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Ceviche Tapas Bar and Restaurant

1216 1st St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5502
941-952-1036
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Ranked #154 of 807 restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Tapas
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sarasota, Florida
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Out of business. Closed for quite some time. Was good when first opened. Then deteriorated...... so sad.

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Orlando
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We went on several occasions there and we had a good experience. Decided to bring friends the next time and everything was a disappointing. Tripping A/C on table, chipped carafes & glasses, lousy service and food not authentic & americanized. Food was not impressive - must have been a different cook than before. Contacted the management - waste of time... More

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Lake Mary, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Go there for delicious tapas, cool restaurant, great service! Highly recommend if you're looking to try a lot of different delicious tapas.

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Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This is a restaurant perfect for a trip with friends-the more the merrier! I've been to the various locations numerous times and still have not sampled even half the menu. A favorite of mine is the mediteranean salad. There is something for everyone but leave room for desert. We usually move from the restaurant area and have our desert near... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

I needed a place to chill-out for a while and get some food. I was very happy with my experience at Ceviche. Dined outside and enjoyed white sangrias and interesting and delicious seafood crepes right off their Brunch menu. Many interesting offering and was had to choose. Must go back many times to try them all.

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Venice, FL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

My husband and I went for Valentine's (our second trip to this restaurant). As with the first time, the food was divine... Staff was helpful in picking out the right wine. The restaurant was busy, but well run.

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Sarasota
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

WE had them cater our daughters book signing affair a few months back for about 100 people and the food was good but ran out. We paid for 100 people but lots of people was not able to eat because of the shortage. The manager was more concerned with the bar tab then with the quantity of food provided. We... More

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Longboat Key, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Went to Ceviche, which is located in an old historic building downtown Sarasota. It occupies 4 floors with food and beverage service. My wife and I went to the third floor which featured "Flamenco". The Musicians and Dancers were obviously Spanish (Maybe Latin American?). They played and danced just as I remembered seeing in Sevilla. They were followed by a... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Go to Ceviche to watch the sunset then go down a level and listen to music with a drink. If you eat there, don't expect too much. Their namesake dish, ceviche, is subpar.

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Toronto
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

It was exactly what I had hoped plenty of choice on the menu right size to enjoy variety and served very efficiently . However for me the most important aspect of this restaurant was we walked in with no reservation on a Saturday night at 10 pm . Sarasota if not most of Florida except maybe Miami can be a... More

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