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best (affordable) ceviche

churroe Dec 7, 2011 07:14 PM

where and what kind are we talking about here? thanks in advance!

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    Cathy Dec 8, 2011 07:01 AM

    Welcome to Chowhound.

    What and where have you tried that you think is not affordable?

    There are hundreds of taco shops, many mariscos food trucks as well as Mexican Grocers and seafood markets in the County which sell ceviche.

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      churroe Dec 8, 2011 08:40 AM

      thanks for the welcome. i've been cruising the forums but decided it was time to reach out for suggestions.

      i haven't had much ceviche outside of the ocean beach farmers market (since i live there) but i was just wondering if there were any specific (or solid) places i should try. i'm always willing to drive for food. by affordable, i mean that i don't really care for fancy restaurants.

      1. re: churroe
        Cathy Dec 8, 2011 09:08 AM

        Definitely Northgate Gonzalez Markets. Probably the one on 43rd from the 805 is closest for you, but there are quite a few locations and they make a variety of ceviches fresh daily.

        For Mexican seafood sit down places, I like Negro Durazo, Karina's (both have Chula Vista locations; ceviche tostadas are inexpensive) and La Playita (in Clairmont has about ten chairs and you can watch them making the ceviche) as well as El Titanic in El Cajon (if you find yourself in East County).

        I do prefer fish ceviche rather than shrimp for the most part, but had a beautiful shrimp ceviche tostada at a local taco shop in Santee (Emma's) Tuesday night for $2.60 and it was perfect.

        1. re: Cathy
          pRon Dec 12, 2011 12:12 PM

          Hey Cathy,

          Just so you know Emma's will sell their great flour tortillias by the bag if they have enough!

          I cut them down with a plate for a guide so they fit my largest pan and save the 'left-overs' for mexican lasagna or chilaquiles...d;^)

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      JRSD Dec 8, 2011 09:29 AM

      Latin Chef in PB was getting a lot of mentions on this board for a while - Peruvian food. Don't recall specifically if the ceviche was mentioned but you could search the forum.

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        daantaat Dec 9, 2011 06:56 PM

        Latin Chef has ceviche. Haven't been there for a while, but they served a generous portion of fish for a very reasonable price.

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          esquimeaux Dec 10, 2011 08:21 AM

          I love Latin Chef's ceviche! Peruvian style, with sweet potatoes and giant corn kernel things and plenty of leche de tigre. Yum!

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          Uncle Lefty Dec 10, 2011 08:34 PM

          La Playita. 5185 Clairemont Mesa blvd. $5 for a pint. This is a nice place selling wonderful seafood. Try the 'Return to Life'.

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