An expansive menu steeped in coastal favorites has enabled this twenty-year institution to expand its stomping grounds from Nuevo Laredo on into Laredo and beyond. Order this to go: The filete zarandeado gives a lowly steamed tilapia a spicy makeover with stewed tomatoes and poblano peppers; folded into tortillas, it’s diet-safe with no sacrifice of flavor. Shrimp cocktails are also terrifically portable and loaded with chunks of avocado, tomato, and onion. More than twenty sushi options should please indecisive dinner pals. Pro tip: If you think pork chicharrones are the be-all, order the delectably addictive chicharroncitos de pescado, quick-fried fish skins ready for dipping in hot sauce.

Note: Review reflects COVID-19 protocols in place at the time of visit.