LA’s top Mexican seafood restaurant, Coni’Seafood, will be taking over the Mariscos Chente space in Del Rey, making this their first branch on the Westside. Owner, Connie Cossio just inked the deal, acquiring the restaurant from her mother, Magdalena Garcia, who will be retiring from the business but will an interest.
Coni’Seafood, originally known as Mariscos Chente’s, opened in the backyard of the Cossio family’s Gardena residence back in 1984. It was founded by Connie’s father, Vicente Cossio, before they opened on Imperial Highway in Inglewood.
Bianka Córdoba, Connie’s daughter, will manage this second branch of Coni’Seafood. Córdoba represents a third generation in the family operation and has worked alongside Connie at the original location. Mariscos Chente will close on Sunday, October 22nd, and will reopen as Coni’Seafood around the second week of November after a remodel.
Customers can expect a very similar menu to what they’ve been used to, with the same attention that made Coni’Seafood a regular on the city’s top restaurant lists, the Eater Essential 38 restaurants and Jonathan Gold’s 101. Cossio has added a few dishes in the past year, like different styles of pescado zarandeado, her most famous menu item, which will also be available to Westsiders just in time for the holidays.