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Saturday, August 1, 2009

DINING - La Vaquita Restaurant

San Felipe's Succulent Seafood Restaurant


Whether its fish, shrimp, squid, clams or a fresh salad, you'll find a tasty selection of "right out of the sea” offerings. The owners Ana and Chema have done an amazing job with La Vaquita Restaurant, since they opened in 2006. They've done a remarkable job of transforming their restaurant into an inviting, comfortable and delicious dining establishment.

Fully remodeled and expanded, with new covered patio seating, and a new menu. La Vaquita offers some of the best seafood in San Felipe, voted Best of 2007 in the Mexico Living readers poll. La Vaquita offers either open-air patio seating or you may dine inside.

The menu offers a wide variety, from starters like fresh steamed clams, or shrimp cocktail, to one of the favorites, such as a shrimp platter with the shrimp swimming in a secret-recipe cherry sauce; or for the adventurous palate, Caldo de Siete Mares (soup of the seven seas) combines fish, shrimp, octopus, squid, clams, crab and scallops into a delightful broth. For a main course, try the house specialty, Halibut covered with a light cheese and stuffed with shrimp and squid.

La Vaquita offers an expansive dining area, with a full bar and a great selection of wine, and on the weekends they have live music from various local musicians. If your palate craves a different taste sensation than seafood, their chicken Caesar salad is exquisite. This is a fine seafood restaurant with fantastic food. Their prices may be a little more expensive than other restaurants in the area, but the food is delicious and worth every peso.

You can find La Vaquita Restaurant just off the Malecón on the corner of Mar de Cortez and Puerto Penasco, next to Licores San Felipe.