If you’re looking to make a splash at your next potluck, head immediately to Fisherman’s Island in Leimert Park. This order-at-the-counter seafood spot has a “You buy, we steam” mantra that rewards you with giant platters of everything from perfectly cooked shrimp to crawfish to snow crab clusters - plus sides of broccoli, potatoes, and the best corn on the cob we’ve had in a while. Everything comes out in tin trays, making it ideal to take to a party or eat with some friends right there in the restaurant. You get to choose your own seasoning, and we highly recommend a mixture of spicy cajun and lemon pepper.
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Ackee Bamboo is a Jamaican spot in South LA’s Leimert Park with excellent jerk chicken.
Teddy’s Red Tacos
Teddy’s Red Tacos in South LA serves delicious beef birria out of a truck sitting on (not in use) railroad tracks.
Holbox is a fantastic Mexican seafood counter and raw bar inside the Mercado La Paloma in South Central, near USC.
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Tan Cang Newport Seafood
Tan Cang Newport Seafood is a truly classic seafood restaurant in Santa Ana. You’re here for the Newport Special Lobster.
Cheko El Rey Del Sarandeado
Cheko El Rey Del Sarandeado is serving some of the best seafood in Long Beach - and beyond.
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Connie And Ted’s
Connie and Ted’s used to be the most popular restaurant in LA. Now it’s just a neighborhood spot, and so much better because of it.
Malibu Seafood is a tiny shack on PCH that’s home to some of the best seafood on the coast.
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