Restaurant Review: Ceviche

Last night, I met Tina for dinner at Ceviche.

Ceviche exterior

The restaurant was located in Downtown Roswell, which is sort of in between my office and Tina’s house. I’d never really been to the Downtown area before (it’s like one street, basically) but it was really cute, with lots of restaurants and shops and stuff. Kind of what Downtown Tucker should be like, but probably never will.  Anyway.

Aside from the location, we decided to come here after spotting it on Scoutmob.  Here’s the thing with Scoutmob – it’s really great but it’s kind of a known thing that most of the restaurants who are on there are kind of looking for more patrons.  Sure, there will be an occasional popular place (and they do these hand-picked deals which is something totally different) but for the most part, it’s generally restaurants that aren’t that great.  At least, that’s what my most recent experiences have lead me to believe.

Ceviche was really small inside.  We were able to get a table right away but we were very, very close to the table next to us.  Also, I don’t know if you can tell from the picture above, but there were no blinds on the windows and the sun was streaming in – into my eyes.  I had to have Tina position her head in such a way that I could actually see.

Ceviche chips

There is no filter on that picture.  It’s the sun!  The chips and salsa were good.  Tina said she thought a good salsa was an indicator of a good meal.  Little did she know her theory wasn’t always correct!  Since the place was called Ceviche and offered several different types, I went with the ceviche sampler platter.  The menu was sort of hard to understand.  They had two sampler platters, one that said it was three bites and the other that said it was for sharing.  Our server said the bigger one was what I should get if I wanted it for my meal.  I chose scallop, tilapia and mahi.

Ceviche

I don’t think I’ve ever judged a restaurant on it’s food presentation before, but seriously?  A plate with some saltines?  At least put it in a pretty glass or something!  I know that ceviche is “cooked” in lime juice, but this tasted very, very heavily of lime.  It masked the flavor of the fish, which I didn’t like.  Lighter on the lime, guys.

Ceviche lettuce wraps

Tina got the fish tacos in a lettuce wrap.  They offer all of their tacos in lettuce wraps, which I thought was pretty cool.  She said this was good, but all she could really taste was the chipotle sauce.

Ceviche, I wanted to like you, but I was just kind of underwhelmed.  Sorry.  It was a nice evening with Tina, though.

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