The summer season is in full swing, and what better way to satisfy your appetite than by indulging in locally caught seafood. Whether it’s seared diver scallops with bacon jam, Alaskan halibut with grapefruit, or pacific oyster shooters, La Jolla has it all. Here is a brief look at some of the best seafood offerings in La Jolla:
Location: 2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037
Menu Highlights: It doesn’t get much better than dining right on the sea! San Diegans have enjoyed the breathtaking views from The Marine Room for more than 70 years. As the Pacific Ocean waves splash up to the floor-length windows, diners can enjoy some of the best seafood that La Jolla has to offer. Menu highlights include a trilogy of Lobster, Cobia, Steelhead with pickled papaya, radish, & caviar lemon verbena consommé, Faroe Island Scottish Salmon served with macadamia, spelt berries, bok choy, & a kafir lime infusion, and Alaskan Halibut prepared with red walnuts, quinoa, grapefruit, & a absinthe infusion. The Marine Room is also offering a limited-time only Lobster pre-fix menu on Sunday & Monday evenings. Choose from one of two appetizers, and one of three different kinds of lobster tails for your main course.
Location: 250 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
Menu Highlights: Perched high above the world famous La Jolla Cove, George’s at the Cove gives guests stunning views from its dining room and terrace. With costal views and an outdoor setting that is unparalleled in San Diego, George’s At The Cove never fails to deliver an outstanding array of fresh seafood. Be sure to try their Seasonal Fish Ceviche – full of fresh halibut, pico de gallo, California avocado, and served with tortilla chips, it’s perfect for summer! Other menu favorites include fresh mussels prepared with natural juice stock, butter, and grilled bread, and the Mahi Mahi with achiote, grilled onions, fingerling potatoes, arugula, spicy roasted pineapple, and California avocado aioli.
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Location: 8110 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla, CA 92037
Menu Highlights: Located in the world famous La Jolla Shores, The Shores Restaurant offers an unforgettable view and menu to its guests. For dinner, be sample their Ahi Tuna Tartare with avocado, cucumber, sesame oil, & soy sauce, the Five Spice Sea Bass cooked with coconut red rice, tropical relish, & avocado, and the Seared Diver Scallops prepared next to edamame, succotash, bacon jam, & brown butter. How delicious!
Location: 1298, Prospect Street, CA 92037
Menu Highlights: Situated above the Pacific Ocean, The Crab Catcher Restaurant provides dramatic views of the ocean, La Jolla Shores, Torrey Pines, and the California coastline. As one of La Jolla’s top restaurants, The Crab Catcher offers a unique dining experience. Their menu features an extensive list of shellfish, small plates, salad, and entrees. Offering one of La Jolla’s best happy hours from 3:00PM – 6:00PM everyday, menu highlights include $2.50 pacific oyster shooters, $3 fish tacos, $8 crab stuffed mushrooms, and $16 ahi crudo tacos.
**If you’re trying to watch your budget, or are in the need for a quick fix of seafood, we recommend trying out these two local hotspots:**
Location: 634 Pearl St La Jolla, CA 92037 (New Location!)
Menu Highlights: El Pescador Fish Market is a favorite for many local residents. Known for their friendly service and top of the line quality fish, it’s no wonder that El Pescador is about to make the move to a larger building – directly across the street from its current location. Menu favorites include the salmon burger and fresh char-grilled snapper, swordfish, ahi tuna, salmon & halibut (just to name a few).
Location: 637 Pearl St, La Jolla, CA 92037
Menu Highlights: Wahoo’s Fish Taco is a casual baja-mexican restaurant in La Jolla well-known for offering healthy Mexican cuisine in a fun, surf inspired environment. Menu specialties include enchiladas, burritos, and salads with your choice of teriyaki shrimp, wild caught fish, tofu, carne asada, carnitas, or chicken breast. And of course, Wahoo’s also serves one of the best fish tacos in all of San Diego. A soft corn tortilla with cheese, lettuce, salsa, cabbage, green sauce, and fish is bound to make satisfy anybody’s seafood craving.
Now it’s time for you to share! Tell us who you think has the best fresh seafood in La Jolla. Bon appetit, everyone!
[Images: The Marine Room, George’s at the Cove, The Shores Restaurant, Hunger Maps, Wahoo’s, El Pescador Fish Market]
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