Meet The Makers

Alexandra Cava Palomino and Raul Parra Orizondo are a husband-and-wife team that founded Mima Market in 2018. Alexandra is a visual artist who loves uses her passion for photography, illustration, and social media to share the processes of local makers. Raul is an educator with a background in IT who loves to connect vendors and customers to sustainable, local solutions. These skills and passions combined make Mima Market a hub that supports local artisans and brings education to the surrounding community. Alex and Raul met in Havana in 2011.


Mima Market is a community shop representing locally-made food and drink to go, as well as unique artisan goods in downtown Miami Shores. Our mission is to offer a vibrant space for healthy goods, beautiful art, and great conversation. We share what we learn with our community through conversation, workshops, and hands-on classes.


We are investing time, money and resources in sustainable projects that promote education in our communities. We constantly educate ourselves about healthy lifestyles, which oftentimes means going back to our traditional, artisanal roots. We are carrying values so we aim to serve our vendors and customers.

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