Ceviche is a coastal Latin American dish which features a variety of raw seafood which has been cured in citrus. The seafood is usually combined with other savory items such as peppers, spices and vegetables, and makes a great appetizer or small plate. If you enjoy sushi, you will likely enjoy its Latin American counterpart. If you already love ceviche and are looking for a new place to try, or if you are new to the dish and want to try it, here are some great places to enjoy a ceviche dish in Pittsburgh.
Seviche
430 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 697-3120
www.seviche.com

As its name implies, Seviche, located in the strip district is a great place to try a variety of ceviche dishes. Seviche takes advantage of fresh local fish and ingredients to create it’s fabulous seafood menu.  Try the Fire and Ice Seviche appetizer which combines your choice of Ahi tuna, salmon, crab, shrimp or the fish of the day with red onions, scallions, jalapeños and habanero peppers, prickly pear granita and a bit of cilantro. You can also enjoy the Seviche of the day, which is the chef’s choice of ceviche dish or the Seviche salad with shrimp and crab

Nine On Nine
900 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 338-6463
www.nineonninepgh.com

If you have dined at Nine on Nine in the past, you know that it is a fabulous culinary experience. From the fresh menu dishes to the chef’s tasting menu, dinner at Nine on Nine is an event. If you have some time to stop by for lunch, however, you can enjoy their lunch special ceviche. It features seasonal fish with the chef’s choice of preparation. You can also add a fresh mozzarella and fried green tomato sandwich to complete a light and tasty lunch. The lunch menu is available Monday through Friday from 11:30am-2:00pm.

Chicken Latino
55 21st St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 246-0974
www.chickenlatino.com

If you are a fan of Peruvian style rotisserie chicken, it happens to be Chicken Latino’s specialty.  In addition to this favorite South American dish, Chicken Latino also serves ceviche as a weekend special. Chicken Latino’s ceviche features classic tilapia cured with lime juice, served over lettuce.There is also a variety of South American dishes to choose from in addition to these feature menu items. It’s a great place to enjoy some exotic food while downtown on the weekend.

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Ibiza
2224 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 325-2227
www.ibizatapaspgh.com

If you would like to get a group of friends together to enjoy some ceviche after work, Ibiza is a great place to try. Its tapas menu is perfect for sharing dishes over happy hour drinks, and its Southside location is perfect for people watching. The menu features ceviche fresco de tilapia con aguacate, a tilapia ceviche with avocado. You can also enjoy a variety of other seafood dishes and tapas to share at Ibiza.

Kaya
2000 Smallman St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 261-6565
www.bigburrito.com/kaya

Kaya is known for its large and flavorful paella dishes and more exotic fare such as plantain chips, however, the menu also features a shrimp ceviche dish. This ceviche is made with jalapeño peppers, red onions, lime, avocados, tomatoes and cilantro. It is a perfect appetizer to share with your table. The Kaya menu features a variety of foods from the Caribbean Islands, South America and the Pacific made with fresh ingredients.

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Jennifer Stockdale is a native of the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. She is a restaurant marketer and wine enthusiast and one of the hosts of the East Coast Wine Geeks Podcast. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.