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La Mariscana

Yes, it’s an odd mashup: Mexican coastal seafood standards meet a sports bar wannabe. But we quickly tune out the day’s futbol and score a win with the house ceviche, bright with citrus and hot with roasted Sonoran chile. The toothsome mussels come sautéed in Negra Modelo beer and dotted with ham, basil, tomato, and onion: gorgeous scoopable goodies. If you’re dining with a posse, consider th paquetes, combo deals that package beers with an assortment of botanas, bite-size starters like stuffed peppers. Fish and shrimp tacos seem to come in endless variations, but we’ll take El Capitan: shrimp bathed in a creamy salsa and dressed simply in cabbage and radishes. Still not sure? Try the enormous cocktail known as Levanta Muertos: it’s deep with shrimp, marbled with layers of bright tomato salsa and thumb-size chunks of avocado, and shot through with onion and verdant cilantro. Raise the dead, indeed.

City: Laredo

Cuisine:

Drinks: Bar

Price: $$$

Rating: ★★★

Address: 120 W. Village Blvd., Laredo, TX, 78041

Hours: L & D Mon–Sat.

Phone: 956-568-8345

Last updated: March 25, 2019