Miami Lakes, FL 33014
- Central American
- Sun 12pm-10pm, Mon-Thu 11:30am-10pm, Fri 11:30am-11pm, Sat 12pm-11pm
- All Major Credit Cards, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Diners Club
- Smoking, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Kid Friendly, Business Dining
- Dinner, Lunch
- Full bar
Miami New Times's Description
Step inside the Bird Road location and you'll find yourself in the recreated courtyard of a Nicaraguan hacienda, complete with burbling fountain and guitar music. That's the idea at least and if you don't find it convincing, let the excellent food and extremely attentive service ease your nerves and remove you from Bird Road traffic woes. If that doesn't work, eat a sixteen-ounce "Big Daddy" churrasco -- after that, you won't care where you are. Perfectly cooked -- seared outside, melting inside -- churrasco is the signature at El Novillo, but just about all the food stands out. The "nica-tizers" (all less than four dollars except sampler platters) are a good start for the uninitiated, particularly the vigoron (pork cracklings with yuca), or the fried cheese with slaw and corn tortillas. Prices are quite reasonable (from $12 to $25 for most entrÃ©es) but the white tablecloths and courteous wait staff give El Novillo the air of a four-star restaurant -- or four-star hacienda, if you will. Check out happy hour on Fridays from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., when drinks are half price and tapas are free.
Tips from foursquare
The food is great and the service is fast.
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Great customer service, don't sit in the booths, they're too tight. Get a table instead.
It wasn't the best, but it wasn't the worst food I have ever eaten. The steak & the fried bananas came warm. The white rice tasted like boil-in-bag. Just wasn't what I expected.