Oh, Lomo Saltado, I wish I knew how to quit you.
Guess you know what my favorite dish at Mario’s is.
I’ve been to their Melrose location and thoroughly enjoyed the food whilst simultaneously hating the parking. But as an addition to my mile-long list of free birthday meals, a bunch of old coworkers surprised me at Mario’s La Mirada location!
The parking is plentiful and the interior is as cheesy as some of the other reviewers have stated. But if you want a nice ambiance, go to a fancy restaurant and blow a hundred bucks. Me, I’m here for the food.
I, of course, got the Lomo Saltado. I’d really like to try some of their other menu items, but I just can’t stay away from that flavorful jumble of beef, onion, tomato, and delightfully crisp fries!
I usually taste my friends’ selections and comment on them, but, this time, I was simply lost in my Lomo Saltado.
Our waitress was excellent — she kept checking on us and refilling our water without being a nuisance. When she took our orders, she listed some of the more popular items and my friend ordered the #32. Later, the waitress came back to ask for clarification because the dish she described had all different kinds of seafood in it, but the #32 only has shrimp. My friend had indeed ordered the number that she wanted, but I was impressed by the waitress — she didn’t have to come back and check. She could just as easily have just brought out what my friend ordered and dealt with the fallout later.
I’m so glad that there’s a Mario’s closer to home.
Mario’s Peruvian Seafood Restaurant
15720 Imperial Hwy
La Mirada, CA 90638