Santa Monica Seafood

Santa Monica Seafood is known for their incredibly fresh seafood. They have two restaurants fifty miles apart in Southern California: one in Santa Monica and the other in Costa Mesa, Orange County. On this slow, summery Saturday afternoon I wanted to go on a fun little drive and visited their Santa Monica Seafood restaurant in Costa Mesa. After the drive I was hungry and couldn’t wait to try the seafood.

I started my meal out with a shrimp cocktail appetizer.  Big jumbo-sized shrimp chilled on top of a fresh layer of crushed ice, a splash a lemon, and a slight tangy hot dash of marinara sauce.

Shrimp cocktail
Shrimp cocktail

The main course was a splendid Italian-American tomato and wine sauce based seafood potpourri known as Cioppino which was served with a slice of bread. Quite an amazing dish!

Cioppino
Cioppino

I wish I had seconds. And thirds. Stop by Santa Monica Seafood in Costa Mesa for this classic Italian-American fresh seafood dish.

After dinner, I took a 5 minute drive to Balboa Island in Newport Beach.

Balboa Island
Balboa Island Sunset
Balboa Island
Balboa Island

Hope you enjoy the views.

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Santa Monica Seafood, www.santamonicaseafood.com
154 E. 17th St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone: (949) 574-0274
Twitter: @SMSeafood

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