Rohnert Park, California
February 11, 2005
They served me at dinner anyway, but I was the only one eating the dish. They'll let you choose what types of seafood you'd like in your ceviche. Each addition costs a fraction of a dollar more. I chose shrimp and caracol (snail).
Do not try to order a milk-based beverage, even though Peroleto offers them. Your waiter should warn you, like mine did, that milk and ceviche will "blow up" in your stomach. Of course, they suggested a cold bottle of Gallo, the local beer. Besides beer, I happily munched my ceviche with saltines and added ketchup, worsteshire sauce, and salsa picante to the ceviche at various stages during the meal. It was all I had hoped for. Beyond the great food, there was good conversation with folks who were there, I think, mainly for the Gallo at that hour. I saw many tourists pop in, but locals dominated. I must have continued ordering, because with all the Gallo in me, I tripped over each cobblestone on the walk home.
From journal Colors of Paradise - Antigua, Guatemala