A dinner out at De Rodriguez Cuba

At the time of this post, I was 38 weeks pregnant…and being offered to chance to try out Miami’s newest AAA 4 star restaurant was a no brainer…I mean, when you’re pregnant, you simply can’t pass up the chance to have a delicious meal. So the hubby and I went out for dinner…and what would unknowingly be our last dinner out as a couple sans children. We headed to the Bentley Hilton and walked into their De Rodriguez Cuba restaurant for a true Miami inspired meal.
(Side note: It was really hard to take clear shots because of the lighting but trust when I tell you that the food looks absolutely beautiful upon presentation)

We started the road to la Cuba with these delicious smoked Marlin tacos…they were light enough to enjoy as a starter and the perfect way to taste the flavors of our local fish.
We also tried their ceviche sampler which gave us four different varieties to enjoy. My personal favorite was the tuna watermelon ceviche…talk about a refreshing way to enjoy a hot Miami night.
Next up, some new takes on traditional Cuban dishes like a serrano ham croquettas and a innovative way to enjoy a Cuban sandwich…on a stick ;)
We continued on our Cuban journey with sugarcane tuna, crispy pork belly and a vaca frita skirt steak….all items were delicious and innovative.
And lastly, we finished off the evening with a yummy goat cheese flan and a chocolate/hazelnut ball of deliciousness. We rolled out of the restaurant having finished a wonderfully balanced Cuban meal infused with the uniqueness and creativity that makes Miami Beach so special. Congratulations to the whole team at De Rodriguez Cuba for receiving this prestigious award…what an honor to represent such a strong part of Miami’s vibe in such a delicious way ;)
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That’s us…literally drunk with food….but loving every minute of it ;)


**Disclaimer: Meal was complimentary but opinions written about the restaurant and the food are my own.**



  1. May 15, 2013 / 12:55 am

    This post seriously made me hungry, I’m such a sucker for Cuban food!! Looks amazing! :)
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  2. May 15, 2013 / 7:34 am

    mmm, looks and sounds like it was a fantastic meal. That’s a great photo of you two that I’m sure you’ll always treasure. I sent my friend a photo of her I took when she was pregnant and she told me that for some reason she didn’t have any shot of her while pregnant, so she was happy to have it. Thank goodness as a blogger you have lots of cute photos of yourself while your little one is still part of you.
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  3. May 15, 2013 / 8:27 am

    How yummy! Everything looks super duper tasty. I’ve been so in love with the pictures you’ve been posting on FB & Instagram. Mia is so absolutely precious!!! Congratulations again to you and your hubby, and welcome to your beautiful little princess!! xoxo
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  4. May 25, 2013 / 10:18 pm

    The food looks AMAZING! My parents have been telling me about this place and I’ve always been curious about the food. It looks really delicious. I had no idea it was inside that hotel. You looked absolutely beautiful! Love your dress.
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  5. June 13, 2013 / 7:12 am

    Hello there Princess! Just a quick shout from me to let you know I’ve been browsing the web and came across your site – I think via a comment you made on redtagchiclosangeles.com. Anyways, I like this place!
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