bit oldish. Music good but just too loud. Food was not bad."
Dined on 2/7/2014
The empanadas, chorizo, and
morcilla were excellent; on a previous visit, the tostones were also excellent. The lobster ravioli and the porcini ravioli were also both exceptional. We were there on a Saturday night, and the music -- a 3-piece group with a lead guitarrist, a flutist and drummer -- were also excellent and good for dancing, although the decibel level may have been a bit too high (they seemed to lower it somewhat when we suggested this). Prices were very reasonable, especially considering the quality of the food and the entertainment."
Dined on 1/11/2014
We have been several times to this
restaurant. 3 previous times they had a 3 piece all female band. They were great- latin music with a funkyness to it, the lead singer wonderful at engaging her audience. This time they had her and a male on vocals/bongos. They played latin and american music. Good but she didn't say much, not as engaging without her gals. Also, they played one set (we arrived at 8:30, left at 11) then music went to recorded. Previously (x 3 visits), we could talk and hear music, this time no way- yelling! Food some items better than others-very good- braised pork, ravoli, filet. ok- polenta (they changed this- used to be awesome. Desserts- sound and look better than they taste- ok to good. nothing special."
Dined on 12/27/2013
The restaurant is pretty, the
staff friendly and the music terrific. But there is less than meets the eye. The food was at best fair. The specialty of the house, short rib and polenta,was unacceptable. The short rib tasted as if it had been cooked in brine and the polenta was a sludge. The salmon was overcooked. The expresso machine was not working! This is not a place that I would recommend to friends or to which I would return."
Dined on 12/21/2013
I have visited Cuba and adore its
food and music. Here, at Catharsis, one can enjoy both. The food was exceptional, and the live Cuban music was exciting. The owner personally attended to our service and helped make the night exceptional. Do not come on a Saturday night if you aren't interested in great food and a true Cuban party experience. Don't miss this gem."
Dined on 11/30/2013
Live band performance on the stage
was loud and festive, people were dancing around the tables between courses, made for a fun date. Excellent sweetbreads, croquettes, risotto, and salmon."
Dined on 11/16/2013
Just a plain awful experience. Was
virtually ignored the whole time, did not seem to fit in with the crowd, including the wait staff. Service was atrocious. Almost had a bottle of liquor from the bar fall on. Glasses crashed everywhere. Then the band was obnoxiously testing it's equipment for 45 minutes. Then the feedback from the speakers almost blew out my eardrums. By that point, I just wanted the check. A shame as the food was not bad. Valet was $10 too whichever in that area is plain ridiculous."
Dined on 11/1/2013
We had visited Catharsis a while
back and the food still raves. My grilled Salmon on a bed of asparagus risotto was fabulous, although my wife's punkin risotto with scallops was not as tasty as mine. But the service was quite disappointing. We arrived early since we were attending a function later and didn't want to rush but to enjoy the experience. We ordered a bottle of proseco which arrived shortly after, no problems there. Ice bucket with bottle was placed against the wall which forced my wife to take the bottle out to refill our flutes during the whole meal. The place was empty; no reason for the service folks not to come by and refill. And they kept fiddling with the music sound, really loud then low and so it went."
Dined on 9/15/2013
Great food, super fun, amazing
live music with a girls trio, insuperable service, best ambiance and great people!!!!!! will be our favorite place from now on"
Dined on 8/11/2013
The drinks were a sample. Very
small and expensive. The food was bad and service slow do not go there."
Dined on 6/8/2013
Try the Ossobucco and take in the
Live Salsa Band ...this hot restaurant turns into a vibrant scene on Saturday night"
Dined on 5/26/2013
Great place! Live music on
Saturdays, however, get there early because the place starts to die down after 11pm. Wish I could have enjoyed the live music longer. It was great!"
Dined on 5/5/2013
Catharsis is a fine example of
fusion fare in Calle Ocho. Blending South American and Spain carnivore cuisines with robust sauces and good modest "latin" wines. Our maitre d'host gave us a taster of Tierras to welcome us; Good to see Juan Gill on their wine list. However, we wanted to experiment. We ordered the highlighted Muga Rioja (a Tempranillo (91 pts Parker). This ruby red is a fine pairing wine. A starter of home made chorizo with a dash of pimentos in the piquant sausage. The lamb shank osso bucco & my companion's pulled pork were superbly prepared and served. Each with a completely different rich sauce; the lamb risotto was "to die for". A Napoleon flan-with a sparkler to celebrate our annivesary topped a fine repast."
Dined on 4/20/2013
Great atmosphere, full bar but
small & cozy. Went on a Saturday night, they had a live band, 3 pce all women, latin music w/bluesy feel. Could easily talk at table & enjoy lively music. Service was terrific, and we were concerned since they had two very large parties. The food is very good-good, some things fantastic (polenta appetizer, I could have eaten 2 as my main course), the other salads- green salad and caprese salad-good nothing special. main courses 3 had the mixed seafood grill. very good- the scallops and shrimp. but the corvino and mussels were overdone. But with a little pesto, they were fine. The steak was good, nothing to rave about. The desserts- cheesecake excellent, crepes good"
Dined on 3/30/2013
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