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El Carajo

#53 of 3,357 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Latin, Spanish, Wine Bar
As featured in MIA by GIG
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2465 S.W. 17th Avenue, Miami, FL 33145
+1 305-856-2424
12:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 13:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 12:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Huntington, West Virginia
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

We had been told about this place, then we saw it in a write-up of 7 hidden gems of Miami. It did not disappoint. The croquets, both ham, and chorizo were great! We also had the garlic shrimp, chicken rice, ribs, and assortment of cheeses and meats. All were great. Perfect for sharing with the entire family. We sampled many... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

I love tapas and restaurants that are "off the beaten path." This was heaven for that. Yes, you go through a Mobil station, yes, some people might think the route to get there is sketchy if you take the streets or avenues. However, the small restaurant is cute! The food was incredible! Regular wine selection is just okay, quite lacking... More 

Thank 305KMD
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Excellent sangria! The tapas are amazing and the paella is really good! The restaurant is very cozy and the service is excellent!! When you get there do not get disappointed by the look of the place from the outside, once you get inside it is completely different. The place is very nice!!!!

Thank Jojamifaje
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

As a native New Yorker I'm a little jaded. Speakeasy and speciality dining experiences are everywhere so I wanted to try this place because its something new, and by NY standards that's major. Pulling up to the FOOD MART my husband gave me a hard side eye[if you don't know what that is seriously stop reading now because this entire... More 

Thank thesheltons322
Dania Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Fine place for lunch, dinner, or a snack. Good food, wide selection of wine and beer from all over the world. Have been coming to this location for over 30 years as it has migrated from a C-Store to fine dining restaurant. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Darrrylp
Miami Beach, Florida
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305 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

We went for dinner looking for a great nicely priced bottle of wine , which we found, and order some tapas to accompany it. all of the fried were soggy from the calamari to the croquettes. Clearly just taken out from the freezer. the tortilla espanola was worse than the one they sell at the supermarket, dry and with no... More 

Thank kcanavan2010
Miami Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Excellent restaurant, very authentic modern tapas. Very attentive, though not intrusive service. Very tasty food, priced reasonably, taking into account the offered quality. A place to go back again!

Thank Carl O
Rueschlikon, Switzerland
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Awesome , And what a surprise !! You walk in the building to pay your gas as you would do In any gas station and you suddenly you are in the midst of a wine enthusiast paradise 🍷🍷😎 You choose your wine off the shelves, selection is very good and price tags reasonable , cork fee is low ( 10$... More 

Thank eduardo m
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Visited El Carajo for the first time a while back and had not been back until now and It is still a huge suprise to drive into a BP Gas Station and your clients wonder is this guy nuts, The you enter the Convenience Store full of sundries, oil and gas. The you see a wines and at the end... More 

Thank paco_rodriguezcastro
Miami, Florida
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

My experience apparently was of bad luck! I went on a sunday, place was crowded, service was slow and the food was average. I have heard great things about this restaurant so maybe next time will have better luck. For this visit, the rating stays as average.

Thank pcex

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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
Latin, Spanish, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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?