Ceviche Tostadas


Ceviche Tostadas Puerto Vallarta

Ceviche Tostadas Puerto Vallarta

Tostadas de Ceviche Puerto Vallarta

Recipe Yield

10 tostadas

Cooking time

Rate this recipe

4.50 from 8 votes


  • 1 pound very fresh mackerel fillets or other saltwater fish fillets, such as grouper, halibut, striped bass, red snapper, or fluke, skinned, rinsed, and cut into 1-2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup peeled and coarsely chopped carrots
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 jalapeño or serrano chile halved, seeded if desired, and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped white onion
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
  • ½ teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • 10 tostadas homemade or store bought
  • 1 large ripe tomato thinly sliced
  • 1 large ripe avocado halved, pitted, meat scooped out, and sliced

To Prepare

  • Place the fish and carrots in a food processor and pulse 5-6 times, or until the mixture is finely chopped, taking care not to turn it into a puree. Alternatively you could mince with a sharp knife.
  • Place the fish mixture in a large bowl, pour the lime juice over it, and gently toss. Cover and marinate at room temperature for 30-45 minutes.
  • Drain the fish mixture through a fine mesh sieve, pressing out as much liquid as possible with the back of a spoon. Return the fish to the bowl and stir in the chile, onion, cilantro, oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 12 hours, so all the flavors come together.
  • When ready to serve, taste the ceviche for salt and pepper and add more if necessary.
  • Mound 2-3 tablespoons of ceviche on top of each tostada. Top each with a slice of tomato and avocado and a final sprinkling of salt.


36comments inCeviche Tostadas Puerto Vallarta

  1. Stephanie M. Phares

    Feb 24

    What do you do with the banana?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 29

      Hi Stephanie, there is no banana involved in this recipe 😉

  2. Ruth

    Nov 06

    Thought I lost my husband yesterday – but I found him sitting in the bedroom locked onto your show that I had on while I was in there on our Roku. We will be trying this recipe for Christmas this year! And he loved the Flourless Chocolate Cake recipe that your husband loves…..I made that for his birthday. Perfect Gluten Free cake and it was delicious! Thank you! Oh and I need to find the green sauce that went on here…..can’t wait!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Nov 06

      OMG so glad you found him Ruth!!! And even more happy to read that you have been trying some of my recipes and loving them, yay!

  3. SCOTT

    Oct 26


    1. Pati Jinich

      Nov 03

      Thanks so much Scott, this is so kind of you 😉

  4. Maria Santos

    Sep 09

    I loved. This recipe!!
    Is easy and nutritive !!
    Thanks !! Now I have e new
    Plate to shear . To my family and friends.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 20

      So glad to hear Maria, thanks!

  5. Lee

    Jun 19

    Hi Patti:

    Please what is the name of the resort you visited in Puerto Vallarta that feeds 12,000 persons a day with Chefs Alexis and Christopher? Mucho gracias.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 03

      It is called Vidanta 🙂

  6. Patti B

    Aug 29

    This was so easy and just delicious!
    I love the method for toasting and salting the tortillas… they were perfectly crunchy and much tastier than the ones that come already toasted in a bag.
    The video was really helpful. Its gonna be one of my summer favorites!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 05

      So glad you enjoyed the Tostadas Patti, yay!

  7. David Smith

    Aug 02

    I made this recipe with Asian tiger shrimp and everyone loved it. Always great recipes coming from Pati.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 11

      Uy, que rico with shrimp! Thanks so much David 😉

  8. Yola

    Jul 30

    Patient, love your recipes. Watch your show on PBS . Thank you

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 09

      Gracias Yola! So glad you have been following the show and having fun!

  9. Susana Arteaga

    Jul 29

    Paty, soy muy Fan de los ceviches y éste en particular, no lo eh comido, yumm, tengo que hacerlo!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 05

      Yo tambien! Este te va a encantar Susana 😉

  10. Sarita

    Jun 18

    Paty muchas gracias por sus exlente recetasme encanta cocinar,coronary, con amor y pensar que soy muy orgullosa de ser Mexicana y que sigo agrandando mi srecetas y cocino saboreando cuando cocino

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 23

      Gracias por tu mensaje Sarita, me da gusto saber que te gusta cocinar y que te gustan mis recetas, un abrazo!

  11. Debbie

    Apr 16

    Watched on TV voy a tratar de hacerlo se Mira muy rica

    1. Pati Jinich

      Apr 19

      Ojala que te guste Debbie, me cuentas!

  12. Anonymous

    Mar 05

    thank you, will definitely try

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 06

      Yay, thanks to you!

  13. Sylvia Arce

    Mar 04

    Thank you for your great food.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 06

      Thanks to you for following Sylvia, saludos!

  14. Lupita y Rossana Thompson

    Feb 11

    Hola Pati, mi hija y yo somos fans de tu programa, cada sábado es una delicia de recetas que nos deleitan los ojos 😋 y lo mejor que nos presentas las regiones de México de las cuales se originan cada receta antes de tu hacer tu version..Gracias por compartir tu amor por la cocina mexicana

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 11

      Muchas gracias a ti por tan lindas palabras, les mando un abrazo grande a las dos y les agradezco mucho que vean el programa 😉

  15. sallycaola@yahoo.com

    Nov 22

    When I saw Porta Vallarta I remembered my first trip there back in 1989. We stumbled upon a restaurant called “Mexican Joe’s,” that offered blowtorch nachos on the menu. So delicious and what an experience. We still talk about it. Can’t wait to try this recipe.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 28

      I hope you liked it Sally 🙂

  16. Eileen Ursuliak

    Nov 20

    Which restaurant did you go to in P.V. for the Ceviche Tostadas. We go to P.V every year for 8 weeks per visit.
    Thank you so much. Love the recipes! I have your Mexican Table cook book.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 28

      Hola Eileen! The taco stand where I had the shrimp and dry ceviche tacos is called “Marisma” and the owner’s name is Yunuen, enjoy your visit 🙂

  17. Sandy

    Nov 13

    Me encanta tu programa , Pati!
    Yo soy mexicana pero crecí en Los Ángeles California, y mi niñez fue 110% Mexicana…….aprendí a cocinar después de casada y después de quemar mis primeros huevos revueltos!
    Mi mami no me enseño a cocinar paso a paso, pero si recuerdo los ingredientes de algunos de los más deliciosos platillos tradicionales de Mexico.
    Ahora, tu programa me ayuda con los pasos y los ingredientes junto a tu linda personalidad y dulzura hacia tus 3 hijos! Yo tengo 3 hijos también: una hija y dos varones. (Mi hija tiene más afán por cocinar y comer c9 ida mexicana, pero a los tres les he enseñado nuestra cultura!

    Has creado y renovado interés por cocinar y por aprender más sobre la historia de nuestra cocina mexicana.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 29

      Gracias a ti Sandy por este mensaje tan bonito, les mando un abrazo grande a ti y a los chicos!

  18. Ana

    Nov 09

    Hi Patty, I love all your recepis DELICIOSAS
    Eres un orgullo para nosotros.

    Un grab saludos.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 02

      Mil gracias Ana, que linda! Un abrazo grande 🙂

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