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El Carajo

#55 of 3,448 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2465 SW 17th Ave, Miami, FL 33145-3809
+1 305-856-2424
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

The food was truly amazing here, and loved that it was situated inside a gas station. I would have given it a 5 star review if the service was quicker, it was a bit of a mission. Also I wanted to Pay before my friends could get the check in the back, but they messed up and took the Bill... More 

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Miami, Florida
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330 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2016

We went to El Carajo to sample its tapas and see for ourselves its wide-ranging offering of wines and beers. El Carajo’s location is atypical, since it is situated inside a gas station; its ambience is typical of a Spanish restaurant and they work on 3 timetables for the different business they run: the café, the restaurant and the wine... More 

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Miami, Florida
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

It's funny to find an amazing little Spanish restaurant surrounded by a great wine shop , in a gas station. Whether you are looking for tapas or an out an out paella feast , this place fits the bill. Best of all, you can select a fabulous bottle of wine from the shop, purchase it at the counter and just... More 

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Acworth, Georgia
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175 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2016

We were driving around Maimi and came down into the Grove while checking out the places I forgot to check gas gauge and oh no almost out. I started to look for a station and found this gem! The wife went in as I pumped gas then I joined here. We got some fine Tapas and some dessert to enjoy... More 

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Thank Tom_PGR
Miami, Florida
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Who would have thought it? This place is nestled in the back of a gas station convenience store. There's also a wine shop and a bakery. The bakery is wonderful, fresh baked goods and excellent coffee. Try the cortadito with evaporated milk, to die for. For dinner you will need advanced reservations, it fills up. I prefer sitting at the... More 

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Thank rosa d
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Nice place for lunch but please make sure you make reservations if not you will.have to wait between 20 to 40 minutes We had a nice portion of tortillas.española.paella.and the best try tocinillo del.cielo..

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Thank Mayra C
Miami, Florida
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2016

We went for lunch on a Sunday, without reservation. We were greeted immediately and seated in less than 5 minutes. The place is very small and it gets crowed, so my recommendation would be to reserve in advance. Roger (waiter) and the rest of the staff were very nice and attentive. Food is good and well presented. Our only suggestion... More 

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Thank YL-JC
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2016

It sounded like a great idea. But not so much the dinner place it might just be a lunch or a quick Pic me up. The wine selection was vast but the roled up menu has to go. Portion of the tapas are small the lobster empanadas is just ok. The chorizos in wine sauce was good and the garbanzo... More 

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Israel
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Good food but be carefull with the Bill , check very well ...if is lunch or dinner size Comment card previously market By waiters as Best every ítem..,very funny!

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Thank C. P
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35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Nice Spanish place in Miami with affordable prices. Don't get confused, is on a gas station but goes inside and will be surprised.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2465 SW 17th Ave, Miami, FL 33145-3809
  • 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?