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Craving a Great Seafood Cocktail/Campechana!


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Craving a Great Seafood Cocktail/Campechana!

Ollie | Sep 6, 2006 05:57 AM

For U chowhounds who don't know what a Campechana is, it's a Mexican seafood cocktail with shrimp, some sort of whitefish or abalone, scallops, oysters, mussels, octopus, & sometimes baby squid, also diced tomatoes, onions, cilantro, Clamato & Lime Juice.

For months I've been in search of a great Mexican Style Seafood restaurant. Now there's Veracruz sytle, Mazatlan/Sinaloa Style, Baja Style, Yucatan Style, all regional, all different.

Been to 7 Mares, Sucks. Pescado Mojado chain, sucks. Poco's in the Valley, Sucks. Colima's Ostioneria, Sucks. Pacifico's in Culver City, Unfortunately Americanized, Really Sucks!

In the great culinary vastness that is Los Angeles, there has got to be a place that is well rounded and knows how to make Mexican style seafood, and knows how to make a great Campechana or shrimp cocktail or a "Pescado ala Veracruzana" or a true "Huachinango" (Red Snapper) or Dorado. Those of you who have been fortunate to have had these great dishes "South of the Border" know exactly what I'm talking about and what I'm looking for! Please help! All suggestions welcome, just don't suggest the formentioned places above.
Thanks, looking forward to your replies. I don't mind driving but, going "South of the Border" for authentic, quality "Mexican Style" seafood is just too far.

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