We first went to LangosTiko's Beach palapa restaurant back in 2004. We went there several times in the first few years after we moved here, but hadn't been in several years.
Ceviche de Pulpos.
After a recent visit to Migracíon, our paths converged by plan with Lucille’s at LangsTtiko's. It's in Morelia's Colonia Felix Ireta, an unlikely location for a beach themed, palapa roofed, casual seafood restaurant. It's located on Avenida Vicente Santamaria, about 4 blocks south of Solidaridad and south of Ireticátime. The cross street is Hurinda, running to the west. Link to map
I have a menu at home from 2004, and the prices have risen a little. Where the Sopa de Ostiones was then $60, it's now $80, and has been for several years.
My capsule "take" on the food is that the cocteles and ceviches are the strong suit. The Sopa de Ostiones, prepared tableside, is exquisite. But among the platos fuertes, the chef's creativity is often unrestrained. I like seafood that's fresh and uncomplicated by rich, cheesey sauces and multi-combinations of rich ingredients. Besides, it's my impression that the basic fish filete is tilapia, one of the most boring, texture and taste deficient species ever promoted to the public. Even our beloved Mariscos La Güeras uses it.
So, this time we stayed with the worth cocteles, tostadas and ceviches. Lucille had a couple of attractive Tostadas de Camarón. The shrimp looked great on the unusually crisp, nearly greaseless, "nutty" tostada shell. (They come out of a package!)
Sra. Cuevas had an attractively presented Coctel de Camarones, grande. She said that the shrimp were even shrimpier than those we usually have at Mariscos La Güera! Treason!
As you walk into LangosTikos, the service and takeout counter has a refrigerated showcase with pans of attractive, cold seafood preparations. Among those are Tiritas al Limón, various ceviches and a couple of mayo based "salads" or spreads. I requested a half order of Ceviche de Camarones and another half of Ceviche de Pulpos. Thew were less pretty than the cocteles, they were good. I preferred the Ceviche de Camarones a bit more than that of the Pulpos, as the latter had a slight overdose of Maggi Jugo liquid seasoner, which made it a little saltier than I like. But I manged to eat all of both, accompanied with more of those taosty, nutty tostadas.
Ceviche de Camarones
It was a very enjoyable meal, with a new friend.
**** for food
***** for service
$$ (each $= $100 pesos Mexicanos per person) for price.
Restrooms: old, somewhat worn but reasonably clean.
You can get a Coco Frío hacked open to order, if you like that sort of thing.
There is a smoking area within the restaurant!