Opened in October 2002, Cacao Restaurant located in Coral Gables, Florida is the carefully nourished offspring of internationally acclaimed Executive Chef Edgar Leal.
Cacao translates from Spanish as chocolate and when creating the restaurant, Leal envisioned a name that would be instantly recognizable as something pleasurable in many languages. The name evokes the overall concept of a dining experience that is divine to all the senses – delectable on the palate, sensuous to the eyes, ears and to the touch. And, finally to the nose, the wafting aroma of outstanding cuisine, fine wines and handmade chocolate.
Cacao is 4,200 square feet and a main dining room, bar area, private dining salon, and wine cellar. A chocolate shop will open shortly adjacent to the restaurant. The restaurant was designed by Venezuelan Interior Designer, Andrés Alibrandi and creates and elegant, romantic and yet inviting ambiance.