We just went to Tampico (2115 Airline, Cavalcade is the cross street, just north of the Heights) tonight. What a great place. I had heard about it quite a bit and it was better than expected. I can't believe I have lived here for five years and never gone there before.
For those of you that are not familar with it, Tampico is a Mexican seafood restaurant. They serve fresh seafood, prepared in a stunning variety of ways. They are best known for whole grilled snapper (it takes 30 minutes to prepare, so figure this into your dining plans). They also serve a whole variety of seafood by the pound, served family style. Also have a wide range of plates and platters for single diners or groups with divergent tastes.
It was excellent and truly moderately priced (I had a mixed seafood grill with snapper, scallops and shrimp, plus special fried rice and grilled onions and peppers for about $12). It is a very casual restaurant, but is extremely clean and the service is quite attentive.
If you enjoy getting slightly off the beaten track and enjoy seafood and/or something out of the ordinary, you need to give it a try.
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