Cevichón Pérez in La Antigua Guatemala

Cevichón Pérez

I am an etymology nut and spend way too much time researching the origins of words and phrases. So, perhaps, you can help alleviate my frustration with the Guatemala expression Cevichón Pérez, which I understand as a ceviche feast, but I have been unable to find its inception.

Can you help me resolve the mystery behind Cevichón Pérez?

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  • rworange

    Pascu,

    Why is the name Pèrez associated with something good?

    All I can contribute here is some Googling.

    There’s a mention here in a discussion of phrases from the late 80’s and early 90’s. My cultural compass wasn’t pointing to Latin America at that time, so maybe this will be a help to someone who speaks Spanish
    http://eu-es.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=2259739315&topic=4487

    Lookin at it though it seems that it is applied to other food adding “on” to the food and Perez. I googled on the Churrascón Pérez mentioned in that link and found that Churrascón Pérez is a sort of Guatemalan bbq.
    http://dilemachapin.blogspot.com/2009/10/palabra-chapin-del-dia-5-churrascon.html

    I’m unclear if Cevichón Pérez is the name of a specific type of ceviche or if it is, as mentioned, just a shrimp feast. This site has photos of various types of Latin Americna ceviches and the Cevichón Pérez is different from the photo of the Guatemalan ceviche
    http://www.wix.com/cevichesaborlatino/sabor-latino-ceviches

    Maybe the guy who has a blog with that name knows
    http://cevichonperez.wordpress.com/

    Hope someone answers your question as I have an interest in Guatemalan cuisine. I’ll ask around and see what else I can find.

  • Lico43

    La cuaresma esta en su tercer domingo de cuaresma y agarrado fuerza el calor en la Antigua…¿Onde se encuentra ese CEVICHON PEREZ?…por que la PLUMUDA, se compra en cualquier tienda, pero los bueno mariscos no…pasen el norte para irnos a refrescar…

  • Santiago

    Rudy, I do not like, at all, the Guatemalan version of ceviche. I guess I was spoiled by my ex mother in law’s ceviche, who is from Peru. Her ceviche was absolutely incredible. The addition of Salsa Ingles is gross to my taste. I would never, ever, eat ceviche from the street vendors on Alameda Santa Lucia. I know many people do. But, as I said, Guate style ceviche is not on my menu regardless of where it is served. I have tried various cerviches in several servicerias (sp) in Esquintla. Could not finish even one. Just my opinion.