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El Novillo Restaurant

#182 of 3,461 Restaurants in Miami
#201 of 3,772 Places to Eat in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Steakhouse, Latin, Spanish, Grill, South American, Central American
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6830 Bird Rd, Miami, FL 33155-3708
+1 305-284-8417
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: For the last 25 years, our latin American restaurant has specialized in...
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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  • 34
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  • 22
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 3
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A taste of Nicaragua

If you're in the mood for some good Nicaraguan food, stop by El Novillo Restaurant and try a sampler of Nicaraguan bites. If you order any meat entree, make sure to order a side of "salsa jalapeno", just the right amount of heat...trust me, it will not disappoint.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Maya L
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Miami, Florida
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Good for:
  • Large groups
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Palmetto, Florida
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I read all the published earned accolades of over 30 years while waiting for my table. I was not disappointed. The restaurant runs like a well-greased machine. The atmosphere was festive, as many families were celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, and the likes. The live music filled the room and the one-man-band, took requests from the patrons.Our churascos arrived cooked to perfection... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

If you're in the mood for some good Nicaraguan food, stop by El Novillo Restaurant and try a sampler of Nicaraguan bites. If you order any meat entree, make sure to order a side of "salsa jalapeno", just the right amount of heat...trust me, it will not disappoint.

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Miami
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106 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Every time we are in the area and we feel like having a juicy "churrasco" we stop at this restaurant. Good ambiance, good service, clean restaurant with a full bar and always a good "churrasco". The "gallo pinto" is so good too. Another nice dining experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great and warm service. Excellent bar. Wonderful menu of Nicaraguan delicacies and meats. Generous portions, awesome sangria. Wonderful for couples, night out with friends, family, or business. Music during the weekend.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We had been to the Novillo Restaurant 5 years ago as part of a graduation party, liked it and planned to go back but never did. Two weeks ago we were looking for a restaurant near our grand children's house and remembered the Novillo; went there with our grand children and every body liked their meal. The grand children especially... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We came here for a gathering after a first communion. There is parking in the shopping center where El Novillo is located. The parking spaces are on the small side. The restaurant is decorated as if you are entering a Nicaraguan village with even a fountain in the center of the restaurant. The restaurant is able to accommodate large groups.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food was good, but the sauces were great! I can understand why they charge for each sauce. I will be back.

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West New York, New Jersey
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

El Novillo has been a staple in Miami Florida for over two decades. It was one of two Miami Nicaraguan Restaurants that I visited often, the other being the defunct El Establo. This restaurant has beautiful décor inside. It has entertainment on weekends and the food is excellent. My favorite dish is the Churrasco with pico de gallo and mariquitas.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This was a great date spot for my girlfriend and I. The steak there is delicious and one of the best ones I've had. It's very affordable, and the best part is, the sides are all-you-can eat. The waiters stop by every so often to offer you more rice and beans, plantains, and other delicious foods. It's a wonderful spot... More 

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Wallkill, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We had a small family reunion at El Novillo. Our dinners came with salads and bread ~ nothing exciting. The entire table ordered Churrascos which is lean butterflied tenderloin. The meat was cooked to perfection. It came with three tasty sauces ~ chimichurri, tomato and onion red sauce, and a white sauce. We were all pleased with our tender meat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6830 Bird Rd, Miami, FL 33155-3708
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami
  • Phone Number: +1 305-284-8417

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 to 35
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Latin, Spanish, Grill, South American, Central American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

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!
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?