Third location in El Paso coming soon

We are getting ready for the opening of our third Location in el paso.

9800 Gateway North Blvd. Click Here to see the Map!
We are excited to be a part of El Paso’s vibrant culinary culture. We will be opening our 3rd location in the coming weeks. Come by and enjoy the best seafood dishes and drinks in town.
Very soon you will be able to enjoy the best seafood in El Paso closer to you. Come in and join us! The freshest and most authentic seafood dishes.
Lapa Lapa Seafood and Drinks!

With two convenient locations in El Paso, Texas. Lapa Lapa Seafood and Drinks is the perfect destination for seafood lovers looking to savor the freshest and most delicious seafood dishes in the 915 area.

Our dishes are carefully crafted with the freshest ingredients from the ocean, ensuring that you get the best flavors with every bite.
We can’t wait to share our passion for seafood with you! So, prepare yourself and stay tuned for our grand opening!
📍 Westside: 500 Thorn Ave
(915) 260-5272
📍 Downtown: 304 Texas Ave Suite #102
(915) 263-4578

Check our Menu.

Lent brings the season of seafood to the table

Lent is fast approaching, and for many Americans, that means eating more seafood.  Lent brings the season of seafood to the table.

During the 40-day period before Easter that many Christians observe as a time for self-sacrifice, Catholics are supposed to refrain from eating meat on Fridays. About 23% of the United States population is Catholic, and about 62% of them don’t eat meat on the seven Fridays during Lent (according to Pew Research and Georgetown University’s Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate, respectively).

That means about 14% of the population is looking for meatless items on those Fridays, and custom points them to seafood dishes. For restaurants, the result of that is a 20% increase in seafood sales during Lent, according to menu research firm Datassential.

Lent is a period of reflection, prayer, and abstinence for many Christians, and one of the most commonly observed traditions during this time is avoiding meat on Fridays. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice your health and nutrition.

Eating seafood is a great way to get the protein and other essential nutrients your body needs during this time, and there are many compelling reasons why you should incorporate more seafood into your Lenten diet.

First and foremost, seafood is an excellent source of lean protein, which is essential for maintaining and building muscle mass.

Unlike fatty meats, which can contribute to heart disease, seafood is low in saturated fat and high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to reduce inflammation, lower cholesterol levels, and promote heart health.

In addition to protein, seafood is also an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamins B12 and D, iron, zinc, and calcium. These nutrients are crucial for maintaining healthy bones, muscles, and nerves, as well as for supporting the immune system and promoting overall health and wellness.

Another benefit of eating seafood during Lent is that it is an environmentally sustainable choice.

Many species of fish and other seafood are abundant in the world’s oceans, and by choosing sustainably caught or farmed seafood, you can help support efforts to protect and conserve these important natural resources.

Of course, it’s important to be mindful of which species of seafood you choose to eat, as some are more sustainable than others. The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program provides excellent guidance on which species are the most sustainable and which to avoid.

In terms of preparation, there are countless delicious and healthy ways to incorporate seafood into your Lenten diet. Grilled, baked, or poached fish can be paired with a variety of vegetables and grains for a well-rounded and satisfying meal, and seafood soups and stews can be a comforting and nourishing choice on a chilly Friday evening.

Overall, the benefits of eating seafood during Lent are clear. Not only is it a healthy and sustainable choice, but it also provides a welcome change of pace from meat-based dishes and can help you explore new flavors and culinary traditions.

So whether you’re a devout Christian or simply looking for ways to improve your health and nutrition, consider incorporating more seafood into your Lenten diet this year.

With two convenient locations in El Paso, Texas. Lapa Lapa Seafood and Drinks is the perfect destination for seafood lovers looking to savor the freshest and most delicious seafood dishes in the 915 area.

📍 Westside: 500 Thorn Ave
(915) 260-5272
📍 Downtown: 304 Texas Ave Suite #102
(915) 263-4578

Check our Menu.

Authentic Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

This refreshing shrimp cocktail for my family a lot during the hot summer days. Being a Mexican family, we always add Mexican hot sauce (such as Valentina® or Tapatio®) and serve with saltine crackers on the side. The trick is to start with well-chilled shrimp, ketchup, and tomato juice cocktail so it can be ready after only chilling 1 hour in the fridge. Top with additional hot sauce and avocado slices if desired. Enjoy!

How to Make Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

A deliciously succulent and spicy shrimp cocktail is an instant party starter. You’ll find the full recipe below with step-by-step instructions, but here’s what you can expect when you make this top-rated recipe:

Start by combining lime juice and onion in a small bowl. Allow the mixture to sit for at least 10 minutes. Combine shrimp with all vegetables (except avocado), salt, and pepper in a separate bowl.

Stir tomato and clam juice, pepper sauce, ketchup, and cilantro into the shrimp mixture. Gently fold in avocados and onions before chilling for about one hour.

What to Serve With Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Coctel de camarones is a garden-fresh dish that pairs well with salads and smoky meats alike. Try a zesty grilled corn recipe or spicy chorizo hash for perfectly balanced flavor.

How to Store Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Shrimp cocktail is most delicious the same day it’s made, but cooked shrimp will last 3-4 days in the refrigerator. Store in an airtight container or tightly wrapped in plastic for best results.

To freeze Mexican shrimp cocktail, portion out small servings and place them in plastic bags. Place all of the bags in an airtight container to minimize exposure. Thaw shrimp in the refrigerator and reheat gently on the stovetop.

Delicious Caldo de Pescado

Enjoy a traditional fish broth, follow the recipe and discover how easy it is to prepare it so that you can enjoy it with your family this Lent.

Benefits of broths

Soup is a super food because it provides you with carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals. Depending on the recipe, these dishes are very complete as they contain vegetables, meat, dairy products, cereals, legumes and condiments. After cooking the vegetables, the broth obtained is rich in vitamins and minerals, so it is recommended to use it in the preparation of other dishes. In addition, the soup is an easily digestible food so you can consider it in your dinner. When preparing any of these dishes, we recommend taking care of the amount of salt you add. Finally, to make it healthier, remove the fat that the broth may contain, which is usually seen on the surface when it is cold.


Fish broth benefits

  • First of all, a 100 g serving provides 15 to 25 g of protein.
  • Its phosphorus and vitamin D help healthy bones and teeth.
  • It also provides omega 3 fatty acids. Promotes brain development.
  • Reduces cognitive decline. In addition, it is a source of essential amino acids.
  • Helps fight free radicals.
  • Benefits eye health. On the other hand, it regulates glucose levels.
  • Prevents cardiovascular problems.
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