We have eaten at the original Los Aguachiles on Calle 34 dozens of times over the past few years and we have never had anything but fabulous food that is fresh, beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. Whenever we arrive in Playa it is quite often the first place we go to even before we head off to the beach. Every time we order our favourites such as the fresh tuna sashimi on crispy tostados, fresh mixed seafood ceviche or prawn cocktail, it always tastes the same, year after year and is such comfort food. It is almost akin to going to Mac Donald's for breakfast in that you know exactly what you are going to get. This is never a hit or miss experience, the food is always fantastic.
Today on our walk back from the beach we stopped at the new location on Ave. Constituyentes (between 1st Ave and 5th Ave) for lunch. Our waitress spoke very good English and explained the specials of the day to us. We like to share our meals so we ordered the special which was coconut encrusted shrimp with a mango dipping sauce, a shrimp cocktail and the old favourite tuna sashimi tostado.
The coconut shrimp were simply out of this world. Plump, perfectly cooked with some cream cheese and the crispy coconut on the outside. The serving was huge with 10 to 12 decent sized shrimp and we loved every mouthful. Please, please will you add this as a regular menu item???
The shrimp cocktail is served in a huge goblet and is stuffed with shrimp and a few pieces of avocado and some sprouts. Again, the shrimp are always perfectly prepared, juicy and with the right, firm texture.
The tuna sashimi tostado with the pickled shallots, red cabbage and crispy onion strings stacked on top are almost a meal on their own and so delicious.. We walked away feeling like we couldn't eat another mouthful and totally satisfied. Best of all, we never feel ripped off when we walk away from Los Aguachiles.
These folks are really on the top of their game and for us, the best place in town for perfectly prepared seafood that never disappoints us. True value for money...
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