Marea is a place where traditional ingredients come together to give life to extraordinary dishes created by chef Lula Martín del Campo, who celebrates sharing proposals inspired by the Mexican coast.
By Roxana Zepeda. @TastyToursMX.
For those who have a craving for fish and shellfish, cooked with a contemporary touch, it is best to go to the Roma Norte neighborhood, where this restaurant is located.
Marea is the restaurant where this enthusiastic woman of the culinary culture of Mexico invites diners to spend pleasant moments with friends or family, in an atmosphere designed for the enjoyment of the senses.
A spirit of sustainable fishing
A year after its inauguration, chef Lula has focused on a different, fresh cuisine with a sustainable essence.
This place connects the ancestral spirit of corn and the traditional flavor of mezcal, with ingredients from the Mexican coast that are part of the “Fishing with a Future” movement.
“The aim is to create awareness about the traceability of the product and its integration into a fair trade chain. This matter is a key piece, since we are a restaurant consistent with its philosophy and the offer it proposes. We are very proud to acquire products from responsible suppliers with the fishing community that are guided by fair trade values”, explains chef Lula Martín del Campo.
Thus, the reinterpretation of fish and shellfish dishes that Lula carries out in his kitchen is irresistible.
“We work with products that promote sustainability. Our intention is to create awareness to achieve balance in the Mexican sea and countryside,” said the chef.
Tips for choosing fresh fish and seafood
The dishes of Marea
Among the favorite options of the diners, which are prepared in the open kitchen of the restaurant, are the oysters accompanied by sparkling wine. As an appetizer you can also order some fried “little birds” fish, accompanied by yellow lemon and homemade mayonnaise dressing.
Also the zarandeado fish, a main dish to share between two or three people, its grilled notes will conquer you and make you feel as if you were in the sea.
If you like something fresher, you can order the aguachile negro, or the fresh cold-smoked marlin tostada, served with fried leeks and accompanied by the house macha sauce.
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Another unmissable dish is the butterfly shrimp with ancestral Esquites. At first glance they look like shrimp with beans, but when you taste them, the surprises of the corn notes explode in your mouth.
As for the sweet dishes, we tried the bananas with cream and cajeta, which are a delight; Also the chocolate brownie with ice cream, if you are a cocoa lover, you cannot miss this dessert.
Pairings with mezcal, cocktails and beers
To accompany these fish and seafood dishes, Marea has a selection of mezcal that bring the flavor of agaves to the palate, as well as other spirits, cold beers and a cocktail bar.
For dinner, Marea invites you to enjoy warm dishes that pair with the restaurant’s selection of Mexican wines, designed to later continue with an after-meal meal accompanied by mixology.
The curatorship of mezcal is developed around one of the restaurant’s nuclei, creating awareness and extolling the culture and origin of the Mexican countryside.
“Our selection of mezcals is aligned with the movement of Mezcal Culturethe one that teaches us the respect that should be shown towards the ancestral drink that elevates the spirit”, pointed out chef Lula.
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What did we like the most?
The marlin tostada and the butterfly shrimp with corn are two things you should definitely try.
They have artisanal mezcal from Michoacán, Guerrero and Oaxaca, among others. Ask for the drinks menu and you will be surprised.
You can ask about the suggested pairing for each dish and they will always give you a drink to your liking that fits perfectly with your meal.
Average ticket: $700.00 pesos per person.
Rome North, CDMX