La Cecina | Other South | Mexican/Southwestern | Restaurant

La Cecina Recommended Menu

Hours: Breakfast, lunch, dinner: seven days

Price: $$

Guerrerense spot offering the traditional dried, grilled beef preparation and other authentic fare.

Restaurant Details

Cecina, the traditional steak of Guerrero, is salt-dried, then rehydrated and grilled, with deliciously toothy and succulent results. Other representative foods from Guerrero here include a guajillo-spiked chicken soup in a bright-red broth with fresh squash and carrot. This place is swimming with seafood: fried smelts were especially tasty spritzed with lime, and ceviche was helium light. My dining partner had grilled seafood with gently charred chunks of octopus, shrimp, and, alas, krab in a light sauce. Less routine menu items include quail, game hen, and bull’s testicles. The tortillas at La Cecina are handcrafted, and we enjoyed quesadillas with requeson, Mexico’s answer to ricotta, and fish (minced and fried in the tortilla). No booze is served, but there are healthful beverages including a fresh-squeezed concoction of mixed veggies and fruits and a milk shake of mamey, a starchy, honey-tinged tropical fruit.

David Hammond

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Price: $$

Payment Type: MasterCard, Visa

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