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Feb 12, 2012 06:26 AM

Ceviche in RI

Is there anywhere in or around RI that has great ceviche?

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  1. Try Los Andes on Chalkstone in Providence. I haven't had the ceviche myself (allergies) but it always looks delicious and I've heard good things about it. They offered to make one for me omitting the various things I'm allergic too, but I haven't been back to take them up on the offer. Everything else I've had there has been great. I can't remember if it's a special or on the menu so perhaps call first.

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    1. re: reallyred

      i was going to make the same suggestion. though i've not had it myself, everyone raves about the ceviche at los andes. it is on the regular menu now as both an appetizer and entree option. i always enjoy the unique experiences i have dining at los andes!

      1. re: sarabean

        I looked at the menu and it seems to be mainly meat. If I only eat seafood are there many other options?

        1. re: Alica

          Make it. Its not hard its just a couple of simple techniques. I work with a Chef from Lima Peru and she makes it outstanding then they shoot the liquid after they eat the Ceviche its called Tiger's Milk

          1. re: Alica

            the menu on the website is not up to date. there are many seafood options now!

            1. re: Alica

              Plenty of seafood. I know I've had scallops and tilapia there. The menu is pretty big and there is always a few specials.

              1. re: CapeCodGuy

                I didn't have it uncooked. I was answering the OPs question about additional seafood options on the menu.

                1. re: reallyred

                  Actually, my comments are based on looking at their menu on-line. Most of their ceviche dishes seems to include tilapia. It's just me, but as much as I love a good ceviche, and often make my own as no one local offers it here, I'd never order one with carp (tilapia).

                  1. re: CapeCodGuy

                    We recently went to Grand Cayman and had this wonderful ceviche. I have never had it in RI but I hoped to find it somewhere.I will try Los Andes, always fun to try a new restaurant. I will definately make my own ceviche. The ceviche I had was made with wahoo and one with shrimp. We are so lucky in RI to have such great seafood. I thought maybe Matunick Oyster Bar or Providence Oyster Bar might have it.

                    1. re: Alica

                      POB has it as a special from time to time. i'm sure they would make it for you if you asked ahead.

                    2. re: CapeCodGuy

                      Tilapia and carp may have similar feeding habits, but they're not the same fish.

                      1. re: Gin n Tonic

                        I stand corrected, but Tilapia is still a garbage fish with questionable nutritional value (high in omega 6 fats, low in omega 3) and, in my opinion, a poor choice to use in ceviche, especially given the abundance of local wild fish available.

                      2. re: CapeCodGuy

                        I have never heard of Tilapia being used in Ceviche. The better restaurants use small scallops and Mahi Mahi. Asking Prov Oyster Bar to make it like trying to hit the lottery

              2. re: reallyred

                I have had the ceviche appetizer (ceviche martini-- served in a martini glass) at Los Andes, I think it is good but not great. Los Andes is a neat place to dine. I want to try the ceviche main courses.

              3. We had lunch yesterday at Agaves in Warwick. While we were sitting there enjoying our Margaritas, I noticed that their brunch menu includes scallop and shrimp ceviche.