By Oscar Castillo
Let’s try an experiment. Let’s think about the word “summer.” What is the first thing that comes to mind? For most, summer immediately evokes images of the beach, bright sunlight, blue waters, palm tress, seagulls cawing in the distance, and of course, a cool drink to bate the heat. Summertime is one to enjoy with yummy food too, so another common image in relation to this time of the year is seafood. Laredo has many choices when it comes to seafood as the city’s constant heat is a great setting to give us those nautical cravings. One of our favorite spots to sate these foodie desires is La Laguna Mariscos & Sushi.
La Laguna opened its first incarnation in 1994 in Nuevo Laredo, and to this day, it is still in business. Now counting with several locations, including three in Laredo and even one in McAllen, they have maintained a reputation for their quality and excellent customer service. What distinguishes them from the rest are the inclusion of features such as live music, and of course, the freshness of their food.
La Laguna also goes by another name however, which is La Casa de las Micheladas. The pounding summer heat is a great reason to stop by and enjoy their signature Micheladas which come in a variety of recipes. With over 32 signature cocktails and Micheladas, and a vast entree menu, La Laguna is sure to satisfy every kind of “antojito.” For those unfamiliar with the term, a Michelada is, in simple terms, a loaded cocktail. Usually consisting of beer, Clamato, lime, fruits, vegetables, seafood, and even candy, Micheladas come in many shapes and forms. These cocktails are extremely popular and unequivocally delicious. If you’re a fan of seafood, you have got to try one! Apart from their extravagantly amazing cocktails, they also offer a grand variety of beers both imported and draft, and are great to accompany any meal.
Speaking of meals, the main appeal of La Laguna is, of course, the amazing selection of fresh seafood. From classics such as octopus and shrimp cocktails and authentic Mexican recipes such as Campechanas, Aguachile, tostadas, mojarra, mariscadas, and huachinango, to more adventurous selections such as their seafood tacos and even sushi, La Laguna has something for everyone. When it comes to authenticity and fresh taste, La Laguna has got you covered. Every dish sent out is tailored to satisfy and please and bring joy to both your belly and your wallet, giving you great taste at a reasonable price.
With over 24 years of experience, the pros at La Laguna know what it takes to provide a delicious meal. Let them take you on a journey across the waters and give their many options a try. Come for the food, but stay for the delicious drinks and cocktails. Then come back for the awesome ambience and setting. Whether you’re in Laredo, Nuevo Laredo, or McAllen, the flavor sails with you. Never miss what’s new on the menu and head one over to see what everyone’s raving about.