But perhaps the richest, and most comforting, dish on the extensive menu is the black rossejat — a paella-style pasta of thin noodles boldly tinted by squid ink and topped with shrimp and an ivory aioli. Priced affordably at $22, the plate is one of the most generous portions on the menu and could certainly function as a main course for two. It's no surprise, then, that the parade of high-heeled ladies and suited men exiting the restaurant bore ebullient grins of ebony teeth and lips — a silent symbol of the black rossejat's undeniable popularity.

Desserts sustain the restaurant's focus on Miami, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain. The "pastel chocolate café con leche" — a short tower of dark-chocolate mousse cake topped with ganache — is flawlessly paired with not-too-sweet, potent Cuban-coffee ice cream. Key lime pie delicately finishes the meal in "José's way" with piped, zigzagged ribbons of key lime cream alongside dollops of toasted meringue, foam, and scattered bits of cracker. Other desserts include tembleque, tres leches, a traditional Spanish flan, and a banana mojito served atop a bowl of crushed ice.

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The Bazaar by Jose Andres

1701 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Category: Restaurant > Spanish

Region: South Beach

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The Bazaar by José Andrés

305-674-1701
thebazaar.com/south-beach-the-bazaar

Dinner Sunday through Thursday 6 p.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Liquid nitrogen caipirinha $5
Japanese tacos $10
Papas a la huancaína $24
Black rossejat $22
Japanese peaches $18
Not Your Everyday Caprese $12
Key lime pie $12

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Overall, the service is cordial, even during lengthy rote tableside recitations of plate descriptions. Be sure to set aside a whole evening, though. A meal typically takes at least two hours to enjoy.

The dining experience is as grand as its price, and the average ticket reaches about $75 per person. But the greatest problem might not be the cost of the first visit, or the second, or the third. Instead, the issue with the Bazaar by José Andrés is the extensiveness of the exciting menu. It would likely take a dozen dinners to sample the entire offering. And for the chance at another entrancing adventure, I'll definitely keep going back.

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6 comments
emilcDC
emilcDC

@gabo_el José Andrés esta basado en DC, ojo. Tiene 5 restaurantes.

frodnesor
frodnesor

@BazaarMiami $22? Rossejat inflation! (nice review, congrats) cc: @GC_Pagani @SteveBM

gabo_el
gabo_el

@emilcDC yo estuve en el de Miami, increible

SteveBM
SteveBM

@frodnesor @GC_Pagani we overhyped the rossejat!

emilcDC
emilcDC

@gabo_el El pata la rompe. En DC sus restaurantes tienen el mismo efecto que los de Gastón. Paran llenos.

 
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