Anyone have a recommendation for Mexican Shrimp Cocktail in Oakland, please?
In spite of the chilly weather, I have a hankering for a Mexican shrimp cocktail; one of those gazpacho like concoctions with chopped up avocado, onions etc and big plump shrimp. mmmmmmmmmmmmmm! I usually go to Mariscos Manzanillo on International (love the bowl of radishes on each table) but I wondered if anyone has a suggestion for a different place to try.
it has been a while but Taqueria San Jose was good.
Taqueria San Jose
3433 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94601
The shrimp cocktail at Sinaloa is a great value but the cocktail sauce is slightly bland (fixable with the hot sauce they give you) but you get lots of good sized shrimp. A friend got it a couple of weeks ago...looked like a quart sized container 75-85% full.
Mariscos La Costa is another place that specializes in Mexican seafood but I haven't been there in a long, long time.
Mariscos La Costa
3625 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94601
Thanks for the options, but since it was too cold to face going to a taco truck, I ended up going back to Mariscos Manzanillo. It had been a couple of years since I had been there, but it was as good as I remember. Still the bouquet of radishes on each table; nice warm chips (though I'm not crazy about their salsa). The large shrimp cocktail was $12.95 filled with sweet tender shrimp and chopped avocado and onion. It comes in some kind of cloudy broth, but after adding ketchup, lime and hot sauce, I ate every last spoonful. With a nice cold Negra Modelo for $2.95, it was a great lunch. The only thing that had changed since the last time i was there was that instead of the old fashioned jukebox, it was a new video screen model.