I'm starting to crave fresh summery seafoods. Where can I find a good ceviche? Preferably in Jackson Heights. I've enjoyed going to nuevo latino places such as Patria...but frankly, I just want a good solid neighborhood place to go to. Many thanks in advance.
The best ceviche I've had is at Inti Raymi in Jackson
Heights (37 Ave. & 86 St.) There are two types; I
recommend the 'ceviche mixto,' which contains shrimp,
squid, octopus, and a variety of fresh fish. It's
served with sweet potato, boiled white potato, and corn
on the cob. That could be a meal in itself, but I'd
recommend as a second course the 'jalea,' a huge dish
of fried seafood flavored with lime, cilantro, and red
onions. The latter is billed as a dish for two, but
it's really enough for three or four.
Not Jackson Heights but . . .
I enjoyed the ceviche served at Don Romeo's in
Kew Gardens. It may be too simple for your taste
though because it's made only with fish -- it's not
the mixed kind that includes shrimps and other
shellfish. But it's fresh and tasty and very
similar to one of the kinds I sampled in Peru.
Also, the presentation is well done as. It's served
on top of lettuce and includes sliced potatoes, sweet
yams, Peruvian corn and roasted corn kernels.
If you're ever in the neighborhood, it's worth a try.
roasted corn kernels
I love the cebiche at Rinconcito Peruano (503 ninth
Ave, I think) but it is rather far from jackson
heights. It is fresh, firey , buttery, and they serve
it with the big kerneled corn. They only have it on
weekends, though, and sometimes they run out.
If you do a search, you may find some postings about
Ecuadorean places , and some may be in Queens.