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A Long Dinner at Enterprise Fish Co.

Everything is better fried.
Everything is better fried.

Being so near to the ocean, you would think LA has a lot of good seafood. To test this theory, I went to Enterprise Fish Co. in Santa Monica.

After looking over the menu, I decided to get something from the “Traditional Favorites” section. Now, typically I am not a big fan of shrimp because I find it to taste only slightly different than rubber. Don’t question my knowledge of the taste of rubber. The one way I have found I can eat shrimp is when it’s fried, so I decided to order the Golden Fried Coconut Shrimp. The only trouble was that our waitress never really came to the table. After dropping off the menus, we didn’t see her for quite a long time. Then, after ordering, it felt like the meal took forever to arrive.

When it did finally come, the shrimp was fried pretty well. It was certainly crispy enough to override the typical rubbery texture. The hardest part was figuring out how the meal was worth more than 20 bucks. It wasn’t bad, but it certainly was nothing stellar. And the fact that it took another half hour for our waitress to clear our plates and for us to pay our bill didn’t leave a very good taste in my mouth.