THE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE
New restaurants open in Kearny Mesa, Oceanside, Chula Vista and La Jolla
Take the Bait Seafood Bar, a new restaurant offering a diverse menu of locally caught seafood, salads and flatbreads, opens today in Kearny Mesa.
The menu features whole octopus, seafood towers, seafood boils for two, a raw bar, ceviches, a tropical fish & chips dish and seafood-topped flatbreads. There are also veggie, chicken and steak skillet meals. The bar serves beers, wine, cocktails, micheladas and flights of margaritas, mojitos and mimosas. The restaurant offers a happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. and DJs will spin reggae music.
Take the Bait is the latest restaurant from the San Diego investment firm of Oceanic Enterprises, which also operates the La Barca, Birdseye, Martinis San Diego, Star Bar and Mikami Bar & Revolving Sushi restaurants. Take the Bait is at 7319 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego.
EATER SAN DIEGO
Mexican Seafood and Sushi Are Pairing Up in Kearny Mesa
Take the Bait! will also offer live music and dancing
A restaurant and lounge serving mostly Mexican seafood dishes will be opening on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard later this month next to Mikami, the revolving sushi bar, with diners able to order off both menus in either space.
Dubbed Take the Bait!, it’s replacing Mikami’s adjacent Japanese izakaya; the two restaurants are now under the umbrella of Oceanic Enterprises, a local hospitality group with a large stable of hotels, restaurants, and bars around town including Martinis in Hillcrest, La Jolla’s Cormorant Boutique Hotel, and downtown dive Star Bar, which is currently being remodeled.
Rodrigo Contreras, the group’s director of food and beverage, tells Eater that they’re bringing another Mexican seafood restaurant, called La Barca, to the former Banzai bar site in the Midway district.
NOT YOUR ORDINARY SEAFOOD BAR
7319 CLAIREMONT MESA BLVD.
SAN DIEGO, CA 92111
MONDAY - FRIDAY | 4:30PM - 9:00PM
LUNCH HOURS | SATURDAY & SUNDAY: 11:30PM - 3:30PM
DINNER HOURS | SATURDAY & SUNDAY: 4:30PM - 9:00PM
HAPPY HOUR | 4pm - 6pm Daily