Baja Californian food truck Rosarito opened a new truck completely dedicated to ceviche in East Austin. Cevicheria is now open on 1812 East Sixth Street as of Thursday, March 5,right next door to cocktail bar Whisler’s.
Owner Carlos Acosta had timed the truck’s opening to South by Southwest, which would’ve guaranteed elevated foot traffic to the neighborhood. After the cancellation of the festival, he told KUT that he’s “still in shellshock.” After the usual slow business during the beginning of the year, he had been counting on making more revenue during the March event. “The fest cancellation is definitely shaking things up,” he said to Eater.
The ceviche menu takes its cues from the Baja California region. There are five iterations, such as the shrimp ceviche on a tostada with pico de gallo and avocado; the Valentina shrimp or black drum fish one topped with a jalapeno-cilantro mayonnaise; and an octopus with with tiger milk (a fish marinade made with lime juice, fish stock, onions, and chiles).
There are plans for specials making use of fish sourced from the Mexican region, too, like kampachi and corvina. Then, non-fish items for vegan and vegetarian options include a beet tostada with hummus.
The physical food truck makes use of a decked-out Volkswagen bus. Cevicheria’s hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Taco truck Rosarito opened in 2013, focusing on Baja Mexican food, with a lot of seafood items. The truck roams around the city.
- Rosarito [Official]