Don’t let the name throw you. Though it bears repeating, Jamon, Jamon, Jamon is not all about the pig. Yes, you can get at least three varieties of fantastic Spanish ham here, including the rare Pata Negra from black-hoofed hogs fattened on acorns, but this sleeper does fantastic seafood, too, as well as exceptional rice dishes. With its hard-to-find location, it ought to. On the other side of the Miami River from Garcia’s and Casablanca, it's tucked under the Neo Lofts condominium just west of I-95.
A meal here can be many things, but for me, it is all about the arroz. Finding a plate of authentic Spanish rice can be a real trick in this town, especially at a good price. So while you wait the requisite 45 or so minutes for those luscious grains of Calasparra rice to absorb their delightful flavors, indulge in some fine tapas along with wine from the tiny all-Spanish list. Maitre’d Miguel Quintero, who came from the famed Casa Juancho, is happy to pour tastes.
Ambience: Though the dark space resembles nothing so much as the basement of a college dorm, it is welcoming and comfortable. Walk to the back to see a paella pan wider than the span of my arms.
What Didn’t Work
A plate of razor clams that smelled as old as the restaurant was less appealing.
Cafeteria quality glassware and plates
Chef Felipe Perez, at Jamon, Jamon, Jamon located at 10 SW South River Dr, show's off one of the favorit dishes which is "Cochinillo" a young roasted pig.