Mariscos Chente Question
- Midlife Mar 13, 2011 06:59 PM
At the risk of sounding bush league here.....................OK............ so on the way home from a matinee at Disney Concert Hall today I convinced my wife to stop at Mariscos Chente on Centinela. We've never been there before and she's not the most adventurous eater, and I do get the name is "Mariscos" Chente, but the menu we were given was about 80% shrimp dishes and not a sign of of the fish tacos I've seen recommended here.
The two shrimp dishes we had (one with a cheese sauce, the other with tequila/chili oil/ cilantro) were both very good, so no complaints at all.................... but for next time........... do they serve different things at different locations?; have another menu we weren't give? I almost ordered a serving of the shrimp/octopus/oysters/clams or what I think was ceviche, but didn't. Would they have been a better idea.
4532 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066
4800 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066
the main chef, sergio, left that location long time ago.
(Sergio now mostly works at the inglewood location, west imperial highway near yukon, he normally takes tuesdays and wednesdays off). last i heard, the owner of the centinela restaurant has her nephew cooking there, the nephew does some dishes better than others.
the marlin tacos were a special, not a normal menu item at any of the locations
We've had the pz at least a couple of times since Senor Penuelas has left, and it still rocks. I know Ciao Bob has also mentioned this, but most of the menu is still very good. I'd stay away from the cocktels and civiche - I found those to be not to my liking - but other than that, rock on...
Oh, my !!!!!!! Next time I'm bringing my Spanish dictionary or springing for a data plan for my cell phone. Parts of the menu had English translations and parts didn't. My shrimp dish was good but that looks amazing. Reminds me of a meal I had at an open grill setup on the beach in Bali years ago.
Yes midlife, that is the dish to get at MC. It is incredible, and it does look like the Balinesian. But to my palate, it is not quite as incredible as the grilled fish served on Bali's Jimbaran Beach. The dried coconut grills create a totally unique flavor.
I love most of the shrimp dishes as well.