Chef Douglas Rodriguez
The Godfather of Nuevo Latino Cuisine, Chef Douglas Rodriguez is a pioneer in the culinary world. With a number of award-winning restaurants around the country, best selling cookbooks, and television appearances under his belt, Chef Douglas incorporates his highly regarded ‘Nuevo Latino’ cuisine into his latest sensation, DeRodriguez Cuba on Ocean. DeRod Cuba presents a new twist on classic dishes, delivering diners on South Beach an authentic experience to be remembered. Located on the famed Ocean Drive, but away from the tourist-laden haunts, De Rodriguez Cuba at the Hilton Bentley’s luxurious poolside, beachfront restaurant is intimate and elegant, pulsing with the energy and excitement that South Beach demands.
The inspired menu features favorite entrees like the Duck Duo of chive and scallions crepa stuffed with duck ropa vieja, candied walnuts and goat cheese/crispy duck leg served with tangerine demi-glace; Vaca Frita with avocado and tomato chimichurri, and Chicken Imperial of yellow rice with roasted peppers filled with chicken stew. Diners will be delighted by Chef Rodriguez’s 15 new unique and sumptuous ceviche varieties including Big Eye Tuna and Watermelon with kumquat, yuzu, thai basil and tarragon, Main Lobster Thai infused with coconut water and thai chili, Mixed Seafood with mussel, clam, shrimp, octopus, calamari, lime juice, aji amarillo and sweet potato slices, as well as De Rodriguez Cuba’s acclaimed Conch and Snapper topped with tomato, red pepper, crispy onions and garlic.
Embracing the Latin culture on all fronts, enrich your dining experience and indulge in De Rodriguez Cuba’s tempting collection of Cuban-style cocktails, including the Old Cuban and Pink Elephant. We also feature a comprehensive wine list including Opus 1, Far Niente and Jordan with an enomatic wine system coming soon to the DeRod lounge.
De Rodriguez Cuba on Ocean integrates the Cuban culture’s celebration of live music with performances from a variety of authentic live music, including Afro-Cuban Funk group PALO! Call for nightly performance line-ups.
Chef Douglas and his attentive staff invites you to join us for an evening to remember… Who lives better than us?!?