Jarocho Authentic Mexican Seafood - Kansas City, Kansas
Carlos and Sayaka Falcon opened Jarocho Authentic Mexican Seafood in October 2014. Chef Carlos is the Jarocho (from Veracruz) and Sayaka is from Okinawa, Japan. For several years it was called Jarocho Pescados Y Mariscos, which means fish & shellfish from Veracruz, Mexico. This restaurant is our pick for the best seafood in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
The dinner menu at Jarocho is 100% about seafood. Other than the children's menu, there is nothing for someone who does not want fish or shellfish. The children's menu adds chicken tenders and quesadillas. There are also 3 weekday lunch specials without seafood.
I enjoy the food a lot, particularly the dishes like the fish fillet stuffed with garlic, onions, Spanish octopus, shrimp and blue crab meat. Several of the dishes offer the choice of either garlic or chipotle sauce. Both are good, but the garlic sauce is very!
Jarocho Authentic Mexican Seafood has $1 oysters on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, with the type of oyster changing with availability. They offer oysters at other times, but we have been waiting until we can get there on the special to give them a try. Oysters are flown in four times a week.
Monday and Wednesday evenings, several small plates are offered, such as fish & chips for $4 or fried calamari for $5.
The only dish which I have had that I wouldn't order again was the sautéed octopus, which was tougher and less spicy than I expected.
Entrees come with rice and salad, but they will substitute beans or fries if you ask.
Sundays, Jarocho Authentic Mexican Seafood is only open 10-3:30 and has a special brunch menu. For $29 there is an all you can eat oyster & seafood bar plus one item made to order from the brunch menu. Add bottomless mimosa, bloody mary, margarita, red and white sangria for only $14.
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