Instead of recommending the most expensive dish, the waitress actually told me it was her first day, so she couldnt officially recommend anything. But after some minor interrogation, she admitted that she had eaten there before getting her job there. She recommended several fish dishes, including some delicious-sounding shrimp. The menu is quite large, so if youre going with non-fish eaters, there are dozens of things they might like. But I was there for the fish.
I went for the whole deep-fried fish served veracruz style.
In about 15 minutes she brought out the dish, and I couldnt wait to dig in. The fish was about 10 long, perfectly cooked, with a crispy, crunchy outside and tender flaky white meat inside. And the bones were right where they should have been, not twisted around like Ive had before at some Thai restaurants. So it was easy to get the meat off the fish and not get a mouthful of bones.
The fish was covered with chopped tomatoes, bell peppers and onions, which were very good. It was served with rice, beans and a salad of iceberg lettuce, tomato, onion and avocado. There was also a container of hot corn tortillas.
It came with chips and salsa, and the salsa was totally addicting. It had a very slight smoky flavor that just demanded that you have another one.
The dish was $10.95, and was well worth it, as it is a lot of food.
Ostioneria de la Playas de Sinaloa
1320 Edinger (west of Grand)