El Pimiento

16403 NW 67th Ave.
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
Best Of


  • Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri 11am-12am
  • $$, $$$
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted
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 espaƱola ($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.

Related Stories (2)

  • El Pimiento's Most Ordered Dish
    5 years ago by Steven Lechter

    In light of Spain's victory in the World Cup, now is the ideal time to revel in Spanish culture. For such an experience, try tapas bar El Pimiento's garbanzos fritos. This dish features fried garbanzo beans garnished with chorrizo C...

  • Behind the Line: El Pimiento in Miami Lakes
    5 years ago by Jacob Katel

    El Pimiento in Miami Lakes is an owner-operated Spanish tapas restaurant. Mylo Gonzalez is the dude in charge, but don't call him chef -- he prefers culinary director. Mylo says, "I never went to culinary school. I'm not a chef; for...


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