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Jul 26, 2009 08:56 AM

Guelaguetza - how are the cocktels?

I am on a cocktel / ceviche / campachana kick as of late. Anyone know how the shrimp and octopus cocktels are at Guelaguetza? Worth a try?

Thank you!

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    14 Replies
    1. re: streetgourmetla

      I meant the fish cocktels! Mixed shrimp and octopus specifically.

      1. re: bruinike

        Ah, the hybrid spelling threw me.Cocteles. Well Guelageutza also has suberb cocktails and solid Oaxacan food.Why would you order cocteles there?It's not really their specialty.I've never had them there.The Sinaloan restaurants are much better for ceviches, campechanas, and cocteles.Moles and cocktails at Guelaguetza, shrimp and octopus coctel at Mariscos Chente, better, I believe.

        1. re: streetgourmetla

          Are all Guelaguetza locations equally as good?

          1. re: Peripatetic

            I've only gone to the original on Olympic.Haven't been to 8th St. or the one at Plaza Mexico.

            1. re: streetgourmetla

              Thanks. I'm near K-town often so that's the easiest anyway.

              1. re: streetgourmetla

                FYI, the 8th St location is the original shop. The Olympic Blvd one is the most recent addition in the Guelaguetza empire.

            2. re: streetgourmetla

              for all practical purposesit's impossible to beat the shrimp and octopus coctel at mariscos chente.

              1. re: westsidegal

                Seriously... Pulpo is a SERIOUS thing in Yucatan (They is even a season as they don't even WANT to mess around with anything that might not be fresh) and I think Marisco's Chente's prep matches up with the BEST I've had there... If I could get them to try their hand at 'Tinta' sauce I would be the happiest person ever...


                1. re: Dommy

                  Oooohh. I bet you he could do a nice pulpo en su tinta. I will ask.

                  1. re: streetgourmetla

                    Yes please... the one at Chichen Itza is good... but they just don't have the hand on the Pulpo that they do....

                    1. re: westsidegal

                      Hilarious. Occasionally, she talks about "la americana que come mucho"(the woman that eats alot).