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La Monjá Cantina
Cuisine: Latin, Mexican, Seafood
La Monjá Cantina is one of the latest additions to Ferguson's Downtown, a revitalized motel on East Fremont that's now home to cool shops and restaurants. La Monjá brings a Mexican flair to the... Read More
La Monjá Cantina is one of the latest additions to Ferguson's Downtown, a revitalized motel on East Fremont that's now home to cool shops and restaurants. La Monjá brings a Mexican flair to the area, with a cuisine that embraces all regions of Mexico. The emphasis here is on quality and freshness, and the restaurant often uses locally sourced products. They even grind the corn for their tortillas, which is a great example of their approach to food. Guests will find plenty of seafood at La Monjá, like grilled octopus, sea bass, grilled shrimp and even a raw bar. The dishes here are full of great flavors and spice, like the Shrimp Aguachile Verde with cilantro, serrano peppers, cucumber, shallots, yuzu and avocado, or the Al Pastor Steak with achiote adobo, pineapple, shishito and green onion. An extensive selection of tequila and mezcal is also offered.
- New and Popular Restaurants: "Come in for Happy Hour from 5 to 7 p.m. for $1 oysters on the half shell or $5 chicharrones, deep fried pork skins. Mexican draft beer is $3 and Margaritas are $5."
- Best for New and Popular Restaurants Because: The fresh Mexican cuisine at La Monjá is inventive, full of flavor and crafted with care.