Great atmosphere, full bar
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
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Ease your tenson at Catharsis.
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.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place! Live music on
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!
5/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Argentinian Cuisine and Live Band
Try the Ossobucco and take in the Live Salsa Band ...this hot restaurant turns into a vibrant scene on Saturday night
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
THE BEST PLACE IN MIAMI!!!
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
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Live band performance on the
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.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Cuban delight
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.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM