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nayarit (mexico) seafood in Des Moines

zim | Jan 8, 2004 10:48 AM

Hi everyone,

I was in DM over the holidays and decided to check out a place I had noticed previously in the spanish language newspaper which mentioned a couple of magic words for me "pescado sarandeado".

Mi Lindo nayarit is a little cheerful storefront on the east side. On the menu is many of the standard mexicn taqueria options but also a wealth of seafood, and a couple of the nayarit specialties - pescado and shrimp sarandeado, for these the menu indicates a wait is in order. The fish is done by the pound, depending on the size of the snapper avaialble that day. we waited the requisite 20 minutes, snacking on a very nice octopus tostada and an ok (somewhat heavily mayonaised) shrimp ceviche tostada for the shrimp and snapper to come out. It turns out what the wait is for is for the chef to get the wood fire going, these were intensely great tasting of hickory the nice sarandeado marinade at once tart, a little spicy and full of flavor. it was a little different that the sarandeado I've had in chicago, where the sauce is thicker and which I've never had grilled over wood. It makes all the difference.

I spoke to proprietor and he mentioned our largest place in chicago (las islas marias) as a great seafood place, but not a real sarandeado, after having his I'm inclined to agree.

anyway, you can call ahead if you want to avoid the wait

Mi lindo nayarit
1704 E. Grand
(515) 262-0102

i've attached a link to more discussion of nayarit places but should note that many of the dishes discussed at las islas marias weren't avaialble at the spot we visited in des moines

Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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