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Parrillada Las Vacas Gordas

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933 Normandy Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33141-2927
(305) 867-1717
Today
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 50
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Big highs and lows... like a rollercoaster ride

This place is super cool visually. The walls are covered in cow hide but everything else is sleek and modern. The grill is open to view while you dine or while you stand outside in line (and there was indeed a line to get in). They even have a fog machine; that's how "Miami Beach" they are. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
dolphinheron
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Marathon, Florida
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Marathon, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This place is super cool visually. The walls are covered in cow hide but everything else is sleek and modern. The grill is open to view while you dine or while you stand outside in line (and there was indeed a line to get in). They even have a fog machine; that's how "Miami Beach" they are. The music was... More 

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Not a very nice place, even the meat was not so good. The staff is running everywhere and is useless... don't be surprised if you have to wait 45 min for your meal... and almost the same for the check... The prices are totally overrated, even the food don't worth it.

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Miami, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

In a city where novelty is key and good restaurants open and close at the drop of a hat, it's necessary to have a restaurant to use as a benchmark for amazing meat! I've been coming to las vacas gordas for over 16 years and it only gets better and bigger... It used to be the size of a small... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I can honestly tell you this place is the biggest rip off and has terrible service. You wait over an hour for your food, the staff gets angry when you ask for your food. All the negative reviews of this place are true. Any good review is probably a friend of the owner. My experience is so bad I'm actually... More 

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Kingsville, Australia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We loved this restaurant, I don't know why there are negative reviews about this place, we had the most amazing experience. Recommended by our host who lives just a few hundred yards from where we stayed. The staff were very attentive and efficient, we were seated right away, given wine list and food list, ordered bottle of wine, came within... More 

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new york
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101 reviews 101 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

we loved the food at the restaurant, we ordered chorizo, sausage and empanada for appetizers and 3 different kind of steaks, fries, vegetables for dinner. The food was great but the kitchen is very very slow. If you can be patient and go there and wait you'll enjoy the food, make sure you don't over order. The portions are big... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Went with my family to celebrate my sisters 46th birthday. The atmosphere was fun and hip, the Sangria was wonderful and the Chimichurri provided was to die for. It alone was worth the visit. Everything we got was delicious. We tried pork, beef and chorizo sausage. All of the food is large enough to split. I would definately return for... More 

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Miami, Florida
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86 reviews 86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We went for my friends birthday. The service is a little slow but the food is great. Enrollada is best value. Some things are pricey, but if you penny pinch go eat BK.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

I was astonished by such a poor service and overall management of the place. If someone out there is going to read this I highly suggest you to never come to this restaurant for your health.

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Miami, Florida, United States
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Got a nice 70$ surprise for an single steak item that WASN'T ON ANY MENU and was recommended by the waitress. After talking to the waitress and several people they washed their hands about the whole deal and "took the tip off" like it did anything. I really regretted taking my girlfriend there. I definitely DO NOT recommend this restaurant.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 933 Normandy Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33141-2927
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach
  • Phone Number: (305) 867-1717

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: South American
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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