Chef Darwin Santa Maria celebrates his “coming home” to Siesta Key at Senor Siesta Restaurant.
Darwin Santa Maria, CEO/Founder Cevichela Project, joins Señor Siesta Restaurant introducing an innovative “urban  theme” while tweaking its existing flavorful Latin menu for the Siesta Key “neighborhood”.   The restaurant, closed for three weeks to accomplish its facelift and re-opening with a Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting on May 23rd, aims to continue bringing farm fresh and flavorful to Siesta Key the Latin way,  at great prices and with convenient delivery options—eat in or order out--to those who live, work, and play on Siesta Key. “We are excited to evolve in response to our neighborhood’s desires and quite pleased to have Darwin come aboard and showcase his masterful culinary genius and unique ability to innovate with Latin flavors, pairings of food and drink, and offering a wholesome menu while delivering it at a great price point to this wonderful neighborhood in the Village of Siesta Key,” exclaims the owner of the restaurant.  “We succeeded in introducing the richness of genuine Latin food to the Village, now we want to take it to the next level”.  Aimed at becoming a Siesta household name and beach lover favorite on Siesta Key, the restaurant is changing its name to Cevichela at Senor Siesta.

Our Mission

We will soon be delivering the best ceviche, tacos, salads, stir fry latin street food to the whole Siesta Key Neighborhood! Cevichela Restaurant new quick service project creates “Full Flavor” made to order ceviche bowls. Healthy and innovative would be the best description. With the option to customize each dish with your favorite fresh fish for Siesta Key pallet! A place that is passionate about providing the best quality seafood and produce to put into their Ceviche bowls. WE ARE CEVICHELA! Mission of Cevichela is to bring affordable and healthful food to Siesta Key. We want Cevichela to become a household name.

What We Do

We want to showcase a beach meets city concept, so we used a lot of wood and incorporated the colors of the ocean. We prepare ceviches in front of customers, a selection of house made sauces, ranging in intensity from mile to hot, will be offered. Extremely reasonable pricing, a guest can get a filling high quality, chef inspired meal for $10. Chef Darwin wanted to hit all the flavor profiles: Acid, bitter, sweet, spicy and salty. He also wanted to represent various ethnicities that are known for having great ceviche. Siesta Key is ready for it’s close up. Don’t just go to play on the beach. Plan to take a bite out of the village and raise a glass of local craft beer, ceviche, street food!!!


Cevichela On Siesta Key

Grab & Go Ceviche/ Bowls, Tacos, Street Food & More.

Chef Darwin Santa Maria

5110 Ocean Boulevard Siesta Key, Florida 34242
Located in Village Plaza, next to Chamber of Commerce

Tel. 941-349-0818

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