Moca Café & Lounge
Name: Rose-Philippe Coriolan
Occupation: Radio Station Operations Manager
Lives in: Pembroke Pines
Restaurant Pick: Moca Café & Lounge
Reviewed Moca Café & Lounge: 02/12/11
This Haitian restaurant where their specialties are grilled fish, conch, and goat, located in the heart of downtown North Miami, makes me very proud to be a Haitian. The food tastes fresh and excellent and this is a place where I can invite a friend from a different culture. If you want to taste authentic Haitian Food, take the time to visit “Moca Café”. It is a unique experience.
Name: Bob Feinberg
Occupation: Medical Sales Manager
Lives In: Plantation
Restaurant Pick: Bash Wine Cafe
Reviewed Moca Café & Lounge: 02/13/11 at 12:00 p.m.
From the outside the place looked rundown. We opened the door and asked a women sitting inside if the place was open. We went expecting to eat a late Sunday breakfast, only to find they don’t serve breakfast. The menu was limited, with several staples not available. How can a restaurant not have iced tea? I think they were a little surprised to see non-Haitians coming into the place. We were told that they were a Haitian Restaurant. The door in front said they were a “creole restaurant”, so we were expecting some resemblance to New Orleans style cooking. We couldn’t have been more wrong. The portions were of adequate size, priced reasonably, and the food did taste pretty good, but then again I only had soup and fritters.
Name: Richard Miller
Occupation: Fundraising Consultant
Lives In: Hollywood
Restaurant Pick: Sugar Reef Grill
Reviewed Moca Café & Lounge: 02/09/11 at 7:00 p.m.
We parked in a municipal lot behind the restaurant and entered through the back door and down a long corridor into the main dining area, (for ambience and good first impression, this is not the way to enter). The decor was plain. Wooden chairs and tables with some simple art work on the walls. The staff greeted us well and sat us. There was one other couple in the restaurant at that time and a few came in while we ate. The food was not to our taste – a little more salty than we like. The price was relatively low, but so was the quality.
Location: 738 NE 125th Street, Miami FL 33161
Parking: Yes, in front and rear
Type of Cuisine: Haitian American
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner
Accommodations for Children: Yes