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Fresco California Bistro

Coral Way
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1744 SW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33129-1415
+1 305-858-0608
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Miami, Florida
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

I've been eating here for over 10 years. It's a quaint, family owned restaurant within minutes of the hustle and bustle of Brickell. The menu is very diverse, all of the food is extremely fresh and the pastas are all homemade. The passion fruit iced tea is the best in all of Miami. The ambience is like eating a small,... More 

Thank Sakman73
coconut grove
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122 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2014

This used to be a neighborhood gem. It's shabby, old, the food is just passable and although the prices are very good you get what you pay for.

Thank 33map
Miami, Florida
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218 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 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.

Thank abst14
Miami, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 March 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 

Thank MIAsailorman
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 November 2013

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

Thank gipper22
Miami, Florida
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 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 

Thank EmmaZeng
Jacksonville, Florida
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 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.

Thank TravelingDog08
Miami, Florida, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 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.

Thank M T
Miami, Florida
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 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 

Thank AleliMiami1
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94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 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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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1744 SW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33129-1415
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami>  > Coral Way
  • Neighbourhood: Coral Way
  • Phone Number: +1 305-858-0608

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