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El Carajo

#55 of 3,398 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Spanish, Wine Bar
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2465 S.W. 17th Avenue, Miami, FL 33145
+1 305-856-2424
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great time we had at this tapas bar located in, yes! A gas station! The wine selection is incredible. The food was terrific - have the dates covered with bacon and the service was lovely. I'll definitely go back on my next visit to Miami!

Thank Alexandra B
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198 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is excellent. The service is very good and the ambiance is fantastic. You could easily fool your family or business associates by appearing to be a cheap-skate by taking them to a "Gas Station" for lunch or dinner. But behold you enter and there is a very elegant restaurant tucked in the back surrounded by wine racks... More 

Thank conradstx
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a tiny hidden gem, located in the back of a Miami gas station. It's a gas station, wine store, convenience store, cafe, and restaurant, all under one roof! The front is your typical gas station which also doubles as a dessert/coffee/sandwich counter. However, the real treat is the extensive selection of wines which you can purchase (ranging from... More 

Thank Daniel P
Walkerton, Canada
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

felt like trying a different place tonight and picked this one. Interesting place, they sell wine in bottles as a retail store, you can buy a bottle and for the corking fee enjoy part or all of it with your supper. The tapas were great, as was the soup and chicken plates. Worth the visit

Thank Edward A
Beaufort, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second year my husband and I have visited the Coconut Grove area. We specifically looked for lodging so we could be convenient to El Carajo! Their sandwiches and pastries are delicious! The service is impeccable! The lattes and cappuccinos are unbelievably excellent. I typically find some coffees too acidic, but didn't find that with this coffee. We... More 

Thank prissyteacher
Paonia, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a bog time foodie/wine love yadda, yadda. Anyhow, we had one night in Miami and I wanted to go somewhere funky, cool and frickin awesome. After much research and a lot of reading the same old reviews I selected El Carajo on SW 17th St. In front it is still a gas station and convenient store but somewhere... More 

Thank Ashley T
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic tapas restaurant hidden in a gas station. Don't let the location fool you. The food, service and atmosphere are excellent. El Carajo has a great wine selection, by the glass or bottle, very good Sangria. The staff was friendly, very knowledgeable on the menu, always on top of things. We had the warm chickpea salad which was delicious. The... More 

Thank Tim C
Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

I came here with two friends. This is a restaurant hidden in a Mobile gas station. It has a great selection of wines at great prices; it also has a place when you can eat very good simple food Highly recommended

Thank Alejandro Z
Miami, Florida
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Went with friends and found the food very tasty and well prepared; excellent wine selection at very decent prices

Thank 10Tito
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

The wine selection alone is reason to visit. They have an awesome selection, of both, New and Old World! Large menu of tapas, great for sharing with friends! Great crowd, always lively and full.

Thank Susann C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Spanish, Wine Bar
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2465 S.W. 17th Avenue, Miami, FL 33145
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami
  • Phone Number: +1 305-856-2424

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?