10 Mexican Ceviche Recipes

ceviche with white fish, mango, tomatoes, and cilantro in bowl with serving spoon
Pictured: Mexican Mango and White Fish Ceviche. Photo: AllrecipesPhoto

Authentic Mexican ceviche dishes are not supposed to be complicated. Simply put, the freshest fish or shellfish available are "cooked" in citrus juice for a short time, then combined with full-flavored ingredients for a tantalizingly tasty and healthy seafood dish. So why not take this simple approach to serving seafood and give one of these top-rated Mexican ceviche recipes a go!

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Javi's Really Real Mexican Ceviche

Javi's Really Real Mexican Ceviche
Javi's Really Real Mexican Ceviche. Kim

Recipe contributor JAVI19 says this ceviche recipe "is one of my family's favorites." Fresh shrimp, scallops, cucumber, cilantro, chili peppers, and lots of fresh lime and lemon juice feature in this Mexican ceviche. Serve this no-cook appetizer on top of corn tostadas, or in a glass tumbler with tortilla chips, and a cold beer on the side.

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a big bowl of ceviche with lime slices
Ceviche. MrsH

Fresh scallops are completely immersed in lime juice for a few hours; mix in chopped tomatoes, green onions, celery, bell pepper, and cilantro just before serving. You can use fresh shrimp or small chunks of white fish like halibut if you prefer. Serve the ceviche in fancy cocktail glasses with lime wedges.

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Mexican Ceviche

Fresh shrimp are marinated in lemon juice for 30 minutes before adding chopped tomatoes, onions, cucumber, radishes, garlic, and jalapenos. Stir in tomato and clam juices for an amazing ceviche. "Lots of chopping!!!" admits reviewer Connie Rice Wise, but she confirms it's "totally worth the effort."

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Scallop Ceviche de Gallo

Small bay scallops are marinated in lime juice with roasted poblano and serrano chili peppers, tomatoes, onion, and cilantro. This spicy Mexican-style ceviche is best served really cold as a dip with tortilla chips.

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Avocado Shrimp Ceviche-Estillo Sarita

a yellow bowl of ceviche with lime and a chili pepper
Avocado Shrimp Ceviche-Estillo Sarita. Traci in Cali

Spoon this shrimp ceviche into martini or margarita glasses, and top with avocado pieces for a fresh and delicious appetizer. Serve with crackers, lime wedges and hot pepper sauce for guests to help themselves.

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Mexican Mango and White Fish Ceviche

ceviche with white fish, mango, tomatoes, and cilantro in bowl with serving spoon
Pictured: Mexican Mango and White Fish Ceviche. AllrecipesPhoto

This video will show you how to make a an authentic Mexican white fish ceviche with orange juice, lime juice, ripe mangoes, tomatoes, and green chili pepper. Serve with tortilla chips, avocado, and lime wedges for an impressive party snack.

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Jose's Shrimp Ceviche

Shrimp is covered in fresh lime juice to marinate for 10 minutes, then tossed with tomatoes, onions, and sliced jalapeno. Recipe contributor carrielee suggests you double this recipe if you plan on serving it at a party — it always goes fast!

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Sinaloa-Style Ceviche

An appetizing, Sinaloa-style shrimp and crab ceviche that's loaded with sliced jalapenos, red onions, tomatoes, and cucumber. Serve on tostadas with Mexican hot sauce, and sliced avocados. Substitute fresh halibut for the shellfish, if you prefer.

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Crab Ceviche

Crab Ceviche on hard shell tortilla on blue and white plate
Ann Kirkwood

Recipe reviewer Momof2 loved this top rated Mexican-inspired crab ceviche recipe with cilantro, onion, tomato, and serrano peppers: "I had some crab meat from another recipe and didn't know what to do with it. I had everything on hand. This was simple, easy, inexpensive, and delicious".

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Halibut-Mango Ceviche

In this Mexican ceviche, cubes of fresh halibut are combined with lemon juice, lime juice, tequila, minced jalapeno peppers, diced mango, bell pepper, and red onion. The hardest part is all the slicing and dicing, but you'll be so glad you did it when you see and taste this flavor-packed ceviche!

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More Inspiration

a small bowl of guacamole with tomatoes and chili pepper
Traditional Mexican Guacamole. Molly

We've got lots more to inspire you, including this top-rated recipe for Traditional Mexican Guacamole.

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