Get Your Seafood Fix At Santa Monica Seafood Market & Café In Costa Mesa

Get Your Seafood Fix At Santa Monica Seafood Market & Café In Costa Mesa

Earlier this week, we dined at Santa Monica Seafood Market and Café in Costa Mesa. This unique establishment is located in the heart of Costa Mesa off off 17th street.

As I walked into the market, I was completely drawn to the colorful seafood that was displayed for customers to purchase. Everything looked super fresh, and the seafood selection was endless. Santa Monica Seafood is both a Market and Café. Guests can conveniently shop, dine, and or pick up their favorite seafood or prepared dishes. SCORE! Why haven’t I been here before?

The staff was super friendly and were ready to serve and answer any questions about their array of seafood. The menu selection had sooo much to choose from, check out Costa Mesa’s full menu here.

Below is a recap of our lovely dinner. The café ambiance is casual, yet chic. And the creative and colorful dishes were flavorful and delicious.

Thank you Santa Monica Seafood Market and Café for hosting us. All opinions are my own.

🍤 Shrimp Cocktail-Poached jumbo white Shrimp with SMS Classic Cocktail Sauce and lemon

The Café

The café offers a wide selection of fresh seafood dishes for lunch and dinner. You can order for take away or sit down and or enjoy grilled fresh seafood, soups, sandwiches, salads, beer, wine and more. The oyster bar features the best fresh raw oysters, clams and crab.

Oysters– Served with lemon, Santa Monica Seafood Classic Cocktail Sauce, and Mignonette

The Market

The market features the largest selection of fresh fish, live shellfish, and frozen seafood in the Southwest. You’ll also find smoked seafood, caviar, seafood soups and salads, and imported specialty seafood items.

🫕 New England Clam Chowder-Our family recipe with Ocean Clams, onions, celery, potatoes, and cream (no bacon) SO DELISH!

🌶*SPECIAL and for a limited time only.*Scallop and Shrimp Stuffed Chile Poblano– Served over a bed of fluffy Pilaf rice, with guajillo chile sauce, and avocado salsa, finished with Mexican sour cream and cojita cheese

🐟 *SPECIAL and for a limited time only.* Grilled Mahi Mahi- with mango salsa and quinoa

And for dessert Tiramisu is a MUST!

Happy Hour is 3-6 pm, 7 days a week!


Address: 154 E. 17th Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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