Karina's Mexican Seafood Abandons Downtown San Diego Location

August 9, 2016

Karina's Mexican Seafood opened its 6th outpost of its Mexican mariscos eatery at the base floor of the Capri 925 B Street building in downtown San Diego in January 2015. Last month, faulty pipes on the floor above the restaurant caused a flood, which forced the restaurant to close due to damage. Today, Karina's took to social media to announce that they are cutting their losses and have chosen not to reopen their downtown location, instead announcing that they will look for a new space nearby.

Karina's Mexican Seafood has been a South Bay favorite in San Diego for nearly 35 years. Owned by Sinaloans Arnulfo Contreras and his wife Maria Ines Curiel, and named after their daughter, Karina's has come to be known for its Baja-inspired seafood offerings, festive cocktails, and its buxsom staff of "Karina girls."

Last year, the Karina Group relocated two of their restaurants. First, Enamorada by Karina's, which sat at 866 Eastlake Parkway, moved into the Otay Ranch Town Center, taking over the former Venga Venga space right next to another of the restaurant group's concepts - Mediterranean-inspired Savoie. Karina's at 986 Broadway in Chula Vista, which had been open since 1991, also moved to 89 Bonita Road in Bonita.

For those craving a taste of Karina's, visit any of their five other locations. For more information, visit karinasseafood.com.