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homebound May 1, 2008 03:00 PM

Has anyone had really good ceviche lately? I recently made the mistake of ordering ceviche at Malibu Seafood.

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  1. Baron RE: homebound May 1, 2008 03:32 PM

    I had good ceviche at Pacifico's in Culver City. I also make my own using fresh Chilean Sea Bass, fresh lime juice, celantro and a little salsa. Chill for 30 min.

    1. Das Ubergeek RE: homebound May 1, 2008 03:37 PM

      Las Quenas [Peruvian Restaurant], on Sherman Way and Bellaire Avenue in North Hollywood. Make sure -- even though it sounds gross -- that you get some octopus in yours because it is just plain delicious.

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        toothsome RE: homebound May 1, 2008 03:53 PM

        Los Balcones del Peru has truly awesome ceviche if you can bare the bitty service.
        Here's the link to a JGold review that includes address etc:
        I also am fond of the ceviches at El Polla Inka and if you visit the Torrance branch you can get a Pisco Sour, a foamy gorgeous cocktail not readily available in LA.

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          missy85 RE: toothsome May 1, 2008 03:58 PM

          I second Los Balcones del Peru. Really good stuff.

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          recovering_vegetarian RE: homebound May 1, 2008 04:35 PM

          I highly recommend the ceviche at Border Grill. I'm not a fan of the shrimp, but the seabass and the ono (served tiradito-style) are really yummy.

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            Nicole RE: homebound May 1, 2008 04:48 PM

            Best ceviche I've had in greater L.A. is at Kotosh at Kamiyama, a hole-in-the-wall in Lomita.

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              Tony Miller RE: Nicole May 4, 2008 01:07 PM

              Had a dish called "cebiche misto" at Kotosh -- BIG portion, enough for a dinner entree, although I think it appears on the menu as an appetizer. It consists of a wide variety of fish with a very tart citrus dressing.


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              Jwsel RE: homebound May 1, 2008 05:50 PM

              I had an excellent ceviche as part of the salad bar at Sampa Grill, the new churrascaria in Encino. I don't know if they have it daily, but it was part of the dinner salad bar last Friday.

              Also, the ceviche at Ciudad is quite good and one of the only decent items on their menu.

              1. WildSwede RE: homebound May 2, 2008 11:13 AM

                My favorite is the fish ceviche at Tacos Baja Ensenada. So good!

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                  snooze button RE: WildSwede May 2, 2008 12:53 PM

                  I like theirs too. When I'm in a ceviche-only mood... I get one fish and one shrimp... never been disappointed!

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                  Michelle RE: homebound May 2, 2008 12:39 PM

                  I love the ceviche at Senor Fish...

                  1. Foodandwine RE: homebound May 3, 2008 01:44 PM

                    There is a little shack ( cant recall the name ) on Lincoln 1 a few blocks North of Rose on the West Side of the street. Pretty good rendition there. Look for the line of people outside. Drawback is the outside eating there. I actually like the Tosta Mixta ( seafood ) as well.

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                      QualityMart RE: Foodandwine May 3, 2008 03:23 PM

                      La Playita.

                      I don't like their ceviche at all, way too sweet and the texture is off. If we're opening it up to taco truck/shack ceviche then the ceviche at La Isla Bonita (taco truck on Rose near 4th) blows it out of the water.

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                        Foodandwine RE: QualityMart May 3, 2008 07:32 PM

                        Quality, good to know I will check it out soon.. thanks

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                      gtring RE: homebound May 3, 2008 04:55 PM

                      Ciudad in Downtown LA! This is one of the places I take tourists as they come through Los Angeles. I don't know if they still have it, but they used to have a Ceviche Sampler, of anywhere from 3 to 6 types of ceviche.

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