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Nov 10, 2005 01:33 PM

Ceviche in Toronto

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Any recommendations on great places with a cool ambiance with good ceviche options ? (cool preferably not being synonymous with ubertrendy)

In the downtown general area...

Thanks :)

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  1. having a braincramp and can't remember the name, but there's a peruvian place on college west of bathurst that had pretty decent stuff. another hound will remember the name, i'm sure. the place also serves some mean pisco sours. a cool little spot, very friendly. pretty casual. not too trendy. there's also a distinctly untrendy peruvian place on st. clair west called la cucina de dona luz. excellent, excellent, food. not as lively as the college spot, but the grub's outstanding. real anticuchos, too (made with beef heart, as opposed to sirloin tips, which a lot of places use because some folks are squeamish about heart).

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    1. re: tuqueboy

      the place is called El Bodegon it's really good.

      1. re: food lover

        yeah, that's the one. thanks food lover.

        1. re: tuqueboy

          no problem...i love that i'm thinking of going there sometime soon...hehe

      2. re: tuqueboy

        I think the place is called the Boulevard Cafe. It's the only place in TO that serves Pisco Sours.

        1. re: buttercupv

          that fantastic sea bream ceviche, and many others, is now available at foxley, tom tai's new place on ossington. this is the best food toronto's tasted in a long time

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        Cereal Killer

        The sea bream ceviche at Tempo (on College at Clinton) is my absolute favourite.

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        1. re: Cereal Killer

          i've never had seabream as ceviche, but that strikes me as a fish which might be a touch oily for ceviche...

        2. Go for Johny Banana on Queen & Bathurst. Very good ceviche! They have a different one every week (only available on weekends) but the time I was there I had this tilapia, cilantro and green chile one which was so fresh and good. Very cool unpretentious loungy ambiance (music is amazing). Milagro on Mercer has a good selection too and they even have a ceviche bar. Although the place is kinda expensive and a little bit pretentious.

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          1. re: cuitlacocheaugratin

            My favourite ceviche in the city is at a little place called El Plebeyo, at Bathurst and St. Clair - it's in the same little strip mall as the 7-11 (or maybe Mac's?) - on the east side. It's fantastic. I think the people that own it are related to the family that owns El Bodegon, but in my opinion the ceviche is far better. And the people that run it are absolutely delightful.

              1. re: nummanumma

                Boulevard Cafe at 161 Harbord Street, couple of blocks west of Spadina. Peruvian cuisine, including a tangy ceviche. Nice decor, good food and a nice patio in the summer.

          2. We had some great ceviche recently at Julie's Cuban on Dovercourt. In fact, of the five or six "tapas" we ordered, it was probably the standout.

            1. I have eaten at Torito in Kensington market twice and have loved the ceviche there! They have all kinds of other Tapas there and really good sangria.