After properly cooking a lobster, its once-brown exoskeleton turns bright red, letting chefs know that it's both ready to serve and profoundly embarrassed for showing up without pants. Make a meal of deliciously mortified seafood with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Mexican traditional and seafood fare at La Costa Mariscos in Redlands.
Servers at La Costa Mariscos transport platters heaped with fresh seafood, fluffy rice, and soft tortillas. To construct the pollo cilantro, chefs sauté juicy grilled boneless chicken breast in garlic, cilantro, mushrooms, and chili-chipotle sauce ($11.95). In the tequila lime shrimp entrée, succulent shrimp soaks in a bath of tequila, garlic, chilies, and lime zest ($14.95). Diners can also crunch into La Paz—a crispy corn-tortilla taco stuffed with shredded beef, lettuce, cheese, and mild sauce lounging on a bed of rice and beans ($7.95)—or pick up a solo burrito de carnitas ($7.95) or taco de camarones ($8.95). Inside La Costa Mariscos, colorful décor prevents visual boredom, like a CEO who follows his employees around dancing to the soundtrack of Saved by the Bell.
La Costa Mariscos
The colors in the giant paintings that adorn the walls of Las Costa Mariscos are only overshadowed by the vibrantly hued dishes at each table, where diners dig in to Rosarito- and Sonora-style Mexican dishes. A variety of shrimp specialties join grilled steak and chicken mole on the family-owned eatery’s menu, along with four lobster variations that include Thermidor, a-la-plancha, and deep-fried preparations.