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“Excellent Tapas” 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 #122 of 3,425 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Excellent Tapas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Really nice place in a unique setting with an old gas station.

Lots of tapas form lobster to saradines and all are very good.

The sangia is also excellent.

Good service and good prices.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Jacksonville, Florida
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Well went here to celebrate my brothers birthday -- absolutely wonderful. We ordered several tapas as appetizers Galician soup (caldo gallego) just perfect great flavor. Since there were 6 of us I would suggest rather than everyone ordering their own dinner entree I would suggest a "table de tapas" for $40 and you will feed the whole party. But you learn by your mistakes. Again said "can't wait to go back". The service was spot on everyone very attentive. Also, the restaurant has a vast variety of wine selection and very reasonable prices, only a $10 uncork fee.

  • Visited June 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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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Surprises at first sight for location but first impresison fades quickly after the good wine. Do not try the octopus! Not if you know your seafood. Overpriced for the quality. Nice decor and almost makes you feel bad the place can't do better. Cooking needs to improve a lot. If they're trying to sell spanish culture they're far from it.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Miami Beach, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Very greasy , nothing to compare with " real tapas" places in Spain”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

The location is unusual and unexpected, very good wine list. We had a few tapas and the meet plate , which was just ok, very averagr, not a place to go back. Unfortunately

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best gas station in the world!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

What a unique place - at the back of a petrol station but with 2,500 bottles of wine to choose from and great tapas food there was nothing not to love! Buying wine at retail prices and paying just $10 corkage made it affordable and the atmosphere and staff were great. Definitely not one to miss!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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