De Rodriguez Cuba on Ocean
Cuban light, but deliciousChef Rodriguez has reimagined traditional Cuban dishes, using yuca in creative ways, for example, and added South American-inspired dishes, like marlin tacos. It works well. The crispy salad was crunchy, flavorful, and large, one of the most interesting salads we've ever had. A shrimp and okra stew over tamales, with just a bit of pork to give them a Cuban flair, were rich and flavorful. A vegetarian yuca and mushroom dish was very good, but not quite up to the rest of the meal. The setting indoors is nice, quiet, tables not too close to each other, and there are outside tables as well. Most of these overlook the uninteresting hotel pool, however, and therefore are not very enticing. Our waiter and the other staff were excellent.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed the food very much.We enjoyed the food very much. Cuban with an American twist. Fish Tacos were awesome appetizer, Fried Plaintains were also delish. Skirt Steak and Chilean Sea Bass were perfectly cooked and seasoned. Location not very pretty, looks like it is in the part of South Beach that is being restored and updated.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic experience. SaladsFantastic experience. Salads are big enough to split as an appetizer, highly recommend the vegetable salad. Would recommend to anyone.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGood interpretation of CubanGood interpretation of Cuban food. Service was rather amateurish but could have been isolated to just our server. Food was flavorful and well presented. Would certainly recommend it.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe octopus appetizer wasThe octopus appetizer was the most tender I've ever had and I've tried it at many restaurants!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMthis restaurant was excellent,this restaurant was excellent, food, atmosphere and the service were all top notch. We will definitely return the next time we're in Miami.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMReally good food. Really goodReally good food. Really good service. Really nice ambiance.
Highly recommended.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMBest tunafish I have everBest tunafish I have ever had! Wine suggestion was excellent, I will be back for sure.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMy experience at De RodriguezMy experience at De Rodriguez Cuba was excellent! The food, service, and ambiance exceeded my expectations. Most of all, the food presentation blew me away! Perfect restaurant for a night on the town or celebrating a special occasion.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMVery interesting menu withVery interesting menu with very good food. We were impressed with the number of choices and the tastes. Also, they have an amazing happy hour from 5-8 with really good TAPAS.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFlawlessWas a huge fan of Patria in New York in the 90's in NYC, remember it closing, and was thrilled to find the talented chef/owner Douglas Rodriguez at this restaurant during a search of top restaurants on vacation in Miami Beach. Torn between the ceviches and the fish tacos, went with the fish tacos, which were ridiculously delicious, put on your bucket list, may have to go back for to try a ceviche, and the crunchy Cuban salad was one of the best salads I have ever had. Went in the nouvelle direction with the fois gras and fig empanadas and more traditional with the pork belly. Everything was flawless. Beware, the portions are tremendous, not your typical tapas size appetizers, so we went home with today's lunch. Great cocktails as well3/25/2013 12:00:00 AM