El Fish Marisqueria – a Mexican-influenced seafood restaurant by Chef Julian Medina and restaurateur Louis Skibar – is set to open on Thursday, February 2 at 155 Amsterdam Avenue (on 67th Street).
It was originally expected to open almost two years ago as “El Fish Shack,” which is what the Queens outpost is called. Marisqueria means “seafood restaurant” in Spanish.
The new spot will include elements of the original El Fish Shack (classic, New England-style dishes) while also incorporating a Mexican flair throughout its menu.
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“Chef Medina embarked on a culinary exploration to Mexico’s fishing capital, Ensenada, to seek inspiration for the menu,” ILTUWS was told in an email. “He visited fish and farmers’ markets, discovering ways to evolve new and traditional dishes from the region.” Medina was highly influenced during his time in Mexico, which led him to change the name of the restaurant.
Two highlights (shared by the restaurant’s press team) will include Brochetas de Salmon Kung Pao (salmon skewers, poblano peppers, roasted peanut Kung Pao salsa, & Mexican creamy rice) and Fideo Seco (Mexican noodles, lobster, black truffle, tomato-chipotle creamy sauce, & queso fresco).
El Fish Marisqueria is also expected to feature a raw bar, ceviches, tostadas, tacos, whole grilled branzino, pan-fried lobster, and signature cocktails including a specialty selection of Margaritas.
Here’s a sample menu, though we are told it is subject to change.
The new restaurant will be setting up shop right next to Old John’s Luncheonette, which Louis Skibar brought back to life in 2021.
Starting February 2, hours will be Sunday-Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Thursday-Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. To learn more, visit @elfishmarisqueria on Instagram.
$20 for six littleneck clams hahahahaha pass.
Are the kidding with the PRICES?
What’s with the menu?
What is this food combination ingredients?
Costs too much.
And this place took over a year to move in?
Change the menu. Lower the cost of menu choices.
We can’t afford to pay crazy outlandish costs for food.
Was looking forward to this place opening
The prices are outrageous.
Why also aren’t you offering fried oysters?
Fried oyster po boys?
You need lower prices
And New England dishes.
Lower the prices.
Destination restaurant prices, not neighborhood restaurant. But this is not a “destination restaurant” location. Perhaps they are hoping for business from the people in the newer condo’s along the river in the low 60’s. I wish them luck.