It's always happy hour when you consult your Spirit Guide. Your best friend for bar-hopping lets you in on the drink and food specials, tells you where the music is (and isn't) and helps you find the perfect spot. A great night out starts with Spirit Guide.
A quick look through the fish-shaped menu at Mariscos La Playa is assurance that the food, replete with familiar favorites and unexpected treats, is more authentic than the mock beach painted on the wall. You must order the chicharrón de pescado . Similar to pork rinds, fish is thinly sliced—skin, fins and all—then ever-so-lightly battered and deep-fried until crunchy. The aggressively cooked meat has a cracking skin and perplexing dry yet chewy texture that comes together as a titillating snack. Pair it with warm corn tortillas and a frosty Margarita. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)