Sunday Ceviche

by Valerie on June 14, 2009 · 1 comment

A few weeks ago, husband and I decided we wanted to try Costa Verde, a Peruvian restaurant in Arlington, Virginia:

Costa Verde Menu

When we arrived, we were greeted by some very spicy green sauce and and some crunchy roasted corn:

Costa Verde and Bentos 001

I ordered the ceviche de pescado as an appetizer – but I really should have ordered it as a meal. It was a very generous portion:

Ceviche at Costa Verde

The ceviche was delicious – lemony and peppery. I really wished I had not ordered an entree, especially since I ended up taking most of it home. I ordered the Pescado a Lo Macho, which is grilled tilapia with seafood sauce. The fish was delicious, but I found the sauce uninspired and the seafood only ok:

Costa Verde Grilled Fish

Husband, on the other hand, loved his entree, the Chicarron al Plato, which are fried pieces of marinated pork. He found it very tasty:

Costa Verde Fried Pork

What I did enjoy the most about Costa Verde was the ceviche and also the atmosphere. It seems like the restaurant is very much a community center for family celebrations, and I liked that vibe a lot. Overall, I am glad we went, as Peruvian food is something I don’t get to try very often.

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1 Melita June 18, 2009 at 2:55 pm

ryan's best friend is peruvian.

last june we flew to santa fe, nm for their wedding. they had ceviche on top of cucumber as an appetizer. i seriously ate like 15, they were so delicious!! :)

i haven't tried ceviche in its typical fashion (yet!!).


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