Ceviche, the tapas bar and restaurant, has closed its downtown Orlando location. The company made the announcement on its Facebook page Tuesday, blaming the closure to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Ceviche will immediately cease operations permanently in Orlando. The closure is very disappointing for all involved. From the bottom of our heart, thank you for the memories, loyalty and support over the past ten years. We are incredibly grateful to all of our guests and team members– thank you.”
Although the statement makes reference to the past 10 years, Ceviche has occupied its place at Church Street Station for more than 12. I first reviewed it for the Orlando Sentinel in January of 2008.
The first Ceviche opened in Tampa in 1997 and others followed in St. Petersburg and Sarasota. Only the St. Petersburg location remains.