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  • 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
  • $$$$
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Banquet Facilities, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party
  • Parking Lot Available, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Why travel to a luxury resort in Mexico when you can experience authentic cuisine and vacation-like ambiance in Key Biscayne? At the Ritz-Carlton's Cantina Beach, you'll find an open-air, poolside dining room. Don't overdo it at the addictive guacamole station. Save room for inventive menu additions such as tostadas de cochinita pibil, made from delicately fried corn tortillas with a spread of slow-cooked, garlicky refried beans topped with tender sour-orange-marinated pork that's been braised four hours. A light finish of shredded romaine, queso fresco, and your choice of house-made pineapple pico de gallo or avocado tomatillo sauce completes the dish. While you're there, take advantage of South Florida's largest collection of tequilas. There's even a tequilier to offer pairing recommendations.

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