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Restaurant Recommendation: La Jaiba Seafood Bar and Grill (McAllen, TX)

December 16, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments


To celebrate the A I got in my Java programming class (hooray šŸ™‚ ), my darling husband took me to La Jaiba Seafood Bar and Grill in McAllen for lunch. If you’ve never been and love seafood, I highly recommend it. It’s definitely my go-to seafood joint when I have a hankering for something other than beef and chicken. I’m not the type of person that really eats anything other than fish and shrimp either, which means I’ve never had oysters, scallops, you name it. But, I don’t really feel like I’m missing out when I can have their delicious tacos.

I’m not very adventurous when it comes to seafood, I suppose, although I did have shark one time when my Dad went to a fishing tournament and brought it back. Wasn’t that great šŸ˜

Their fish tacos are so tasty, with a seasoned cornmeal batter and fried to perfection. There is also a sauce used that has a wee bit of a kick, but I haven’t identified the ingredients yet. Or you can get grilled too if you want to be a bit healthier, those are great also. This was my splurge meal for the week, so I went to town on the fried version with a quickness. Good thing I got my workout done this morning before work, eh?

The staff is very friendly, and you will often see the couple who owns the place serving the customers and checking on them to see if they need anything. That’s a nice touch that I don’t often see when dining out.

La Jaiba’s (pronounced Hai-ba) motto is “Jaiba Nice Day”. Some may think it’s cheesy, but I dig it. Jaiba nice day, y’all šŸ™‚

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