El Novillo Restaurant

4.6
153 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
El Novillo Restaurant is an family owned and operated Latin American (Nicaraguan) Steakhouse, that has been operating its multiple locations in South Florida since the 1980s. 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. Appetizers include fried cheese, refried beans, small meat tacos with sour cream, and more.
Finish your meal with our traditional Tres Leches& sponge cake, Carmel Flan, or Pio-Quinto rum sponge cake.
El Novillo keeps the Latin spirit going with its live music in the evenings during all weekends and special pricing for large group events, which include beverage, main course, and dessert, starting at and affordable $25.99 a per person. To inquire about additional details, please call 305-284-8417 or email elnovillo.gm@att.net

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 153 people are saying
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vipAlberti
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service

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TeresitaM
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Saque el turno y cuando llegue espere 15 min y nadie me
Llamo no había nadie para atenderte y lleno de personas arriba de todos no hay distancia

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MartinE
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our waitress(believer her name was Ana) was a bit rough around the edges; I believe that due to lack of good training. Her tone of voice was a bit bossy. I would expect from a nice class of restaurant like El Novillo to train their waiters not to be so rough when serving people. Most of the time I tip very, very well at all places I go but in return I expect outstanding treatment and service.

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SaraC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Beat churrasco in town! My family loves to come here.

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vipAlberti
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. We will always continue to return!!

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ANGELE
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio y excelente comida , muy sabroso todo y el ambiente muy acogedor

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Nicaraguan food in the U.S. Excellent quality steaks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve Celebration…

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RonaldL
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

$28 churrasco had no flavor at all, check your bill before paying, they over charge, maybe a mistake, maybe not.

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vipLoui
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food...maybe serve a little more , otherwise awesome!

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Geno
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience. Food is very good, service was special

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELICIOUS, AS USUAL!!

We were given a table next to the Fountain, asa we requested.

Lovely restaurant. the inside is so nicely decorated for the Holidays.

Had a lovely time.

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NoeliaM
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and food. Never disappointed when we come here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Excellent food. Highly recommended.

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FranciscoZ
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I think they have too many tables and too crowded. They should decrease number of people and tables. In addition, they were missing some Nicaraguan dishes , cocktails and drinks, that makes it more authentic, but food was good

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AdonisM
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Over all good. Only problem manager did not approved a different checks on a party of 12…. And server was not 100 % nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent we we celebrating a birthday dinner

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CarlosF
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great restaurant. Great food and service. The prices are very reasonable.

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tony3xxx
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice place excellent food good ambiance, service ok

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ElviraD
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service did not disappoint. My picky son ate all of his churrasco and that says it all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Did not attend us when we got there on time

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pedroC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
The food is good

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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Kingpupo
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The server was professional, nice and quick. The Restaurant was playing beautiful music. One waiting at all. Thank you OpenTable very easy to schedule restaurant reservations.

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vipLoui
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pastors appreciation day

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food.

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JuliaB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love everything about El Novillo!!
I can go back anytime!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time and the food was excellent. Reminds me of grandma’s cooking in Nicaragua.

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vipAlberti
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a nice meal experience. We have been coming here for years and it is always fantastic

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BELLAJ
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

traveling from Washington DC to eat the best churrasco in Miami.
Thank you for the great service and the awesome beef!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

am wait almost 25 min to get someone server us but no one want to serve because i have 2 kids and they and we are only 3 people and they perfer server tables with more people and no kids we get server after make a complain and the restaurant manager come to server us because no waiter want to server us

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Asked for medium and it came out well done (no red). Second one was a little more rare than medium, but kept it. Waiter said the second one was medium rare, which I disagreed with because it wasn’t releasing any blood. Not really any arguing, and they brought out the second churrasco fast. Everything else was excellent as usual.

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NurseP
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The food was just “okay” and nothing to write home about. Ceviche had big chunks of fish and tasted okay but lacked imagination. Service was very good. We found it to be a bit too noisy and decided we likely won’t come back for “okay” food.

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JeffreyR
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening in a beautiful restaurant! Great service and food! Only drawback was that we weren’t seated until 30 minutes after our reservation time (due to the crowd). Was worth the wait!

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RigoB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The Big Daddy Churrasco was super soft. A must try.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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JeffreyR
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, drinks and atmosphere!

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AnaF
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great nite, great food. Can't wait to go back! Really enjoyed it.

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MARTICA
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was excellent and the waiter was very pleasant

FAQs

El Novillo Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 284-8417.

El Novillo Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 153 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.