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Mariscos

Ben | Jan 26, 200611:02 PM

I am looking for the best mariscos. This is a style of food I have come to love, and although I am really happy with my favorite place, I am always wondering if there is better, both in price and quality. Or just to have more places to compare it to.

My favorite place is Mariscos El Jato on 4th and Evergreen in Boyle Heights. Everything I have had there has been really fresh, generous portions, and inexpensive. I usually get the tostada mixta, which is layered with octopus, shrimp, ceviche, avocado, crab, cilantro, onion, and other goodness. It's such a good deal for $3.50. The cocktails are also excellent and they have really good oysters for something like $7/dozen. No beer, however.

Today I went to El Puerto Escondido, which is actually really easy to find on Eastern just south of Huntington. On Thursdays they have an oyster special - $4.99/dozen and $2.99/half dozen. That's so cheap! And they were good. The large mixed cocktail was good too, but not as good as El Jato. Not enough ketchup.

I am not impressed by Siete Mares, but that's the place that I most hear people mention. So what's up?

Any other suggestions?

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