Very interesting menu with
Very 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.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
My experience at De Rodriguez
My 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.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best tunafish I have ever
Best tunafish I have ever had! Wine suggestion was excellent, I will be back for sure.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really good food. Really good
Really good food. Really good service. Really nice ambiance.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
this 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.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
The octopus appetizer was
The octopus appetizer was the most tender I've ever had and I've tried it at many restaurants!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good interpretation of Cuban
Good 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.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic experience. Salads
Fantastic experience. Salads are big enough to split as an appetizer, highly recommend the vegetable salad. Would recommend to anyone.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We 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.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cuban light, but delicious
Chef 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 AM
Romantic dinner with my wife out by the pool, very pleasant a quite in contrast to South Beach's regular din. The food and drink were fantastic, best meal while we were visiting.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Try the tasting menu
The tasting memu is an outstanding way to experience all the flavors of this terrific restaurant.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special Place 4 your Special Person
Beautiful layout, romantic outside view, waooo great food and the staff knows their recommendation. Definitely i will come back.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Glad we took the chance!
I was looking for a nice restaurant for my wife and I to celebrate our anniversary. The attention and service of the hostess and waiting staff was great. They were well aware of the menu, had good recommendations on wine and accommodating to our diet needs (food allergy). The food tasted fresh and flavorful. Initially, I was a bit disappointed with the portions but we felt COMPLETELY satisfied at the end of the meal without that bloated feeling - a nice change from the usual dining experience. The manager on the floor came over to greet us and even served us complementary champagne to celebrate our anniversary. This was a very nice gesture. I am highly pleased with trying out this restaurant!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and great service
The food was outstanding. Service was equally great. Given most of the overpriced spots in South Beach, many that under deliver this is a great location for quality, ambiance and service. Top notch prep in classic French style. Great menu with lots of options and a unique cocktail list. We had a 3 month old with us for dinner and they were very accommodating.
The seafood was fresh and tasty. We had the Tuna Tartare and Lobster & Scallop gratin. Both were large portions but fantastic. We also had the escargot. While not as rich as some I've had in Paris they were very tasty and cooked perfect.
Chateaubriand was out of this world as was the grilled yellowfin.
If I live in Miami I would dine here regularly. Excellent.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't miss the tuna/watermelon ceviche! Or the marlin tacos, avocado/tomato salad...
7/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazing food. Excellent service. Simply delicious.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Alfredo, our server, was awesome! Food was delicious and fresh. The place is nicely decorated and the DJ/music was great. We had 8 PM dinner reservations, which I think is early for South Beach - when we left around 10:30 on Saturday night the restaurant was still very quiet and almost empty except for a few other dinners. I can imagine that the place gets hopping after a while. The food is a definite must go, and the quiet place is a nice break from the hustle and bustle of the outdoor places on Ocean. This is one of the few places where gratuity wasn't included, which we thought was a plus. We were in South Beach for three nights and this was our best meal.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful experience. This
A wonderful experience. This is a fine restaurant, not recommended for children, but definitely for a romantic evening. Extremely helpful staff and the food was excellent. Not very high priced. Excellent value for the cost.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best of South Beach
I've been vacationing in South Beach for many years now and this the one restaurant that does not disappoint. The high quality of the food, the excellent service and vibrant ambiance makes for a special night out.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was perfect and delicious. The Florida lobster enchilado was out of this world and so were the foie gras and fig empanadas.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the Price
While in South Beach, wanted to experience some Cuban cuisine. While De Rodriguez is not everyday fare, it is truly an experience. The ambiance is comfortable, not elegant. Our greeting was friendly and the reservation honored promptly. Our server, Gustavo, was very professional and patient in explaining menu items. A Serran Ham Croquett and a Mixed Seafood appetizer were our startes and both were excellent. My spouse had the Shrimp Tamal main course, served with grits unlike any I had ever had. I normally don't like grits but we both loved these. I had the Ox Tail (Rabo en Lata) which actually came in a can, produced on-site by the Chef. It was meaty, rich, different and enjoyable.
Great experience would certainly go again.
9/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great 1st Cuban Experience
This was the first foray into Cuban cuisine for me and my wife. After a long day in seminars, we were looking for a light evening meal and this hit the spot. We started with a nice bottle of white wine and chose the Shrimp Ceviche and Smoke Marlin Tacos apps. Both were phenomenal. Our waiter (who was excellent by the way!) told us the tacos had been on the menu for 19 years and I can see why. I will definitely be back to try something more substantial from the menu if I get back to SoBe.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful Restaurant with
Beautiful Restaurant with AMAZING food. Miami Spice menu is really god
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Gormet Cuban Food in Miami
What a Gem!! Our waiter, Gus, was knowledgeable and helpful. The signature cocktails were outstanding. Do not miss the taco appetizer. Free parking is a huge bonus!!!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there during a short weekend stay in Miami. We enjoyed the tasting menu, everything was great. The food was fresh, unique and wish we had more room to enjoy it all. The dessert was phenomenal, it was a great find. Pricey, but it's South Beach so that's par for the course.
10/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Inspired cuisine, incredible
Inspired cuisine, incredible ambiance, delightful fine dining in South Beach
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific restaurant.... celebrated
Terrific restaurant.... celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary here. Was a great choice! Thanks to the staff for wonderful hospitality. Bravo!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was absolutely amazing from start to finish. The cocktails were spot-on & not too strong or weak. The guacamole appetizer was divine with a unique flair with smoked pineapple. The flank steak entree was cooked perfectly, but the side of patatas bravas were truly the most perfectly-executed piece.
The ambiance was stunning, although a bit slow for a Friday night. Only small complaint, was that the music was a tad loud.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Was 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 well
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM