Karina’s Group Expands To San Diego's Barrio Logan With New Karina’s Ceviche Bar ‘N Tacos Restaurant & Seafood Market

August 4, 2022

San Diego's Karina Group has taken over the space that last housed South Bay Fishery for the opening of a new restaurant and seafood market concept in Barrio Logan called Karina’s Ceviche Bar 'N Tacos. 

Founded in 1981 by Don Arnulfo Contreras and his wife María Inés Curiel, Karina's Mexican Seafood has expanded to six locations spread around San Diego, as well as Savoie Italian Eatery in Chula Vista. In 2016, the company partnered with Saffron Thai founder Su-Mei Yu to provide operational support at her historic Mission Hills restaurant and expanded the concept with a new location in La Jolla for a short time before being rebranded into now shuttered Karina's Cantina. In fall 2019, Gaslamp Quarter's 23-year-old Taka Sushi was acquired by Karina's Group. Then in late 2020, the company took over the 6,000-square-foot, two-story Gaslamp Quarter space that last housed the short lived Tocaya Organica and opened the most ambitious Karina Cantina restaurant to date.

Karina’s Group adds to its collection of San Diego dining establishments with a new restaurant and seafood market concept in Barrio Logan. A more casual spin-off of its popular Mexican restaurants, Karina’s Ceviche Bar 'N Tacos offers a selection of popular Karina’s dishes alongside a full-service seafood counter and market offering fresh fish, live lobster, and an array of pantry items. Featuring both indoor and outdoor dining, patrons can enjoy Karina’s specialties, such as bacon-wrapped shrimp tacos, surf-and-turf burritos, ahi poke tostadas, and various ceviche plates to-go or on-site. Guests can also purchase fresh seafood and grocery staples to prepare a meal at home.

The new location in Barrio Logan features a 3,000 square-foot market and indoor dining space with a 2,500-square-foot patio. Guests can order their favorite Karina’s dishes, ice-cold beers, micheladas, and frescas at the restaurant’s counter or peruse the 20-foot-long seafood case for their choice of fresh catch to take home.

Karina's Ceviche Bar 'N Tacos is now open at 1852 National Avenue in San Diego's historic Barrio Logan neighborhood. For more information, visit KarinasSeafood.com and check out the menu and photos below.