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La Cevicheria -- Guatamalen gem (mid city)

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123milo Apr 17, 2009 06:54 PM

I just got back from La Cevicheria (3809 W Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90019 (323) 732-1253). This is my 4th visit in 2 years (I am from the bay area) and wow!!! In addition to several varieties of Ceviche, they have seafood soups, and daily seafood specials. Everything I've tried has been great -- consistently so over 2 years. They've got shrimp only, sea bass only and mixedseafood ceviches prepared 3 different ways -- Peruvian, Guatemalan and shoot can't remember the third way. I've had the Peruvian and Guatemalan. Both are great -- the fish / seafood is super fresh, great combo of lime, cilantro, chile and a dash of oregano. The Guatemalan version has Worcestershire sauce in it too. The daily seafood special today included 4 huge mussels, clams and fish in one of two sauces -- curry or Caribbean. I know that doesn't sound 'authentic Guatemalan but both were great). I'm not a dessert person, especially not tres leches and there's is really good -- not too sweet or syrupy.

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    banjoboy Apr 18, 2009 08:47 PM

    Thanks so much for this posting, Milo. I just went for dinner tonight. It was every bit as delicious as you described: terrific ceviche, great fish, and amazing fish tacos, among the best I've ever had in LA.

    The place was about half empty, and I can't imagine why. Can't wait to return.

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      bruinike Apr 19, 2009 06:49 AM

      I ate there a few months ago and had a delicious mixed seafood ceviche. My friend had the Peruvian fish ceviche. Both were fresh and excellent. Great little spot. Cash only.

      1. E Eto Apr 19, 2009 08:50 AM

        Good to know they're still going strong. I've always worried that they haven't garnered enough business, since I never hear about places on that stretch of Pico.

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/62575

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          SouthernFoodie08 Apr 22, 2009 10:59 AM

          If you were to pick a ceviche to try for your first time, which would it be? Peruvian or Guatemalan? I love Peruvian style mixed ceviche. . . never had the other kind but if it is something special it may be worth trying first. . .

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            123milo Apr 26, 2009 01:51 PM

            Go for what you know you like. You'll be coming back for sure so you can try the Guatemalan style next time!!

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