Ricardo Zarate Says Paiche Is No Cevicheria

The Peruvian chef talks about his next Westside restaurant

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Photograph by Lisa Romerein

Peruvian chef Ricardo Zarate hopes to debut his third restaurant this month, in Marina del Rey. Named Paiche (pronounced PIE-chay), after the giant Amazonian river fish, the operation is being described as a cevicheria, but Zarate says don’t be fooled. “People hear ‘cevicheria’ and they think it’s only raw fish. In Peru a cevicheria is just a seafood restaurant. There are hot dishes, even meat.” Expect plates large enough to share and, of course, plenty of pisco.

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