Fiesta del Marvelous

Posted by Anita on 08.05.06 9:25 PM

Fiesta del Mar chair (c)2006 AECI had a meeting Saturday morning in Los Altos, and — knowing full well what the answer would be — I asked Cameron if he wanted to head south with me and go to Fiesta del Mar.Those of you who’ve known us for a while can probably skip this post; there’s no new information here. What did we have? Same thing we always do: A #15 combination ($12.50) for me — the world’s best chile relleno, and an excellent chicken tostada — and Camarones a la Diabla ($16.95) for Cameron — “jumbo shrimp sautéed in spicy hot chile de árbol sauce” says the menu, which really doesn’t do justice to the tangy, garlicy, spicy love that surrounds the prawns. How was it? Just as fabulous as always, and maybe even a little bit better than usual. In fact, over the years we’ve been going here (heading on 10, now) I can only recall one meal that wasn’t stunning.

We’ve been known to plan our arrival times into SFO based on whether we’ll make it back in time for dinner at FdM. It’s one of the few old standbys that’s actually stood the test of time.

Fiesta del Mar
1005 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043

Mexican, restaurants
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[...] I’ve been known to plan my weekly menus (not to mention my Southland pilgrimages)  around the days that my favorite south-of-the-border haunts are open. The first place I head when I’ve had a bad day at the office is Lisa’s, a Daly City joint that looks like a biker bar from the outside, but serves up some of the most-L.A.-like combination plates this side of the Grapevine. And Cameron knows that if he wants to bribe me to come down to the peninsula, the three magic words I really want to hear are  “Fiesta del Mar“. [...]

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