De Rodriguez Cuba on Ocean
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Miami New Times' Description
The style of cooking and presentation here don't fall far from the Doug Rodriguez tree - plantain-crusted mahi-mahi, oxtail stew, crisp croquetas, kooky ceviches, mini tacos lined up in a wooden stand - yet with its bacalao fritters, fritta sliders, and medianoche sandwiches, D. Rodriguez Cuba is one of the few dining establishments in Miami where you can indulge in creative, contemporary Cuban cuisine. Ceviche might not be Cuban, but it is a Rodriguez specialty. Witness the tiradito of paper-thin snapper slicked with sour orange juice - a sleek, tangy tarp for the ceviche confetti of conch, red pepper, tomato, and crisp fried onion threads. Empanaditas are enticing too, especially an oxtail version with scrumptious smoked pineapple purée. Skip yuca-crusted flatbread in favor of robust salads such as goat cheese-coated watercress with calabaza purée. A favorite among main courses is rabo encendido en lata, or oxtail stew served in a can. Beyond the clever presentation are chunks of braised meat bolstered with tomato, capers, olives, and piquant red wine sauce, all plated upon roasted cauliflower purée. The frozen bittersweet chocolate ganache stogy, one of Rodriguez's whimsical old tricks, comes coated in powdered cocoa and presented in a cigar box. A diverse collection of real cigars is also proffered, as are pitchers of mojitos, Cuba libres, and hand-blended daiquiris.
Phenomenal Food, such a nice place, wow it should be full every night because the taste of the food was fantastic from he pan de bono, smoked marlin tacos, Cuban sandwich sticks( to die for) the pork belly, nothing like the crispy and full of flavor chicharron!!!!We know Chef Rodriguez ffrom NYC and he is missed big time in the big city, i dont think people really knows who they... More >>
Phenomenal Food, such a nice place, wow it should be full every night because the taste of the food was fantastic from he pan de bono, smoked marlin tacos, Cuban sandwich sticks( to die for) the pork belly, nothing like the crispy and full of flavor chicharron!!!!We know Chef Rodriguez ffrom NYC and he is missed big time in the big city, i dont think people really knows who they have in that spot........unique Cuban and authentic food..
Tips from foursquare
The spot boasts a breezy waterfront patio & a menu to match: 15 kinds of ceviche, a 25-foot raw bar, African fish & dishes such as the New Oyster Rodriguez & the Lime in the Coconut dessert.
Daily happy hour from 5-8pm, featuring fresh made mojitos and a happy hour food menu.Special entree includes Crispy Cuban Pork Belly served with oregano mojo, sweet peppers and black beans and rice.
Continental Breakfast is complimentary for Hilton Honors members. This doesn't include the hot items. Its $6 Extra
The ceviche and mahi mahi tacos are the best I've ever had!
Despite the raves I heard about their ceviche, I found it average. I liked the octopus appetizer much better. The tostones were excellent-- crispy but not greasy. I wouldn't return.
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