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Sep 14, 2006 03:30 AM

Great fish with mango salsa on the west side? (OK, I can bring my own mango salsa)

Did you ever get one of those cravings you can't shake? After having really good (not at a restaurant) cod with mango salsa I am now hunting for more.

Where on the west side of L.A. from Malibu down to about Redondo can I find something yummy and vaguely like this?

I tried making my own too... no soupy salsa - the kind I'm talking about is just cubed mango, cilantro, shallot, and fresh green chiles. I had that with some sort of garlic (maybe?) seasoned cod, served with white rice that was deliciously dotted with sweet black sushi rice. Or whatever they call that.

Also looking for non-fancy fish places that are good generally.

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  1. for fish, i like Pacifico's in Culver City. i can't remember if they have mango salsa, but i'd be willing to bet they do, since it sort of has a Mexican flair. the place is fairly casual but the fish is always fresh and quite good. average prices.
    9341 Culver Blvd, right off of Venice.

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    1. re: hadashi

      Went there last week for the first time! Fish was 'ok' there but worth a 2nd try. Thanks :)

    2. For the non-fancy fish places in Malibu, try Malibu Seafood and Neptune's Nest.

      I also enjoy Paradise Cove Beach Cafe, which you can literally walk from the front door through to the back and be on the sand, facing the beach.

      1. Maybe at the Ivy. Maybe at Orris.

        1. Monsoon Cafe in Santa Monica has Mango Chicken or Shrimp cooked in a light garlic mango sauce. They also have Black Cod, so maybe you could get them to substitute the Cod in for the Chicken? Might need to order a cup of rice on the side and still bring your own mango salsa.

          FYI - Sulley's in Torrance has Mahi Mahi that way, but is it great fish?

          1. Santa Monica Seafood (the fish store on Colorado) sells mango salsa by the pound. It's very, very tasty.

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            1. re: ThatPat

              I second this stuff. Their mango salsa is exactly with the ingredients OP describes and I often serve it with their indian candy (salmon) on a bed of orzo. No prepared cod to go afaik.