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“Good, but not great” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mariscos Puerto Nuevo

Mariscos Puerto Nuevo
580 Broadway Ave, Seaside, CA 93955-4203
831-583-0411
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Ranked #7 of 81 Restaurants in Seaside
Cuisines: Mexican
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Boxford, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good, but not great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A place the locals frequent. Good food in a friendly atmosphere. But avoid the artificially flavored margaritas which also seem to have little if any alcohol. Miriscada -- a fajita-like sizzling platter of shrimp, scallops, calimari, mussels and clams and a wonderful piece of breaded and fried fish is delicious.

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LINCOLN
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139 reviews 139 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Best Mexican Food near Monterey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Lots of local people probably don't eat here because it is located in Seaside and lots of local people just look down their nose on this little town. That means lots of people are missing just the best Mexican food --especially seafood--on the Monterey Peninsular

I had a wonderful pulpo (octopus) cerviche tostada topped with a couple of shrimp and a slice of avocado while Rose had a tostada piled high with tasty chicken and other things. ( We had had a large breakfast and were not hungry when driving from Lincoln to Pacific Grove --but we had to stop anyway).

Mariscos is run by a mother and daughter, the service is quick and pleasant and everything is exceptionally clean and the food fresh. We used to prefer Gutierrez's in Salinas but we now think Mariscos is better.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great local dishes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Walked to the Restaurant from the Embassy Suites. Nice easy walk and we had Paella Mexicana & Mariscada family style. Both dishes were awesome and the kids and I devoured everything. Food quantity was enough for 4 adult appetites and it was seasoned to perfection.

We wanted dessert but we couldn't find the room.

Don't miss this local gem if you have the chance.

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Salinas, California
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44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Ole Verde is a must try!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We eat here regularly and this little hole in the wall is a gem. The wait staff are very friendly and helpful and don’t mind explaining unfamiliar dishes to the ole gringa! There is also one of these in Soledad, Ca. Breakfast is outstanding and the chilequilles to die for but my favorites are the oxtail dish with a rich spicy green sauce, the pork rib platter in sauce, the taco lengua, the ceviche is bomb, the shrimp tostada, and the unbelievable Ole Verde. This steaming hot soup is divine. The clear green broth is the perfect setting or the al dente onion and green pepper strips floating in a sea of fresh flakey fish, scallops and shrimp. It is huge so must be shared or a main course for one but is a must try at this wonderful restaurant. Food is very reasonable and usually tables are available.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“yelp doesn't lie!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

found marisco's via yelp and went there for dinner because of the high ratings. hubby ordered shrimp with ranchera sauce, which was EXcellent. i ordered chile rellenos, which were good but much different from what i've had before. rice and beans were good. and the tortillas, which were of the nuked and store-bought variety were nice and warm - they were very generous with the number of tortillas. they were attentive and provided excellent service.

we enjoyed this place so much we came back for breaksfast. hubby had a mexican omelette, and i had eggs with chorizo. the omelette was awesome, filled with ham and good stuff. the eggs with chorizo, again, very different from what i'm used to, and make myself, but it was very good. and again the tortillas were plentiful. they brought a side of butter and were very attentive and provided great service.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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