(Miro Vineyard, Onetangi)
Auckland City 09-372 7854
Winner: Best Auckland Rural Restaurant 2011 Winner:…Announced 4 months ago
- Lunch: Fri-Sun 11:30am-4pm
- Dinner: Sat from 6pm
- Business Dining
- Children's Menu
- Conference Facilities
- Scenic View
- Children's Play Area
- Private Dining Room
- Private Functions
- Private Parties
- Romantic Dining
- Wedding Functions
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Splurge, Above $35
- Dress Code: Smart casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: 30
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Free Off-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: No
- Delivers: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Soy-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner
- Wi-Fi: None
Casita Miro has just won in the 2011 Audi/Metro Restaurant of the Year Awards.
Winner: Auckland’s Best Rural Restaurant 2011
Winner: Auckland’s Restaurant Personality of the Year 2011
Runner up: Auckland’s Best Casual Bistro 2011
Casita Miro Restaurant is a boutique Vineyard restaurant on Miro Vineyard, Waiheke Island, producing Mediterranean styled cuisine.
Delicious wines are always best enjoyed when accompanied by delicious food. You can select from Casita Miro’s range of small plates(tapas) and elegant wines. This is restaurant dining with the unique bonus that you may get to meet the creators, the chefs and winemakers who are each in action daily. If you are not familiar with Spanish tapas style eating, try our “Trust the Chef” menu at $45 per person
The views are stunning, the music is soft, and just over your shoulder is a stand of olive trees. Casita Miro also features its very own Extra Virgin Frantoio olive oil (visiting Spanish and Italian visitors report that Miro’s oil is among the best olive oil they have ever tasted), plus their very own home-cured olives. They are commited to using fresh, seasonal Waiheke produce from both their kitchen garden and from producers who are locally based. This is food at it’s freshest and very best!
You’ll find that dishes change with the seasons. From time to time, diners have been known to bring along their own baskets of eggplant, artichokes, figs, and feijoas, which the chef transforms into culinary taste explosions…!
Bookings highly recommended.
21 Reviews for Casita Miro
One of Casita Miro's Favourite Reviews What's This?
Googled Casita Miro that night, first date was lunch the next day. I could rave on about every dish we had, but why spoil the surprise ! lets just say that I booked for dinner the next night and took more friends along who were equally smitten t !
This place is the whole deal, the setting, the building, the food, the wine, the staff, all top notch, I’m giving it an overall 15 out of 10
Do ya self a flavor and go there, as lunch and dinner offer a whole different visual experience, best you find a place to stay overnight and do both.
You wont regret it
No response to telephone call asking about reservation (just got an answering machine).
Turned up hoping there might be room (we were a party of 6) and found they were expecting us.
So poor organization if you want to rely on making a reservation.
Once we there the food and service was excellent.
The only beer was Waiheke’s own Baroona pale ale which went well with the tajin. The rose wine was also good. Advertised as “low alcohol” it was 11.5% v/v which is barely different from any other wine.
Tapas are really tasty, good to share – most between four, but staff will advise you.The roasted stuffed pepper was to die for. Main course – we had the lamb on couscous, chicken with beans, swiss chard and a salad. Lamb tender and succulent; Chicken – a very generous portion but not alot of meat in the dish. tasty though. Couldn’t fit a dessert in! Overall a relaxed, homely and tasty meal. Staff very helpful and friendly-the antithesis of another well known winery, with mud in its name, !
The staff were amazing, very friendly,helpful and a great sense of fun. We will definitely be back – again..
Today we went with a number of friends to Waiheke Island and had lunch at Casito Miro. The service was quite good and quick, the food was alright but not heavenly good and the portions were so small for the price asked that we could hardly believe it.
For a mixed Tapas menu consisting of 5 different but pretty minimalistic dishes we paid a sky rocketing price of $55 each without drinks, not to mention the 18% surplus for the public holiday. When the bill came for the 5 of us, who shared 3 of those tiny tapas menus, without desserts, but with 2 bottles of wine we had a truly shocking bill of almost $340, what is, as I think for both the quality and the size of portions fairly over prized. Don’t go there hungry !
Reading all the enthusiastic critics about this place I tend to believe that people went to another restaurant?
The menu was extensive and while i would normally play it safe we all decided to put our trust in the chef with ordering the chef’s choice. We definitely weren’t disappointed. The dishes were explained in detail when served and each had its unique flavour and were the talking points for days, esp the bread and the caramelised walnuts which really should be bottled and sold as these were just delicious and worth a trip to Waiheke in itself. All accompained by a few glasses of the full bodied 2005 Archipelago. Excellent.
Thank you for making our long awaited girls lunch out so relaxed, friendly and memorable. We look forward to returning soon.
Somewhere beautiful, romantic, peaceful and not too far away. With good restaurants and great picnic spots.
Waiheke was a brilliant choice. We were blessed with gorgeous weather and the chance to try Casita Miro for lunch. Had heard good things from Waiheke based friends.
It’s a slightly quirky, casually elegant, high ceilinged glass walled room, tucked in to the side of the hill with olive groves behind and views down the vine covered valley to the sea.
The greeting was warm, service faultless and one of the owners, the charming Cat Vosper, stopped by our table to chat.
We matched our tapas with Miro wines although other wines are available, and loved the Viognier in particular.
The food? Spanish Mediterranean tapas.
An emphasis on what is fresh and local.
Excellent bread, baked on site, well flavoured tapas, the scallops in saffron butter sauce are worth making the boat trip for. A dish of prawns almost rivalled them.
The beef in a spicy, mysterious Moroccan sauce was heady and delish but the highlight was the dessert of beautifully sweetened grilled figs with a glass of their delicious Madame Rouge.
Get there. It’s a gem.
3 of us turned up with out a booking and ordered the Chefs selection for $38.00 per person. We were given 1 entree dish of dips, olive oil(horrible) and wonderful bread. This was followed by 4 small tapas plates of a potato dish, a ratatouille type dish, mushrooms and a beef dish cooked with prunes. There was sufficient, but not generous quantity, for us and we are not big eaters. But two cubes of beef and some veges (however well done and they were nice enough, except for the potatoes with chirizo, which was heavy on waxy potatoe and only had about 4 slices of mild chorizo) is hardly great value.
Before we left the table we asked if we had had all the dishes. I mentioned to our pleasant enough waitress that we didn’t think we had had particularly good value. She had to check what we had been served and speak to the chef. No that was it! The person who took our money seemed extremely surprised and asked if we hadn’t had enough food. It wasn’t the quantity that upset us, although we were hardly groaning with food ( as he said most people do), but the sheer ordinariness of the food, no seafood dish, and that there wasn’t a sweet dish included. We had room for it! I gave my feed back in good faith, but it was received very dismissively and with disbelief. The surroundings are rather nice, as was our wait person, although she was difficult to hear because it was very noisy and kept creeping up on my left. She also had no idea what was in the very unusually flavoured beef dish and had to ask.
I just don’t get the rave reviews as this was not even close to our experience. I certainly have higher expectations regarding food, quality ingredients, quantity and service of a $38.00 lunch, or dinner for that matter.