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Chen Rio seafood platter

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Chen Rio seafood platter

We made this as one of our stops on the bar hop tour because some peeps wanted fresh seafood. We have had drink there many times but never ate. We ordered two platters that feed four each (700 pesos). It was very good. No it was REALLY REALLY VERY good!

They also have one for 1000 pesos to feed six peeps.

Lobster, shrimp, fried whole grouper, octopus, grilled snapper, avocado, pico, rice and some of the best toasted bread I've had on the island. Plenty of food and excellent service.

I know it's been recommended before but I have never tried it but glad we did.

Edited: 18 January 2013, 16:31
The Colony, Texas
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1. Re: Chen Rio seafood platter

We love that too....some people think it's too expensive, but when you divide it up - it's $175 pesos pp. Which is about $13 - $14 US. You get tons of food and it's wonderful !

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2. Re: Chen Rio seafood platter

Basically all grouper sold on the island is poached. Avoiding ordering it will help reduce illegal fishing. Snapper is a better choice, and lionfish a perfect choice.

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I always order grilled fish of the day almost every day when i am there and 90% of the time it is Grouper. A lot of times you don't get a choice.

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4. Re: Chen Rio seafood platter

Maybe it's not really grouper in some cases...they just say it is. People eat conch all the time too when it is "out of season"....grrr.

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5. Re: Chen Rio seafood platter

Whatever it consisted of-we polished it off in minutes. We had gone snorkeling and beach exploring up the coast and were famished. We sat down and waited FOREVER but when that platter came all you saw was eight hands (there were four of us) reaching and grabbing. Just shameful. But very good stuff-worth the wait.

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I've been known to get downright militant when "sharing" Chen Rio's ceviche. That stuff is like meth. So addicting.

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7. Re: Chen Rio seafood platter

Maybe we should give it another try. Ours was overcooked for seafood. Maybe it was an off day for the cook. Always hate to write a place off for 1 visit, but it is easy to do when on vacation as your time is limited!

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8. Re: Chen Rio seafood platter

We go 8-10 times a year usually order the fried snapper, never had a bad one.The wait is typical of Mexico, they do not have the hurry up attitude of the Gringo.. slow down and enjoy!!

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