Ceviche, ceviché, cebiche, sebiche or seviche are different names for this famous Latin American dish.
There are many variations of this dish, but fundamentally, it is raw seafood or fish that is "cooked" in an acidic marinade, usually lime, and served cold.
The origin is still debated, but many say that it would have come from Peru, which would have been inspired by Japanese immigration. Then, several Latin American countries would have adapted the recipe.
Luckily for us, this dish has arrived in Montreal and many Peruvian, Mexican, Chilean, etc. restaurateurs have added ceviches to their menu.
This list will guide you in your next cravings for this tasty and refreshing dish.
1076, rue de Bleury, Montréal, H2Z 1N2
A modern Peruvian brasserie with an open kitchen, Tiradito is a must in downtown Montreal. The tapas menu allows you to share several dishes while enjoying one of their original cocktails. The ceviche is prepared with the catch of the day, Leche de Tigre, cancha, and salt, it will surely charm you with one bite.
3863, rue St-Denis, Montréal, H2W 2M4
When you visit Mochica, you enter a museum with many artifacts representing the Peruvian history that has experienced great Asian immigration. Discover the contribution of the Asian arrival in Peru with Chifa and Nikkei dishes. The ceviche alone is worth a stop. The recipe is traditional and perfectly executed by the chef-owner Virginia Y. Rodriguez Hiray.
626, rue Marguerite d'Youville, Montréal, H2Y 2E4
Repeatedly named one of the best restaurants in Canada, Jellyfish is a must in the city. The menu is all about the terms crudo and charcoal. The lobster ceviche has turned many heads and is a favorite on the menu. As if that wasn't enough, the decor is modern and chic, a cocktail menu created by a mixologist, and the wine selection is impressive and prepared by a renowned sommelier.
351, Place Royale, Montréal, H2Y 2V2
Head to the Old Port of Montreal to taste seafood that is to die for! The ceviche is no exception with its Peruvian recipe with sea bass. Don't leave without enjoying the oyster bar and sipping one of their wonderful cocktails. This is a vibrant place with a great terrace in summer.
4701, rue Wellington, Montréal, H4G 1X2
We now head to Verdun to Villa Wellington for traditional Peruvian cuisine. The mixed ceviche combining fish and seafood marinated in seafood is a favorite on the menu. The portions are generous and each dish is as succulent as the other.
With two locations, one in Laval and one in Montreal, Solymar is known for its ceviches. The menu features 7 different ceviche options, as well as a variety of traditional Peruvian dishes. The dining rooms are huge, perfect for any special occasion.
8551, boul. St-Laurent, Montréal, H2P 2M9
Fancy a modern Peruvian cuisine? Lima 14 is one of the most popular restaurants in town for Peruvian immigrants. From the presentation to the quality of the ingredients, everything is there to make you have a gourmet time. The house recipe Ceviche Lima 14 Carratillero with the peach of the day, leche de tigre, red onions, choclo, cancha, and fried squid will make you want to return again and again.
Renowned for not only offering eclectic and aesthetic Peruvian cuisine, but we also go there for the firing atmosphere and its cocktails. One could not choose between the 4 recipes of ceviches proposed, so much they are all as delicious with a magnificent presentation. In summer, the terrace overlooks Saint-Denis, right in the heart of the Plateau action. Don't miss their brunches designed in collaboration with Arnaud Glay from Passé Composé.
2475, chemin de Chambly, Longueuil, J4L 1M1
El Toro is the place to go for ceviche if you are from the South Shore. It's a family-run Latin American restaurant with a grocery corner to help you replicate recipes at home. The ceviche is made with tilapia and comes with fried tortillas. It's fresh and generous with a touch of spice.
4293, rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, H4C 1R7
With daring cocktails, Peruvian fusion cuisine, and modern decor, this is the perfect place to spend a nice evening in Saint-Henri. With a menu in the form of tapas, the ceviche stands out in the reviews of the restaurant for its freshness and authenticity.
11600 -unite 46, boul. de Salaberry, Ouest-de-l'Île (Montréal), H9B 2R8
This counter in Kirkland is entirely dedicated to spreading the love of ceviches. You can also find your ingredients, spices, marinades, sauces, and much more for your culinary needs to prepare delicious and tasty meals at home. There are a few tables to eat on-site, otherwise, you can take it home. The chef-owner will be happy to personally serve these ceviches, the mix is particularly good.
7245, rue St-Hubert, Montréal, H2R 2N2
This modern Peruvian restaurant is known for its diversified menu, its excellent seafood, and its generous portions. If you want to taste the best elements of the menu, opt for one of the combo plates "RONDAS PACHAMAMA". Of course, the ceviche is a must-try and a must-have on your next visit.