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El Turco - Miami, Miami, FL
Award-winning

El Turco - Miami

4.5
4.5
215 Reviews
$31 to $50
Turkish
Chosen as one of the best new restaurants 2021 by top Chefs (bloomberg.com) located in a beautiful retail sanctuary Upper Buena Vista in Design District.
El Turco won the prestigious 'Michelin' Bib Gourmand award in 2022 and 2023 , two years in a row.
in 2023 El Turco was chosen ' The best Mediterranean Restaurant' by Miami New Times and one of the best 7 restaurant by Bon Appetite magazine.
We serve Family Style dishes such as hand made Manti, Izmir Kofte, Kavurma, Lamb Casserole, Hand made Boreks as well as Aegean, Mediterranean Mezes such as Babaganush, Hand rolled grape leaves with rice, Beet root humus etc.
We are proud of serving legendary Turkish breakfast and Sucuk with eggs and Menemen.
Under the shades of a 150 years old banyan tree with an incredible spiritual atmosphere we know you will enjoy this great dining experience.
Our Tiki hut is heat and rain protected and perfect for small events.
Simple but tasty food, casual and spiritual atmosphere and relaxing music.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Turkish, Mediterranean, Balkan style
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 10:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (786) 686-9797
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Yilmaz Guney
  • Catering
    We do incredible caterings.
  • Private party facilities
    Our coziest Tiki Hut is ideal for small events up to maximum 35 people.
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Buena Vista
  • Cross street
    50th terrace and NE 2nd avenue
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 215 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown Areas

    Healthy

  • Downtown Areas

    Great for outdoor dining

215 Reviews
  1. marci

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pricey for lunch but fabulous! Cute area, delish food, helpful server.

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  2. WS96

    Miami

    97 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was passable, but the service was beyond terrible; it needs a whole new vocabulary to describe its awfulness.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a delightful experience at El Turco Turkish Food! The authentic Turkish cuisine, prepared in a delicious home-style manner, left me satisfied. The Turkish tea and desserts were a true delight, offering a genuine taste of Turkey. The only drawback I found was that the restaurant only offers outdoor seating, which can be a bit uncomfortable during rainy or humid weather. However, the service at El Turco Turkish Food was exceptional, with quick and attentive staff members who made the dining experience enjoyable. Despite the weather limitations, the delectable food and excellent service make El Turco Turkish Food a worthwhile visit for any lover of Turkish cuisine.

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  4. Paul

    Miami

    30 reviews

    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was ok, nothing to write home about. Ambience was cool.

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  5. karelc

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    perfect date. beautyfull place. the people was very nice. thank you

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic delicious Turkish dishes served with friendly staff. Great ambience. Will definitely visit again.

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  7. AEFS

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Having a bib gourmand Michelin, I was expecting more. Food was just ok and service was really disorganized and careless

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, amazing staff, and really cute hoodies.

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  9. Tapero

    Denver

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First of all, the charm of the indoor/outdoor restaurant was equaled by the staff who were attentive and helpful. I love their menu on the website which demonstrates some of the recipes. Genius! We ordered several typical casseroles as well as the shrimp dish. We had the varied mezes to share as well as a turkish salad. The spinach phyllo appetizer was spot on. They only have turkish wines so we tried what was recommended . Both red and white were nice. They had 2 beers. We will be back. The only complaint we have is parking- the valet is $15 plus tax and tip and there is no parking nearby…

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  10. yigit

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Turkish cuisine is alot more delicious, owner must find the correct chef for this rest.

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  11. RBriggs

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    An unusually negative experience at El Turco...hope to get back to the excellent service and food! While I've had numerous excellent meals at El Turco, from the service to the food, this one wasn't. Dry, flavorless chicken, poor communication/service, flies by the many circling our food and table. Appreciate the restaurant removing the charge for the chicken, but hope the all-around experience gets back to the excellence previously enjoyed!

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  12. Juan

    Miami

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there for dinner; loved the place and ambiance. The vegetarian bowl was very good, although I found the hummus to be bland. El Turco salad was excellent so were the oven roasted meatballs. All food was clearly freshly made. The rice pudding was great, light and not too sweet. Turkish red wine was served cool and was very, very light and dry. No robustness here. Andres provided excellent service. Very friendly and attentive. Give yourself a few minutes to walk around the place. Some really neat shops. My only gripe was with the valet parking; they do not take cash or Apple Pay. They only accept credit card and force you to enter your name, address, phone number and CC number. Very time consuming. They also charge you a "convenience charge" in addition to the advertised price. Just be aware. I really recommend this restaurant and surrounding area

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  13. RobertoI

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Excellent service. Authentic. Ambiance on point.

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  14. CarlosM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    *An affront to Turkish cuisine* Horrible, poorly made food. Run away without any remorse!!!!!

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  15. Lovefoodlol

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good as usual. We love this place, when we are in town we always stop by and have breakfast.

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  16. JamieC

    Miami

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant with great food and service.

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  17. kemald

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent food ,excellent service like always.perfect

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we had a great turkish dinner. All the mezes are delicious, highly recommended

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our second time visiting, the first time was a little disorganized and we felt we were rushed out for the next reservation, this time was much better, we didn’t feel rushed, food as good as always , ambience was wonderful, cozy since it was raining, staff very friendly. We will definitely go back.

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  20. OkanK

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was bland and didn’t worth the price. The staff was friendly and the environment was tranquil as it was a week day. Don’t think I’ll come back.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall an ok experience. You had the sense that a lot of things on menu were precooked and not made fresh.

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  22. MonicaC

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    It was the 4th or 5th time we ate there. Every time was very good, but last time the portions were small, the wrap was dry and no dipping sauce as before, pita bread was not properly baked, underdone and the price for 3 of us and 6 beers was rather expensive for the portions. Very disappointing and will wait a bit to try another time. We love you guys but it's really gone downhill last night.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. Jennieesp

    Miami

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time, it was fast, friendly and delicious.

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  24. DeryaS

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the food and their service. Make sure to try all the boreks!!

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  25. AndreaF

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Waited 45 minutes to have someone coming to take the order. I had reservation. Waitress pretty rude. Food not excellent, I didn’t digest and my wife was sick. Overall not a good experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  26. DarisH

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good, service was spotty. Hard getting servers attention. Entree was brought about one minute after appetizer, not giving us a chance to enjoy it.

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  27. hfaouaz

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    service is the best. the waiters were the best. and Yigit is awesome! best experience so far in Miami!

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  28. RomyM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. Everything was tasteful. The service was excellent. Will be going back soon.

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  29. Manena

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The vegetarian bowl was the highlight of the meal. Sadly, our main courses arrived 1 minute after the appetizer (and server would not take back to kitchen) so we ended up eating the meat dish almost cold. The dessert was a treat. The rice pudding was tasty but $14 for 2 small pieces of baklava was outrageous. Location is both charming and quirky.

    1 person found this helpful

  30. DilaraG

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best in town! Ambiance, food and the service is top notch!

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  31. DeeSquared

    Atlantic City

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is the perfect time of year to go to El Turco to dine alfresco. I have biked by it dozens of times and never seen the oasis inside Upper Buena Vista. We had 4 appetizers all delicious and fresh. Our entrees Manti, Donner Wrap and Kavirma Pilav were all devoured! Our waitress Almila gave good recommendations and very attentive service. Definitely worth a try if you like Mediterranean food!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fantastic experience! This is an outdoor restaurant that has tables under a palapa. It is decorated beautifully in the Turkish style. Our waiter Burek was kind and funny. The food was FANTASTIC! We can see why it earned a Michelin Star. This is most definitely a place you want to go. Go early so you can explore the outdoor mall surrounding the restaurant.

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  33. PeterK

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down one of the best gems in Miami, the hummus changed my life

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome, unique experience. Staff were incredible, generous and friendly.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered the vegetarian platter, the breakfast platter and manti. All were very good. We especially recommend the vegetarian platter. Plenty of food for 4 adults and a four year old. Also, very pleasant outdoor venue.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the ambience was great. You can shop and hang out before or after dinner.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent the food amazing and the recommendations from the waitress eight on spot. Would extremely recommend this restaurant and definitely will come back

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my third time here and this time it was a small get together for my birthday. We sat at the tiki hut and the experience was a awesome as before. My friends loved the food, the service and mostly the ambiance of the whole place. Each of us said we will be back with other friends!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my second time here and this time I brought my family. They loved the service, ambiance and food, we had an amazing time and will return soon!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been there for dinner and I guess we eat most of the menu😄 You should try with Turkish names “kısır, kopoğlu, mantı, kuzu güveç, sütlaç, pide, lahmacun” Everything! Very very best Turkish food in town💙 Thank you Mr Sinan, we will come back for breakfast, that was a great experience✨🧿

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FAQs

El Turco - Miami does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. El Turco - Miami also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (786) 686-9797.

El Turco - Miami is rated 4.5 stars by 215 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 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for El Turco - Miami

5026 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Cross street
    50th terrace and NE 2nd avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Buena Vista
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 10:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Turkish, Mediterranean, Balkan style
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Yilmaz Guney
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (786) 686-9797
  • Catering
    We do incredible caterings.
  • Private party facilities
    Our coziest Tiki Hut is ideal for small events up to maximum 35 people.
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