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El Carajo

2465 S.W. 17th Avenue, Miami, FL 33145
305.856.2424
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Ranked #126 of 3,621 restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 10:00 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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
amsterdam
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The restaurant is in a working BP station, situated in the back of the store. It is freezing cold inside, the first thing you see is a bakery with great cakes and coffees. Then you see all the boxes of wine like in a wine shop. The food is authentic, prices reasonable, service quick. We did not like the hard... More

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Miami, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is one of our favorite spots to visit on a Friday evening. A place to end the work week and begin the weekend with a bottle of wine and some tapas. We like to sit at the large wooden table next to the wine bottles.

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Miami
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

You'll be surprised when you arrive at El Carajo's address and see that it's a gas station. The tapas place is inside after you pass the chips, motor oil and milk. The tapas are delicious and the prices fair. It's a very popular place.

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Cazu247@Hotmail.com
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347 reviews 347 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

El Carajo is inside a gas station. The tapas are great. We had a big variety of tapas and the meal. The prices are great the food is awesome and the service is spot on. We would return here instantly. We have been to many tapas places buth this is one of the best. Keep up the great work, food... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Visited for lunch it was awesome. Serves was incredible. Had tapas they were perfect temperature. Sangria was perfect. Had a glass of cava excellent. The experience was Great. Finally we had coffee it was good old cuban cafe excellent. I highly recommend coming here. Will visit again for sure

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Miami, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We loved this place. Menu is diverse, great prices. Must try all different tapas. Also wine selection is amazing

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allentown, pa
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158 reviews 158 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The unique location make you appreciate the décor of the restaurant, but it doesn't really make up for the uneven food. We showed up on a Friday evening without reservations, which I don't recommend. However, they gave us a table with the understanding that we would be gone in an hour! However, they didn't tell the waiter that information, so... More

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Miami, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Went for lunch for a third time and had the Salmon al Horno en Salsa De Mariscos - 18 Fresh Salmon Broil in Mix Seafood, Tomato Sauce. Came with asparagus and other veggies. It was delicious! They open for lunch at 11:30 AM and the place has their following. They also have a wide selection of wines to purchase. Plenty... More

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Gainesville, FL
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We have been hearing about this restaurant for quite some time and finally we made it there on MLK weekend. WOW! What a meal! First let me point out that this is a very small but very popular restaurant so reservations are highly recommended unless you want to wait in a gas station convenience store for a while. That being... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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192 reviews 192 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
1,476 helpful votes 1,476 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Definitely one of the most interesting gastronomic experiences in my life. From a visual standpoint, this is a winner. You arrive at a run down gas station and you cannot believe there in a restaurant even close. Go in. There is a bizarrely inviting dining area behind the convenience store facade. It as if some Cuban wise guys where trying... More

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