Geography enthusiasts may have noticed that Austin is a landlocked city, so getting good, fresh fish hasn’t always been a given. In recent years, though, Austin has really upped its ceviche game. For lovers of the typically lime-cured raw fish in its many iterations, Austinites now have many options, from street food–style to upscale, with plenty of stops in between. Read on for a few of our favorites.
This tiny Peruvian food cart gets rave reviews. With a name like Ceviche7, it should come as no surprise that their mahi mahi ceviche is a star player on the menu. The lemon- and lime-drenched fish comes mixed with spicy bell pepper, onion and corn and is served with boiled sweet potatoes.
This iconic Austin restaurant recently underwent a makeover when it was sold to The Prime Thyme Restaurant Group last spring. Newly reopened in November, it’s now headed by Chef Billy Caruso. Although the brand-new menu retains the restaurant’s previous focus on wild game, it also includes a delectable yellowtail ceviche with tiger’s milk, blood orange, and basil.
Known for its great happy hour specials and fantastic seafood offerings, Parkside’s classic ceviche is a go-to for many Austinites. Though the types of fish included in the ceviche change, melt-in-your-mouth salmon is always part of the dish. Currently the ceviche also includes fluke and bass, and it’s paired with avocado, tomato and jalapeño.