How To Make Ceviche in Mexico #Video

While staying at the Villa Del Palmar resort in Loreto a couple months ago aside from just laying by the pool my friends Ayngelina, Rease and I participated in some fun activities like aqua aerobics, dance classes, wine tasting and we also got to take part in a cooking class. In our cooking class we learned from Chef Manuel how to make Ceviche a popular seafood dish most commonly made in the costal areas of Mexico, Central and South America.

Previous to this trip I hadn’t even heard of Ceviche let alone tried it or knew how to make it so I was eager to learn and surprised to see just how quick you can make it. With just a few simple ingredients and no cooking time you can see in my video that Ceviche is something almost anyone can make.

The Chef made our Ceviche with a white fish called Cabrilla, however there are many other white fish that you could use if that is not available and you can even choose to make your Ceviche with shrimp. In this version Chef Manuel also chose to mix in mint and papaya but in other instances you might use tomato and cilantro.

Here is how to make our Ceviche:


1 lb firm white fish, chopped into 1/4 inch pieces
5 lime, juiced
1/3 cup red onion
1/4 cup papaya, chopped (can also use mango)
1/4 jalapeno
1 tbsp mint, chopped
1/2 tbsp salt
pepper to taste
1 avocado for garnish


1. Mix finely cut fish with lime juice.
2. Add salt, pepper, mint, onion, papaya, jalapeño and mix
3. Garnish with avocado and serve with tortilla chips

Have you ever tried Ceviche before? What did you think?


Photographed and filmed with a Nikon D5100 using a 17-55mm lens.

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    April 23, 2021 at 7:46 am

    This is one of my favorite foods of all time! YUMMMM!

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    September 9, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    This is one of my favorite foods of all time! YUMMMM!

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      February 18, 2014 at 4:47 pm

      it is soooooo good! :)

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    Monika | Adventure Life
    August 13, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Great recipe! Love the video! Can we post on our blog?

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      February 18, 2014 at 4:48 pm

      Sure thing! :)

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    Steve Juba
    August 12, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Awesome recipe! I think we will try this soon in anticipation of our Peru trip in December. The ceviche is damn good there too!

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      February 18, 2014 at 4:48 pm

      I want to eat alllll of the ceviche! haha

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    Brock - Backpack With Brock
    August 12, 2012 at 1:33 pm


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    Mark Wiens
    August 10, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Mm, looks so good! I’ve only had ceviche with tomato and cilantro, never this variation with papaya. But I would love to try this recipe, if I can locate some fresh fish!

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      February 18, 2014 at 4:49 pm

      and I’ve never had it with tomato! interesting!!

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