live in the ocean
Since you are on the beach, try the seafood dishes, too:
- ceviche - yes everyone has told you that this raw marinated
fish dish might kill you, don't worry(too much), the lime juice cooks
the fish, and the mix with fresh tomatoes and onions is definitely a
traditional Mexican treat. Just make sure that you eat ceviche at a
place that is busy, has very fresh fish, and is near the ocean. Ceviche
is also made from caracol (conch), pulpo (octopus) and camaron (shrimp).
If you do not like those tiny popcorn shrimp, stick with the caracol
- fresh fish - at any one of a hundred little restaurants on
the beach you will be able to enjoy pescado al su gusto. You
get it your way. Always ask what kind of fish they have and again make
sure the fish is fresh. Your preparation choices should be: al mojo
del ajo (with a great garlic sauce), empanizado (breaded
with a light flour crust), ajillo (pan fried tasty crunchy garlic),
or a la plancha (cooked over a grill). Any way they cook it you
should be happy. Don't be surprised when they serve you the whole fish,
head and all. Few places serve filet, so if you are a little squeamish
about the bones and mug staring right up at you, make sure that you
ask for a filete.
- camarones - many nicer restaurants serve shrimp specials. Remember
that shrimp come from the Gulf, so they will be neither fresh nor cheap.
The local fish and lobster provide a fresher alternative for the price.
- rock lobster swim all around the local reefs, they are smaller than
Maine lobsters and lack the big meaty claws. Though expensive, they
should be very fresh. These 11 lobsters made for a very good dinner
a few weeks ago.
- types of fish - the area is most known for dorado a.k.a. mahi
mahi, perhaps the best of all possible fresh fish. When in season try
to get some! Any way it is prepared you will be happy. Other good bets
on local fresh fish include boquinete, mero, pargo and corvina, in that
order. Tuna also swim in the area so look out for that.
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