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El Novillo Restaurant

#192 of 3,405 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Latin, Central American, Steakhouse, Spanish, Grill, South American
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6830 Bird Rd, Miami, FL 33155-3708
+1 305-284-8417
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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287 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here for the first time with some friends. We had reservations, and one member of the party was about 45 minutes late, but they seated us anyway. They were very patient while we waited for the one member of the party. The food was excellent. The portions were large and the meals included salad, rice with beans, plantains... More 

Thank Annie143Florida
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has withstood the test of time by selling good portions of delicious Nicaraguan food for over 20 years. Although located in a busy strip mall on one of the busiest streets in Miami this restaurant gives visitors the feel of being transported into a Central American small town square. The restaurant is well known for their "baby" churrasco... More 

Thank delgadomv
Cape Coral, Florida
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first dined at this resturant many years ago when my husband proposed to me.We have dined here many times and the food is delicious.I love their churrasco ,gallo pinto and the accompanied sauces,the chimichuri being a favorite.Everything we tried was delicious and the best fried sweet plantains.Definitely a favorite place to eat.

Thank vdamat
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Tenderloin Tips with Jalapeño Sauce was really good. Would have been better if it was serve hot vs warm. The whole plate was serve room temperature which is why I rate the service here on the low side. It took too long to order, and we waited a while to get our dinner. Even getting ready to pay for... More 

Thank Beltifi
Mauldin, South Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

The food is great, we ask for their signature dish (Baby Churrasco), the meat was tastier and well seasoned, same for the side dishes. We enjoy the atmosphere, very family oriented, The owner of the restaurant is very friendly and customer service oriented. We love it all.

Thank Fanny Q
Miami, Florida, USA
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205 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Having a friend here from Germany, we decided to show her some Nicaraguan food being close to Coral Gables. The service was pretty good, very attentive, water glass was always full. Waiter was funny and pleasant. We ordered the churrasco and the chicken churrasco as well, both were very good, cooked as we ordered. The rice and beans was very... More 

Thank Bernd S
New York
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I lived in Coral Gables for 12 years until leaving for NYC in 2002. I went to El Novillo weekly in the year before I moved the Northeast. Recently, my partner who is Latino and I went there for lunch. What a happy choice! Although different cuisine, we found our lunch here to surpass our previous day's brunch at the... More 

Thank SamNYC1959
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Our family enjoyed a variety of meals, including steaks, and seafood. Mixed Ceviche was excellent. Being there by 5 assured no waiting, good service and no crowd.

Thank Roxanna G
Seattle, Washington
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121 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

This is Nicaraguan, not Cuban, though the difference is subtle for me. Everyone raves about the Churrascos, so we had to try, and 8 oz. was enough (the baby size). To our gastronomic delight, the garlic bread and sauteed mushrooms (with perfect sauce to dip the bread) were a great start, and the steaks, followed by a banana flan and... More 

Thank Robin B
Miami, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We dined in El Novillo several times in the past months and the experience has always been perfect. We had churrascos as the main plate and appetizers before the meal, and the food tasted excellent. The service was also first class; our server was very courteous and accomodating. Inside the restaurant fees very inviting and cozy, and the place is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$35
Latin, Central American, Steakhouse, Spanish, Grill, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6830 Bird Rd, Miami, FL 33155-3708
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami
  • Phone Number: +1 305-284-8417
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!

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