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The Carlyle Cafe

$$ - $$$
Flamingo / Lummus
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1250 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4610
+1 305-534-9414
10:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 00:00
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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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472 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They attract clients by claiming it is half priced but we paid one hundred dollars for one starter ,one main dish and one cocktail!!!

Thank Mostafa A
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Buyer beware....SHADY! Ok my biggest mistake was not looking at the reviews first. 2nd, the guys hustling to get you in the restaurant. I get it... touristy area saturated with other places to eat. They gotta do what they gotta do. But don't lie! Don't want to get overly wordy on this one, but essentially we were promised half price... More 

Thank David A
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The evenings special was lobster paella which solved our dilemma of which restaurant to choose helped by the fact that the kids liked the look of the pizzas. The service was good and there was a good atmosphere which is not difficult on Ocean Drive. Great cocktails to start. The lobster paella was divine and one of those memorable meals.... More 

Thank Jaheto
Brentwood, New York
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84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a place for drink. This is a place to eat and although they have drinks as an added bonus, the reviews should be based on food and the service. The food is absolutely amazing and at 50% at certain times you can't go wrong. Shrimp cocktail decent size shrimp and I always order two during the special... More 

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Connecticut, USA
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are limitless of places to eat on Ocean Drive and you should probably avoid this restaurant. My meal was good but their 50% discount was a transparent scam but there was an strong push for drinks. Fortunately I only ordered a soft drink and while waiting for my meal I looked at reviews and saw the experiences of others.... More 

Thank astowe1
Buffalo, New York
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked out of this restaurant after waiting for over twenty minutes and still not having received our water; let alone a drink. The service here is horrible! They are so disorganized. In addition, they were not even apologetic about their service after we asked 3 times for our water. I would stay away from this restaurant!

Thank YOLO4485
Joliette, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

I can give you 2 tips for this restaurant first don't go to this restaurant and if you still want to go you better record on your cell what the hostess tells you about the specials specially for drinks!!!!!! It's a tourist trap and a scam!!!!

Thank Nicole P
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

We stopped for a beer late morning. Asked for a large and a small beer. It was then we noticed the drilling from the building inside. To add to the excitement a fire truck parked directly in front of us for 15 mins. After awhile we moved tables. The beers were OK , draft heinikan . The location was good... More 

Thank D5C
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

We were wondering around Miami Beach and stumbled upon this restaurant, which we were told as we were walking by that all food was 50% off. Once we sat down and looked at the menu we definitely found that the "full" price of the food to be very expensive, however the 50% off made it much more reasonable - plus... More 

Thank Scott S
Encinitas, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

This was my first time back in Miami in decades. The decision to dine at this cafe was based on my partner's desire for seafood. The location of the place is tourist central, across from the park leading to the beach. Nice outdoor seating. This cafe could be exceptional, but they are counting on tourists to pay exorbitant prices for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1250 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4610
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach>  > Flamingo / Lummus
  • Neighbourhood: Flamingo / Lummus
  • Phone Number: +1 305-534-9414

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?