Tonight was one of those nights I had absolutely no idea what I wanted for dinner. I was too lazy to cook and too lazy to go out. I honestly wish I lived closer to either Little Saigon (Westminster) or Rowland Heights where I could get my comfort food in days like this! I ended up at La Isla Mexican Seafood Restaurant of all places.
I missed it the first time because the sign was not turned on (darn timer didn’t adjust time change!). To be honest, I was a little hesitant to come in because the plaza looked so deserted! I later found out the plaza is being sold and all vendors/merchant will be relocating by end of the year. They have no idea where they will be moving to yet.
The restaurant is a cross between fast food and sit down restaurant. You can order from the board by the cash register or sit down and order from a printed menu. We did the later. The server was very friendly and explained the different dishes to us patiently.
Like most Mexican restaurant, Chips and Salsa were served. There were 3 different types of salsa. The green one was creamy and a bit sweet and got spicier and spicier as you ate. The regular salsa was milder. The one in the plastic bottle was HOT!
Originally I was going for Enchilada but ended up ordering this ‘Red Hot Shrimp’. It came with salad, refried beans, and rice. The server asked me if I could take spicy and I said yes. OMG, it was spicy. I had to skip the sauce and just ate the shrimp. He later told me he probably should have ordered it 5 out of 10 on the scale instead of 7.
My friend ordered a Fried Fish Dish. I thought it was just OK. The batter was not crispy like I expected. I almost felt that these were not freshly made and just re-heated before served.
Allen ordered a Grilled Fish Taco and a Carnitas Taco, both were just OK, too.
Although I adore the people who work here, I thought the food was average. Wherever they move to, I probably wouldn’t make the drive to it. I know a lot of people actually gave them 4 and 5 stars (out of 5 stars), so I know they will do fine at their new location. I wish them the very best.
La Isla Mexican Seafood
3462 E Orangethorpe Ave
Anaheim, CA 92806