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Lunch

La Ostra in Colonia Condesa

sunny 29 °C

I did a short walking tour of Colonia Condesa in the early afternoon today, and I came across La Ostra, a Pacific-style seafood joint for the hip crowd. They let me in anyway.

To drink, I had a michelada -- margarita-style salt-rimmed glass filled a quarter of the way with ice and lime juice and served with a beer, sort of a Corona with lime on steroids:

michelada.jpg

The menu is on a chalkboard, which you could see in the background if I knew how exposures worked on cameras. Basically there are about 5 or 6 different preparations (cocktails, tostadas, tacos, etc.) multiplied by whatever seafood is available. I had the aguachile mixto -- small scallops and shrimp cevichefied (i.e., 'cooked' by marinating in lime juice) and served in a chile marinade. Cool and refreshing, and a nice balance as far as heat:

aguachile.jpg

It's siesta time, then I'll contemplate dinner and drinks.

Posted by elefantstn 14:30 Archived in Mexico Tagged food

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