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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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Nica food and GREAT value!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Charlotte
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

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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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

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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Los Angeles, California
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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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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

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 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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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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Miami Beach, Florida
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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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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This place is great..it's usually open. They're not expensive. The plates are big enough to share. There's no menus, but you can ask what stuff is. They have real Nicaraguan drinks. The only downside is that sometimes, rarely, they don't cook the beans thoroughly and they stay hard in the rice, or what they call "gallo pinto".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I found Yambo about 10 years ago. It's close to Little Havana, but a trip to Nicaragua. We took a guest the other evening who had been a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua - he was at home. The mixed appetizer plate serves 4. The fried fish is always a hit as is the pollo asado and beef. And the... More 

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Address: 1643 SW 1st St, Miami, FL 33135-2104
Phone Number: 305-649-0203
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami>  > Little Havana
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: South American, Central American

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  • 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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: South American, Central American

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