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Otentic Fresh Food Restaurant

538 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Otentic Fresh Food Restaurant +

Photo by John Zur


  • Daily 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • $$
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair accessible, Kid Friendly, Smoking, Takeout
  • Private Group Dining
  • Metered
  • Not necessary
This clean, bright 18-seat bistro looks out of place on this fast-food stretch of Washington Avenue. Almost everything at Otentic is slow: the cooking of food, the movement of workers, seemingly time itself. Yet after you finish a small flute of complimentary Sauternes and spread soft butter upon wedges of baguette, you'll feel blissfully ensconced within the space. Custardy quiche is an absolute beginner, as is the specialty of the house: crêpes. There are five savory fillings from which to choose; try the chicken rendition, tenderly seared nuggets in a Parmesan-flecked cream sauce. Tarragon-perfumed chicken and a thin, flavorful farmers steak are best bets as entrées. The Nutella crêpe makes a divine dessert. Value here is noteworthy: Starters cost $7 or $8, entrées $10 to $15 (for filet mignon). Savory crêpes run $7, and sweet ones are $5.50. Visit this gem whenever you're in South Beach.

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