Ever since that first bite at Mariscos Chente in Inglewood, and their opening in Mar Vista, I'm ruined here in LA. I look for mariscos joints all the time,try new ones, and have found some excellent places around South Gate, Huntington Park, etc., but I only return to Chente's.Why bother elsewhere?
I used to go to Mariscos Colima in my area, but it's been a while. I would rather drive to Mar Vista from NoHo, or plan to hit MC on my trips heading that way. Mariscos Colima isn't bad.Others I've seen arounf the valley do the same plates badly, and then do the dreaded rice, beans, and seafood plates.Fries, kid's menus, carnes, or the normally destined for mediocrity mariscos and mexican food joints.
But, I now ask you for your input, without judgement.What are your "go to" mariscos places in the valley? What are they good at?Are they regional?If so, any specialties? What parts of the valley are lacking in good mariscos restaurants?
Thanks for your help and contributions in advance. Again, I'm only interested in seeing your suggestions. Occasionally it's 8:45PM here in NoHo and I might need a fix.Hoping there's something better than Mariscos Colima.