The dining options at Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne are excellent. In total there are six outlets including restaurants and bars. The setting of each outlet is different, rendering each restaurant distinctive in its atmosphere. For an Italian dining experience, Cioppino's is a good choice. With all the restaurant's cheeses being imported from Italy twice weekly, the chef really tries to bring an authentic Tuscan experience to the table. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch are served here. Otherwise you have the Rumbar, set in a hushed Old-Havana ambiance, offering an impressive collection of rums - 52 rums, cachacas and piscos from over 18 countries, to be exact! Snacks are also served here. The bar is only open from 3:00pm. One of our favorite hangouts however, is the St Tropez style Dune Burger Lounge, which is very simple and yet very sophisticated. The restaurant is set between the pool and the beach and makes for a very relaxing area to watch the sun set. Otherwise, there is the lobby lounge and scoop, the pool-side ice-cream parlour, which we recommend!
We tried Cantina, the Mexican restaurant, which was absolutely delicious. All set to a backdrop of endless blue ocean and colourful, 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, Andres Parlange. 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".
A Tequilier (tequila specialist trained in Mexico's Agave growing regions) Heriberto Ovideo offers recommendations on the restaurants 85 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, sniffing and savouring 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.