This buzzy satellite restaurant of a popular Lima cevicheria burst onto the scene a few years ago, with a second location in the Quicentro shopping mall sprouting soon after. The décor follows the current fashion of trendy Peruvian cevicherias, with white walls and blond woods. Segundo Muelle serves great, classic Peruvian seafood dishes that extend far beyond the obligatory ceviches, which are as good as any to be found in Quito. Those who know Peruvian seafood preparations will find the recipes quite standard: Causa de cangrejo (a potato casserole layered with crab), pulpo al olivo (octopus in a purple olive sauce), and jalea (battered and fried seafood bits) join a long list of others. Like most cevicherias, this one is lunch only.
Av. Isabel La Católica 24-883
Our Rating Neighborhood La Floresta/New Town Hours Daily noon–5pm Phone 02/224-8796 Prices Main courses $12–$20 Cuisine Type Peruvian Web site Segundo Muelle