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Jesse Gomez Flipping Jeffrey Saad's La Ventura Into Seafood-Heavy Maradentro in Studio City

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Another Maradentro is slated for Eagle Rock.

Patio at La Ventura, Studio City
Patio at La Ventura, Studio City
Elizabeth Daniels

Jesse Gomez has been on a tear lately, ever since he debuted his Mercado concept in Santa Monica. Gomez has opened two more Mercados, on West Third and Cahuenga Corridor in Hollywood but he's not done yet. Though he's planned Maradentro for Colorado Blvd in Eagle Rock, he took advantage of a prime location in Studio City in Jeffrey Saad's La Ventura.

With an opening slated for April 2015, Maradentro will feature 2,200 square feet designed by Ana Henton, a full bar, and a seafood-centric menu from chef partner Jose Acevedo. Said menu packs everything from seafood soup of the day and peeled sweet shrimp with chile de arbol remoulade to Fideo del Mar (seafood linguine) to tacos de langosta. The full menu is below, with prices ranging $10-24 on most items.

Maradentro's second location in Eagle Rock is scheduled for a Summer 2015 opening.

Sopa Del Dia-today's seafood soup 10
Ostiones del Dia-mezcal mignonette, chile de arbol remoulade, old school cocktail sauce 1/2 dz, 1 dz MKT (mix and match)
Guacamole de Langosta- hass avocados, serranos, red onion, cilantro, lobster, nuesske bacon, chips or crispy chicharron 12
Crabiqueso-melted queso anejo, cotija, oaxaca, chorizo, poblanos, mushrooms, lump crab, chips 12
Dip Duo-Lobster Guacamole and Crabiqueso 18
Ensalada del Invierno-butter lettuce, point reyes blue cheese, avocado, blue goddess dressing 10
Camaron Pelao-peeled Mexican sweet shrimp, chile de arbol remoulade, old school cocktail sauce 15
Gringas de Camaron-pastor marinated shrimp, queso oaxaca, chile de arbol salsa, avocado salsa, red onions, cilantro, flour tortillas 13
Tacos de Langosta-lobster, oaxaca, pico de gallo, chile de arbol aioli, crispy flour tortilla 18
Pan de Tuna-sashimi grade ahi, avocado-wasabi spread, micro wasabi greens, jalapeño-agave sauce, ciabatta 14
Tostadas de Aguachile del Dia-Chef Jose's seasonal preparation MKT
Fish Sandwich-grilled white fish, chile piquin rub, Mexican cole slaw, chipotle remoulade, red onions, tomatoes, pickles, fries 16
Chef Jose's Carnitas-slow cooked natural pork, guacamole, salsa de molcajete, grilled corn, hand corn tortillas 22
Fideo del Mar-linguini, jumbo scallops, shrimp, mussels, sweet peas, huitlacoche, chipotle cream 19
Pescado del Dia-Today's fresh catch MKT
Pescado Frito-zarandeado sauce, guacamole, salsa de molcajete, mint rice, hand corn tortillas 48
Chile Relleno de Cuatro Mares-poblano chile, shrimp, scallops, muscles, white fish, tomato-chile broth, ciabatta 24

Sides
House French Fries 6
Seasonal Vegetable 7
Street Corn 7
Mint rice 4

Tres Leches con Espresso
Churros con Cajeta
Seasonal Sorbet

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