The hubs and I had a date night for his birthday this past August, and we decided to venture downtown. I had wanted to visit Ceviche for some time now, after hearing great things about this spot from folks on Twitter and Yelp.
I love downtown Orlando, the location of Ceviche in the Historic Church Street Station is a favorite spot. I worked as a teenager in the Church Street Exchange, I attended many wedding receptions in this building and have fond memories with family here.
Our table was next to a large banquet table and a tall glass cabinet that faced nearly floor to ceiling windows that offered a view of Church Street.
These tiled pillars are located throughout the restaurant and are just a beautiful feature.
Okay, let’s get to the eats!
Fresh bread and a pesto dip was presented with our drinks.
Our first tapas frias was tabla de quesos.
Aged manchego, mahon, tetilla and cabrales cheeses with sliced fruit, including grapes and figs.
Oh how I loved these cheeses! I ate some of the softer cheeses with the extra bread we ordered (’cause I’m all about those carbs, ’bout those carbs, ’bout those carbs).
From the pescados selection we ordered caracoles a la vasca…
sautéed escargot, spinach, cream and Spanish sherry in a vol-au-vent pastry. Light and delicious!
From the vegetables selection, we ordered Portobello relleno.
This incredibly large Portobello mushroom was stuffed with spinach and manchego cheese, and drizzled with sherry. Excellent! Definitely more than one person could enjoy this dish.
From the carnes selection, we chose the banderillas mixtas, an assortment of skewered grilled tenderloin, mild chorizo, marinated chicken and vegetables.
I would definitely recommend these as there is enough to share. The chorizo was fantastic!
We selected two desserts, one for the birthday boy…
a lovely crema catalana, a traditional Spanish crème brûlée in a dark chocolate shell, served with seasonal berries and a sprig of mint drizzled with chocolate.
I ordered flan, a popular Spanish custard, which was also served with seasonal berries, a sprig of mint, and drizzled with caramel and chocolate.
We very much enjoyed our visit to Ceviche and look forward to returning and sampling more dishes. We hope to bring family and friends so we can share a greater selection. So much fun!
Ceviche Tapas Orlando is located at 125 W. Church St., Orlando in the Historic Church Street Station. You can find out more information about Ceviche via their website at http://ceviche.com/locations/cevicheorlando/. They have live Flamenco shows and their schedule is listed on the website. You can also find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CevicheOrlando and follow them on Twitter at @cevichetapas.