By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Mar 16, 2021 at 12:30 PM

From delicious specials like tender grilled octopus to menu standards like Peruvian anticuchos, lomo saltado and delectable Nikkei sushi, there's always something new to enjoy at C-Viche, 2165 S Kinnickinnic Ave., a restaurant which has showcased the diversity (and deliciousness) of Ibero-American fare since 2016.

And soon, diners in Shorewood will have the pleasure of a C-Viche location all their own.

Owners Karlos Soriano and Paco Villar have signed a lease on the 1900 square foot restaurant space at 4330 N. Oakland Ave. and hope to open the new C-Viche location by late summer.

“We have always wanted to establish a location in Shorewood,” says Soriano. “Almost half of our regular diners are from the suburbs, and we are always getting requests to put a location closer to them.” 

What to expect

Soriano says that the space, which housed The Chocolate Factory from 2014 to 2019, will need significant renovations; but the hope is to create a space that has a very similar look and feel to the Bay View location. That means elements like hand-crafted tables, built by Soriano and Villar, along with a signature wall made from hand-stained wooden pallets

The restaurant will also feature an open kitchen where guests can view their food being prepared, along with a sushi bar with a fresh seafood case where diners can sit and enjoy a drink while their Nikkei sushi and fresh ceviche is prepared to order.

Longtime C-Viche executive chef Marco Vera will act as culinary director for the concept, overseeing the kitchens in both Bay View and Shorewood as well as hiring sous chefs to assist him at both restaurants. 

Soriano says the menu for Shorewood will feature the same dishes that C-Viche customers have grown to love, including Peruvian staples from his native home, along with dishes inspired by Villar’s Mexican heritage. Guests can also look forward to specials like Taco Tuesdays and weekend brunch.

“We are so excited that even during COVID, we didn’t stop following our dream,” says Soriano. “And we can’t wait to bring something new to the Shorewood community.”

Watch OnMilwaukee for updates as they become available.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.