Saturday, June 13, 2009
Not quite ready to go home after a few wonderful days in Ensenada, the family and I decided to make one last stop at La Cocedora de Langosta. La Cocedora de Langosta had come highly recommended by Chef Benito Molina. The owners of La Cocedora are involved in the local fishing industry and many top restaurants rely on them for top quality lobster, clams, and more.
As I stepped foot inside La Cocedora the first thing that caught my eye, was the amazing geoduck. They have several tanks with live geoduck clams, abalone, and of course lobster.
They also have a selection of various local wines and artisanal products out of the Valle De Guadalupe. A variety of fresh fish is available for purchase in their storefront market.
The restaurant is in a nice quaint setting and the partially open kitchen allows you to watch the chef in action. Fabio, the main chef, has worked with both Benito Molina at Manzanilla and Jair Tellez at Laja.
We were seated quickly by the friendly staff and immediately enjoyed the house salsas. Be careful with the habanero salsa its muy picante. The Menu has an assortment of fresh local seafood prepared in a variety of ways at very reasonable prices.
From the cold menu
Ceviches - Almeja Generosa (Geoduck), Shrimp, Fish, Pismo Clam and Mixed.
Cocktails - Octopus, Shrimp, Almeja Generosa, and Mixed.
Aguachiles - Tuna, Scallops, Shrimp, and Almeja Generosa.
En Su Concha (In their shells) - Pismo Clam, Chocolate Clam, Oysters, and Pata de Mula.
Del Compadre (prepared with red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, and grape seed oil) - Almeja Generosa, Shrimp, Fish, Pismo Clam and Mixed.
Au gratin style Pismo or Chocolate Clam
I decided on the Almeja from the hot menu (Au gratin style Pismo clams) and the wife went with a shrimp cocktail. The baked clams were amazing and one of the stars of the weekend. The wife and I almost had a scuffle over them.
My wife enjoyed the cocktail and stated the shrimp was delicious and extremely fresh.
I was going to stop their but did not want to leave without trying something fresh out of the tank. I decided on the Lobster Al Gusto. The lobster comes in several styles; you can order burritos, Puerto Nuevo Style (fried), or Al Gusto (your liking). My Lobster was broiled and topped with some special ingredients. The Lobster was very fresh, juicy, meaty, and accompanied by tortillas, rice, and clam salad. The rice was incredibly delicious and tasted homemade.
La Cocedora is great place for lunch open Tuesday - Sunday 12pm - 5Pm. The fish market portion is opened from 700am - 5pm. The address is Blvd. Teniente Azueta No 187-D Recinto Portuario, Ensenada, B.C., Mexico. Its Located directly across from the fish taco stands that line the Mercado Negro fish market.
Phone (646)178 37 42
Plenty of paid parking is available directly behind La Cocedora, just enter at the lighthouse.
Labels: Ensenada Restaurants