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Best Tapas Miami 2010 - El Pimiento

El Pimiento

El Pimiento

16403 NW 67th Ave.

Miami Lakes, FL 33014

305-826-8181

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There is more to Miami Lakes, which is squeezed between Hialeah and Miramar, than residential neighborhoods, golf, and a shrine to sports legend Don Shula. Residents have been hiding a shopping-center tapas gem for almost four years. Complete with a Spanish flag, cork-covered tables, and two terra cotta walls decorated with wine bottles for the picking, the quaint locale whisks patrons off to Spain even though it's located just a few feet from a convenience store. Three employees run the 12-table restaurant most nights; they recommend just the right wine to accompany more than 60 tapas including croquetas de bacalao ($5.95), tortilla española ($5.95), and garbanzo frito ($7.95), in that exact order. For those looking for a fuller meal, the suburban hush-hush also serves larger dishes such as paella valenciana ($26.95). Owner, part-time chef, and Spaniard Mylo Gonzalez remembers every face and makes sure visitors return to his little piece of Andalusia. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday; closed Sunday.
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TiFfanyLlerena
TiFfanyLlerena

We love El Pimiento! To the gentleman below that down graded the restaurant and thinks delicious de espana is better... Yeah, if your 20 years older than the regular crowd and live in a boxed space. El pimiento is what it says it is, Tapas, wines & good times.

Tony
Tony

Not sure why you voted Pimiento's the best Tapas in Miami...their food is less than mediocre and completely forgettable. I have tried it three times (tried to give the place the benefit of the doubt)and with three different groups of people and each time the verdict was the same; "nothing special or even mediocre...at best a last resort when traveling to the beach or the gables isn't doable..."

The menu sounds better than what actually comes out of the kitchen, an example are the Batatas Bravas (the most basic and simple hot Tapa). We got cubed and fried potatoes with what seemed like wing sauce on the side! They need to visit Delicias de España on Brd Rd. for a lesson...(I have no affiliation with them, I am just a patron who has tried them all)

The music is way too loud for such a small locale. Instead of blaring techno and Shakira, they should have a guy on an acoustic guitar (sans speakers). If they cant afford the guitar player, invest in a good Spanish soundtrack and play it at a level that still allows folks to have a conversation without having to use sign language. I was in the sub shop next door one Friday night and the walls were shaking...not pleasant inside subway, even less pleasant inside the restaurant.

Also, the value isn't there, you get very small portions for what you actually pay.

One good note, they have a courteous staff and the wine selection is adequate.

eggy
eggy

Congras to Mylo and staff.. The food is delicious! The service amazing!! This is well deserved and its a place to be tried!

Jamilet Calviño
Jamilet Calviño

CONGRATULATIONS! They work very hard and deserve this. It has been one of my favorite restaurants for a very long time. Awesome food and service. Check them out......

Chris
Chris

Congrats to El Pimiento for winning the Best Tapas award! This is great accomplishment, and El Pimiento is the best!

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