Winner, Best Destination Restaurant
Casita Miro restaurant review
Metro Top 50 2018 restaurant Casita Miro on Waiheke Island serves Spanish-style food in a winery setting.
With its rows of picture-perfect vines, shade-providing olive trees and Gaudi-esque mosaics, it’s easy to be charmed by Casita Miro before you even make it inside the glass-walled dining room. The good times continue inside with service led by the ebullient Cat Vosper and food inspired by Spain and the wider Mediterranean – dishes such as harissa-sautéed prawns and squid feature alongside Spanish classics such as patatas bravas and paella. New chef Rensha Bouwer’s menu is divided into tapas and raciones (larger plates), so you can graze over a drink or have a full-on feast depending on your inclination. Either way, it would be remiss not to sample a sherry or two or delve into the Miro wines produced from the vines the restaurant overlooks.
What it offers Shared-plate options / Good for vegetarians / Free-range chicken and/or pork / Fixed-price meals / Good seating outside / Takes large groups / Good for kids
A favourite dish House-smoked kahawai with watermelon salad, preserved onion, picante lemon aioli and toast.
Awards Winner, Peugeot People’s Choice Award for Best Destination Restaurant
Hours Lunch 7 days, Dinner Fri-Sat
Seats 70-100, depending on weather
Chef Rensha Bouwer
3 Brown Rd, Onetangi, Waiheke Island
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