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Shrimp cocktail, closer to the ocean is better but I will drive

Chardgirl | Dec 5, 2012 04:44 PM

So... I was dining at Pacos Tacos in Culver City (I think, it could be near a border) with Darling Dad and ordered a shrimp cocktail. With a blended margarita of course. It got me thinking:

Where in LA can one get a delicious old school continental OR Mexican shrimp cocktail? ( I'm in Venice visiting natal home but I was born here so of courseI'll drive!)

I know these are two different requests. One is asking for fresh shrimps, possibly fussy presentation that includes a large bowl of ice as though one were a film star in the 1930's. The second request is for any delicious Mexican shrimp cocktail, that should include freshly chopped onion, avocado and cilantro, with shrimps that are not overly cooked.

Paco's was a great place but maybe not it's cocktail of shrimps: I was asked if I wanted them cold, warm or hot. Really? She meant temperature! Please educate me if I'm being a complete philistine and should know that warm shrimp cocktail is great.

Thanks to one and all. - cg

Ps Pacos Tacos was a compromise big time. DD likes Carrows and Marie Calendars. Shoot me now. Me? I'm looking forward to my high school buddy returning from her business trip and trying out Tsujita and Or Kobawoo House. It wasn't going to fly with the Dad. Pacos it was! His enchilada looked great for that kind of old school mexican dining with the searing hot dinner plates and the lovely browned cheese on top of all beans with every dinner.

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