Fuego at Hotel Maya
Dine out Long Beach
Restaurant Week 2.0
February 28 – March 5, 2016
By Linda Kissam
Time to plot your dining strategy for Dine Out Long Beach, Restaurant Week 2.0, February 28 – March 5, 2016. The event features value-oriented menus from dozens of Long Beach’s best restaurants in unique neighborhoods throughout the city. One of the best view restaurants is the casually upscale Fuego at Hotel Maya.
How Restaurant Week Works
For one mouthwatering week, Long Beach’s most talented chefs and beloved restaurants offer value-oriented menus with 2-course lunch menus priced at $10, $15 and $20 per person or 3-course dinners offered at $20,$30, $40 and $50 per person.
There are dozens of restaurants to choose from local family run eateries to white cloth specialty houses. There’s something for every taste and budget.
Dine Out Long Beach takes place at participating restaurants throughout the unique neighborhoods of Long Beach. There are no tickets, passes or coupons required. Simply dine out at a participating restaurant. It’s a great way to try a new restaurant or enjoy an old favorite.
Fuego at Hotel Maya
Fuego at Hotel Maya is located at 700 Queensway Drive, Long Beach, directly across from the Queen Mary. Under the direction of award-winning Executive Chef Victor Juarez, expect to find a lively interpretation of the coastal cuisine of Mexico, Latin America and South America set in a dining room with panoramic views of downtown Long Beach and the historic Queen Mary. Choose between indoor or outdoor dining.
Fuego is best known for its mariscos (fresh seafood), including shrimp, oysters, mussels, lobster and ceviche. Also featured is an interesting selection of antojitos (appetizers), as well as salads, beef dishes and an exceptional Carnitas entrée. A nicely focused wine list and artfully contemporary Latin cocktails complete the picture.
This restaurant is best experienced at sunset. Share the wine-down experience with friends, family, as a date night or corporate meeting. Validated parking costs about $2.00. Expect large portions, moderate process and excellent service. Casual dress is fine.
I highly recommend the Sangria, shaken daiquiri and guacamole appetizer to start your dining experience. The tender Mojo Citrus Kurobota Pork Carnitas and tropically influenced Camarones el Fuego make exceptional entrees. The smoky salsa is unique and adds flavor without a kick. Make sure to try the tortillas and black bean (spiced to perfection: one of the best available in California) sides. Follow up with the warm gooey Peach & Berry Cobbler.
www.fuegolongbeach.com / (562) 481-3910