Blink, and you might miss this tiny ceviche outpost from lawyer-turned-restaurateur Octavio Olivas, who hails from Mexico City. But that also means everyone in the small space is afforded a front-row seat as Olivas chops up fresh seafood and garnishes it with everything from lime and cilantro to yuzu gelée, serrano oil, trout roe, seaweed, and borage flowers—with daily rotating specials. There are a few sidewalk tables for those who prefer an al fresco experience.
How to book: Reservations can be made online.
On a busy stretch of Hyperion Ave in Silver Lake is this tremendous Latin seafood spot, serving up all kinds of beautiful raw seafood, like scallop and uni shooters, shrimp aguachile, and oysters with spicy mignonette, in a cozy location with a sushi-style counter that gives you a front row seat to chef Octavio Olivas as he shucks and styles each plate.
The deal: $21 for six oysters
How to book: Walk-in only.