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Good Mexican Mariscos (Shellfish)

Jon G Jun 19, 2011 03:37 PM

After being disappointed with several tries at seafood in Mexcian restaurants, we went to Juanita's on a recommendation. The Cocktel Vuele la Vida was loaded with good, fresh small shrimp, tender octopus and a few really good, freshly shucked oysters. The large for less than nine as an app is a good deal. Solid stuff, although I personally am not a fan of the ketchup usually used in Mexican cocktails.

Shrimp Diabolo entree was really good. Perfectly cooked fresh shrimp in a red sauce made from scratch with I think guajillo. Solid rice and I subbed in frijoles for the fries. Nice, light refried beans. No shortcuts here. Forgettable salad, but a nice slice of ripe avocado.

My lady had the breaded fish, and it was not that good. Next time we will try one of the shellfish soups (caldo de mariscos).

Interested in the pozole and menudo, since it seems they make everything from scratch and with care.

Bought two pounds of house-made chorizo, also.

Definitely worth checking out.

2035 Singleton Blvd, Dallas, TX 75212

  1. Veggo Sep 16, 2011 07:14 PM

    Mariscos 2000 on NW Highway- what a meal tonight. Not a dive, not overly upscale, just right-on-the-money comfortable, authentic, delicious. We started with besitos de diablo, 5 plump jalapenos, filled with cream cheese and shrimp, battered and nicely fried. For $3.50. Their warm salsa with chips is out of the ordinary. I enjoyed shrimp Veracruz, nice plump shrimp, not overcooked, with all the savory Veracruz ingredients - lots of green olives, capers, plus sweet red peppers. A friend had tostadas with shrimp and octopus, it looked very good. Other friend had a sopa de mariscos, rich with seafood. Micheladas were along the lines of Seafood Shack, and good. Y'all may know about it, but this was my first visit, with many to follow.

    1. twinwillow Sep 9, 2011 08:42 PM

      I'm a fan of Seafood Shack on Webbs Chapel just south of Forest Lane in Dallas. Great Mexican seafood dishes. Especially their shrimp tostada. Order it with extra avocado slices.

      Seafood Shack
      11625 Webb Chapel Rd, Dallas, TX 75229

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      1. re: twinwillow
        primi_timpano Sep 14, 2011 10:13 PM

        I can vouch for the Seafood Shack, especially the fish soup. There are daily specials worth checking--including I believe Twinwillow's shrimp tostados. They sell a million oysters and are always busy.

        Seafood Shack
        11625 Webb Chapel Rd, Dallas, TX 75229

        1. re: primi_timpano
          twinwillow Sep 15, 2011 09:49 AM

          The (fabulous) shrimp tostadas are half price on Monday. The oysters are half price on Tuesday.

      2. Barbara76137 Sep 9, 2011 06:42 PM

        Funny you should mention this......today one of my saddlemakers brought me soup from Acapulco Beach on Ephriham St., Fort Worth. I love siete mares but this only had shrimp, squid and a whitefish. It was really good, the shrimp had a nice, fresh "pop" to them.

        This may sound silly, but when I try to order food at "hole in the wall" places around the stockyards, I don't get treated too well. There is a little market right around the corner from work and they have wonderful street tacos, but when I try to order them I'm treated like I'm really stupid. I'll order in English, I'll order in Spanish.....it doesn't make any difference.

        Acapulco Beach Restaurant
        3112 N Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76106

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          anakii Sep 9, 2011 06:07 PM

          La Javita on Harry Hines, it's a dive but they have the best combination cocktail. It has ceviche, shrimp, oysters and avacados.

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          1. re: anakii
            Jon G Sep 9, 2011 06:33 PM

            Thanks for this. Would be interested in other divey Mex places you could recommend, no matter what the speciality.

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