A Must-See on Waiheke Island: Casita Miro
Our final stop on Waiheke Island was Casito Miro Restaurant. We had started the day walking for aggggeeeesss, exploring a Saturday Farmers Market, Wine and Beer Tasting at Wild on Waiheke, and then walking along Onetangi Beach. It was a STEEP walk from Onetangi up to Casita Miro, and the skies were darkening as we went. By the time we got to the top of the hill, it felt like it was going to start raining anytime soon. The wind was blowing so hard that the outdoor tasting section of the restaurant was closed. We were rather disappointed – but the staff offered for us to sit anywhere on the grass surrounding the restaurant, and drink some wine. Before we arrived on the island, we had read about this wine farm a number of times. It is DEFINITELY one of the most popular spots on the island! The restaurant was completely packed – not a single spot available! We knew that we needed to make a reservation, but since our plans for the day were so loose, we never would have been able to guess when we might have arrived at Casita Miro.
Casita Miro Restaurant on beautiful Waiheke Island is renowned for its ambiance, fine food and wines.
“We specialise in the cuisine of Spain and the wider Mediterranean Rim and take enormous pleasure in sharing our love for fine food, wine and sherry. Casita Miro is all about shared dining and our ‘tapas’ and ‘raciones’ (large plates) are perfect for a fun, relaxed and social dining experience.” ~ From the Casita Miro Website.
We ended up walking around the vineyard for a while, but we didn’t end up staying for lunch. It was cloudy, chilly and if we didn’t leave then, we might end up getting soaked before we got back to the ferry terminal. The walk back down to Onetangi Beach was quite pleasant, and we made it down just in time to catch one of the local buses back to the ferry.
CURRENT OPENING HOURS:
Bookings are essential!
Lunch: 7 days from 11.30am.
Dinner: Friday and Saturday from 6pm
Wine tastings: Bookings essential