La Cevicheria -- Guatamalen gem (mid city)
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.
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.