Leading up to this year's Best of L.A. issue (due out Oct. 4), we'll be counting down, in no particular order, 100 of our favorite dishes.
G. Snyder Bloody Clam Ceviche
96: La Cevicheria's Bloody Clam Ceviche.
During the most oppressive days of summer, when the beaches are packed elbow to elbow and waves of heat radiate up from the sidewalks, few things are more refreshing than a bowl of chilled, lime-tinted ceviche. La Cevicheria -- a storefront along Pico in Mid-City, painted a pale-blue and decorated with nautical knick-knacks -- is nowhere near the ocean, but the food it serves is the purest form of beach cuisine.
Owners Julio and Carolina Orellana have dedicated their menu to a pan-Latin variety of stunningly fresh seafood dishes: a tomato-laced campechana; a silky Caribbean seafood stew stocked with squid and mussels; and a neon-green version of the spicy Nayarit shrimp dish aguachile, among other things.More »