El Novillo - Miami Lakes

4.5
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33 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
El Novillo Restaurant is an family owned and operated Latin American Steakhouse, that has been operating its multiple locations in South Florida since the 1980's. We specialize in serving "Churrascos", cut from lean tenderloins that are grilled and marinated in our homemade fresh "Chimichurri" sauce.

We also serve 100% all-natural chicken breast, shrimp, fish, pork, and various other selections. Sensational appetizer options include fried cheese, refried beans, small meat tacos with sour cream, and more.

Finish your meal with our traditional "Tres Leches", "Carmel Flan", or "Pio-Quinto" Rum Sponge cake.
El Novillo keeps the Latin spirit going with its live music in the evening on the weekends, and special pricing for large group events, which include beverage, main course, and dessert, starting at and affordable $24.99 a per person. To inquire about additional details about hosting an event with us, please ask fo
What 33 People Are Saying
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ReglaG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE WENT TO CELEBRATE MY DAUGHTER 19 BIRTHDAY , THE SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT, THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS, IT WAS OUR FIRST TIME GOING TO THIS RESTAURANT AND NOW IS GONNA BECOME ONE OF OUR REGULARS

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CaridadV
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was great, socia distancing Time, very well organized. Food was delicious. Staff was great. Overall Great

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

It must've been a bad day. I had reservations for 8 at 7:30pm, we were waiting to be attended, no attention but we did get served water about 3 times before they noticed us. Which was for us to move since it looked like they sat us at the wrong table reservations. We complied and moved and we reminded them that we never received menus. Its was already an hour in with no menu but bread and water. When they noticed there mistakes, we had a waiter ready and the rest of the evening was ok.

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margarita32
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant decorations were beautiful for Valentines Day and thei special valentines menu was delicious and at a good price (the sangria was my favorite). Got a romantic red rose and excellent service!

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DrAlberto
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good like always. Would have liked if there was a little more music.

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HenryD
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and myself have been going to El Novillo for many years, it's our favorite place to dine,

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JesusS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

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vipbdaysmash
Miami
89 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service is consistently very good. Ambiance is also excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant! Delicious food great wine selections. The attention was on point definitely coming back here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at El Novillo Restaurant ( Miami Lakes).
Really good family ambience with a country style atmosphere, service amazing always taking care of me and a delicious food, the churrascos, what and amazing steak follow by the sabroso gallo pinto, plantains chips and sweet bananas.
I trully recommend it, from now on my favorite place. ;D

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LeeL
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has been a favorite of my wife and I for over 15 years. It’s also great for business lunches. The place is quiet, waiters attentive and the food is great. I stick with skirt steak and shrimp, along with their jalapeño sauce and it’s always great. We will definitely keep going back.

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vipbdaysmash
Miami
89 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

El Novillo specializes in Churrasco steak. If you are looking for Ribeye, porterhouse or other cuts, this is not the place to go. But if you are looking for an excellent Churrasco with Gallo pinto and plantains, this is the place to go. The food and service are outstanding. The sangria and desserts are also excellent. I have been coming to El Novillo for years, and they have always kept up with quality in food and service

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vipAlfredo
Miami
105 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very disappointed with the overall experience and food

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, best Nicaraguan food on the planet!!!! Literally the planet!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Had live music and even took dedications. Made my mother in laws birthday very special

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nos encanto el lugar y la comida

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vipJOC8
Miami
84 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was good and I liked the live music but overall the restaurant is very LOUD with the background music, too.

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AntonyT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday. Family celebration.

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Ricky
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed everything about my experience here. We had the Carne Asada which was perfectly cooked how I had asked and was seasoned well. The only thing I would change would be to eliminate the sharing charge. I didn’t even notice there was one until the bill came. I think it’d be a small change they could make so the customer doesn’t feel penalized for sharing. I’ll still be back.

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Guil
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Very attentive staff. Food was very good and consistent no matter when you go. Churrascos are always good and their appetizers have a number of typical Nicaraguan dishes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing night here. The waiter was super attentive. Love this place

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vipJoseQ
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Churrasco poor quality meat.

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vipLuly
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Came for dinner since it’s been at least a decade since we ate here. Now I remember why, it was blah. :(

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vipPeterD
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steaks

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RicardoA
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service! All servers and staff have a positive, happy attitude. They are all well dressed and groomed. Seeing the manager going around is a good sign. I'd suggest adding a churrasco made of fillet of beef and a jalapeno filet tips also made of fillet of beef. Keep up the good work, we'll keep coming back to our preferred Nicaraguan steak house. I suggest exploring increasing the wine offering, include more merlots and cabernets from California!

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vipTammy
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best!!! Everything was excellent

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Sol12
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Family friendly place with nice live music and great food.

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KMonroe
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. We hope to come back soon.

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JoshuaL
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baby Churrasco was delicious and perfectly cooked, also a good size and very filling!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I haven’t been to El Novillo in a while. I love in Broward now so coming down South is something I avoid usually. However, my wife and I wanted to take my mother in law here for her birthday and I am glad we did. I forgot how delicious the food is here.

You can never go wrong with El Novillo and I look forward to coming back.

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Ot13
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was just warm, but good taste.
Didn’t have the wine we selected therefore the alternative was not that good.
The service was great .

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GaryS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good service

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TomJ
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steaks at a surprisingly affordable price. Spectacular service. I’ll be back!

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El Novillo - Miami Lakes is rated 4.5 stars by 33 OpenTable diners.

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