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With more than 100 different hot and cold tapas, paellas, and cazuelas, most of which are imported to maintain authenticity, Ceviche, a restaurant with flavors from the northern and Catalan regions of Spain that also houses a flamenco bar couldn’t get any better.
Ceviche is owned by Gordon Davis. The restaurant is truly the perfect end to a night on the town. Ceviche is bustling with people of all ages and backgrounds wafting with the exotic aromas of Spanish flair. Guests may be torn between dancing the night away in the mysteriously sexy, fun bar below deck and an unforgettable dinning experience above. Why choose? At Ceviche you can have your cake and eat it, too. Literally!
After ordering from the seemingly endless $4 Tuesday menu and gorging on tasty shrimp cocktails, rich sautéed mushrooms, rice, calamari, and what was voted best Sangria in Tampa, I was torn. I had already eaten more than my share of zesty ahi soaked in lemon and lime juice and sprinkled with leeks.
I had gorged on the hot, crispy, chunky potatoes, drizzled in spicy, sharp cheddar cheese. I had eaten my weight in pesto chicken, sweet spinach, date salad, and plowed my way through the ox tail. Now I had to choose a dessert! Torta valenciana is a rich chocolate cake served with vanilla cream, raspberry sauce, orange zest, and fresh berries.
Crema catalana is a traditional Spanish creme brulee in a dark chocolate shell. Or try the trilogia de chocolates, a trilogy of white, milk, and dark chocolate mousse with white chocolate rum sauce. And that’s just to name a few! What’s a girl, or anyone else for that matter, to do but come back to Ceviche again and again.
The zesty, spiced food, white sangria, live band, and exotic, entrancing whirl of the Spanish dancers in the basement had me in another world. I found myself clapping and stomping to the beat, as my photographer caught the swirl of colors dancing across the small stage. My mouth, eyes and ears started tingling with the Ceviche experience, and it won’t be the last time.
The service is quick, the atmosphere is unbeatable, and the food inspiringly delicious, making Ceviche a top Toonari pick for Florida. Ceviche is located at 10 Beach Drive St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Don’t miss this exquisite cultural, food experience.
The dining room is open on Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to midnight, and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. The flamenco room is open on Sunday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.
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