One of our favorite Mexican restaurants in Austin serves more than enchiladas and fajitas. Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant, located near Barton Creek Mall, is bringing back one of its most popular seafood entrees, Pescado Mazatlan, for the Lenten Season. All 41 Abuelo’s restaurants in 15 U. S. states are offering this item through April 1.
Pescado Mazatlán, which means, fish of Mazatlán in Spanish, is a delicious creation by Abuelo’s Executive Chef Luis Sanchez, a recipe of shrimp and sea scallops served in a light lemon sauce and topped with a cool cucumber salsa.
For this limited time offering, Pescado Mazatlán will feature wood-grilled barramundi. Known as “The Better Fish,” barrimundi is a mild, delicate filet that has numerous health benefits behind its delicious exterior. Named one of the top five superfoods by renowned health expert Dr. Oz, barramundi is high in protein, low in fat and has half the calories of salmon.
Other fresh seafood selections that are available at both lunch and dinner include:
• Salmon Santa Cruz – Wood-grilled Norwegian salmon filet topped with a flavorful lemon wine sauce.
• Tilapia Vera Cruz – Delicate filets of tilapia sautéed with fresh shrimp, scallops, tomatoes, roasted Poblano strips and olives.
• Enchiladas de Cozumel – Three delicious crepes filled with fresh guacamole, covered in a rich white wine sauce with a medley of season shrimp, scallops, mushrooms, fresh spinach and roasted peppers.
• Fideo con Camaron – Shrimp, lightly sautéed with a cream sauce and seasonal vegetable medley, tossed with Angel hair pasta and topped with diced tomatoes.
• Alambre de Camaron – Wood-grilled, bacon-wrapped fresh shrimp stuffed with jalapeño and blended cheeses, and seasoned to perfection.
• Pescado Guerrero – Tender, wood-grilled Barramundi filets with fresh shrimp, scallops, mushrooms, spinach, roasted peppers and sliced avocado in a delicious white wine sauce.
“Abuelo’s strives to offer guests new, bold and creative flavors and Chef Luis is always looking to add new creations,” said Robert Lin, president of Food Concepts International, Abuelo’s parent company in Lubbock, Texas. “We are excited to bring back Pescado Mazatlán, as it was very popular when we featured it in the past.”
Since opening in 1989, Abuelo’s has consistently been on the leading edge of Mexican cuisine, combining menu creativity, outstanding food and beverage quality, colorful plate presentations and superior service in an impressive Mexican courtyard-themed atmosphere.
Abuelo’s has received national accolades as the top-ranked Mexican food restaurant and one of America’s top overall restaurant chains in three consecutive biennial surveys by a leading national consumer rating magazine. No wonder we enjoy dining there.
Information courtesy of Allie Spivey, Food Concepts International