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B & M Market


Name: Donnamarie Baptiste
Occupation: Liquor Brand Manager
Lives In: Miami
Favorite Restaurant: B & M Market
Reviewed B & M Market: March 15th, 2008

I called in my order ahead of time and picked it up. I said hello to Sheir, co-owner of B&M, and head back to the kitchen to pick up my food and say hello to co-owner and chef, Nafeeza Ali. I placed a large order, enough for four people. Nafeeza and Sheir are always pleasant and a joy to be around. We briefly caught up on what's happening in our lives. I picked out a few grocery items and headed to the counter to pay for my food. I caught up a bit with Sheir as I paid for my order and headed out the door. The food was delicious. The pigeon peas and rice in coconut milk was perfect! Our roti's were superb as usual, and the ackee and salt fish was just right. I always know what I'm going to get from B&M, which is why I have been going there for years.

Name: Ron Paine
Occupation: Marine Industry Technician
Lives In: Ft. Lauderdale
Favorite Restaurant: Lips
Reviewed B & M Market: March 15th, 2008

The market is located on a busy corner of NE 79th Street in Miami so I had to find parking on the street which was not a problem. If I had to decide on my first impression, I may have driven on past without stopping. The same goes for the first impression after I entered the market. If I had not known the kitchen was in the back, I may have left without ordering. I had to stand in line at the kitchen door to order. Once I was able to place my order, it was prepared quickly. The portion size was large and the food was excellent, as was the price.

Name: Eschel Hamel
Occupation: Systems Analyst
Lives In: Ft. Lauderdale
Favorite Restaurant: Grazianos
Reviewed B & M Market: March 15th, 2008

We arrived on Saturday afternoon and parked on the street nearby. Upon going in, we were a little confused but made our way to the back. After perusing the menu on the wall, we came to our decision regarding our choices: goat curry ($6), chicken roti ($5), and plain roti ($2). Not really seeing anywhere to sit, we decided to take it home with us.

While waiting for our food, we wandered around a bit until we came to the register, where the husband-owner (whose name escapes me) was very pleasant with us. After chatting for a few minutes, I asked about the ginger cakes on display. He then decided to offer us two of them on the house, and that’s how we had dessert. Our food arrived shortly thereafter, for which we paid and left.

We brought the food home and enjoyed it quite a bit.

Michelle's Take:
You never know what you’re going to find, especially on 79th street in Miami, when you walk into this little West Indian shop and find that they actually have mama cooking in the back. You can take out some favorite West Indian delicacies like jerk chicken, ackee and salt fish and gunga peas and rice cooked in coconut milk. It’s a surprise to be had and a must have.

Restaurant Information

Location: 219 NE 79th St Miami, FL 33138
Parking: Street parking
Phone: (305) 757-2889
Restaurant Owners: Sheir Ali
Executive Chef: Nafeeza Ali

Type of Cuisine: Jamaican & West Indian
Signature Dishes: Curry goat, ackee&saltfish, ox tail, roti
Vegetarian Options: Yes
Alcohol Served: No

Restaurant Hours:
Monday – 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday – 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday – 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday – 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday – 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday – 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday – 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Meals Served: All day
Prix Fix Menu: Yes
Take-Out: Yes
Delivery: Yes
Average Dinner Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 15% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $8
Average Lunch Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 15% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $6
Payment Options: All
Need Reservations: No

Accommodations for Children: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Restaurant Size: 2 tables with 4 chairs each
Private Dining Room: No
Tables with Scenic Views: No
Outdoor Dining: No
Entertainment: No