102 W. Clay St., (410) 244-8837, puerto511.com
Baltimore is not a big ceviche town, but if the Peruvian family behind Puerto 511 keeps it up, it will be. Owner Jose Victorio Alarcon and his wife moved here from Chicago, where he worked in a Peruvian joint, and opened this “micro restaurant” late last year and they blew the city’s ceviche market wide open. The classic, heavily spiced, and acidic leche de tigre gives the super-fresh fish and seafood the perfect kick (we always drink it from the plate when the fish is done). Better make reservations, because there are only seven two-tops and it fills up fast.