Seréa

4.6
818 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Serẽa is proud to bring an exquisite sea-to-table dining experience to San Diego in a comfortable yet sophisticated setting. Located just steps from the beach in the legendary Hotel del Coronado, the restaurant’s key focus is the bounty of the sea. The menu focuses on sustainable seafood, with a coastal cuisine menu that spotlights the best of the region’s oceans, farms and fields, ranging from the California Coast down to the Baja Peninsula. Creative cuisine with a global flair is prepared by San Diego’s own Chef Jojo Ruiz, who creates elegant, fresh dishes with just a hint of Mediterranean flair.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tahoe
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was delicious. The restaurant was empty except one large party of 10. The two of us were seated adjacent to the party of 10.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Our server was fantastic.

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DennisM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great food .Delicious oysters and fine wine. Even though it was rainy and there was no view, I enjoyed the experience. My server was attentive. I enjoyed myself.

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vipEddd
Denver
106 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding! Our dinner was very good. Beautiful restaurant, nice way to spend the evening.

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vipBrentO
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The bar staff and host stand are usually stretched pretty thin, but once you're seated at a table, Serea is a great experience. Don't pick out a Big Fish until you talk to the server first, because each night they only serve whatever fish are available, and it really is the whole fish. Your waiter will explain which fish were caught in which sizes, and some fish are too big for just 1-2 people to share, and they're intended for whole tables instead. That's okay - everything else on the menu is worthy of a spotlight too.

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KRMeats
N. Ireland
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Ahi appetizer and Sea Bass dinner. Tuna was properly sliced and seasoned well. Nice way to start. Table side preparation of Bass was quite impressive. Plenty to share. Food was on point overall.
Some challenges with the ambiance since there was a wedding reception (with large stage erected and questionable singing talent) taking place in front of the restaurant blocking the view and creating a fairly loud distraction.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a tremendous dinner at Serea. Truly one of the best dinner experiences. Everything was top notch. We had ceviche and octopus for starters, then the red snapper flash fried with blue shrimp and brussel sprouts. Our server John was so attentive, informative and delightful. The drinks are great too. You will love this restaurant. The ocean view is amazing too.

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JenniferA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing views, food, and service! A wonderful dining experience.

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RitaC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was very good. It was a bit chilly out but you would never know, they had gas area heaters that made us very comfortable. Oh and the Chocolate/Coconut cake was very yummy.

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vipMelissa22205
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food and atmosphere was outstanding and while the prices were quite high, Serea is a high-end restaurant and that's ok. My complaint is that the waiter never explained that the portions are extremely large and I and my companion would never be able to eat all we ordered. Worse than that, however, is that the waiter initially said the restaurant recommended 1lb of fish per person. When I stated the fish I wanted, the waiter said they only had the fish in a 2lb portion but that it would be good just for one person due to the weight of the bones, so I ordered it. The fish turned out to be large enough to easily feed 3-4 people (I had ordered solely for myself). As my companion and I were traveling, there was no way we could take the food home (especially not fish!!) to enjoy later. I really feel the waiter deliberately deceived us in order to run up the bill.

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vipTourist
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. David was the best server.

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Einsd
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amy provided outstanding service. Her description of the dishes was spot on. Her recommendations were very helpful. We can’t wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Your get incredible food AND an incredible view at this very beautiful restaurant. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable and we tried some new things based on his thorough description. Fresh seafood prepared to perfection. Best grilled octopus I have ever had.

Self-Parking is expensive, even with $10 validation, at the Hotel, which added even more cost to a very expensive night out. No Valet parking available the night we went.

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vipMrsSummers
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Matt I believe is his name is excellent.

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vipNick
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Poor server. 30 minutes to be acknowledged

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KamiliaE
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wow!! What an amazing experience, from the delicious food, to the incredible view! Everything was absolutely perfect 😍

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viprobertw
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

An overall good experience

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DanZ
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service and wonderful views of the ocean. A truly great place to enjoy good company and great food.

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RobertV
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The setting is second to none. The Hotel Del Coronado is an amazing place and the service and food stay true to that. Paul was a great waiter with spot on recommendations

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vipECB2
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous restaurant and delicious food! Knowledgeable and helpful staff!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, drinks, and the view is priceless. Definitely will dine here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great dinner

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we've ever had! The flash fried snapper experience was absolutely fantastic, can't wait to come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
17 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in San Diego. Truly a gem, we ordered the sashimi, Greek salad, red snapper and Greek fries. Amazing!!! Definitely try the Lei Low….tastes like a vacation.

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Fzc8ff3
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Ordered the ceviche appetizer and didn’t like it so much, the tortilla chips were stale I think and the pieces of fish were without anything else to compliment it. Just little chucks of cubed fish. Ordered the lamb chops, the quality was good, but was served warm and not hot. Everything else was fine.

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vipgardeningmama
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday dinner all was great. Nice evening good food great service. Expensive!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Location, service and the food was outstanding

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vipPatrickF
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Beautiful located restaurant in the center of Hotel Coronado in San Diego, great views of sunset and water, reminds me a little to hawaii! Food was very well presented and flavorful. We started with octopus that was my favorite and salad and then we ordered the ahi tuna that was delicious and the swordfish that was very good. Patatas bravas and Brussels sprouts for the table and we brought our own wine, 200$ check. Definitely worth the experience.

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arlina
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great ambience and most of all our server John is the best!!! Its our first time here & he help us a lot by recommending what to order & how can we all get share/portions in a better version, all the for we order are so yummy ❤️ John is so very attentive to us, excellent service from him KUDOS

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vipChantal
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Get service. My only wish is that they make the seating a little more comfortable. We were at a beautiful table for 6, but the two people at the ends of the table had to do acrobatics to get into their chairs and once there, they had to contort to fit their lower limbs around the table legs. Not the best for my 81 year-old father and my brother with a bad knee. Not the best seating for such a high end/expensive restaurant.

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vipRuthG
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and wait service was great. We reserved an outside table. The host placed us directly in the sun on a very humid day. We asked to move to a table in the shade as there were very few customers and plenty of available tables. He stated no and put us inside. When we left, the same tables in shade were still empty. Plenty of wait staff with some standing around so we are puzzled.

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PaulS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding seafood, great drinks, well trained staff and a beautiful view if you eat outside. You get what you pay for and that is quality and taste

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hejhog
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday dinner watching the sun go down from the outside deck at Serea was a treat. The wood fired snapper and cauliflower were superb. The cauliflower came on a red sauce with chickpeas and black sesame an was filling. The Greek salad was fresh, the feta mild.

The Merry Edwards Pinot was bright with a great nose of red fruits and berries but the wine list doesn’t list vintages??? John had to go back and confirm it was the 2018.

John did a great job of guiding us through and shared some snapper fishing stories from Cabo.

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Beverly
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is incredible and they have a lot of outside heaters that glow throughout the evening...

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vipShipwreckPointis1
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding everything! Exquisite food, excellent service, terrific ambience.

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Bella
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was Amazing . I love customer service Ralph my waiter he helped pick my dinner by suggesting the fry fish. He was incredible , and energetic, the best service , he made us feel very special . The only bad thing I had was the lady who is at the front seating had a bad attitude , she made us wait outside for 30 minutes , and wasn’t friendly at all.
I hope she change her attitude and Be happy to have a job .

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Justinw
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food the Main Lobster and Churizo was amazing. My wife got the eggs benidict and she loved it. The staff extremely helpful and attentive.

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Matt
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I know it's a hotel, but expensive for what you get. Service was great. Ambiance was great.

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Seréa is rated 4.6 stars by 818 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.