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Mo-Chica

3655 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA, 90007, United States
TEL: (213) 747-2141

The confoundingly underrated Ricardo Zarate—a Lima, Peru, native and former sushi chef—works wonders with Peruvian ceviche at this hidden spot in the Mercado La Paloma food court and craft market south of Downtown. Zarate’s ceviche del día—sea bass, yellowtail, scallop, whatever’s fresh— is marinated to order in the classic leche de tigre (lime juice spiked with ginger and yellow chiles, so refreshing you could drink a highball of the stuff) and gussied up with cubed yam, choclo corn, and/or sliced red onion. (The cheesy pan-flute soundtrack comes courtesy of the adjacent stall.) That this minor miracle chose such a humble spot to reveal itself speaks volumes about Los Angeles, a city built not on flash and hype but on countless unsung revelations.

Amenities

Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Dinner
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Lunch
  • No Reservations
  • Parking Available
  • Sunday - Closed
  • Take-Out Available

Cuisine Type:: South American

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