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Yambo Restaurant

Map & Directions 1643 SW 1st St.
Miami, FL 33135
  • Central American
  • Daily 24 Hours
  • cash
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Not Necessary
  • Street


Miami New Times' Description

It's a hopping, bopping, most colorful Nicaraguan joint in a funky neighborhood. Yambo offers one of those "out-of-country" experiences that alone is worth the price of admission. Outdoors are tables and scads of Nicaraguan knickknacks. There's so much going on visually that you hardly notice the phone booth, CD jukebox, kiddie horse ride, and gumball dispensers (this isn't so much a restaurant as a very tiny village). Then there's the food counter flanked by juice stands that also sell sodas, wines, beers, and espressos. There are roughly 30 tipico Nicaragüense snacks and main courses, including tacos de pollo, crackly fried corn tortillas rolled around savory ground chicken; fried knishlike potato balls brimming with chayote and cheese (pescazones); well-seasoned wedges of grilled pork (puerca asada); beefsteak stewed in light tomato sauce with sautéed onions; and fried whole snapper. All cost less than $5 and come with shredded cabbage as well as various couplings of rice, red beans, plantains, yuca, and so forth. You can also dine at Salon Cacique Nicarao, the name given Yambo's cozy indoor restaurant with table service and translated menus of the same food being served outside. Outdoor is open 24-7. What else can you ask for?

Member Reviews

  • xilonem wrote a review for Yambo Restaurant
    on 07/23/10

    Cheap deff not fancy but if you want some straight up awesome Nica food Yambo is the place to go! get some carne asada with queso frito and make your day !!!!

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  • Cheapism on 05/02/11

    Menu items here average $5, and the portions are plentiful. They are open 24/7 so you can get food at this cheap restaurant any time of day. The carne asada is juicy, and the sides are fresh.

  • raul s. on 04/26/10

    This is the best fritanga spot in Miami, huge portions, and you can get a full meal for less than $8...open 24 HOURS

  • MJ on 01/04/11

    Nicaraguan Food spot in Miami. Large portions! Get a complete meal with drink for around $10.00. They sell beer for $3.00. Inside & Outside seating. Open 24 hours.

  • David B. on 05/10/12

    Ask for Shey to get the hook up!!

  • Shey 💋. on 05/16/12

    Best nica food in miami :)

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