7 Dishes to Order at Charro del Rey (PHOTOS)

The new downtown restaurant serves a symphony of seafood.

We swung by the newly opened Charro del Rey to eat and grab some photos. Here are seven dishes to order.

Artichoke Al Horno ($11)

Artichoke Al Horno at Charro del Rey (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Artichoke Al Horno at Charro del Rey (Credit: Jackie Tran)

The roasted halved artichoke is seasoned with garlic, olive oil, shaved jalapeño, and Sea of Cortez salt. The citrus aioli has a stronger aroma thanks to the lemon oil.

Charro Escargot ($12)

Charro Escargo at Charro del Rey (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Charro Escargo at Charro del Rey (Credit: Jackie Tran)

The tender snails are seasoned with garlic butter and the Flores family staple: carne seca.

Clams Casino ($11)

Clams Casino at Charro del Rey (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Clams Casino at Charro del Rey (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Fat clams are topped with a tortilla crust with mixed chiles and bacon.

Branzino Veracruz ($22)

Branzino Veracruz at Charro del Rey (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Branzino Veracruz at Charro del Rey (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Branzino is topped with a deeply savory tomato sauce, olives, capers, nopalito, oregano, and roasted asparagus spears.

Lobster Tamalada (market price)

Lobster Tamalada at Charro del Rey (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Lobster Tamalada at Charro del Rey (Credit: Jackie Tran)

The tamal-stuffed lobster is topped with green salsa and red salsa and is served with a drawn butter of garlic and chiltepin.

16oz Charro Prime Rib ($39)

16oz Charro prime rib at Charro del Rey (Credit: Jackie Tran)

16oz Charro prime rib at Charro del Rey (Credit: Jackie Tran)

The 22-day aged all natural prime rib is served with ancho jus, chile verde horseradish, and chile verde mashed potatoes.

Tower del Rey (market price)

Lobster Tower del Rey at Charro del Rey (Credit: Melissa Stihl)

Lobster Tower del Rey at Charro del Rey (Credit: Melissa Stihl)

The seafood tower is built to order for a minimum of two people.

Charro del Rey is located at 178 E. Broadway Blvd. For more information, visit charrodelrey.com.

Jackie is a food writer and photographer native to Tucson. He loves corgis and still thinks rickrolling is funny. If you'd like to stalk him, visit jackietran.com.

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