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Jul 11, 2008 01:15 PM

Best Ceviche in DF?

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


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    1. re: kare_raisu

      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.

      1. re: kare_raisu

        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.....

        1. re: JulietInDF

          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".

          1. re: Anonimo

            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.

            1. re: JulietInDF

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

      2. 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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        1. re: topawers

          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...

        2. 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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          1. re: gueraaven

            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.

            1. re: Ruth in Condechi

              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.