In bustling Fitzrovia comes Crudo, a new casual dining and grab-and-go concept bringing the vibrant flavours of Latin American ceviche to London.
Crudo, meaning raw, is a Cevicheria where you can design your own ceviche bowls as well as choosing from a menu of tantalising options. Ceviche is a popular seafood dish originally hailing from Peru. Historians believe that the word ceviche comes from the Peruvian’s native culture Quechua, ‘Siwichi’ meaning ‘fresh fish’. Today, ceviche can be found in a wide variety of Latin American cultures, each adding their own local twist to the famous dish.
Crudo offers a fast and healthy option to Fitzrovia’s bustling lunchtime scene with a flavoursome and affordable menu. The menu includes 3 signature ceviche bowls. The ‘Clasico’ bowl is a base of quinoa, topped with seabass marinated in a classic leche de tigre sauce and topped with sweet potato, Andean chilli, Peruvian toasted corn and plantain chips. They also have a Nikkei signature ceviche bowl as well as a vegan bowl featuring chickpeas.
Alongside their signature bowls, the menu gives the option to build your own ceviche bowl allowing you to choose your base (rice, lettuce, quinoa), your protein, your ‘leche de tigre’ sauce and what toppings you’d like. There is also a sides menu with traditional Latin American snack foods including a variety of vegan and vegetarian options.
Crudo is the first restaurant for the Venezuelan-born founders Carlos Socorro and Maria Yanez who were inspired by their time in Miami where they were surrounded by diverse South American cultures. Here, they were exposed to the different ways the dish can be presented from traditional ceviche to Nikkei cuisine and how even non-Peruvian restaurants have adopted ceviche, each bringing their unique flavour to the dish. ‘We were inspired to experiment with ceviche too and create a concept around it. London has such a diverse and exciting culinary scene so we know Crudo would be a perfect fit here’ says Carlos.
Find Crudo at 35 Riding House Street bringing the vibrant colours, flavours and sounds of Latin America to Londoners.
For more information visit eatcrudo.com or follow @eatcrudo.