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Review of Mariscos la Palapa

Mariscos la Palapa
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

We came to this restaurant recommended by another friend, the menu is mostly seafood but they do have beef plates, we ordered the fish mariscada, shrimp wrapped in bacon, fish al mojo de ajo, tried all three and would not hesitate to order any of those plates ,the fish mariscada plates was specially good.
The restaurant is nice and comfortable the only complaint is the sound level of the tv, asked our server to lower the volume and he did to a comfortable level, they seem to have live music in the evening.

Overall would recommend and would go back to try other plates.

Restaurant looked clean and organized, service was prompt, food was hot, salsas fresh, beer served in a frosty mug.

Prices were very reasonable, plates were less than $9.00 usd. on average. portions were large, served with a very good rice and a salad.

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Reviewed 30 July 2013

With its palm-thatched roof, Mariscos la Palapa looks more like a tropical beach bar than something you'd find on the roadside on the northern Mexican border. Inside, the decor continues that illusion, and so does the menu.

A huge variety of meals is offered, but the tilapia filets make a delicious lunch. Beer is served in frosted terra cotta mugs, with large flakes of frozen beer ice inside. The obligatory bowl of tortilla chips is brought around, along with a triplex dish of salsa cruda, salsa roja and salsa verde. Deciding whether to dose the breaded tilapia filets with red or green was a difficult question: both were absolutely delicious. The salsa diabla which my lunch companion ordered was not a serious contender - it was certainly hot, but was sweet, with mole poblano, and would have been much more at home with beef or pork than with fried fish.

Fish meals come with either fried potatoes or rice, prices are very reasonable and the food is, for this gringo, outrageously good. Three stars for the house salsas - the many bottles of prepared salsa on the table can be safely ignored.

This is a great place for lunch, but there are big-screen televisions suspended from the rafters with pop/rock/rap videos playing through a hefty sound system, so this is not the place to make your business phone calls. Still, concessions to good food need to be made even in the digital age. I'd go back to Mariscos la Palapa in a heartbeat.

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