My Summer of Ceviche: Restaurant Traspasada

tostadas de ceviche

There’s a Mexican restaurant, Restaurant Traspasada (3144 N California), around the corner from a place I’ve been doing some moonlighting, and I was really happy to discover it because it’s a little bit of an eatery-wasteland (Hot Doug’s is always closed by the time I get over there). It’s a nice place — all winter long my taco dinner came with home-made chicken soup, just because.

So when I walked in this week and the posted special was 3 tostadas de cevhiche de pescado and a Corona for $10.95, well the summer of ceviche required that be my dinner.

The three tostadas were each covered with mayonnaise (probably. I think.) and a good-sized pile of ceviche, topped by healthy chunks of avocado. The ceviche was not very fishy (and I’m not sure what kind of fish it was), and in fact was fairly bland in general, with not much of the bite or tang I’ve come to expect from ceviches. I did load on some hot sauce that had been placed on the table after I ordered the ceviche, but it didn’t really heat up the flavor that much. Though, I do have to confess that as I was swallowing the last bite, I realized that I had also been given a styrofoam cup with three limes and had completely overlooked it. So maybe there was my tang. Oops. Anyway, it was good, but not great. I think I’ll be back to the pork tacos the next time I’m there.

1 Comment so far

  1. Alana (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2006 @ 7:23 pm

    I want you to know that you have caused a somewhat persistent pang of craving for ceviche for me. I’ve been making it at home though. Have you tried mixing up a batch for yourself?

    The latest involved 3-4 juiced limes, 3 juiced lemons, 1 pepper, 1 pound of shrimp, a fist full of cilantro, 1 diced avacado and 1 diced cucumber. Oh my God now my mouth is watering again!

    I’m loving these reports! Great idea.

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