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ceviche in Brooklyn

Tina Jul 2, 2002 02:24 PM

I'm looking for places in Brooklyn that serve great ceviche--price and location are no object. Any recommendations?

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    Lulu Jul 2, 2002 03:23 PM

    Coco Roco in Park Slope has good ceviche

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      Peter Cuce Jul 2, 2002 06:42 PM

      I think the ceviche at El Conquistador on 5th Ave and 8th St is great. It's a different style than I'm used to, with a dark broth. One caveat: I've had the ceviche there four times, and once, it was bad. I think there was a different cook that night, because everything was off. Unfortunately, I don't remember the night.

      1. Fozzie_Bear Sep 21, 2006 12:01 AM

        The ceviche at Mancora is very good. They have a restaurant in Brooklyn and also one near Astor Place in Manhattan.

        1. lambretta76 Sep 21, 2006 02:05 PM

          The ceviche at the Red Hook Ballfields. Mmm...

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            Pupster Sep 21, 2006 02:06 PM

            Say it loud, say it proud! Ballfields!

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              donflan Jun 20, 2009 01:23 PM

              As of summer 2009 there are two places serving Ceviches at the Red Hook ballfields. I much prefer the ceviche from what has in recent weeks been the last stand on the strip, really just a hot dog style cart, the vendor closest to the BQE. The woman there also serves "Chilean" empanadas and I assume her ceviche is in the Chilean style. Hers is super delicious, whether it is all shrimp, "mixto," which includes octopus, fish and shrimp, or all fish. The broth is milky and not overly tart and limey, as in, my girlfriend and I think, a splash of coconut. Next time I'll ask. (There's plenty of lime, but whatever other ingredients are added after the fish is "cooked" take the really acid zing off the broth, and I generally gulp down every last drop). She serves the inflated corn kernels on the side, and killer hot sauce. I'm not sure I've found a better ceviche in Brooklyn.

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              curly30 Jun 20, 2009 03:43 PM

              Couldn't agree more about the ceviche at the Red Hook ball fields! It's awesome. And the last cart toward the bqe is definitely the way to go (though frankly I haven't tried any of the others--haven't wanted to). Delicious!

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                Kitchop Jun 22, 2009 04:37 PM

                Has anyone tried the ceviche at Tacos Matamoros in Sunset Park yet? I haven't gotten to it yet but I love their shrimp cocktails. Love them.

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