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Yambo Restaurant

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Little Havana
South American, Central American
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1643 SW 1st St, Miami, FL 33135-2104
305-649-0203
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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My man friend took me to Yambo intending to pick up food and eat at home but I was just enchanted by the simple atmosphere, nice weather and asked to sit and eat there. It's not fancy, but I thought it was simple and cute and it reminded me of sitting in the middle of granada or managua and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Joanna M
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New York City, New York
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Miami, Florida, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Supper good food. The place is crazy good and the people are wonderful. I'm not from Nicaragua but this just feels real. Wow what an experience!!!!!

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Thank Luis C
New York City, New York
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106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

My man friend took me to Yambo intending to pick up food and eat at home but I was just enchanted by the simple atmosphere, nice weather and asked to sit and eat there. It's not fancy, but I thought it was simple and cute and it reminded me of sitting in the middle of granada or managua and wanted... More 

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Thank Joanna M
Charlotte
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We were visiting family in Miami this past week and they told us that we HAD to eat dinner at YAMBO. When we pulled up in reminded me of the Nicaraguan restaurants I visited in past travels. It was amazing. We are Nica's so we feel like experts in Nica cuisine...YAMBO did not disappoint. The décor was funky. The waitress... More 

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Thank youthminister
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Food was great, portions were plentiful, service could use some improving. No music unless you put money into the jukebox. Seems as though the staff didn't liked to be asked questions about the menu. Nonetheless the food was amazing once we recieved it

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Thank Gibran M
Dallas, Texas
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64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

I have been to el Yambo so many times and it never disappoints. The food is great and the drinks are delicious. I highly recommend it to anyone. It's opened 24 hours, parking is tight but so worth it.

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Thank Martha1107
Los Angeles, California
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394 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My mother's side of the family is from Nicaragua, which I have traveled to many times. This place serves excellent comfort food for a reasonable price. Everything that I ordered was very close to what you will get in Nicaragua, and it all tasted great. The decor is on the wild side, no boring white walls here, and the place... More 

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1 Thank Creeping_Death_LA
Miami, Florida
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

Nice afternoon in miami with a nice lunch , my friends gone for first time to a Nicaraguan restaurant and they love it they try a bit of everything and is was really good cerdo asado con yuca the best really enjoy that lunch.

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1 Thank Ramiro F
cardiff
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I have never been to this restaurant or even Miami, yet they have taken 3 identical card payments from my card, which suggests to be that they must be aware of this being a fraudulent card. Maybe pay in cash if you're visiting.

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1 Thank Pose83
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

Nice place and great tasting meat we had the rice and steak and it was so tasty , we also loved the marinated onion salsa , we really enjoyed the place . Parking a little tight .

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Thank Erendi
Miami Beach, Florida
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a great place to visit. You think you are in Nicaragua. The food is great and has 24 hours service. It is always fresh we love to go there. Specially with our friends and family. Also the price is good. They have inside and outside dining. The last time we had them cook for a celebration we had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1643 SW 1st St, Miami, FL 33135-2104
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami>  > Little Havana
  • Neighborhood: Little Havana
  • Phone Number: 305-649-0203

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: South American, Central American

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