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El Carajo

#56 of 3,445 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2465 SW 17th Ave, Miami, FL 33145-3809
+1 305-856-2424
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 13:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 12:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Real Spanish restaurant in town. Excellent Variety of appetizers, chistorras, gamba al Ajillo, costillas Canarias. My favorite tapa stuffing dates. To curvina al Limon, tabla de Carne etc . Service is top notch. And obviously Wine.

Thank Elias m
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time they told me that the restaurant was located at a gas station i had serious doubts, but that's exactly what make it unique. Behind the C store you get transported to Spain and the world of tapas and an amazing selection of wine. Octopus and Shrimp al ajillo (garlic) are my favorite, of course you can find... More 

Thank Javier G
Miami Beach, Florida
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love watching first-time guests' reactions to discovering this oasis of a restaurant in a gas station! Welcome to our secret club! Great food, service and energy!

Thank Book123poi
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time in this quaint, cozy restaurant in front of a gas station! Place was remarkably well decorated, cozy and once inside you would think you are somewhere else other than a gas station house. Food was good but a bit pricey considering the size of the portions. Sangria was very good but way to expensive at $28.00 a pitcher... More 

Thank Armando J
Belfast, United Kingdom
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429 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 384 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our good friends from Charleston had driven 577 miles to take us to lunch as we were in Miami after a cruise. They had found El Carajo while searching the Internet to find somewhere nice for lunch and boy was this a find! Telling us we were having lunch in a gas station, we thought they were joking but when... More 

Thank travelpassion
Montgomery, Alabama
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very knowledgeable staff and superior service. Don't let the location (adjacent to a gas station) or venue (inside a wine shop) deter you. A very nice ambience and well prepared food make this a first-rate dining adventure. An extremely varied and eclectic wine selection (it is in a wine shop) and Spanish inspired menu featuring small plates and charcuterie... More 

Thank KenBackes
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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461 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I accidentally discovered this place when I stopped in for gas, on my way to UM. So this time, on my way to UM, I stopped just for the sandwiches. Their prices are ridiculously reasonable, and the food is very delicious.

Thank JSR_Adventures
Miami, Florida
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

My sister & I went to this place after visiting Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. This was one of the best restaurants I went to while I was in Miami in 2.5 yrs. The food was OFF THE CHAIN!!!!! DON'T be fooled by the location because it is in the Mobile Gas Station. You will be completely SURPRISED!!!!

Thank Allen G
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Cute place Service attentive and friendly Food very good Never been disappointed in 5 yrs Congratulations

Thank maxfrank
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Secretly located in front of an old gas station, the place is busy yet cozy. Always have the best time with friends and family.

Thank Dennis H

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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
Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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 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?