You know how it goes. A new restaurant opens up and you go past and look. Then you hear positive things about it and you say, “We really need to stop there.” Then months go by before the timing works out. That’s how it’s been for us with Keys Bite in Key Largo. (http://floridakeysbite.com);99000 Overseas Hwy; 305 451-4834
As I have written in previous posts about places in the Upper Keys, if you’re not on the water, you have to make some choices. Do you go for atmosphere (whichever type you choose), focus more on the food, or do both? I would say Keys Bite has a focus on food and has made the most of their location. The décor is appropriately tropical and the landscaping around the small terrace is a combination of hibiscus, palm, and a couple of other plants that will provide a “green screen” as the plants mature. It was obviously done with a professional (or at least skilled) eye. They have selected to be a breakfast, lunch, and dinner place with a strong Mexican flare as well as the expected regular fare. Hubby opted for the fish sandwich as he almost always does in trying new places and I had the chicken melt. They don’t have beer on tap, but the bottle selection provides a nice variety and I had a glass of pinot grigio. The service was friendly and prompt, the food good and competitively priced. The Mexican dishes being served at a nearby table also looked good.
Although they don’t have a water view, they are between the highways which does make it nice from an entry/exit perspective. Granted, they are next door to Mrs. Mac’s II, so those who want the familiar instead of trying something new might gravitate there instead. On the other hand, Keys Bite has been in business for a little while now and they seem to be holding their own. Pay them a visit and decide for yourself.