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Best Places For Ceviche In Orange County

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Ceviche is one of those dishes that, when you've found a good one, keeps you coming back for more. It's an irresistible combination of seafood citrus and herbs. While it can include a pretty good spice note, it's also a very light and refreshing dish that is perfect in a place where the weather is warm year-round. If you're craving ceviche (understandably so), try these places where you're sure to get an unforgettable serving of the dish.

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SOL Cocina
251 Pacific Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 675-9800

You'll find a lot of things to like about the ceviche here. The serrano chilies give the ceviche a good spice, which is only enhanced by the lime juice. You'll also find pico de gallo and avocado in the ceviche. The presentation of this is also pretty nice; it is served in a schooner with a plate of veggie chips. This is perfect for sharing with a group of friends.

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Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen
110 W Birch St., Suite 7
Brea, CA 92821
(714) 255-1040

It's no surprise that you can find great ceviche at Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen because all of their Latin fare is terrific. While all ceviche includes lime juice, the ceviche at this Brea eatery also includes orange juice, lending a sweetness to the dish. Combined with the serrano chilies, red onion and Hass avocado, this dish is irresistible. Don't be surprised if you return for this wonderful dish.

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Ostioneria Siete Mares
540 W Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 406-4649

Ostioneria Siete Mares might be tough for some to find at first, but it'll be well worth the effort it took to find this Orange County eatery. The ceviche at Ostioneria Siete Mares contains shrimp and fish and the addition of lime juice gives a nice tangy flavor while the chili gives it a welcome kick. It would be nice of you to share it, but you might be unwilling to do so. You can order this in a cup or with tostadas — either way, this will be one of those food items that you find yourself craving from time to time.

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Mariscos Mocorito
320 E Katella Ave.
Orange, CA 92867
(714) 771-0050

Serving Sinaloa-style Mexican food, Mariscos Mocorito in Orange serves up a variety of Mexican type fare including a delicious ceviche dishes. Here, you'll find ceviche tostadas available in shrimp and fish varieties. When it is delivered to you, you will see a heap of ceviche on top of a tostada. The ceviche contains not only seafood but also tomatoes, onions, cilantro and cucumber. You'll find this an incredibly refreshing meal for an amazing price.

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Taqueria Zamora
3121 S Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92707
(714) 557-0907

The first thing you notice about the ceviche (made with shrimp) here is that there is a lot of it on your plate. You certainly don't get cheated on the ceviche, and you realize immediately that one tostada isn't going to be enough to hold it all. Then you taste it, and you realize just how glad you are that you didn't get cheated. There are plenty of shrimp. This dish also includes a good amount of chili that gives it a nice kick that is enhanced by the line juice.

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Gary Schwind is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on


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