This place rocked my world -- I was the only white dude there, but the senoritas took good care of me. Best mexican food I've ever had, and Raleigh, NC is chock full of our friends from the south. Freshest shrimp and fish tacos I've ever had -- as Doyle Hargrove would say (Slingblade), "They make some fu$king good fish tacos, Randy".
Best Mariscos (Mexican Seafood) - 2008
We have no illusions. Mariscos Sinaloa's blue vinyl booths and colorful, whimsical mural of sea creatures are not enough to fool us into thinking we're anywhere near the ocean. The seafood dishes, however, are beyond convincing. Not only do they look freshly caught — whole cooked snapper seems as though it was just plucked from the deep, and you half expect the pair of shrimp garnishing the seafood cocktail to wriggle their shiny tails — they taste that way, too. Camarones aguachile (raw shrimp bathed in chile-spiked lime juice) are tender and sweet, while the filete especial del chef (tilapia slathered in cream sauce with bacon, banana pepper, and shrimp) is moist and perfectly cooked. Sure, a trip to the shore would be nice, but in the meantime, eating at Mariscos Sinaloa is a beach vacation for our taste buds.