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El Carajo

2465 S.W. 17th Avenue, Miami, FL 33145
305.856.2424
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Ranked #117 of 3,622 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Senior Contributor
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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Genova
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175 reviews 175 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We had a dinner in this restaurant because of the great Lonely Planet's evaluation. It wasnt' a good decision. The ambiency is ordinary and incredibly noisy at the point that one cant talk with the people at his table. The food (spanish kitchen) is relatively good but extremely overpriced. The service is unfriendly and hasty. Be aware.

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MIAMI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Located inside BP gas station, this wine bar restaurant has and intriguing concept. You walk around and choose your beer or wine. Good wine's are reasonably priced and everything has a $10 corkage fee. There are about 12 dining tables and a 12 seat community table. Both the white bean soup and red bean soup are hearty, as is the... More

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

If I hadn't seen Pillar V review I wouldn't have found it! It is really hidden. We looked on he back of the Petrol station, on the sides, etc just to realised what we though it was the petrol station shop it was the restaurant itself. It is really nice inside and the menu is a mix of Spanish and... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Excellent restaurant! It is hidden inside a BP gas station so you have no idea what is inside! The food and service were great as well as the wine!

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