El Carajo International Tapas & Wines
2465 SW 17th Ave, Miami, FL 33145
El Carajo Tapas & Wines
El Carajo Intl Tapas & Wine
El Carajo Tapas and Wine
Parking: Lot, Private
Wi-Fi: No, Free
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
01/23/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I stopped by one day to buy gas (out front) and was overwhelmed by the sheer volume of wines on display and the quaint, cozy out-of-the-way restaurant in back. To look at the outside of the building belies the surprising culinary treasure I found inside.
i cant say enough about the food; the portions were generous, with all kinds of diverse menu selections (that with the right chardonnay) are perfect for a formal business luncheon or a casual, intimate dinner. my first time there, i just wanted to try a tapas dish (but ended up ordering three b/c they were so delicious!)
the next time, i brought a date and we tried la tabla de carne, which is a mix of all different kinds of meats served on a wooden plank (+ points for presentation!) which, when matched with the right wine (i'm not much into that stuff, but she LOVED the selection), made for a perfect date.
the best part (well, besides the food and wine) was its simple, unassuming atmosphere and good atmosphere. if you're looking for something (pleasantly) unexpected, you've got to try this place.