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El Novillo Restaurant

6830 Bird Rd, Miami, FL 33155-3708
+1 305-284-8417
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Ranked #195 of 3,675 Restaurants in Miami
Price range: $21 - $35
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Latin, Steakhouse, Central American, Grill
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: For the last 25 years, our latin American restaurant has specialized in serving authentic Nicaraguan and Central American style cuisine to the area. Our house special and most popular dish, the churrasco which is a tenderloin meat filet, is accompanied with our favorite chimichurri sauce, gallo pinto and sweet plantains. We don't stop there, we also have chicken and seafood available. If you're looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, our tres leches dessert is a crowd favorite. Soaked in three different kinds of milks and topped with marsh mellow like heavy cream, it is sure to put a nice cap to a wonderful meal. We've continued to be a great family place to dine with live music on weekend. If you're looking to host a special event with a small or large group we can accommodate you. We can easily hold 80+ people at our restaurant. Come see us today, we look forward to having you as our guest. Bienvenidos!
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English first
Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The ambience and the service was excellent as well as the food. Try the carne asada which comes with gallo pinto and plantain chips. The meat is tender and well seasoned. They have interesting drinks and a good selection of wines.

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Upstate New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Have eaten at El Novillo five times in the past year and can't wait to go back. Love the ambiance; outdoor-style cafe decor, fountain, and live music. Wait staff is very attentive and the food is excellent. Especially recommend the mojito and churrasco steak!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This is the best nicaraguan restaurant I ever been I highly recommend to everybody great attention nice building and decoration

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Nice place, good decoration to make the feel you are an a Nicaraguan patio. Good quality food with good and tender meat. Good place to eat good meat!!!

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Miami, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Best churrasco in town without breaking the bank. Excellent service and friendly staff. Great new drink menu and a must have tres leches desert!

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Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
291 reviews 291 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A little pricey, but the food and service were both great. Don't miss the Nicaraguan desserts. The place was clean, very pretty and very well run. Many meat dishes include large portions. Average bill about $20-25 per person without drinks.

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Fort lauderdale
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were looking for a good Nicaraguan restaurant in Miami and decided to try El Novillo. We were not disappointed. The food was delicious and the service was fast and courteous. We specially loved their meats. They were tended and juicy and seasoned to perfection. The rice and beans, "gallo pinto", was very good and the portions were very generous.... More 

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Luis D, Owner at El Novillo Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We appreciate the feedback and can't wait for you to come back with some family and friends. See you soon! More 

saga bay,florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I went to tow locations, the one at bayside and The falls , both restaurants are great, but bayside location is better because is right at the water. Love it there.

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New York City, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I came with a group of six and we all loved the food. It tasted like a real home cooked meal and we were all raving about it. We had assorted appetizers to get to taste as many as possible. It's my brother's favorite restaurant in Miami. He lives there and brought us all there. I loved the spices they... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This was our third visit and we drove from Key West (4hrs) with this place in mind as we come up once a year. The service and food has gone down hill in the past year. Took 20 min to get our drinks, my "well done" steak was literally bleeding and the appetizer came at the same time as our... More 

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Additional Information about El Novillo Restaurant

Address: 6830 Bird Rd, Miami, FL 33155-3708
Phone Number: +1 305-284-8417
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 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 - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 35
Cuisine: Latin, Steakhouse, Central American, Grill

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