C-viche restaurant sets opening date in Shorewood

C-viche restaurant, which serves Peruvian, Mexican and Latin specialties, opens its Shorewood restaurant in November.

Karlos Soriano, originally from Peru, owns the restaurant along with Paco Villar, originally from Mexico. Soriano said the Shorewood restaurant is set to open at 4330 N. Oakland Ave. November 15.

It’s still possible the opening could be delayed ― the partners originally thought the restaurant would launch in the summer of 2021, but pandemic-related supply chain issues have disrupted the schedule. But Soriano said the restaurant could also open earlier than planned; C-viche would announce any changes on its Facebook and Instagram pages.

The design of the Shorewood restaurant will be similar to that of the original C-viche restaurant at 2165 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. in Milwaukee, with two major differences.

The Shorewood location will have an open kitchen and ceviche bar, where four customers at a time can sit and watch the cook behind the counter prepare their ceviche or Nikkei sushi to order. (A large Japanese population in Peru has influenced the country’s cuisine.)

“That’s what we have in Peru,” Soriano said of the ceviche bar. “It’s fresh and it’s right there,” he said of the fish dishes, so customers can see that menu items are cooked to order.

The Nikkei ceviche and sushi bar allows customers to peek into Shorewood's C-viche kitchen and see their freshly prepared orders.

Shorewood’s menu will be the same as Bay View’s, with dishes such as lomo saltado, the sautéed steak dish with tomato, onion and fries; chicken enchiladas with green sauce; and scallop tacos. Main course prices range from around $13 for a vegetable pasta dish to $56 for an Argentinian churrasco.

The restaurant plans to launch Sunday brunch later.

Hours of operation will be 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Happy hour will be from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday at the eight-seat bar only, with $7 drink specials and $10 tapas, like anticuchos, ahi tuna ceviche, and scampi with prawns with chimichurri butter toast.

C-viche will also offer take-out and online ordering at c-viche.com.

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