South Miami, FL 33143
- Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, Mon-Fri 6pm-9:30pm, Sat 12pm-2:30pm, Sat 6pm-10:30pm
- MasterCard, Visa, cash, check
- Delivery, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible
- Dinner, Lunch
- Free, Lot Available
Miami New Times' Description
Great neighborhood restaurants are what makes a great restaurant town, and though Miami is a ways from being considered a great restaurant town, Cafe Pastis is certainly a great neighborhood restaurant. From an impossibly tiny kitchen, this modest, unassuming eatery consistently turns out simple, hearty, satisfying French bistro fare at prices affordable to mere mortals. The housemade pté is a restaurant signature and an excellent way to begin a meal. Then go on to first-rate steak frites or a superlative bouillabaisse, followed by a cookbook-perfect crème brûlée and be thankful you're in Cafe Pastis' neighborhood.
Houdini would have been hard-pressed to match the magical act of Marseille-born, Paris-trained chef Philippe Jaccquet, who somehow produces a full menu worth of authentic Southern French bistro cuisine from a kitchen smaller than Richard Simmons' wardrobe closet. The cramped dining room is barely larger, but brightened with Gallic knickknacks and posters hanging from vibrantly... More >>
Houdini would have been hard-pressed to match the magical act of Marseille-born, Paris-trained chef Philippe Jaccquet, who somehow produces a full menu worth of authentic Southern French bistro cuisine from a kitchen smaller than Richard Simmons' wardrobe closet. The cramped dining room is barely larger, but brightened with Gallic knickknacks and posters hanging from vibrantly colored walls. A favorite is the mussels and frites, and also steak frites heck, we really like the frites, crisply culled from fresh potatoes and served in paper-lined tins. Other lunch and dinner specialties hit the spot in flavorful no-frills fashion, from escargots to bouillabaisse to steak in peppercorn sauce; from duck pâté with fig tapenade to lamb shank roasted in orange and thyme (appetizers average $10 to $15, main courses $11 to $21). It doesn't take sleight of hand to conjure an honest country meal here except on Sundays, when Pastis is closed.
Tips from foursquare
two words: FRENCH. FRIES. order them right away.
French onion soup is heavenly. Upon entering, you feel like you left Miami!
Very authentic ! Try the mussles and nicoise salade with salmon you will not dissapointed. Great service and atmosphere's a +
A tiny little piece of Paris with great French homestyle cooking. The warm goat cheese salad , escargot and mussels are all fantastic
Get there by 12:15 for lunch--fills up & noisy. Dinner casual & crowded, but very French. Food is great--mussels my favorite at night and jamon & brie for lunch; don't let the strip mall fool you.
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Reviews and News
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Best Of Awards
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