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The Best Ceviche
Filed in: Current Affairs, Good eats

I'm on the road again. For some reason what I want to blog about when I'm traveling is food. Analyze that if you want. Maybe I'm a frustrated culinary travelogue writer in a past life or something.

Ever had ceviche? If you haven't (pronounced say-vish'-ay)- it is a Mexican white fish that has been 'cooked' in a lime juice and vinegar 'brine' by marinating it for several hours - this is spread in small chunks (it breaks up into diced firm texture pieces during the marinating process) on a flat tostada shell and most of the time mixed with vegetables and/or salsa fresca or salsa verde. Sometimes ceviche is served in a 'shrimp cocktail' glass with a red sauce - that's not the kind I'm talking about.

Los Sanchez

For my money, the best ceviche that I've ever had anywhere is the Los Sanchez restaurant in Anaheim, California. This little piece of Mexico is South of Katella on Harbor Avenue (in the Disneyland neighborhood - I'll get the actual street address and put it in this post so you can Mapquest it if you want to go) - between Katella and the E-W running Highway 22. It's almost next door to the Crown Plaza Anaheim hotel.

They make everything - and I mean all the food on their menu - including chips and salsa - right there on the premises. They are most famous for their Carne Asada burrito - and for their 'on mike' announcements when the food is ready. Until you hear it enough times and it just becomes part of the background ambience you will really get a kick out of hearing one of the servers say "Carne Asada burrito we-e-e-e-e-e-e-t ready amigo, number 88" (say it as low as you can then imagine an octave lower - really draw out that 'wet'. A wet burrito is probably what you imagine it to be - smothered in burrito sauce and melted cheese.)

Los Sanchez

What is still a little known secret even at this location is their home made ceviche - I've had it dozens of times and it is always extremely fresh - made daily I'm sure. They have both a shrimp and a fish (pescado) ceviche - and you can get them mixed if you want. I prefer the fish.

They pile it up over an inch thick on a 5 inch round crunchy (and housemade) tostada chip. The fish is mixed with fresh cilantro and onions. They cover the mixture with about a half of one fresh avacado. Then they put a little over one whole lime - sliced into wedges on the plate. One ceviche tostada is still $2.50 - steal of the century- in Seattle we'd pay that just for the avacado.

I like to add a little of their salsa verde (green) on top. This is the kind of food that will crank up your salivary glands immediately - incredible combination of flavors. If you like sushi you will love this - if you just like fish you will love it.

Their burritos really are great too - I just can't eat more than a couple of the ceviche tostada's and I always choose those over a burrito there anyway.

So, next time you get to SoCal or you visit Disneyland - make sure to make it by Los Sanchez for the best ceviche and let me know what you think.

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