Renzo's a Taste of Peru - Closed

2222 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612
Renzo's a Taste of Peru

Kevin+Lara El+maestro


  • Mon-Fri 11am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm
  • $
  • No Alcohol
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Ceviches are the first--perhaps the only--thing you need to order at Renzo's. Start with the immaculate ceviche de pescado: cubes of white fish acid-cooked in prodigious amounts of citrus juice until the fish gets a porcelain pallor and a chew as firm as your inner cheek. Ask for it to be made as spicy as possible to add a pleasurable burn to each bracing bite. No matter the spice level, the dish supplants Hawaiian poke as the food you'll crave when you want to think of the beach. Plump scallops, shrimp and squid marinate themselves to a pillow-soft tenderness in the ceviche de mariscos. A third and equally estimable shrimp-only ceviche introduces the fruitiness of cubed mango to an already refreshing concoction.

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