Add:559 Fuxing Rd M., near Sinan Rd
Ambience: Cozy, fun, yet slightly sophisticated. The front courtyard has a very South American feel, while inside is homely yet polished. Colors are vivid blues, greens and reds.
Who to invite: Family, close friends, a date
Pros: Ceviche is small but always packed thanks to its charm and excellent food. The menu offers a range of dishes, beautifully presented in artistic arrangements.
Cons: The service. There is a difference between attentive and over-zealous. The hovering waiters need to learn to give their customers some space (at least on one visit).
Recommended: The restaurant is named the Peruvian dish "Ceviche," which is raw fish, doused in a citrus marinade that serves to slightly cook it. It's delicious and spicy - there are milder versions with peanuts (an Asian touch). Try the refreshing, sour and lightly spiced Fu Man Chu. The Pork Chicharron (twice-cooked pork) and Lomo Saltado, or beef tenderloin, are delicious.
Drinks: Beer, wine, some spirits. There's a range of wine by the bottle but a limited range of wine by the glass.
Cost: Small plates cost as little as 30 yuan, while bigger plates cost 120 yuan. Expect to pay around 200 yuan per person for dinner and a drink.