For no particular reason I spent the better part of the long weekend eating South of the Border joints . I mentioned Paiche is a previous thread - really enjoyed that.
Mercado in Santa Monica was really quite terrible. I was kinda surprised because I enjoyed Yxta on my one visit 3 years ago and I believe they are related. The margs where weak. Turkey leg mole was overdone and the mole was way too sweet, with no depth in flavors at all; and a ceviche was tasteless if you wanted seafood flavor - fine if all you wanted was onion.
Mariscos Linda really should be better known on this board. A full bar and lots of fresh tasty, moderately priced ceviches, coctels, shellfish and fish frileld, fried or in caldos. We wanted to try El Coraloense after reading about it on TonyC's excellent, and hilarious blog, http://sinosoul.com/2013/03/el-coralo...
But it was closed. So we did some research and came across this gem. Try it! Ciao!