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“Different & really good”
Review of El Zarandeado

El Zarandeado
Ranked #669 of 1,781 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Cuisines: Mexican
Restaurant details
New Mexico, United States of America
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Different & really good”
Reviewed 3 December 2012

As the other reviewer stated, this is for people that like seafood, especially shrimp. Firstly, they have numerous choices on their menu, so it would take a number of visits to try enough examples to rate this restaurant thoroughly. The seven seas soup 'siete mares') is excellent. The 'Molcajete sinaloense' is unique & delicious. Then their specialty, the gray snapper, a more 'ecologically correct', sustainable fish to order than red snapper, they call 'pescado zarandeado', is very, very flavorful---most folks should love it, while a few may find it too flavorful. The downside is that you have to order it about an hour ahead of time, as it takes so long to prepare. Can't say anything about the other menu choices, but what I had was great! It would probably help if a few of the staff spoke better English, but this place is definitely worth a visit!

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank nixster
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English first
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
308 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“Authentic Mexican Seafood”
Reviewed 23 November 2011

This new place advertises itself as "Mexican Seafood, Estilo Sinaloa" -- Sinaloan style. I have no reason to doubt the authenticity. The menu is in Spanish and the owners/staff speak English as a second language. On a recent visit for lunch on a weekday, there were only two other customers in the place, which can probably seat about 30-35 at a guess. The decor and the building itself is austere. The menu is seafood with very few exceptions. Lunch came with a starter cup of seafood soup -- clear broth with one shrimp in the cup. It was OK but nothing special. I had the tuna tacos and wasn't very impressed; my wife had the regular fish tacos which were very good. The home-made refried beans that came with our meals were excellent. We did not do this, but I understand if you call ahead they will prepare their specialty item which is "Pescado Zarandeado" -- fish done in the traditional west coast method of Mexican cooking. I would try that before I write this place off, but based on our one visit so far, this place will have to work harder to stay up with the competition in Albuquerque.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank gypsyuno
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