Best Seafood in Costa Mesa

Baja Fish Tacos

171 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627, USA
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(949) 548-8487
Price range: Under $10


Monday: 10:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 10:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 10:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 10:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 10:30 AM – 9:00 PM


Rating: 4.8
Rating: 4.5
Rating: 8.9

This Baja Fish Tacos is excellent. Family owned and operated. Extremely clean and the Best Service I've ever found at an inexpensive restaurant. I Highly Recommend this restaurant.
Absolutely blown away. I went during lunch (12:30) and the place was packed. It was clean and cozy, full but not crazy. I ordered a blackened fish Baja Salad to go, filled up some salsa at the salsa bar, and sat at an empty table. While I was waiting with my stack of plastic salsa ramekins, a woman came out of nowhere with a paper bag, picked up my salsa and put them inside. After she flashed a smile and left, I took my food back to work and am now eating this delicious goodness. Holy mackerel, this place rules!!
Delicious food and it is ready fast- perfect place to go for my lunch hour.
Food is consistently great. A little on the pricey side, but the carne asada nachos are worth the subsequent food coma, which is saying something.
Delicious fish dishes, rice and beans and good salsa.

Santa Monica Seafood (Market & Cafe)

154 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627, USA
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(949) 574-8862


Monday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM


Rating: 4.4
Rating: 4.0
Rating: 8.9

For ten years, when I was in my late 20's I commercially fished in the north east Atlantic. This is the only spot I've found so far in So Cal that could pass my standards of fish quality and freshness. Shell Fish is also very nice! Way to pricey, but you get what you pay for these days for sure. Great spot for a quick fix to satisfy you fish cravings. Sure wish they had more Atlantic Cod available, but I think we've wiped them Out sadly.
The seafood was fresh and the service was good. We were able to sit by a window and take in the sights and sounds of the neighborhood. Unfortunately the portions were tiny and overpriced. We got out of there for about 75 bucks on 1 entree.
Outstanding selection of seafood...either super-fresh or not displayed...great place for oysters tapped individually for freshness... nice little restaurant as well...good variety but expensive... get here early for lunch midweek...not a lot of seating
Whenever I want excellent fresh seafood to enjoy at home, this is the place. I always have a few oysters at the oyster bar.
This market is the best I've found for extremely fresh seafood and Japanese products. The selections are very broad. I purchase fresh ah for Hashim and sushi, and it's never failed me. Fish is ALWAYS fresh. Service is extremely helpful and fast. Wouldn't go anywhere Else's!

The India cafe

528 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627, USA
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(949) 200-9365


Monday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM


Rating: 4.6
Rating: 4.5

the customer service was very good! the food was very delicious and packed with flavor. they made sure we had full waters and enough rice. It was nice and quiet and it didn't seem rushed; they seemed genuine and kind. I would recommend this place, for sure!!
Great service! Great decor! Great food! We really liked the standard items and tried some new ones as well. All are great!
Wonderful staff, delicious food. The lunch combo is still more than one person can eat. I love this place and would definitely recommend to anyone.
Excellent Indian good quality food. I tried vegetarian saag paneer and Chilly cheese naan. Both excellent. Love Mango Kulfi which is tasty and creamy with generous portion.Definitely recommend. Good service and friendly staff.
Service was excellent. Food was really good. The meat samosa was delicious!!!

Uroko Cafe

3030 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, USA
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(714) 436-5798


Monday: 10:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Tuesday: 10:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Wednesday: 10:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Thursday: 10:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Friday: 10:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:30 PM


Rating: 4.6
Rating: 4.5

One of the best poke places around the area! They have fresh fish (I am especially impressed with their salmon), great toppings, Good portions of everything, and reasonably priced. I am a big fan of their "extra spicy" chili sauce, but it is hot so recommending for spicy lovers only!
Love this place. Price is with tax included which is fairly price. Fish is overall pretty fresh and I love the poke here. It's my go-to place when I'm in the area.
My favorite poke bowl joint in Costa Mesa. Fish is fresh, lots of topping, side, and sauce options. Only poke place I've been to that doesn't charge extra for avocado. Clean and modern.
One of my favorite poke bowl places. 4 stars because the freshness of fish is not always on par with how it used to be when they just opened. So it can be a gamble sometimes.
Very tasty food with a cool way to decide exactly how you want it. A little too small to eat in but great for takeaway. Energetic staff. Cardboard takeaway boxes and menus are Eco-friendly too which I great to see.

Water Grill South Coast Plaza

3300 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, USA
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(949) 208-7060
Price range: $31-60


Monday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM


Rating: 4.5
Rating: 4.0
Rating: 8.0

This new establishment took over Scott's spot, demolished it, and completely created a beautiful restaurant with Restoration hardware - Z Gallery- like furnishing. The ambiance is amazing. They have an army of staff that are top notch professionals. The food was prepared nicely and was delicious. They have a sizable wine, beer, and cocktail options with 2 very busy bars located inside and out in the patio. There's also a fresh oyster bar serving a variety of raw delicacies. Reservations are recommended. Only valet parking is available.
Food is extremely rich and the decor/entire layout is very trendy/upscale. Not pricey for what it is, but do expect to spend $15-20 on your meal. We had a very nice brunch experience. The atmosphere is lively and summery.
I don't waste a lot of time with bad attitudes in the service industry and I'm not considered a "foodie". but my experience at the water grill was amazing. My server Amanda was exceptional and her attitude was an excellent end of my day.
Good food, rather expensive, but nice atmosphere
Worst dining experience that I can recall. 3 hours total, 1 hour after we ordered entrees. Food arrived cold. Manager assured me he would "take care of us" only to partially reduce bill. Called after leaving my client to discuss, was asked for my address for a gift card that has yet to arrive. Dined here on April 25

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