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Mi Lindo Nayarit in Salinas

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Mi Lindo Nayarit in Salinas

Melanie Wong | Aug 19, 2012 01:18 PM

Mi Lindo Nayarit on the eastside of Salinas specializes in the seafood stylings of, you guessed it, the Mexican state of Nayarit.

A cup of soupy ceviche bright with tomato water and cucumbers served with chips makes a complimentary start.
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My shrimp soup was packed with bay shrimp, fresh head-on shrimp in the shell, and then three even more gigantic ones. The delectable broth was sweet, deeply flavored and frothy from scads of boiled-down fatty shrimp heads, yet managed to be clean, light and invigorating at the same time.
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Here’s one huge shrimp, as presented, hooked over the side of the soup bowl to display all its juice-spurting crustacean glory.
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My friend tried the daily special: Pescado a la plancha. Two big filets of tilapia gently griddled on the flat top were accompanied by yellow rice flecked with vegetables, pureed beans, and fresh salad-y garnishes. Rolling them in the warm tortillas with a dab of incendiary green salsa, she was a happy camper.
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Mi Lindo Nayarit is located in a newish shopping center not far from Alisal High School. The staff are more genial here and the interior fresher than mid-town Nayarit specialist, El Kora. I’m switching allegiance.

Mi Lindo Nayarit
638 Williams Road
Salinas, CA 93905
(831) 783-1105
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