Mariscos El Barco delivers on its promise to bring patrons the finest treasures of the sea prepared with Mexican spirit and exotic flavor. This restaurant sits in the center of West Main Street’s restaurant row, where, as commemorated by a sign overhead, The Gas Light — one of Charlottesville’s memorable though now extinct restaurants — once stood. Mariscos El Barco has a fabulous courtyard seating right on the street, and an expansive interior also. The menu is loaded with seafood offerings, from ceviche de cameron to ostiones el barco and pescado zarandeado to pulpo asado, to create a unique culinary experience where the service is upbeat and the drinks are mood-heightening. We recommend Mariscos El Barco for as one of Charlottesville’s top seafood experiences.