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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Sra. Martinez

4000 NE Second Ave. (40th St.) Send to Phone
305-573-5474
Hot and cold tapas at a neighborhood restaurant of hometown chef Michelle Bernstein.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Sra. Martinez, Miami, FL

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Sra. Martinez Restaurant Review

: Set in an historic building that was, in the early 1900s, the Design District’s post office, Sra. Martinez is the second mainland Miami restaurant of hometown chef Michelle Bernstein (who is the Senora; the name’s a salute to David Martinez, her husband and management overseer here and at Michy’s a few miles north). The concept is quite different than at Michy’s. Sra. Martinez is a tapas bar, with just a few fairly basic regular-size entrées thrown in for diners not into the idea of a grazing meal. But given the lively neighborhood lounge-like table-hopping that goes on, finger food seems far more suitable. For traditionalists, there are classics like Spanish cheeses, roasted piquillo peppers or pan con tomate. But most cannot---and should not---resist Bernstein inventions like custardy-centered wild mushroom-manchego croquetas with fig marmalade; Middle Eastern-spiced roasted bone marrow with parsley salad and sumac-pickled onions; a crusty pressed sandwich containing soy-ginger butter and equally buttery sea urchin; crisp-coated artichokes with creamy lemon-coriander dipping sauce; galbi (Korean short rib) pinchos with green tomato slaw; or “untraditional patatas bravas” with spicy and sweet-tangy Peruvian dipping sauces. (Note, though, that all of the above temptations may not be on the menu; dishes change frequently, depending on the market.) The all-Spanish wine list ranges from classics to boutique rarities, and, as a most neighborly gesture, includes many bargain-priced bottles.



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