La Alberca

Top choice seafood in Mexcaltitán

On the island's east side, this has a great lagoon view. It's cheerily run, despite the fact that the staff have to spend half their days peeling crustaceans. It's all about shrimp: try shrimp empanadas (turnovers), shrimp ceviche and shrimp albóndigas (meatballs) in a delicious chili-inflected shrimp broth. The fried shrimp (called cucarachas) as a free appetizer are very moreish.

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