When you walk into Jimmy’z Kitchen, the first thing you may notice is that the place is literally, a kitchen, with the cabinets and all. Bring along a little patience and come hungry… they warn you ahead of time about the time it takes to be served with a note on the menu that’s posted up on the wall behind the counter … “Please be patient. We take pride in preparing our food to order using only the freshest ingredients.” And that’s the absolute truth. It may take a little long, but when the food arrives at the table you’ll instantly understand why.
The next thing you’ll notice and love is that the portions are just huge. And yes, the ingredients are not only super fresh, but also of the highest quality. On the other hand, the actual size of Jimmy’z Kitchen, with maybe a top seating capacity of about 12 people, can be a little cramped.
We did notice a lot of take-out activity; at least at the one on the Beach (15th and Alton), there’s also a second Jimmy’z Kitchen that was recently opened in the Wynwood Art District on N. Miami Avenue and 27th Street.
Most of the fare at Jimmy’z consists of sandwiches, paninis and salads, but you will find a well-rounded assortment of Daily Chef’s Specials that range from Shrimp Creole to Carne Guisada (Country Beef Stew). They also claim to make the best Mofongo (a Puerto Rican delicacy not easy to perfect) in town…you’ll have to try it and find out for yourself. You know what they say, there’s nothing like a good Mofongo!