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“Spectacular wine selection and excellent food.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Carajo

El Carajo
Ranked #60 of 4,048 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Latin, Spanish, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Miami, Florida
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150 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Spectacular wine selection and excellent food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

This is a hidden gem located in the back of a BP gas station convenience store. Huge and spectacular wine selection, very nice atmosphere and excellent tapas. One of the best Spanish restaurants in Miami. We went several times and every time is a pleasure! Very good quality of ingredients and real Spanish seasoning. Excellent service, friendly and professional.
It is a perfect place to go with friends and family but maybe not the best option for young kids or babies.

  • Visited February 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Unexpected and and amazing wine selection!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

It seems almost a shame to take away from the experience of driving up to a BP gas station for a great meal of spanish tapas... most people enjoy it more when they live the experience for themselves.... The food is tasty, and the menu is delightful. The wine selection is nothing short of spectacular, with incredibly affordable prices. Enjoy the experience, and give the gas station a chance to delight your senses. You will not be disappointed.

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181 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Excellent !!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

I am happy that we didn't backed up when we saw that the restaurant is inside a BP gas station!
The atmosphere is great, the spanish theme decor and spanish music create a very nice place to eat and have fun with friends.
The menu is pretty extensive and you whant to try everything :)
They also have wines from all over the world at a reasonable price, we had an Argentinean malbec delicious.
Defenetly Im coming back with more friends and family.
Remember to make a recervation firts.

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15 reviews
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“AMAZING hidden GEM”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

I almost didnt write this because well, I don't want to spoil its "quaint hidden style"
FOOD = fantastic!
Service= on point!
definitely a very intimate place to bring a foodie friend

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Princess370
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New York City, New York
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“Great Vibe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

El Carajo International Tapas & Wine is located in the back of a gas station. They serve the best Tapas and Corvina fish dishes you ever had. Go and enjoy. I did.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Samantha Z
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