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Parrillada Las Vacas Gordas

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933 Normandy Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33141-2927
(305) 867-1717
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6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 67
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
No longer great.

We have been going here for years. in the early days it was a smaller restaurant with great service, awesome meat dishes at reasonable prices. Now it is much bigger, glitzier, less friendly with poor service and very high prices. Kind of sad that places like this do not stay true to their... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
citroen22
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New York City, New York
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Manhasset, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a fabulous meal while celebrating our son's 21st birthday. Food was fabulous, staff was attentive and caring, and the Happy Birthday was outstanding, complete with dancing cows!! Just the best!!

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Thank rosemary j
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been going here for years. in the early days it was a smaller restaurant with great service, awesome meat dishes at reasonable prices. Now it is much bigger, glitzier, less friendly with poor service and very high prices. Kind of sad that places like this do not stay true to their initial success.

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Thank citroen22
Miami, Florida
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Argentine restaurant has a Parilla or a huge grill with good chefs. The steaks were delicious, the vegetables and bread good as well as the wine. However, when the first person you encounter is a very rude manager who makes you beg for a menu and who does not allow you to eat a sandwich unless you are taking... More 

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Thank southmiamibeachbum
Miami, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They are notorious for bill padding. If you should be seated outdoors., and it starts to rain they will find a table inside if you pay an outrageous minimum for your check. Read comments on YELP! There is a definite pattern of deceptive trade practices at this restaurant.

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Thank J C V
Miami Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I won't deny it. I love a good steak! A friend of mine invited me to Las Vacas Gordas and I was really excited! This restaurant is in my neighbourhood and is consistently busy. I will start with the service. Service was "ok." I was one of the only people in the restaurant at 5p. My friends were around the... More 

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Thank dorkynick
Miami, Florida
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43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to give it a try even after reading bad reviews. Big mistake. Arrived before 6 pm on a Saturday. Not crowded. Ordered wine and bread. Both took too long to arrive. Red wine was too warm. Had empanadas and chorizo for appetizers. Chicken empanadas was the best. Beef empanadas were good but greasy. Ordered churrasco medium. Plate was full... More 

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1 Thank GLMARTIN_PR
Miami, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

This restaurant is well overpriced and they charge you a 3% resort fee that owner is supposed to pay....

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1 Thank Hypnosis123
Saint Nom la Breteche
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351 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Located in a quiet part of North Beach and a very pleasant modern decor. Pieles de vacas everywhere yes it is an Argentina parillada. On the menu you will find typical choices from Argentina. Servings are like there more than generous so be aware when you order ! Excellent meats very tasty and tender. So what is wrong ? Basically... More 

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Thank terrefort44
Los Angeles
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Sorry but this place is well overpriced and on top of it they charge you a 3% resort fee for the apartments that they have back door. Good service but way overpriced!

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4 Thank MrCaliAdvisor
Miami, Florida
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144 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Good things first. The rib eye, which was not in the menu, was outstanding, juicy and pink in the center. You have to share it with another hungry friend or two. It is huge. Now the rest. Our friend ordered the filet mignon which was served at the same time with one of the appetizers, it was very small and... More 

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2 Thank Jaime L

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 933 Normandy Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33141-2927
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach
  • Phone Number: (305) 867-1717

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinean, South American
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?