I loved the ambience and decor of casita Miro. It’s like a little hidden paradise on waiheke. The food was all great and reasonably priced. Loved the drinks list too. The only reason for 4 and not 5 was just a slight lack of wow factor/ innovation. Nothing blew my mind. However, I would definitely come back as I still loved the food.
When you visit Casita Miro to dine, you don't just come for a lunch. You come for a long, leisurely afternoon experience. I'd highly recommend booking a table if you're on a romantic Waiheke weekend away, or wanting a noteworthy celebration with close family or friends, and making pretty much a full day of it. My parents, partner and I certainly did, and it's a meal that will long stay etched in our dining memory! Opt for the set menu and let the chef and wait staff look after you. Sample a few different wines that are local/home grown and recommended to go with your food, and then either settle for a bottle of something a wee bit different or go on an exploratory journey glass by glass. The fact that the restaurant is set on a vineyard doesn't make it stuffy or super fancy. In fact, the dining area is very relaxed and comfortable, with gorgeous views. Food wise, everything comes out in its own time, and you are treated to classic seafood dishes, salads, paella, and churros, plus more interesting treats in between. The staff are more than willing to adapt for dietary requirements and there's a great social, inclusive vibe with conversations striking up amongst diners, wait staff and wine tasters all over the room. You will not regret a booking here - I just really hope you're not the designated driver for the day!