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Mariscos Chihuahua

2902 E. 22nd St., Tucson, AZ - (520) 326-1529
Posted By Michael Stern on 12/23/2012 4:43:00 AM
As the name of this restaurant translates, seafood is the specialty: oysters raw or cooked, fish grilled or fried, stews and soups; but it is shrimp that star. The menu lists a dozen ways with shrimp, including cool cocktails and “drowned raw,” meaning ceviche-style, i.e. cooked by immersion in a lime marinade to breaded and fried.

We stuck to the basics and got an order of cooked shrimp in garlic sauce and an order of shrimp endiablados, which means extremely hot. And if it isn’t hot enough, each table is set with about a half-dozen bottles of hot salsa of various kinds to make it explosive. The shrimp are presented in a most appetizing way, strewn across a field of crisp French fries on a broad fish-shaped plate that also holds a mound of rice, a green salad, and a warm tortilla wrapped in foil. They are medium-size shrimp, firm and moist and delicious, and there are LOTS of them on the plate, maybe two dozen per order. They are served with the hard tail still on, providing a nice handle for picking them up and nabbing one good mouthful.

There are two other Mariscos Chihuahua in Tucson. The others are located at 1009 N. Grande Ave. and 3901 S. 6th Ave.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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Note the bed of French fries below the garlic-veiled shrimp.  By the time you've eaten through the shrimp, you've got a whole plate of garlic flavored French fries to munch:  delicious!
"Note the bed of French fries below the garlic-veiled shrimp. By the time you've eaten through the shrimp, you've got a whole plate of garlic flavored French fries to munch: delicious!"
Michael Stern





Who can resist bacon wrapped shrimp stuffed with cheese.  We loved this dish.
"Who can resist bacon wrapped shrimp stuffed with cheese. We loved this dish."
Cliff Strutz


The milky white cream sauce in this camaron abanil was perfect for dipping bread and anything else we could think of.  Besides the shrimp, you will also find mushrooms, jalapenos and onions in the sauce.
"The milky white cream sauce in this camaron abanil was perfect for dipping bread and anything else we could think of. Besides the shrimp, you will also find mushrooms, jalapenos and onions in the sauce."
Cliff Strutz


The preferred condiment for nearly everything on the menu:  a squeeze of bright-flavored Mexican lime
"The preferred condiment for nearly everything on the menu: a squeeze of bright-flavored Mexican lime"
Michael Stern


For those who like four-alarm food, every table is equipped with several bottles of ultra-hot sauce.
"For those who like four-alarm food, every table is equipped with several bottles of ultra-hot sauce."
Michael Stern


We wish more Mexican restaurants brought limes to go along with the chips and salsa.
"We wish more Mexican restaurants brought limes to go along with the chips and salsa."
Cliff Strutz


The dining room wall puts you in the mood to eat seafood.
"The dining room wall puts you in the mood to eat seafood."
Michael Stern


It was this gargantuan sign on the outside wall that lured us into Mariscos Chihuahua. As a general rule, giant pictures of food on the outside of restaurants signal good food inside.
"It was this gargantuan sign on the outside wall that lured us into Mariscos Chihuahua. As a general rule, giant pictures of food on the outside of restaurants signal good food inside. "
Michael Stern


The outside murals make it very clear that this is a seafood restaurant.
"The outside murals make it very clear that this is a seafood restaurant."
Cliff Strutz



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