New Karina’s offers Mexican Specialties
The new Karina’s Downtown brings authentic Mexican seafood specialties to the heart of the city, along with exciting design and a vibrant atmosphere. Known for playful décor elements that test guests’ cleverness and knowledge of Mexican culture, the Karina’s restaurants feature custom murals of beloved movie stars, famous bullfighters, artists, and other famous figures.
This is the eighth member of the growing Karina’s Group, which began humbly in 1981 when Don Arnulfo Contreras opened an eatery specializing in ceviches and seafood dishes from his native Sinaloa, and named it for his eldest daughter. Now hailed as the standout choices for Mexican seafood in San Diego, the Karina’s restaurants have become popular establishments featuring top-shelf cocktails as well as top-quality cuisine.
Located just blocks from Copley Symphony Hall, the Gaslamp Quarter, and Petco Park, savor standout Mexican seafood at the new Karina restaurant downtown.
The new 4,500 square-foot downtown location, which seats 125 in the bar, lounge and dining area, delights patrons with such amenities as tequila lockers for aficionados eager to savor their private selections alongside the restaurant’s expansive menu of Mexican seafood specialties and traditional favorites. Modern rustic elements are combined with colorful accents and specially commissioned murals inspired by Mexican art and culture to create an irresistibly warm, inviting environment in a stunning space enlivened by whimsy, color and the proud Mexican heritage of the Contreras-Curiel Family.
Open for lunch and dinner and featuring happy hour specials daily, the new Karina’s will offer downtown a much needed, high quality Mexican seafood restaurant that is fun, friendly, festive and perfect for all occasions.
About Karina’s Group
In 1981, Arnulfo Contreras and his wife, Maria Ines Curiel, opened a small but ambitious restaurant in Spring Valley in the hope of providing a better life for their six children. Named for daughter Karina, this location closed when the family chose to expand the brand into a San Diego County-spanning group that now numbers six popular Mexican seafood restaurants. An insistence upon on-target authenticity guides these restaurants daily, with a clientele willing to wait in line to enjoy the all-encompassing menus of seafood classics. Renowned for an enormous variety of ceviches, Karina’s Mexican Seafood offers dozens of coastal and regional dishes, especially from Sinaloa, birthplace of Arnulfo Contreras. In addition to the Karina’s Mexican Seafood restaurants, Karina’s Group also includes Savoie French-Italian Eatery in Otay Ranch and and La Tequila Mexican Cocina in Bonita. For further information about Karina’s Group, please visit KarinasGroup.com. -Red Coral Public Relations
Karina’s Mexican Seafood Downtown San Diego, is located at 925 B Street (corner of 10th and B), San Diego, CA 92101; karinasseafood.com; (619) 546-7667.