For those of you who don't know what mofongo is - it's a fried plantain-based dish, which originated in Puerto Rico. It is typically made with fried green plantains, mashed together in a pilón (a wooden mortar and pestle), with some garlic, olive oil and then you add in your protein. You can have it with shrimp, chicken, beef, or my favorite, pork. Considering all of this my friends over at Jimmy’z Kitchen know what they are doing when it comes to making their mofongo – in my opinion, the best in Miami.
Besides having the most delicious mofongo in the city they also serve up some pretty delicious plates. For example, for your appetizer you should be trying their yuca frites. And if you are a plantain lover like me order the arañitas, which is essentially shredded fried plantain served with “Puerto Rican sauce,” i.e. mayo and ketchup. Oh, and if you are cheese lover then order the bolitas de queso with guava sauce. Enough said.
What’s really cool about Jimmy’z Kitchen fast casual concept is that Jimmy makes sure to have healthier options on his menu as well. I personally love the fajita salad with chicken. It comes stacked with peppers, corn, cheddar jack cheese, with mixed greens, and topped with tortilla chips.
Last but not least, let’s talk dessert. We were told that Jimmy’s abuela actually trained those in the kitchen and taught them how to make her homemade desserts. The two I recommend you try are the coconut flan and the guava cheesecake. I would order both if I were you. That’s how good they are.
P.S. They have an awesome craft beer selection in the Wynwood location!