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El Carajo

#153 of 3,466 Restaurants in Miami
#170 of 3,777 Places to Eat in Miami
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2465 S.W. 17th Avenue, Miami, FL 33145
305.856.2424
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
El Carajo

Great restaurant and service. Nice ambiance. Prices are reasonable, food/tapas/desserts are delicious. Try to make a reservation or will have to wait a long time. Excellent wine selection and prices which you take to restaurant and pay a small corkage fee. Love to take friends and not tell them... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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mia
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39 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great restaurant and service. Nice ambiance. Prices are reasonable, food/tapas/desserts are delicious. Try to make a reservation or will have to wait a long time. Excellent wine selection and prices which you take to restaurant and pay a small corkage fee. Love to take friends and not tell them its inside a gas station.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

it is one of the greatest restaurant ideas I have ever come across, hidden in the back of an ordinary gas station is this jewel of a tapas place. Great food, great wines, fantastic service and great ambience! We went for the first time last year and I absolutely wanted to return to it during our Florida vacation this year,... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Wow. Who knew. This is an ugly gas station on the outside and stunning on the inside. Excellent food and service and an incredible display of wines. Our group tried many of the tapas and each one was outstanding. Can't wait to go back.

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miami
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Now if you tell your friends that you are going to buy extraordinary wines in a gas station most of them will probably think you need a trip to the shrink. El carajo (don't ask what it means in Spanish) is a place were you can buy an extraordinary variety of wines from multiple areas of the world including Bordeaux... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

You would never expect to go to such a cool place in a gas station. Little redtaurant and cava. Great selection of wine and delicous food!

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Miami, Florida
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90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Lets just start off by saying it shares its location with a gas station. But you got to love the food, the bakery, the wine selection. Yes its strange, but if you visit for lunch on a weekday, its a power lunch place. You'll find attorneys, local businessmen, professionals of all sorts, that come in from Downtown Miami and other... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

From the outside everyone should wonder about this place inside of a gas station, however, the moment you set foot inside you will step into a fine, dining small cafe! The entrees whether dinner of traditional Spanish Tapas will send your taste buds into overdrive! The staff, highly professional and accommodating!

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My cousin took me and her parents to lunch. We stopped at a gas station, and she says, this is it. We were hesitant, and thought she was kidding. From the outside you don't see what's inside, for our surprise, once you get inside, you get transported to this tapas place. There is wine everywhere, hight tables and stools, wood,... More 

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Puerto Rico
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I have passed by a few times with my frieds and decided to go just because of the name. Is not often that you say (nos vamos pal carajo). If youre hispanic youll get it. Well it was a surprise. First of all they ask if you researved a table. Really??? Table reservations at a gas station??? The servers have... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Love the food and the wines .... I tried a bottle of Portuguese wine there Carlos told me to travel to Portugal Douro BISPO ONE Reserve Waou! very nice choice rare wines and good advise, thank you Carlos.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2465 S.W. 17th Avenue, Miami, FL 33145
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami
  • Phone Number: 305.856.2424

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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