Los Hijos de la Tostada
When you’re looking for a hip night out on the town and thinking of what kind of food sounds right, here’s an option that might just hit the spot. Los Hijos de la Tostada on 5th Ave!
Anyone who is familiar with Mexican cuisine might know a tostada is a fried tortilla with all kinds of meat and fresh ingredients piled high. A tostada is a fun alternative to a taco, with a satisfying crispy crunch and delicious stuff loaded on top. You will definitely get messy trying to eat it! (Los Hijos de la Tostada means “Sons of the Toast” or “Sons of the Tostada”. These guys really are the masters of tostadas in all different styles.)
You can tell by the cool nautical décor that Los Hijos de la Tostada is definitely a seafood restaurant. Antique anchors are a prevalent part of the theme and there’s a colorful open-air bar that serves up spectacular cocktails. The vibe is trendy and casual upscale.
The menu has great offerings including shrimp, grouper, mahi-mahi, and octopus. If you’re a sushi lover, you’ll want to go back again and again. The fresh seafood tostadas are fantastic and the atmosphere complements the food perfectly.
You’ll find that the seafood creations are all creatively and masterfully done…the presentation is absolutely top-shelf.
You purchase each tostada individually (roughly 35-65 pesos per tostada), so you can get as many as you can handle! They’re each piled high with your choice of topping and delicious sauces that make the food truly pop. You can also order very popular dishes like the tuna hamburger (fresh raw tuna with lettuce, cheese and onion rings on a hamburger bun). Hot and cold tostadas are served depending on your tastes, as well as delicious fish and chips.
Hijos de la Tostada has two locations in Playa del Carmen, so you can choose what’s closest to your downtown condo. The original location is small and located on 25th avenue and 28th street. The newest and busiest location currently is on northeast corner of 5th avenue and 38th street.
This is a fun and fresh place to visit while staying in Playa. Tables fill up in the early evening, so you might have to wait a minute or two, but it’s worth the wait for these unique and delicious creations!