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Main Dinning room - El Novillo - Miami Lakes, Miami Lakes, FL

El Novillo - Miami Lakes

4.7
4.7
302 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
El Novillo Restaurant is a 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 $30.99 a per person. To inquire about hosting an event with us, please email us at elnovillo.gm@att.net

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Latin American, Contemporary Latin
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (305) 819-2755
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Not offered
  • Private party facilities
    Our restaurant specializes in hosting large groups of up to 150 guests. We offer various dinning fixed price menus, starting at $30.99 per person + tax/tip. Details can be found at our website www.elnovillorestaurant.com. To inquire for space and availability, please reach out to our manager on duty at 305-819-2755 or email elnovillo.gm@att.net
  • Neighborhood
    Miami Lakes
  • Cross street
    Main Street and New Barn Road
  • Parking details
    There is no fee to park, and plenty of parking provided.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 302 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

302 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and delicious food ! Will continue to bring my group here for lunch.

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  2. SabrinaG

    Miami

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at el Novillo is always so delicious!! We always go for family celebrations

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Comida súper buena y buen servicio..me encantó!! Volví a repetir ayer sin reservación previa

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Iron chairs were very uncomfortable and limited space/room.

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  5. TonyS

    Richmond

    217 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    217 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of those under the radar restaurants that you have to wonder why it's not more challenging to get reservations for. Service is consistently first rate, along with the food. Bar drinks are above average along with the check-in experience. The dining room atmosphere is uniquely Nicaraguan. There are a number of apps and entrees that are worth exploring beyond the house specialty (churrasco). One non-beef entree, which is quite delicious, is the Tipitapa Whole Fish; just know that some easy-to-spot (imo) bones may be present. There is plenty of parking, too!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been visiting them for the last 18 years and the restaurant remain top quality, excellent food and atmosphere

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  7. HOPE

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    El Novillo is the best restaurant in Miami Lakes. The food is exquisite, prepared with consistency and artfulness. El Churrasco is a favorite of ours, the sauces that go with it make the experience a delight. The bread is one of the best features, not sure how they achieve the bread be so crunchy and delicious each and every time! The Sangria is prepared with excellent ingredients. The rice 'Gallo Pinto', mariquitas de platanos, sweet plantains are served to accompany the dish and when we run out, as we always do, the servers return to fill our plates. This time we were celebrating a birthday and got 'Flans' which came with a candle and servers joined is singing to a dear friend, with bells and whistles. Thank you for an awesome experience!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful excellent food and service The music was a nice plus

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  9. AlexanderR

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding steak was nice and cook seasoned to the perfection ,soft and juicy. Service was amazing very attentive and nice.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Diosangel gave us a very professional service. All the staff are friendly and we feel like home. The food was very good and I'm definitely back again.

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  11. MariaR

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time we love it , service was outstanding

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  12. Gerry

    Fort Lauderdale

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, fast, clean and friendly staff. What more do you want… will go again

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  13. TonyS

    Richmond

    217 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    217 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dining experience, personalized service and quality food plus top notch bar. To add to it all, it's a decent value!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent customer service. The best Churrasco in the City!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Place under the Manager Ariel. The staff is so professional and all of the provide the best customer service.

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  16. LEONELP

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    El pasado Marzo 1 del 2024 hice una reserva para el cumpleaños de mi esposa y hice observar q quería la Felicitarán . Sin embargo el camarero nada social al finalizar la comida trajo el bill . En ese momento le pregunté si había revisado los detalles de mi reservación a lo q me contestó que no , luego de un rato se apareció con dos camareros un poquito de merengue y una velita y cantaron Felicidades. Pero para sorpresa mía al lado de mi mesa otra persona cumplía años también y le trajeron un pedazo de 3 leches y el pianista le canto Felicidades . Creo sin dudas esto fue RACISTA pues mi esposa es negra y el de la otra mesa era blanco, si a esto le sumo q mi pedido lo trajeron mal cocinado puedo sumar q ese día q que era especial fue 100% desagradable , y el manager de ese día creo estaba cobrando su sueldo sin trabajar. Esto pasó en El Novillo de Miami Lakes, por todo repito Racismo,Mal servicio y discriminación fue toda la experiencia, Aquí le dejo mi # teléfono 7868629880 pues no me escondo para hacer esta denuncia.

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  17. FrancesS

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Rice was hard and stale. The ribs from the appetizer were dry. Not sure if they changed management or cooks but the food was not how it use to be.

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  18. Gerry

    Fort Lauderdale

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    El Novillo was great. We had a reservation and once we arrived we waited 5 minutes before sitting down. Great food, and great ambiance. I will be going back.

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  19. SoniaR

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite place for steak! The service was excellent!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Manager Ariel provides us the best customer service. The food is definitely delicious 🙏🙏

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  21. VPerez

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Unfortunately, our experience was just alright. We’ve been dining here for 20+ years and have received great service & our meats have always been cooked perfectly. Not on this last visit.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My dad birthday he had an amazing time! Drinks were so good ! One of my top Nicaraguan spots!

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  23. DeeBoothe

    Tulsa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is great. Friendly and very good food. Will go back.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yoangel was very professional. He has great customer service skills. I recommend the Novillo as a family place.

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  25. TonyS

    Richmond

    217 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    217 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice Nicaraguan themed restaurant with food and service to match. Reasonably priced, too!

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  26. bdaysmash

    Miami

    126 reviews

    5.0

    126 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    El Novillo has excellent service, even on New Years Eve! And the menu wa the standard price menu, as it would've any other night. The portions are excellent, and the food taste great.

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  27. DileyG

    Miami

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect night and great service

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome great experience as always. Nice time food was great

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Lots of available sitting, spacious , indoor and salon. Courteous server. The dessert, the 5 leches cake with Bailey was delicious!

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  30. EnileyS

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service accompanied by delicious food as always.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nicaragua food at its best. Nothing else than truly excellent in all aspects.

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  32. TatianaG

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice restaurant, best meat in town, good service, very polite servers

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  33. GailJ

    Miami

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Ordered steak medium, received it rare and had to wait for our waiter to come around to send it back. When it came back it was medium well. This was the first time I’ve ever had a problem here.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the chicken and steak with rice and plantain. The services was good. The noice level was high because there was a party going on and the picking up the chairs and table around us. The drink had lots of ice, and not done properly. But over all the food was good, for the price fair.

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  35. TonyS

    Miami

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    great food and service, great steaks ! been here many times

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  36. OrsonP

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service are always spot on and always great

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  37. Chuck

    Miami

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Difference with other restaurants is that their steaks are not made from skirt cut like other churrasco restaurants. they’re made from tenderloin cut along length instead of mignon slices. It’s very tender meat and they cook it with a slightly fire woody flavor. Delicious.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We love this restaurant but yesterday the service was very bad

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  39. TonyS

    Richmond

    217 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    217 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful neighborhood restaurant! We come here often and don't even more frequently because we're afraid of overdoing our visits. Everything: food, atmosphere, service, bar, podium (check-in) great!! Unlike many restaurants these days, complimentary bread service is still offered, and the garlicky/crispy version served here is delicious.

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  40. JANNELYNE

    Miami

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Terrible service bathrooms were absolutely disgusting

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FAQs

El Novillo - Miami Lakes offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 819-2755.

El Novillo - Miami Lakes is rated 4.7 stars by 302 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for El Novillo - Miami Lakes

15450 New Barn Rd, Miami Lakes, FL 33014

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Main Street and New Barn Road
  • Neighborhood
    Miami Lakes
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Latin American, Contemporary Latin
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    There is no fee to park, and plenty of parking provided.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (305) 819-2755
  • Catering
    Not offered
  • Private party facilities
    Our restaurant specializes in hosting large groups of up to 150 guests. We offer various dinning fixed price menus, starting at $30.99 per person + tax/tip. Details can be found at our website www.elnovillorestaurant.com. To inquire for space and availability, please reach out to our manager on duty at 305-819-2755 or email elnovillo.gm@att.net
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