Mariscos Playa Hermosa | Central Phoenix | Mexican, Seafood | Restaurant
Lauren Cusimano

Mariscos Playa Hermosa

Meagan Simmons
The second-best part of Mariscos Playa Hermosa is the dining room and patio. The Sinaloan-style Mexican seafood restaurant was established in March 2002 by Jose and Maria Maldonado, both originally from the small colonial town of Guanajuato, Mexico. The scenery of their hometown shows in this beautiful, loudly decorated eatery. Chairs are bright pink and blue, with technicolored sky and landscapes painted across the walls and chair backs; nearly every color in the rainbow is represented in the decor here. The food stands on its own, though. The multipage menu lists pescado, aperitivos Mexicanos and especialidades — everything from a grilled shrimp Michelada to a seafood tower and all kinds of aguachiles. They also have fun at MPH. Pair your meal with a Serrano margarita or a round of Modelo Especial. MPH has a colorful patio for those who feel like soaking in the sunshine and pretending they are at the playa.