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)
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)
The tender snails are seasoned with garlic butter and the Flores family staple: carne seca.
Clams Casino ($11)
Fat clams are topped with a tortilla crust with mixed chiles and bacon.
Branzino Veracruz ($22)
Branzino is topped with a deeply savory tomato sauce, olives, capers, nopalito, oregano, and roasted asparagus spears.
Lobster Tamalada (market price)
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)
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)
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.