Fish's zig-zag swimming styles allow them to move quickly through the water, dodging the clingy hooks of needy fishermen who want to constantly communicate and eventually "make a nest together." With today's Groupon, enjoy fish that zigged when they should've zagged: for $12, you get $25 worth of food and drink at Mariscos Altamar.
Mariscos Altamar brings together Mexican cuisine and seafood, with the restaurant specializing in feasting fusions of the two culinary styles. Introduce your stomach to the sustenance of south-of-the-border shipholds with a seafood platter, such as the Mariscos Specialty Plate, containing fish, shrimp, octopus, and snow crab sautéed with pico de gallo ($17.95), or the crabmeat enchiladas ($11.35). House specialties include the camarones costa azul, which wraps shrimp in bacon and sneaks a jalapeño time bomb in the middle ($14.95), and more traditional Mexican plates include chicken fajitas ($12.95) and beef tacos ($9.95). Conclude consumption with homemade flan ($3.95), or prepare your throat for midnight sword-swallowing demonstrations by lining it with ricas micheladas, comprised of lemon juice on the rocks with your choice of beer ($4.25).
Guests in Mariscos Altamar's vibrant interiors dine on tables adorned in Aztec artistic designs, with the rest of the restaurant steering clear of classic Aztec touches such as human sacrifices and hegemonic governmental structures. Live mariachi music sometimes accompanies meals. Be greeted with open arms from the restaurant's hospitable staff before you greet the restaurant's fare with open mouth.
The aromas of sizzling fajitas and marinated shrimp mingle in Mariscos Altamar’s dining room while hosts welcome diners with charming Spanish greetings. Along with the Aztec paintings, Owner Hector Hernandez’s menu, with seafood as the primary focus, hearkens back to northern Mexico where he grew up. Along with grilling steaks and spooning ranchero sauce over chiles rellenos, chefs also stuff sautéed crabmeat into enchiladas and fry platefuls of breaded shrimp.
The dining room maintains an airy ambiance with its light wooden tones and neutral-colored walls, and an aquarium full of small fish and adorable baby Poseidons catch diners' eyes at the entrance. On Thursday and Saturday evenings and Friday afternoons, the restaurant regales guests with the lilting melodies of live musicians.