El Cartel

194 SE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33131 Directions
This place has not been rated by customers.
73% of 101 customers recommended
This place is closed.

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About this business

  • Cuisine
    Colombian, Latin American, South American
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Report | 11 months ago
call restaurant for any specifications in reference to coupons
Report | a year ago
First time there and I'm definitely going back. There food is unique and delicious
Report | a year ago
Wonderful service
Report | a year ago
The salsa is spicy but soooo good!
Report | a year ago
The good was amazing!
Report | a year ago
great food, the sancocho is delicious!
Report | a year ago
GO FOR !!!!!
Report | a year ago
The service was slow and rude. And after the bad experience they force a 20% tip on you for using a groupon. The groupon means you can't use the special rates and you have to pay the 20% tip. The food was ok not great but the savings was not worth the experience. There are numerous restaurants in the area so you would be better of dining somewhere else with their daily special than you are dining here with a groupon.
Report | a year ago
free parking in downtown love a good cold Aquila beer ! and the service was awesome I will definitely be back.
Report | 2 years ago
Need a better service
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From Our Editors

The flavors of Colombia sizzle beneath green lamps at the wooden tables in El Cartel. Chefs form corn masa into patties for arepas filled with shrimp or beef, and pile the bandeja paisa plate with an assortment of meats—savory Colombian-style sausage, grilled steak, pork crackling, and blood pie. They fry green plantains for tostones and yucca to create earthy root-vegetable fries, and cook sweet plantains until they caramelize or admit where they hid the diamonds. Beer, wine, and juices squeezed from blackberries or passionfruit wash down delectable bites.

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Miami Restaurant Guide

Nearly everyone knows Miami for its beaches, party atmosphere, and active nightlife. But, Miami's vibrant food scene should not be overlooked. This city has scads of restaurants, from tiny Cuban dives with only a few seats to four-star fusion restaurants with famous chefs.

Some of the best places to eat in Miami are the tiny little restaurants that few people notice or visit, simply because they do not realize that those darkened store fronts are restaurants. The Hole in the Wall Pub is one such restaurant, but the one thing about it that is not inconspicuous is its celebrity owner. Craig Erickson played for the Hurricanes, and he opened this restaurant as the type of place where his football-playing friends could watch a game and enjoy good grub at the same time. The dark woods, top-of-the-line televisions, and large arcade make it seem like someone's basement, but the quality food and service make it clear that this is one of the best restaurants around.

Dining in Miami with friends is easy thanks to restaurants like Josh's Deli. Chef Joshua Marcus decided that his restaurant needed a new image, which is why he reopened it under this name. Everything on the menu is homemade, and most of the menu choices remind guests of a traditional Jewish deli in New York City. Chef Marcus even offers homemade mustard for his mile-high sandwiches.

Eating in Miami is sometimes a special occasion, and few restaurants offer the elegant experience found at Bourbon Steak. Though it's best known for its wide selection of wines and aged steaks, it also offers some traditional Miami food, including fresh seafood. Some of the best dishes are comfort foods with a twist such as the macaroni and cheese with truffles.

Whether it's fresh seafood caught that morning, a quick sandwich, or comfort food like mom used to make, Miami restaurants offer some of the best food in the world.

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