Karina’s Group Announces Grand Opening Of New Mexican Seafood Restaurant In Downtown San Diego

Karina’s Group, a San Diego based hospitality firm that includes the popular Karina’s Mexican Seafood restaurants and several other dining concepts and brands, have expanded, yet again, with a new multi-level dining and entertainment destination, Karina’s Cantina, right in the heart of San Diego.

7,000 square-feet of communal and private dining and a whole lot more!

The new location, which is in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter at 755 5th Avenue, features 7,000 square-feet of communal and private dining, a full cantina, outdoor patio, house and guest DJs, and weekly live music for patrons. The expansive new dining and entertainment venue boasts a mix of colorful and eclectic décor with a menu that delivers delicious flavors and Karina’s most adored options, such as their ceviche, Mexican seafood specialty dishes, prime steaks, tacos and more.

The same great, beloved menu options

“We are providing the same great, beloved menu options, like our Ceviche Karina’s and fresh grilled langostinos, as well as surf ‘n’ turf tacos and burritos, aguachile and campechanas,” said David Contreras Curiel, Owner of Karina’s Group. “We know what our patrons love from our previous locations, which is why we are very excited to be expanding our foothold into the heart of one of the most vibrant cities in the entire world.”

A full bar is also available serving cocktails, margaritas, signature michelucas, artisan tequilas and ice-cold beer.

An entire venue inspired by Mexican art and culture

The stunning new space features a tasteful mix of design-forward features combined with unexpected art pieces and elements inspired by Mexican culture to create an otherworldly setting for patrons to gather for a delicious meal and cocktails. Live music and DJs perform regularly from a perch on the second-floor mezzanine that overlooks the main dining room and bar area. Due to the multi-level layout, the restaurant is able to offer several private dining and group spaces.

“The entire venue was inspired by Mexican art and culture. For the design, I incorporated elements of surrealism, symbolism, and nature found in the works of the great Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo,” said Contreras. “The custom art and murals were created to immerse our patrons in the world of true and authentic Mexican culture with a modern and eclectic twist.”


Karina’s Cantina Gaslamp is currently open at 755 5th Avenue from 12PM to 10PM. Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday and 12PM to 2AM. Thursday through Saturday with plans to offer brunch soon.

For more information, or to learn more about Karina Group’s many locations, visit the Karina’s Group or Karina’s Seafood website. Like on Facebook, follow on Twitter and Instagram.

See you there, San Diego!

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