Máncora Cebicheria| Where to Eat Great Fish During Paris Fashion Week Review
For Paris Fashion Week the ladies and I set out to find some of the best fish restaurants in Paris. When we stumbled upon Máncora Cebicheria. This is a fabulous place to enjoy Peruvian and Japanese fusion food, with our without the entire crew.
After show’s, we were starving and need to eat in between shows. Or right before Parties and Máncora Cebicheria is located 16 rue Dupetit-Thouars 75003 Paris, smack in the middle of Paris Fashion Week central. The perfect location for a pre-fashion week party rendezvous. With some Cebiche para todos.
We all have different dietary restrictions and fish is the only thing we can agree on. Some of us for religious reasons and in my case I have given up meat, but still eat fish occasionally. They serve a plethora of small plates to share or eat by yourself.
Over drinks, we caught up with the owner Amaury and Chef Claudia Perez Vasquez Solis who used her Peruvian and Japanese roots to create dishes like in her grandma’s kitchen. Each bathed in a sea of apple cider vinegar and red cabbage. So great to go with raw fish and to digest easily.
Luckily we were able to get to the restaurant before it got busy and have a traditional Peruvian cocktail called Piscosour, that knocked the wind out of me. In a good way. After a long day of going to shows, it was exactly what we needed. Chased down with a snack of popped Peruvian corn.
We decided to taste an assortment of goodies from the menu. Called the Cebiches & tiraditos. Specialities of raw fish marinated in “leche de tigre.” Yes, yummy, yummy for my tummy. It was a smorgasbord of tiger prawns and octopus so tangy we had to order more tapas. Another favourite is the Causas Mashed potatoes with “amarillo” chili (Peruvian yellow chilli.)
I could not get enough of the dishes with potatoes in them. My other favourites were the Soup – corn with lots of tomatoes and big prawns, it was seasoned to perfection and bursting with flavour and spicy, but not overpowering just the way I like it. Prawn Skewers – on a bed of manic and mashed potatoes sprinkled with olive oil and green sauce. Ceviche – tuna was fresh and spicy, dried veggie sprinkles. We all were satisfied and licking or fingers.
At the end of our meal, it was if we had eaten in our Peruvian grandma’s kitchen. The staff was lovely and we talked about the history of the restaurant, the concept and the wines they served. We finished our evening of course with a Delicioso mousse de lúcuma. What I really liked about the restaurant was the presentation most dishes were garnished with edible flowers. We have adopted Máncora Cebicheria and now have new members of our dining out in Paris family.
16 rue Dupetit-Thouars
+33 1 43 48 47 65