The country of Mexico is surrounded by the sea, so it is easy to understand why seafood plays such an important role in la cocina Mexicana. One of the most popular appetizers is ceviche. Almost every coastal state has its own rendition of this mixture of raw shrimp, fish or scallops, which naturally ‘cooks’ itself in fresh citrus juice.
For several decades, La Fiesta restaurant in San Diego’s famed Gaslamp Quarter gained a reputation for offering some of the most memorable and authentic gourmet Mexican cuisine in the region.
Although the Owner and Executive Chef Raul Delgadillo finally retired and closed this San Diego landmark, you can still enjoy one of La Fiesta’s signature appetizers right in your own home.
It pairs wonderfully with crunchy, corn tortilla chips, guacamole and a cold cerveza or margarita.