Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant in Delray Beach is one of six locations in Florida. This boutique restaurant group has successfully carved out a niche for intimate and distinct ambiance in each of their restaurants. Delray Beach is the newcomer to the group opening last December 2012.
Ceviche is well known for its Tapas Tuesday, $4 tapas and $4 sangria all night. You can party on a budget at Ceviche Delray from 4pm-midnight on Tuesdays. And that is exactly what we did. We skipped the sangria and opted for wine instead.
Ceviche is housed in the old Falcon House location on NE 6th Avenue. The look and feel of Ceviche Delray is quaint and charming but definitely not quiet; Ceviche has quite a lively happy hour and Tapas Tuesday. The bar and adjoining bar area was 2 and 3-deep when we were there, so seats are a hot commodity during the witching hours; but that’s what makes it fun and lively. If you want quiet this isn’t the place for you.
We ordered a variety of hot and cold tapas as well as the Paella Negra an entree that shared perfectly. My happy hour partner in crime, FOODalogue a.k.a. Joan Nova, turned me onto Ceviche as well as “doing the sharing thing”; With Six You Get Eggroll, with Joan you get 9 appetizers. We enjoyed it all, it was a happening scene with a lot of food and a lot of sharing; a little bit of this, a little bit of that. I’ve learned many things from Joan over the past four years, not least of all which is how to enjoy the world of “tapas”.
The menu is diverse and pleasing to most palates; there are many choices, especially on the tapas menu; vegetable, seafood, cheese, and meat. If one doesn’t work within your diet, ultimately another will; for $4 you can’t beat it, even if you’re happy-houring alone, which by the way, easily can turn into dinner with multiple plates of tapas; as seen here. Something Joan and I seem to have perfected, The Art of Happy Hour.