It's often worth escaping the tourist traps near the ocean/waterways to find the local spots' best- and we found it at the Monterrey Fish House.
It is small, seating 67 (so the sign says), so if you can, like us, ask to sit at the bar, and order from there.
Matthew was exceptional and attentive as our bartender and server.
We split the Cioppino and it came with veggies and pasta, which he made sure we also received. There seems like there is always a line- a great family spot, couple spot, and friends meeting spot.
Everything is fresh and well-prepared, they seem to sell a lot of the octopus, by what i saw...
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