All set to a backdrop of endless blue ocean and colorful, casually sophisticated décor, Miami’s only oceanfront, coastal Mexican restaurant, Cantina Beach presents innovative menu additions and daily specials inspired by Mexico’s culinary regions, created by Chiapas, Mexico-native Chef de Cuisine. Vibrant hues of red and blue alongside espresso furnishings accent the cavernous, thatched palapa roofed restaurant, built by the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians. Plush lounges, tiki torches and a fire pit complement the natural oceanfront setting, which is so captivating in its beauty that the island’s first settlers named the location, “favorite path of the rising moon.”
Our Tequilier (tequila specialist trained in Mexico’s Agave growing regions) Heriberto Ovideo offers recommendations on the restaurants 110 premium tequila selection, the largest 100 percent Agave tequila collection in Miami. For a memorable dining experience, Tequilier Heriberto is available to pair any meal with a tequila of choice or margarita from the nearby, full-service bar. While sniffing and savoring to ascertain nuances (similar to wine tastings), learn fun facts and old wives tales, including using tequila shots with lime and salt as a cold remedy. Each day at 6 p.m. the Tequilier presents resort guests with complimentary tequila tastings to further add to vacation memories.
Open daily, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Times are subject to change.