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“Great food, hidden in a gas station” 4 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 #139 of 3,450 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Austin, Texas
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food, hidden in a gas station”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

We walked here after visiting Viscaya museum. It was truly a great experience. The tapas were nice and the spanish beer "mahou" I had was tasty too. It was hard to find the place till we called the restaurant. It is inside the gas station, which I would have never thought of. Great food and wine selections. A must come. Maybe slightly salty to Asain people. But it did not bother me.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Jacksonville, Florida
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73 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
“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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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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