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Mariscos Alegria, Cantamar/Primo Tapia (A Few Miles South of Puerto Nuevo)

Gypsy Jan | Nov 7, 201312:29 PM

Mariscos Alegria has been in business for a very long time - at least fifteen years to our direct knowledge and probably a lot longer than that.

Discretely, almost invisibly located on the ground floor of an old, two-story building they serves up maybe the best fish and shrimp tacos, seafood cocktails and soups anywhere. There are a few tables located outside and you have an ocean view. The inside has more tables. Sodas and beer are serve yourself from the refrigerator with a bottle opener hanging on a string near the door handle.

The hours of operation are strictly daytime. Nineish to promptly closed at 4:00 pm.

Today, I went in to Primo Tapia to pick up some medicine and got a fish taco and medium seafood cocktail to go.

Freshly battered and fried-to-order fish laid on a handmade flour tortilla that was about 12" in diameter. (On a side note, the battered fish stays crunchy and retains the good flavor when reheated the next day.)

The medium seafood cocktail with fresh oysters and shrimp (I watched as they cracked the oysters open) was delicious - a perfect balance of flavors between the briny taste of the seafood and the tangy acid of the tomato broth.

One taco and one medium-sized seafood cocktail cost $120 pesos, around $11 U.S.

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