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“Spectacular wine selection and excellent food.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Carajo

El Carajo
2465 S.W. 17th Avenue, Miami, FL 33145
305.856.2424
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Ranked #101 of 3,627 Restaurants in Miami
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Miami, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Spectacular wine selection and excellent food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

This is a hidden gem located in the back of a BP gas station convenience store. Huge and spectacular wine selection, very nice atmosphere and excellent tapas. One of the best Spanish restaurants in Miami. We went several times and every time is a pleasure! Very good quality of ingredients and real Spanish seasoning. Excellent service, friendly and professional.
It is a perfect place to go with friends and family but maybe not the best option for young kids or babies.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Unexpected and and amazing wine selection!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

It seems almost a shame to take away from the experience of driving up to a BP gas station for a great meal of spanish tapas... most people enjoy it more when they live the experience for themselves.... The food is tasty, and the menu is delightful. The wine selection is nothing short of spectacular, with incredibly affordable prices. Enjoy the experience, and give the gas station a chance to delight your senses. You will not be disappointed.

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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Excellent !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

I am happy that we didn't backed up when we saw that the restaurant is inside a BP gas station!
The atmosphere is great, the spanish theme decor and spanish music create a very nice place to eat and have fun with friends.
The menu is pretty extensive and you whant to try everything :)
They also have wines from all over the world at a reasonable price, we had an Argentinean malbec delicious.
Defenetly Im coming back with more friends and family.
Remember to make a recervation firts.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“AMAZING hidden GEM”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

I almost didnt write this because well, I don't want to spoil its "quaint hidden style"
FOOD = fantastic!
Service= on point!
definitely a very intimate place to bring a foodie friend

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great Vibe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

El Carajo International Tapas & Wine is located in the back of a gas station. They serve the best Tapas and Corvina fish dishes you ever had. Go and enjoy. I did.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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