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Best Ceviche in DF?

JulietInDF Jul 11, 2008 01:15 PM

Where is the best ceviche that you have had in Mexico City?
I have a friend coming from out of town and that's what they want. Not a big favorite of mine, so I don't know where to take them.

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  1. kare_raisu RE: JulietInDF Jul 11, 2008 04:28 PM

    Haven't been there but you may want to check out Contramar.


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      JulietInDF RE: kare_raisu Jul 13, 2008 03:23 PM

      Thanks - I'll check it out. I have been meaning to go there, it's so close to me, so this will be a good excuse.

    2. kare_raisu RE: JulietInDF Jul 17, 2008 12:28 PM

      So where did you end up Juliet?

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        JulietInDF RE: kare_raisu Jul 17, 2008 04:03 PM

        Well, for the fish, I actually took them to Mónica Patiño's store Delirio on Alvaro Obregon. It fit in better with our day, as we were roaming and munching our way around town.

        Got a few things from the deli counter. To itch the ceviche scratch, we ordered a wonderful salad of octopus and nopales. It was amazing! In a kind of escabeche, but it wasn't too tart/vinegary. It also contained potatoes, onions and oregano. Simple but yummy.

        Then we moved on and got a tamale oaxaceño at Tamales Emporio. They have a take-away window next to the restaurant. Hot, fresh, banana leaf-wrapped bundles of love.

        Then we went to the Argentinian place on Obrizaba, sat on the patio to people watch and had wine and grilled panela cheese with honey and almonds. Decadent!

        Still need to get over to Contramar someday.....

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          Anonimo RE: JulietInDF Jul 17, 2008 05:49 PM

          What's the name of the Argentine place on Orizaba, Juliet? We like the Roma Norte area and spend a good part of our DF time there.

          I know of a modest but very satisfying Argentine restaurant on Manzanillo 81, Col Roma Sur. It's called (of all things!) "La Parilla Argentina".


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            JulietInDF RE: Anonimo Jul 17, 2008 07:34 PM

            It's called Travesares, on Orizaba, cross street is Guanajuato. About 1 1/2 blocks south of Alvaro Obregon.
            They have chairs outside, and it's fun inside as well. They do an Argentinian parrilla on the weekends. Above the cafe is a art/bookstore space owned by the same people.
            It's a good spot to chill out and people watch.

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              Anonimo RE: JulietInDF Jul 18, 2008 05:31 AM

              Thanks, Juliet, we'll check it out on our next visit.

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        topawers RE: JulietInDF Jul 23, 2008 07:25 AM

        Contramar is one of my favorite places for mariscos and fish in the City. I don't think I've ever had ceviche there, but the Jaiba and Pesacado a la Talla are unbeatable.
        The next time you're looking for good ceviche go to La Mar, it's a bit off the path if you love around Roma/Condea, it's in Santa Fe, but worth it.

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          profmaher RE: topawers Oct 2, 2008 10:42 AM

          Although I agree that La Mar has great ceviche (it has great peruvian seafood in general); one thing to keep in mind though is that Mexican ceviche and Peruvian ceviche are not at all the same thing! so be aware of what your friend really likes...

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          gueraaven RE: JulietInDF Sep 22, 2008 06:52 PM

          Contramar's ceviche is good - make reservations if you are coming after 2pm and don't want to wait. They change them all the time but often have a yummy green one. La Mar has insanely good Peruvian ceviche, and they also have a location much closer than Santa Fe, just where Lomas starts and Polanco ends on Palmas, on the second floor above El Cardenal. It's literally the first building on the right where Palmas starts. The ceviche Clasico, Nikei, and one with habanero are my favorites.

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            Elchilango RE: gueraaven Sep 25, 2008 04:08 PM

            I recommend a fairly new place, La Veracruzana, Medellín 196, corner of Chiapas, behind the Plaza Insurgentes in la Roma. It is inexpensive, unpretentious, cute and serves very good quality ceviche. I will be revewing it for the News next week.

            Also, Delirio has closed.

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              JulietInDF RE: Ruth in Condechi Nov 19, 2008 07:44 AM

              Hey - just a note about Delirio - it's open again. I walked by there last Sunday morning. They weren't open yet so I don't know if it is the same layout or has the same stuff as before.

              Thanks for the tip about La Veracruzana, those are my stomping grounds so I will definately check it out.

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