More upscale Nicaraguan restaurants often offer superior quality of meats when compared to what you’ll find at most fritangas, and an only-in-Miami type of experience you can brag to our out-of-town friends about. El Novillo offers an impressive selection of grilled meats, including a taconazo - a cut of beef resembling a high heel - as well as traditional appetizers, like vigorón - a heap of tangy cabbage salad and boiled yucca topped with crunchy chicharrones. This place also prepares some hard to find, old-school continental dishes like steak medallions in a marchand de vin sauce and lobster thermidor. However, one of the real draws here is its interior, which is made to resemble a traditional colonial plaza in Nicaragua, complete with a gurgling fountain in the middle of the main dining room.
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