Jarocho Authentic Mexican Seafood

719 Kansas Avenue
Kansas City, Kansas 66105
(913) 281-7757

Reopened after Covid Closing
Tuesday - Thursday 4 - 9 PM
Friday - Saturday 11 AM - 10 PM

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Jarocho Authentic Mexican Seafood - Kansas City, Kansas
Jarocho Authentic Mexican Seafood
Jarocho Authentic Mexican Seafood - Kansas City, Kansas

Carlos and Sayaka Falcon opened Jarocho Authentic Mexican Seafood in October 2014. Chef Carlos is the Jarocho (from Veracruz) and Sayaka is from Okinawa, Japan.  For several years it was called Jarocho Pescados Y Mariscos, which means fish & shellfish from Veracruz, Mexico. This restaurant is our pick for the best seafood in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

The dinner menu at Jarocho is 100% about seafood. Other than the children's menu, there is nothing for someone who does not want fish or shellfish. The children's menu adds chicken tenders and quesadillas. There are also 3 weekday lunch specials without seafood.

I enjoy the food a lot, particularly the dishes like the fish fillet stuffed with garlic, onions, Spanish octopus, shrimp and blue crab meat. Several of the dishes offer the choice of either garlic or chipotle sauce. Both are good, but the garlic sauce is very!

Jarocho Authentic Mexican Seafood has $1 oysters on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, with the type of oyster changing with availability. They offer oysters at other times, but we have been waiting until we can get there on the special to give them a try. Oysters are flown in four times a week.

Monday and Wednesday evenings, several small plates are offered, such as fish & chips for $4 or fried calamari for $5.

The only dish which I have had that I wouldn't order again was the sautéed octopus, which was tougher and less spicy than I expected.

Entrees come with rice and salad, but they will substitute beans or fries if you ask.

Sundays, Jarocho Authentic Mexican Seafood is only open 10-3:30 and has a special brunch menu. For $29 there is an all you can eat oyster & seafood bar plus one item made to order from the brunch menu. Add bottomless mimosa, bloody mary, margarita, red and white sangria for only $14.

Jarocho on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

We already loved Jarocho and had been there many times before Guy Fieri showcased this seafood on Season 30, Episode 11 of Triple D on August 23, 2019.  The episode was titled, "Loaded, Stuffed and Fried."

The segment opened with Fried Whole Black Sea Bass, deep fried whole black bass which had been brined for 24 hours and was served with red cabbage slaw, chipotle sauce and rice. It looked just as good as it has tasted when we have had it. Chef Carlos serves 

The second half of the Jarocho segment features Grilled Stuffed Oysters, stuffed with shrimp, blue crab meat, Spanish octopus, onions, jalapenos, cilantro, Monterey cheese, house seasonings and olive oil. I've loved the fish with this stuffing and couldn't believe I had missed these oysters!

Jarocho Pescados Y Mariscos main room

Jarocho Pescados Y Mariscos dining room
Between this photo and the one one above, you see about half of the seating

Fire grilled fish at Jarocho Pescados Y Mariscos
Pescado Zarandeado (Fire grilled fish)

Stuffed Fish Fillet
Filete de Pescado Relleno (Fish Fillet stuffed with garlic, onions, Spanish octopus, shrimp and blue crab meat
 finished with a touch of cream and cheese)

sautéed octopus with onions and garlic
Pulpo Encebollado (Octopus sautéed with onions & garlic)

Sauteed Prawns at Jarocho Pescados Y Mariscos
Langostinos A Tu Gusto (Sautéed prawns)

Drowned Shrimp
Camarones Ahogados (Drowned shrimp)

prawns platter
1/2 order of Charola de Langostinos (Prawns platter)

Jarocho Pescados Y Mariscos oyster bar - Kansas City, Kansas
Portion of the seafood bar

Jarocho Pescados Y Mariscos Menu - Kansas City, Kansas
Jarocho Menu from September 2018
Sunday brunch menu 
(temporarily suspended)

Endless oysters,
whole fish, 
seafood paella,
rice & beans,
and more! $29

A whole lobster for additional charge.

Bottomless margarita, mimosa, sangria, and Bloody Mary for $14

Jarocho Authentic Mexican Seafood Map - Kansas City, Kansas
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