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Best ceviche in town?

BostonMAC Mar 15, 2012 01:37 PM

Curious to hear what places in and around Boston have really good, fresh, tasty ceviche. Thanks!

  1. MC Slim JB Mar 15, 2012 01:57 PM

    I don't know about "best", but I'm fond of the ceviches at Rincon Limeño, a Peruvian place in Eastie. I've had some nice, fancier versions at Rendezvous in Central Square.

    The crudos (crudi, I suppose) at places like Neptune Oyster, Erbaluce, Coppa, and Toro are also worth checking out.


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    1. re: MC Slim JB
      grant.cook Mar 16, 2012 06:13 AM

      I think Rincon Limeno is hard to beat..good value, tasty, easy parking.

      1. re: grant.cook
        Mike5966 Mar 16, 2012 06:40 AM

        Agreed, hard to beat, but that's why I was all the more impressed by the ceviche at Machu Picchu.

        Also tried Tico (tiny portion, flavors too subtle, not punchy) and Eastern Standard recently and both paled in comparison to the Peruvian joints.

        1. re: Mike5966
          Bob Dobalina Mar 16, 2012 06:53 AM

          Agree with you on Tico - fancier fish, but tiny amount for the price and not punchy - great choice of words.

    2. Jolyon Helterman Mar 15, 2012 03:14 PM

      The ceviche at Tico is the best I've had in the city (and I'm not the biggest fan of Tico overall). The scallop ceviche is truly, truly special, but all the versions I've had there are excellent. Good balance of chili, citrus acidity, and fat. Someone knows what they're doing.

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