Home / Archive / Guides / Short Orders

Short Orders

Jul. 21, 2008
Google plus Linkedin Pinterest

Short Orders
Fiendish Food

One of my favorite Mexican foods is camarones a la diabla—the devil’s shrimp. In theory means shrimp in a fiendishly spicy red pepper sauce, but even in Mexico the level of spicing varies considerably. A simple beachside restaurant at Zihuatanejo served camarones lived up to this fiery reputation. But another restaurant I visited in Mexico City served shrimp that, although jumbo-sized, was without any spiciness at all. Milwaukee is equally mixed, with some places that prepare this dish very well. For the utmost in spiciness try Tres Magueyes, a modest restaurant located at 2423 S. Sixth St., within sight of St. Josaphat’s Basilica. Seafood is a specialty and prices are low. For the camarones a la diabla, the sauce is a vivid red, thanks to the chiles, and the shrimp not overly large. Add sliced onions and mild green peppers and you have a flavorful if highly cafe experience.


An online campaign is calling for consumers to boycott retailers that sell products from Donald Trump or his family. Do you support that boycott?

Getting poll results. Please wait...