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“Excellent Food and Service”

El Novillo Restaurant
Ranked #299 of 4,219 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $35
Cuisines: Latin, Steakhouse, Central American, Grill
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: For the last 25 years, our latin American restaurant has specialized in serving authentic Nicaraguan and Central American style cuisine to the area. Our house special and most popular dish, the churrasco which is a tenderloin meat filet, is accompanied with our favorite chimichurri sauce, gallo pinto and sweet plantains. We don't stop there, we also have chicken and seafood available. If you're looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, our tres leches dessert is a crowd favorite. Soaked in three different kinds of milks and topped with marsh mellow like heavy cream, it is sure to put a nice cap to a wonderful meal. We've continued to be a great family place to dine with live music on weekend. If you're looking to host a special event with a small or large group we can accommodate you. We can easily hold 80+ people at our restaurant. Come see us today, we look forward to having you as our guest. Bienvenidos!
Lenexa, Kansas
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Service”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Loved the food and the sophisticated service. Had the Churrasco with the chimichurri sauce. Service was very attentive.

Visited September 2012
Thank MarieW1965
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English first
Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Absolutely Awful”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

My family has come to this restaurant for 20 yrs since its even been around. On occasions when we visit family in Miami we venture to this restaurant. This time around it was very different. The meat was awful! We ordered 3 different types and cuts of meats between all of us and each one tasted uniquely awful. The meat tasted old, rotting, not marinated correctly, and hormone injected. The appetizers were awful. We had some sort of pork rib and some semblance of a chorizo that tasted awful. The worst part is that not only 300 dollars later, but the night spent was very unpleasant with the heartburn.

The restaurant is supposed to be Nicaraguan, but the decoration is Mexican style. They should update that, The only positive thing was the ambiance, lighting, and live music.
Avoid this place at all costs!

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank marialuisabaltodano
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Ft. Lauderdale, Fl
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2012

This used to be my favorite restaurant in Miami Lakes and I love Nicaraguan food. However, I went there with a friend several months ago and the quality seemed to have declined. Thought we would give it another shot recently and it was even worse. Meat was overcooked and rice and beans tasted like someone dropped a garlic bottle in it. Neither of us could eat the rice and beans. The best part of the meal was the fried bananas. Service was pretty average also. No way did the experience live up to the $40+ lunch bill for two.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank 1039
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Miami, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 2, 2012

Carne Asada is the best! soooo good. The fried cheese is my favorite. Service is friendly and the ambiance if good too.

Visited January 2012
1 Thank Maria-Ines C
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Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great value”
Reviewed June 10, 2012

Been going here for years. Great atmosphere, great service, and the best churrasco steak in Miami.

Visited January 2012
Thank misterbusha
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