El Novillo Restaurant

★★★☆☆
  • 6830 Bird Rd

    Miami, FL 33155

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  • 305-284-8417

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En el ano 2000 visiet este esquicito restaurant y que de impresionado pora su calidad. Para mi sopresa y desilucion anoche al regreasrme encontre con un lugar pesimo, la comida mal hecha el servicio mediocre , pero mantinen los $$$ altos , el vino lo sirven en copas bien ordinarias y el colmo mientras cenabamos paso un mesero con por al lado de nuestra mesa con 2 bolsas repleta de basura, para colmo transparentes, que pena que este lugar en el pasado tan excelente haya caido tan bajo, al menos yo no lo recomiendo , ah toda la comida fria , las tajadas quemadas y patidas y el gallo pinto crudo , la carne de mala calidad

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★☆☆☆☆

En el ano 2000 visiet este esquicito restaurant y que de impresionado pora su calidad. Para mi sopresa y desilucion anoche al regreasrme encontre con un lugar pesimo, la comida mal hecha el servicio mediocre , pero mantinen los $$$ altos , el vino lo sirven en copas bien ordinarias y el colmo mientras cenabamos paso un mesero con por al lado de nuestra mesa con 2 bolsas repleta de basura, para colmo transparentes, que pena que este lugar en el pasado tan excelente haya caido tan bajo, al menos yo no lo recomiendo , ah toda la comida fria , las tajadas quemadas y patidas y el gallo pinto crudo , la carne de mala calidad

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My wife and I had some fond memories of going to Novillo's on 40th Street in Miami in the past, but we won't be back after what we've seen what's happened to the place.

We went there a couple of nights ago in need of a good churrasco and that famous Nicaraguan hospitality we knew about - we found neither!

First off, we were seated way in the back by the bathroom, and then, against all reason we were brought four menus in English when we were all speaking Spanish and my relatives clearly don't speak a word of English. (Just like 90% of their staff!)

As for the food, the famous Novillo churrasco was dry and listless, and it became a chore to complete it. They overcooked two of the three servings, all of which were ordered medium rare, and I ended up switching plates with my wife, whose beef was not as "well-well" done. The beef was initially brought out by itself, unceremoniously dropped onto the table in front of us like dog bowls: there the three strips lay awhile, with no garnish, no side dishes, only streak marks showing how they slid onto the plates.

When we politely told the waiter that he had brought beef when we had ordered chicken for the fourth person's entree, he questioned my mother-in-law's memory with a kind of passive aggressive remark about how he was "almost certain" that she had ordered the beef! Who do you think is more likely to remember what was ordered, the person who ordered the food, or the waiter who took the order without writing it down?

After declining dessert and waiting entirely too long for the bill, we paid and left, without hearing any customary polite words on the way out. The hostess, a pretty young lady with a bored frown who looked like she was sitting in detention, didn?t even utter the obligatory pleasantries like "We hope you liked it!", "How was it?" or "We hope you come back". Instead, she continued cleaning her ear with her little finger while snapping out an almost sarcastic "Thanks!"

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My wife and I had some fond memories of going to Novillo's on 40th Street in Miami in the past, but we won't be back after what we've seen what's happened to the place.

We went there a couple of nights ago in need of a good churrasco and that famous Nicaraguan hospitality we knew about - we found neither!

First off, we were seated way in the back by the bathroom, and then, against all reason we were brought four menus in English when we were all speaking Spanish and my relatives clearly don't speak a word of English. (Just like 90% of their staff!)

As for the food, the famous Novillo churrasco was dry and listless, and it became a chore to complete it. They overcooked two of the three servings, all of which were ordered medium rare, and I ended up switching plates with my wife, whose beef was not as "well-well" done. The beef was initially brought out by itself, unceremoniously dropped onto the table in front of us like dog bowls: there the three strips lay awhile, with no garnish, no side dishes, only streak marks showing how they slid onto the plates.

When we politely told the waiter that he had brought beef when we had ordered chicken for the fourth person's entree, he questioned my mother-in-law's memory with a kind of passive aggressive remark about how he was "almost certain" that she had ordered the beef! Who do you think is more likely to remember what was ordered, the person who ordered the food, or the waiter who took the order without writing it down?

After declining dessert and waiting entirely too long for the bill, we paid and left, without hearing any customary polite words on the way out. The hostess, a pretty young lady with a bored frown who looked like she was sitting in detention, didn?t even utter the obligatory pleasantries like "We hope you liked it!", "How was it?" or "We hope you come back". Instead, she continued cleaning her ear with her little finger while snapping out an almost sarcastic "Thanks!"

Pros: If you could get them to cook it right, churrasco is a great cut of meat.

Cons: They don't always cook it right, and they blame you while they are at it.

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This is probably one of my favorite latin restaurants. Their churrasco is amazing! It is different from the Argentinian churrasco but it unreal. Juicy, tender and if you like medium cook they are great about doing it right! The other amazing thing about this place is it has a full bar. They know how to serve a good drink! The staff is really friendly and attentive to all your needs even if you go with a large group of 20.

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★★★★★

This is probably one of my favorite latin restaurants. Their churrasco is amazing! It is different from the Argentinian churrasco but it unreal. Juicy, tender and if you like medium cook they are great about doing it right! The other amazing thing about this place is it has a full bar. They know how to serve a good drink! The staff is really friendly and attentive to all your needs even if you go with a large group of 20.

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Chef ROberto Murillo Has made An Awsome Change After His father left Master Chef Ronald Murillo In the year 1998 ,He decided to move on further to another el novillo restaurant in miami beach witch now is owned by another company during the time past roberto skill increased in many culinary things ..while his father was moving on and restoring miami's restaurant but let me tell you EL NOVILLO RESTAURANT has the best food ever thank you

Master Chef Ronald & Executive Chef Roberto Murillo which remains in the restaurant

Gracias por transformar EL NOVILLO RESTAURANT

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★★★★★

Chef ROberto Murillo Has made An Awsome Change After His father left Master Chef Ronald Murillo In the year 1998 ,He decided to move on further to another el novillo restaurant in miami beach witch now is owned by another company during the time past roberto skill increased in many culinary things ..while his father was moving on and restoring miami's restaurant but let me tell you EL NOVILLO RESTAURANT has the best food ever thank you

Master Chef Ronald & Executive Chef Roberto Murillo which remains in the restaurant

Gracias por transformar EL NOVILLO RESTAURANT

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A Nicaraguan restaurant with nice decorations and good food. They are a bit expensive, like Los Ranchos, but it is worth trying to experience a different type of cooking, if you've never tried it before. The waiters are very attentive. They sometimes have specials Monday - Thursday. The scenery is beautiful because of the view of the bay. Very romantic.

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★★★★☆

A Nicaraguan restaurant with nice decorations and good food. They are a bit expensive, like Los Ranchos, but it is worth trying to experience a different type of cooking, if you've never tried it before. The waiters are very attentive. They sometimes have specials Monday - Thursday. The scenery is beautiful because of the view of the bay. Very romantic.

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El Novillo Restaurant offers fantastic flavors at our Latin American restaurant in Miami, Florida.

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This lively restaurant specializes in big plates of typical Nicaraguan food, plus some less interesting American and generalized Latin American fare. Stick with the Nicaraguan stuff, especially vigoron, pork cracklings and yuca with…

 

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