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Casita Miro
Ranked #1 of 10 Restaurants in Onetangi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$24 - US$52
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Casita Miro is a glass pavilion set on a hill in the middle of a vineyard. The views from the restaurant are across the vineyard and the village to the sea at Onetangi. The restaurant was judged Auckland's Best Rural Restaurant in the 2011 Audi-Metro restaurant awards and it was second place in 2012, and has been a runner up or finalist every year since. It is a very highly ranked Casual Bistro, and the proprietor, Cat Vosper was judged Auckland's Restaurant Personality of the Year for 2011. Casita Miro serves an eclectic mix of Spanish tapas and Moroccan food, using fresh local and New Zealand produce. Even the fish is caught in the sea within a few kilometres of the restaurant. Chef Cristian Hossack has cooked in the a Michelin starred restaurant in the UK, as well as at top class New Zealand restaurants. The owner/manager is Cat Vosper, and the winemaker / mosaicist is Dr Barnett Bond. They are married with three children, one of whom works in the restaurant.
Reviewed 17 January 2019

This is a must do - whether you like wine or not. The staff is incredibly friendly and the food is fabulous. We ordered from the tapas menu. The microgreen salad, falafel, goat cheese croquettes and fish were really tasty and beautifully presented. Probably would not order the prawns and squid again just because we thought the other items were a step above. The setting is gorgeous and the mosaic walls and sculptures brought back great memories of Barcelona. After lunch, we went to the upper level to enjoy wine tasting. The woman who led the tasting was so friendly, fun and knowledgeable. She gave quite a personality to the wines and another member of the staff would chime in with some fun comments and info periodically. The atmosphere was laid back and a lot of fun.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 17 January 2019

This was the best place we visiting on the island for both wine tasting and food. The tapas were all execellent. The decor was very Spanish and unique. Loved our experience .

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 16 January 2019

What do you say about the service in a restaurant that holds your reservation for 12 people for an hour because you've developed hives from riding horses earlier in the day. What do you say when 12 people can't decide whether to have the Fiesta menu or the tapas dishes, and three smiling waitresses keep cheerful faces and useful suggestions to help us make up our minds. And the sommeliesse (is that a word?) recommends a gin drink to die for and wine to complement the meal. And the food? Exquisite! Spanish style tapas -- cheese, seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes -- came pouring out of the kitchen until nothing but sweet memories remained. A triumph of cooking and presentation that sent us glowing into the evening. IMPORTANT HINT: Book ahead so you won't be disappointed.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 16 January 2019

Wonderful experience in tasting wines and then having lunch here. Loved the 'look' of Barcelona...Lunch menu was great with different kinds of tastings. Also the laid back feel of the place was inviting.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 16 January 2019

We walked up to the restaurant from Onetangi beach on a beautiful day .Lots of steps but great views of the coastline and beach . We sat outside as the restaurant was very busy , on this day it was nice to be outside . It would pay to book ahead if the weather is not as good , we were lucky to get a seat , The ambience , food quality and service was hard to fault and the wine was great , amazing for such a small vineyard . I thought the food was good value . We had a bread and dips starter and then choose 4 entrees instead of main courses and shared them . Each dish was amazing . Lovely french waitress was very efficient and knowledgeable on both the wine and food .
After eating we waked through the vineyard and visited 3 other local vineyards . All with a unique character . Overall a great day .

Date of visit: January 2019
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1  Thank stevelamb7777
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