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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Tortas Hula Hula
Tortas Hula Hula is tiny stall in South LA that serves excellent Salvadoran sandwiches.
Alex Fish Market
You can’t miss Exposition Park’s tiny, electric blue Alex Fish Market, which sells excellent, affordable fresh seafood platters.
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Las Brisas in Laguna Beach serves Mexican seafood, but you’re here for the views and cocktails.
Full Moon House
Full Moon House is a Chinese seafood restaurant on Hill St. where every day is a celebration.
Fishwives in Pasadena is serving a lot of fish, but you should stick to the crab rolls if you’re in the area.
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Malibu Seafood is a tiny shack on PCH that’s home to some of the best seafood on the coast.
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.
Teddy’s Red Tacos
Teddy’s Red Tacos in Venice is the third outlet of the fantastic red beef birria tacos mini-chain.
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