La Laguna Mariscos & Sushi
It’s all the seafood restaurant decor clichés you can picture: cavernous interiors, nets, recycled decking, pails, the oar to nowhere . . . And it’s completely consistent with a fun Mexican coastal cuisine experience, with a sports bar and sushi stations thrown in too (a port for everyone, we say). We’ll take the smoked marlin–stuffed enchiladas, draped in mozzarella, fused together with a sassy salsa verde, and braced with white rice dotted with peas and carrots and a simple avocado-garnished salad. Camarones al chipotle are flat-grilled shrimp in sizes from pinky to thumb, smoky with chipotle and sided with white rice and salad. Sushi lovers, be warned that these are mostly the cream cheese mutants inordinately popular on the U.S.-Mexico border. Take solace in more than thirty specialty cocktails, including famously alarming micheladas that come in components and proportions that defy description (items possibly present include ceviche, cucumbers, gummy bears, and so on).