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8 Essential Ceviches to Eat in Montreal

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Ceviche is the perfect dish for this final flare of summer. It’s light and refreshing, consisting of fish or seafood in a lime-based marinade that you’ll find yourself sipping when the fish is all gone. Nearly every country in Latin America has a version of ceviche, but in Montreal, the ceviche is almost always either Peruvian or Mexican.

Peruvian ceviche is distinguished by the addictive, milky-white leche de Tigre marinade, which is full of garlic, lime, and briny seafood flavour. Mexican ceviche is usually spicier, and can contain a little bit of ketchup, avocado and green olives that go perfectly with the marinated seafood. And there’s ample options for both here.

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1. Sol y Mar

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7610 Rue St-Hubert, Montréal
QC H2R 2N6, Canada
(514) 273-4446
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Great for large groups, Sol y Mar is an excellent option for Peruvian ceviche. They also serve anticuchos, marinated and grilled beef heart skewers. Order dishes to share, as the portions are very generous.

2. Pat’e Palo

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1376 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2G 1K9, Canada
(514) 315-5521
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The portions at Pat’e Palo are huge, and the ceviche does not disappoint. Order one of their six ceviches to share as a starter, or get one all to yourself as your whole meal. The leche de tigre can even be ordered by itself — that’s how delicious the ceviche marinade is.

3. Chicho's

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6580 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2S 3C6, Canada
(514) 277-9390
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At this Little Italy Peruvian restaurant, the ceviche mixto is a great bet, full of octopus and marinated fish, but they also have seven other kinds, including shrimp.

4. Mochica

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3863 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal
QC H2W 2M1, Canada
(514) 284-4448
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The ceviche tasting platter is the way to go here. You get a scallop ceviche, ceviche mixto, and fish ceviche for a very reasonable price. Expertly-made pisco sours are the perfect accompaniment.

5. Emiliano's

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260 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H2Y 1T3, Canada
(514) 316-8017
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Open since 2016, Emiliano’s gives Mexican cuisine a higher-end treatment compared to other places in the city, and the octopus inferno ceviche is a must-try. Real (i.e. not “slushee-style”) margaritas pair perfectly with their seafood dishes.

6. Junior

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1964 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H3J 1M8, Canada
(514) 944-8636
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Junior offers a Filipino take on ceviche with a salmon ceviche with calamansi (a citrus fruit) and coconut milk, as well as the newly-added squid ceviche.

7. Augusto Al Gusto

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4578 Rue Wellington, Verdun
QC H4G 1W7, Canada
(514) 769-5885
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Legit Peruvian ceviche can be found at Verdun’s Augusto el Gusto, served with white corn and a slice of sweet potato. They also make jalea, which is a big platter of fried mixed seafood, for those desiring some cooked seafood as well.

8. El Sabor de México

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5013 Rue Wellington, Verdun
QC H4G 1Y1, Canada
(514) 362-8888
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This neighbourhood Mexican restaurant makes a genuine ceviche, as well as Mexican shrimp cocktail. Either one will satisfy a need for sour and spicy fresh seafood.

1. Sol y Mar

7610 Rue St-Hubert, Montréal, QC H2R 2N6, Canada

Great for large groups, Sol y Mar is an excellent option for Peruvian ceviche. They also serve anticuchos, marinated and grilled beef heart skewers. Order dishes to share, as the portions are very generous.

7610 Rue St-Hubert, Montréal
QC H2R 2N6, Canada

2. Pat’e Palo

1376 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal, QC H2G 1K9, Canada

The portions at Pat’e Palo are huge, and the ceviche does not disappoint. Order one of their six ceviches to share as a starter, or get one all to yourself as your whole meal. The leche de tigre can even be ordered by itself — that’s how delicious the ceviche marinade is.

1376 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2G 1K9, Canada

3. Chicho's

6580 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2S 3C6, Canada

At this Little Italy Peruvian restaurant, the ceviche mixto is a great bet, full of octopus and marinated fish, but they also have seven other kinds, including shrimp.

6580 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2S 3C6, Canada

4. Mochica

3863 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2W 2M1, Canada

The ceviche tasting platter is the way to go here. You get a scallop ceviche, ceviche mixto, and fish ceviche for a very reasonable price. Expertly-made pisco sours are the perfect accompaniment.

3863 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal
QC H2W 2M1, Canada

5. Emiliano's

260 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H2Y 1T3, Canada

Open since 2016, Emiliano’s gives Mexican cuisine a higher-end treatment compared to other places in the city, and the octopus inferno ceviche is a must-try. Real (i.e. not “slushee-style”) margaritas pair perfectly with their seafood dishes.

260 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H2Y 1T3, Canada

6. Junior

1964 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H3J 1M8, Canada

Junior offers a Filipino take on ceviche with a salmon ceviche with calamansi (a citrus fruit) and coconut milk, as well as the newly-added squid ceviche.

1964 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H3J 1M8, Canada

7. Augusto Al Gusto

4578 Rue Wellington, Verdun, QC H4G 1W7, Canada

Legit Peruvian ceviche can be found at Verdun’s Augusto el Gusto, served with white corn and a slice of sweet potato. They also make jalea, which is a big platter of fried mixed seafood, for those desiring some cooked seafood as well.

4578 Rue Wellington, Verdun
QC H4G 1W7, Canada

8. El Sabor de México

5013 Rue Wellington, Verdun, QC H4G 1Y1, Canada

This neighbourhood Mexican restaurant makes a genuine ceviche, as well as Mexican shrimp cocktail. Either one will satisfy a need for sour and spicy fresh seafood.

5013 Rue Wellington, Verdun
QC H4G 1Y1, Canada

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