FISH: Cevichazo has us hooked


Friday fish lunch has become a predictable destination for us. We head for Cevichazo. Find your way onto Avenida Jacinto Canek, which is basically an extension of c.59-a, which is a bit north of the zoo at Centenario park. Avenida Canek is the name of the road once 59-a crosses Itzaes. It’s a major road, shuttling many buses toward Caucel, Hununcma, and Sisal. It passes that huge modern courthouse designed to make everyone feel tiny and helpless when dealing with authority. But, let’s eat!

We had been looking for hardware recently when we stopped here. A friend had told us about a fereterria across from a major fish market, Atlantida. Fisherfolk from the shore bring their catches here, and buy all sorts of supplies, even boats, in this neighborhood. We had heard of this little restaurant, and here we were – and we hadn’t eaten yet.

The place is only open during the day, and it was about 4:00. So we had a very tasty lunch, and I went across the street to the hardware store, which was well stocked, but didn’t have what I sought. When we arrived home I learned that I had managed to drop my cellphone from a shallow pocket while in the restaurant. We came back immediately, but the place was already closed. So I visited the next morning, and was happily reunited with my phone. Instead of losing a phone while hunting for not-to-be-found hardware, we discovered a place which has drawn us back most Fridays. We love their ceviches, particularly the Chef’s mixto. And the crispy shrimp is amazing. Victor Cruz and Jorge Angeles are doing a superb job at serving up lunch. Visit, before it gets discovered. 






4 thoughts on “FISH: Cevichazo has us hooked

  1. That looks like a modified Peruvian plate of ceviche. They use corn kernels (much larger in Peru) and the purple onions. Not anything like “normal” Yucatecan ceviche. Are the guys Peruvian?

    • Interesting observation, madero. I don’t know anything about their national origins; but there is a Peruvian cheviche on the menu, and it’s good. (The kernels may be bigger, but they’re not huge.)

  2. It’s an excellente restaurant… I had the opportunity to taste the Peruvian Ceviche and I have to say that is delicious. two thumbs up!!!

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