Fodor's Expert Review Mariscos la Playa

$ Old Santa Fe Trail and South Capitol Casual

Yes, even in landlocked Santa Fe it's possible to find incredibly fresh and well-prepared seafood served in big portions. This cheery, colorful Mexican restaurant surrounded by strip malls is just a short hop south of Downtown. Favorite dishes include the absolutely delicious shrimp wrapped in bacon with Mexican cheese and caldo vuelve a la vida ("come back to life"), a hearty soup of shrimp, octopus, scallops, clams, crab, and calamari. There's also ceviche tostadas, fresh oysters on the half shell, and pescado a la plancha, supertender trout cooked with butter and paprika. The staff and service are delightful.

Casual Lunch Dinner Mexican $

Quick Facts

537 W. Cordova Rd.
Santa Fe, New Mexico  87505, USA

505-982–2790

www.mariscoslaplayarestaurant.com

Known For:
  • Delightfully friendly staff
  • Ceviche tostadas
  • Trout grilled with butter and paprika

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