Where The Chefs Eat Part 1 – Karina’s Ceviche & Oysters Oceanside

This post is part of a series where I talk to local Chefs and ask “where do you like to eat on your down time? Any place any price point; where do you go?

First up was Chef Mark Millwood of TBG BBQ who sent me to Karina’s Ceviche and Oysters in Oceanside

Karina's Oceanside Now

Karina’s Oceanside Now

Karina’s is a local San Diego family run chain of six restaurants that started providing fresh, traditional Mexican seafood nearly 30 years ago.

Karina’s in Oceanside stands in what was, all through my childhood, an old school Jack In The Box

My meal choice was as follows

Karina's Ceviche, Octopus and Shrimp Tacos

Karina’s Traditional shrimp ceviche. Chopped shrimp, cucumbers, avocado,and cilantro in a spicy Serrano sauce.


Grilled Octopus and Shrimp Tacos, Baja style with a chili glaze.

Everything was fresh, made to order and excellent. I can see why Chef Mark loves this place. Simple, delicious food, executed perfectly.

If you want great food…ask a chef.

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