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A big plate of grilled shrimp at Mariscos don Vergas in Mexico City

Mariscos Don Vergas



$$$$Perfect For:Casual Weeknight DinnerLunch

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Don Vergas started as a Sinaloa-style seafood stand in a nearby market before opening a standalone spot in Cuauhtémoc. Now, it’s one of the most interesting new seafood restaurants in CDMX (despite the NSFW name—ask your Uber driver on the way over). Everything on their menu tastes as fresh as what you’d find at a Mazatlán seafood shack, but if you have to focus on one thing here, make it the tostada embarazada that’s loaded with shrimp, octopus, crab meat, fish, and scallops. It ’s one of the biggest, most delicious tostadas we’ve ever tried, especially when paired with a michelada or two.

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