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!


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.


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

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