Los Amates have been serving Ceviche for around 8 years. Ceviche is a raw fish dish marinted in a citrus dressing.

Los Amates have been serving Ceviche for around 8 years. Ceviche is a raw fish dish marinted in a citrus dressing.

Mexican casserole chicken mole at Los Amates, Johnston St, Fitzroy. Picture: Laura Alicia

Mexican casserole chicken mole at Los Amates, Johnston St, Fitzroy. Picture: Laura Alicia

Prawns Chipotle: This was our favourite dish along with the Ceviche. Nine large prawns in a generous serving with a creamy tomato chipotle chilli cream sauce with fresh lime on the side.

Prawns Chipotle: This was our favourite dish along with the Ceviche. Nine large prawns in a generous serving with a creamy tomato chipotle chilli cream sauce with fresh lime on the side.

These paintings are featured on the restaurant’s walls. When Arturo started the restaurant, he wanted a name that had meaning for him, referencing Amates that depict traditional cooking techniques, such as making tortillas.

These paintings are featured on the restaurant’s walls. When Arturo started the restaurant, he wanted a name that had meaning for him, referencing Amates that depict traditional cooking techniques, such as making tortillas.

We choose the Tres Leches dessert, something of a labour of love to make, usually taking 2 days to infuse the lightest of sponges with the three milk mixture (condensed, evaporated and cream).

We choose the Tres Leches dessert, something of a labour of love to make, usually taking 2 days to infuse the lightest of sponges with the three milk mixture (condensed, evaporated and cream).

The Ceviche Tostada was one of our favourite dishes. It was fresh with lots of citrusy lime, fish, avocado and tomato, all topping the crunchy fried tortilla. It did include lettuce which may not be traditional but it did add a freshness and crunch to the dish. A great entree and way to start the meal.

The Ceviche Tostada was one of our favourite dishes. It was fresh with lots of citrusy lime, fish, avocado and tomato, all topping the crunchy fried tortilla. It did include lettuce which may not be traditional but it did add a freshness and crunch to the dish. A great entree and way to start the meal.

Lamb Tacos: The white corn tortillas were soft and warm served in a little basket wrapped in colourful fabric. The tomatillo salsa was a great accompaniment (a green tomato looking fruit, actually a part of the gooseberry family, with a tart flavour). It was certainly a large serving and we weren’t sure about our choice of lamb so if you want a more traditional taco then try the chicken or be adventurous and try the fried cactus.

Lamb Tacos: The white corn tortillas were soft and warm served in a little basket wrapped in colourful fabric. The tomatillo salsa was a great accompaniment (a green tomato looking fruit, actually a part of the gooseberry family, with a tart flavour). It was certainly a large serving and we weren’t sure about our choice of lamb so if you want a more traditional taco then try the chicken or be adventurous and try the fried cactus.

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