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El Carajo

2465 S.W. 17th Avenue, Miami, FL 33145
305.856.2424
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Ranked #101 of 3,627 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Hallandale Beach, Florida, Usa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Most of the reviewers focus their reviews on the fact that this restaurant is a "hidden" restaurant inside a gas station. That is pretty cool. But the real secret is that the restaurant and wine shop inside, "El Carajo" (in Spanish, it literally means the tip of the mast in a schooner yacht, but it can also be a "bad... More

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Miami, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This restaurant completely blows away your idea of "gas station food". Located behind the station store is a beautiful restaurant and fine wine merchant. The wines are sold at regular wine store prices and the served to you (with a corking fee). The service was very good, friendly and attentive. Now, the food! We had various Tapas. Each one was... More

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Miami, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Must see.. a wine store inside a gas station. Wine selection is AMAZING....need to visit this place if you are a wine lover

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Miami, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This restaurant is located inside a gas station. But once you enter you forget that it is becauuse of the nice ambiance and Spanish decor. The tapas are truly delicious and authentic. I've been to Spain and the food is truly delish. They have a huge selection of wine (there is a $10.00 corkage fee), but you have a wide... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We flew into Miami airport around dinner time and looked for a place to eat. This location was recommended, so we went. WHAT A FANTASTIC MEAL!! It is a Tapas restaurant, on a corner near a highway, in the back of a BP GAS STATION AND CONVENIENCE STORE! It is actually very quaint and cozy, once you pass through the... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Only can rate the coffee and the pastries. It is worth stopping there. We stopped here to buy some soda but after I smelled the coffee we changed our decision. Will come next time to test the tapas.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

As most other reviews are stating this one is located in the strangest place. At a gas station of all places, but that's how creative minds make the most of every space in Miami. Don't worry because once inside you will lose yourself in the Spanish themed interior and then be totally wowed by the menu and how great everything... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Fun....Different.....Good Food.....lot's of tapas and wine selection in a very unusual place. El Carajo is a Spanish Restaurant extremely unique.

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

It took me years to warm up to the idea to eat at El Carajo. For years I used to fill up my tank at the gas station where this restaurant is located and never ventured inside the restaurant. However as the lines became progressively longer and the wine selection progressively greater I gave it a shot. It became one... More

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

So it's a gas station. Go inside, into another world. Wine shop is the best in Dade, and the food is exotic and great. It's a mildly mind blowing experience. The prices run from reasonable to the best in wine

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