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Fresca (Fillmore) Review + Fried Plantains Question

Curtis M. Otaguro | Oct 14, 2005 07:12 PM

We went to Fresca (Fillmore) on a Thursday night for a late seating (9 PM) and had a great dinner. For appetizers, we ordered the Ceviche 5 Elementos, a traditional blend with cubes of halibut, lime juice, red onions, etc. I really enjoyed the freshness of this dish with the fish and red onions. We also ordered a fried seafood appetizer (calamari, shrimp, etc) which was OK.

My friend was disappointed with the third appetizer, fried plantains (I don't know what they are suppose to taste like, so they were OK to me). Does anyone know what the authentic preparation is and where we can get some?

The entrees were good-sized portions. We ordered the paella (delicious with the rice absorbing the seafood flavors although maybe a bit salty), red snapper w/ other seafood (tasty, spicy tomato sauce with the seafood perfectly cooked), and Chupe de mariscos.

We ordered Sangria with the meal which wasn't too bad.

Beforehand, I knew the place would be crowded and a bit noisy (it was OK), but I didn't know that I would smell like BBQ when we left (maybe due to our proximity to the kitchen?).

I would like to go back and try the other dishes (grilled ribeye, roast chicken) and dessert.

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