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calabasas_trafalgar Sep 6, 2007 03:38 PM

Does anybody remember Casa Maria? It was a small Mexican chain which was around in the 80s and 90s before being swallowed up by El Torito. They had a dish called "Crab and shrimp a la Puerta" which my wife and I both loved. They took it off the menu and then disappeared soon thereafter. Does anyone know any place that serves this now? I know its a long shot but...

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    Juji Sep 6, 2007 04:09 PM

    I used to frequent the Casa Maria in the Dana Point Harbor in my younger days, but I don't recall this specific dish (sounds yummy though). Probably a result of too many margaritas.

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      Oh Robin Sep 6, 2007 04:16 PM

      Wow Casa Maria. You're taking me back with that one. The only thing I remember are those delicious corn cakes. Sorry!

      1. ipsedixit Sep 6, 2007 05:35 PM

        Can you describe the dish a bit?

        You might try El Zarape Grill in Monrovia ... they do alot of seafood items if I recall correctly.

        El Zarape Grill
        1601 South Mountain Ave.
        Monrovia
        (626) 599-8680

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          calabasas_trafalgar Sep 7, 2007 11:45 AM

          mexican rice w/mushrooms, with cheese, shrimp, and crabmeat flakes on top. Sort of like a paella, but not really.

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