It was a hot, muggy day in Los Angeles. I'd had a lovely ceviche tostada for lunch at Pinche's Tacos, near Helm's Bakery in Culver City. I was in the mood for more of the same for dinner.
I'd read many reviews of Coni' Seafood in Inglewood. I have been to the parent restaurant, Mariscos Chente on Centinela Avenue in Del Rey / Mar Vista many times. Coni' Seafood is decidedly more upscale than Mariscos Chente in it's art-directed restaurant design. The location of Coni', on a barren strip of Imperial Avenue, east of LAX does not match the restaurant. The exterior of Coni' is simple, sleek and modern.
The interior has a polished metal look about it, like you're on the inside of a fish tank. There is a large patio in back, festooned with twinkling lights. We dined inside. #airconditioning
We ordered lemonades although it looks like they may serve beer and wine. The lemonade was outstanding, more of a lime-ade. Crispy tortilla chips and incredibly hot green salsa were placed on the table.
Larry ordered the Camarones Checos, shrimp with garlic and a red sauce. I ordered the Mojarra Frita, a whole white fish, fried, served with lime, red onions and rice. Everything was fresh and delicious.
Too bad Hollywood Park is gone. This would have been the perfect finish to a day at the track! We will definitely return to Coni' Seafood!