Get your fix of ceviche and aguachile: 7 Baton Rouge restaurants serving refreshing, chilled seafood

This heatwave looks like it’s here to stay, but luckily, so is Baton Rouge’s supply of ceviche and aguachile—a chilled, refreshing take on seafood that’s just the thing for summer.

Traditionally, ceviche is seafood marinated and “cooked” in the acidity of lime or lemon juice, while aguachile, which means “chile water” in Spanish, is a dish usually consisting of shrimp served in a lime-y, spicy liquid.

Shed a few degrees with these citrusy, flavor-filled seafood dishes around the Capital City. These restaurants serve a wide variety of ceviche and aguachile, from locally inspired twists to classic-style dishes.

A few Baton Rouge restaurants serving ceviche and aguachile

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Blue Corn Modern Mexican

For those new to ceviche and aguachile—or enthusiasts ready for a tasting—visit Blue Corn Modern Mexican, a colorful Perkins Road restaurant with a devoted menu of options like Aguachile Verde and Mexicano Ceviche. Try the Mahi Mahi Peruano Ceviche or the Mango Habanero Ceviche, pictured above with matching margaritas. bluecornrestaurant.com

Queso Mexican Restaurant 

Perched on Sherwood Forest Boulevard, this eatery serves a classic ceviche with shrimp and fish, along with jalapeños, cilantro, tomatoes and avocado. queso-mexican-restaurant.business.site


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Modesto Taco Tequila Whiskey

This Mexican restaurant near LSU may be a Taco Tuesday favorite—and rightfully so—but look past the Carne Asada and try out its Aguachile Ceviche: aguachile-style shrimp with local watermelon, cucumbers, avocado, radishes and jalapeño oil. eatmodesto.com 

Soji Modern Asian

The stylish Mid City eatery serves its own spin on ceviche with yellowtail, avocado, tomatoes, wonton chips and a lime crema. eatsoji.com


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Mestizo Louisiana Mexican Cuisine

For scallop lovers, this Acadian Thruway restaurant serves a bed of shrimp, scallops, onions, tomatoes and more over mole verde. Mestizorestaurant.com

Mi Padres Mexican Grill

Upon availability, the Bluebonnet Boulevard restaurant serves ceviche made with redfish. mipadresmexicangrill.com


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La Chilanga Taco House

New to Baton Rouge, La Chilangas opened on Lee Drive in 2022 and has Camarones Borrachos on its menu. Six cans of Modelo are covered in a medley of shrimp and toppings, including aguachile shrimp, earning its spot on this list. lachilangas.com