La Cantina at Señor Fish

Downtown Los Angeles

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Tastings of mezcal and añejo, blanco, and reposado tequilas pair with buffet of Mexican dishes beneath colorful lights of outdoor patio

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Promotional value expires Oct 6, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Valid only for October 5th event. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Buffets spare diners the paralyzing indecision of a long menu and whether it's more appropriate to call the waiter "sir" or "buddy." Make confident mealtime choices with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $20 for a tequila tasting and Mexican buffet for one on October 5 at 8 p.m. (a $63 value)
  • $36 for a tequila tasting and Mexican buffet for two on October 5 at 8 p.m. (a $126 value)
  • $64 for a tequila tasting and Mexican buffet for four on October 5 at 8 p.m. (a $252 value)

Each diner samples four different types of premium tequila and one mezcal while filling up on dishes at the Mexican buffet. Tequilas and mezcals available include Hotel California, Clase Azul, Los Amantes, Partida, and Avion.

Señor Fish

Big-time food critics don’t usually write about fast-casual joints, saving their words instead for Michelin-starred spots with white tablecloths. But they've made a telling exception for Señor Fish, a Mexican-seafood outfit launched by siblings Enrique and Alicia Ramirez in 1988. Soon after the restaurant opened, writers from publications such as the Los Angeles Times began to praise the Ramirez's fish tacos, which were inspired by those sold along the beaches of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Crowds began flocking to Señor Fish's tiny Highland Park kiosk, hungering for the ocean-fresh fish and handmade tortillas they’d read about in the papers.

Three decades later, diners are still flocking to Señor Fish, which has evolved into five popular locations throughout LA. Enrique and Alicia remain deeply involved in the restaurants' daily operations. We talked with Enrique about the highlights of his iconic eatery.

On Finding Fame: “[In 1988], a top reviewer from the Los Angeles Times reviewed us. Once we got that review, tons of people started reviewing us—Molly O'Neill, a food critic in New York City, did a story on us on the front page of the food section in The New York Times. Afterwards, when people were on vacation [from New York] and came to eat, they’d mention it.”

On the Scallop Taco: "Not too many people have ever had a scallop in a taco. It’s kind of a novelty. We use 10-20 scallops, which means there are 10-20 per pound, so it’s kind of jumbo scallop. And all of our seafood is wild—free-range from the ocean—as opposed to farmed."

On Guadalajara-Style Carnitas: "Our carnitas are traditional to Guadalajara, where our family is from. We make it every day and use good-quality, expensive protein."

Customer Reviews

Fresh and great tasting food at affordable prices. Love the outdoor seating area. Private parking for customer though you can also park on street if it's busy. Helpful staff.
Hazel M. · February 16, 2016
I love their fish, scallop, shrimp tacos. Chicken or seven seas soups are delicious.
Jong Y. · October 6, 2015
The seafood quesadilla and potato tacos are great!
Debbie R. · September 26, 2015
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    Downtown Los Angeles

    416 E 1st St.

    Los Angeles, CA 90012


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