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Seréa

4.7
4.7
1120 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Mediterranean, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 435-6611

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    JoJo Ruiz

  • Private party facilities

    Serẽa is available for buyouts of all sizes; we welcome you to contact us to inquire about your party to see how we can be of assistance.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (877) 295-8547

  • Neighborhood

    Coronado

  • Cross street

    Orange Avenue

  • Parking details

    The resort offers valet and self parking. Standard parking rates apply. Ridesharing is encouraged and a drop off area is available at the main entrance. $10 savings off overall parking fee with validation.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,120 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Seafood

  • San Diego

    Seafood

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  1. A

    Anon

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Fish was excellent. Vegetarian offering not good.

  2. LL

    LianneL

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our second time for a birthday celebration and the experience was fantastic. Staff was friendly and helpful. Food was amazing and delicious. The cocktails were great and very tasty. The view to the beach area and ambiance was lovely as always.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was fantastic!!!! It was a wonderful dinning experience.

  4. KG

    KateG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience4

    Super expensive and totally disappointing food. But great outdoor set-up.

  5. EG

    EdwardG

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food, great views, good service

  6. CZ

    CathyZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Serea has attractive, comfy seating, lovely views of the lawn, sand and ocean, excellent, attentive service and very, very good food! It's expensive, but that's no surprise. We're longtime fans of Sheerwater, but with the metal chairs and tables now, it's less appealing. Parking near the Del is a challenge - the lot was full, but we'll be back!

  7. B

    Beatrice

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Dining has amazing view.2 appetizers, entrees, and dessert were fantastic.

  8. LC

    LaurenC

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service (Yousif) and view. Ambience is gorgeous Food is delicious (just very expensive)

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I had a wonderful dinner here. The restaurant has a lively but relaxing vibe. We sat outside facing the ocean. She has the ahi tuna which was terrific and I had the filet mignon with roasted Brussels sprouts which was perfect.

  10. HA

    HazelA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    They were very accommodating when we wanted to change table location. Service was excellent. Beautiful location. Food was great. Price reasonable. My family and I had a great time.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing service , fish was fresh and the sashimi melted in your mouth Delightful service

  12. IC

    IvyC

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food5service4ambience4

    We arrived 11 minutes before our reservation. There were many tables available. We were informed in a rude tone by the hostess we would be seated closer to our reservation time. 15 minutes later we were taken to a table inside. Our reservation was for an outdoor table which we informed the host. He told us they would have to clean a table for us... there were at least 5 tables available that would accommodate our group of 5. I asked to speak to the manager and the hostess, again in a rude tone, said she would get him in a minute. I politely told her we would appreciate if she got him now. The manager came out and told us we could sit at one of the empty tables and some weird story about the empty tables having been specifically reserved for other parties (those tables remained unoccupied for almost our entire dinner). Our food and our waiter Paul were both amazing... salmon sashimi was great, oysters from Washington were fabulous, and the orange olive oil cake was divine! Bummer that the evening got off to such a negative start.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4

    Ambiance was great however the food portion for all the dishes was extremely small (king salmon sashimi $22 for 4very thin slices).

  14. L

    Lisa

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    We were outside and the setting was beautiful overlooking the lawn and ocean beyond. It was cool outside so the fireplace and heat lamps were keeping us nice and warm. That was lovely. Missy gave us great service. The downside was that the food did not match the prices. All four of us agreed. Our fish had no noticeable seasoning despite the descriptions on the menu. $44 for a small piece of unflavored salmon and a few roasted vegetables did not match with the rest of the amazing experience.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious place is awesome. Can't wait to go back 🥰

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had an amazing dinner for a girls trip here. The food was excellent and the vibe was amazing. Our server Joseph was knowledgeable, pleasant, and very helpful. Would definitely return!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    The patio is beautiful and we had an ocean view. We really wanted to love it! Unfortunately this high end restaurant is right next to a huge lawn/playground full of screaming kids. Kids ran in and out of the restaurant to play and eat throughout our very expensive meal. The service was decent, but not what you would expect for the venue. We had to flag the waiter down to order drinks and appetizers and he never asked if we wanted another drink. Our young adult children ordered a whole fish and it was plopped down on the table and left for them to figure out. When I asked if they helped to serve whole fish, they said they didn't. This is not typical of a high end restaurant. The scenery and food are great and if the kids running around don't bother you, perhaps worth a try.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place and food

  19. JT

    JenT

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything about my daughter's birthday dinner was excellent. The food was delicious, the service excellent and pacing was perfect. Above all the setting, view and people watching only added to a great evening. Thank you.

  20. EF

    ElizabethF

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3

    Table location was super busy. For a restaurant the silverware was placed directly on the table which is really dirty. Even if the server cleans the table with a towel how many times does he wipe down the table with the same towel? The elegance of the table with napkin on top of the plate the silverware could be place on top of the plate together and then the silverware would be sitting on top of the napkin. The gentleman clearing the plates was rude and rushed us. He came and touched my husbands plate before we were ready to start our main course. We were still eating our appetizers, and clearly not done. The interchange was awkward, and didn’t like how rush our dinner was. Also with Covid didn’t need for him to interact with us so many times. The waiter was attentive, and a great attitude. The food was super yummy, especially the mezza.

  21. l

    lynnie

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    The oysters were old and withered. We returned some and didn’t eat other. The paella wasn’t really paella at all. We ordered desserts and they messed up the order and 2 of us never received the correct desserts. One being the birthday girl.

  22. p

    piqbal1

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent all around experience. It is obvious that a lot of love and care went into preparing and presenting the menu. We would highly recommend.

  23. LD

    LegateDamar

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5

    Waited 40 minutes for drink/appetizer order. Then an additional 30 minutes for our main order. Then about 45 for our main order to arrive with a second round of drinks. It was not busy, and neither the food nor the drinks were worth the wait.

  24. H

    Howard

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful setting, incredible food, great cocktails

  25. C

    Cyn512

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Everything was fine. Food, service, ambiance, but a loud rock band was playing until 9:00 pm, making it impossible to speak, or hear anything. Not a place for a loud rock band.

  26. MW

    MeridethW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    For the price the food was only mediocre. There was an event in front of the restaurant with a live band that made conversation difficult, found it pretty disrespectful to the guests as the main reason we chose Serea was to sit outside and enjoy the ocean view. The music was too loud for my 85 year old mother whose birthday we were trying to celebrate. Our server Brett was fantastic. Would not eat there again.

  27. A

    American02

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Jennifer and Marc provided amazing suggestions and service! The food was excellent! Make sure you arrive early and have an off menu drink made by Anthony at the outside bar before dinner! The best meal we had during our whole trip to California!!

  28. HT

    HaleyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Leo & Hugo were amazing! The food was so so good!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had a wonderful time. The service was fantastic!! Portions were light, we shared an app and an entree… I was still hungry lol.

  30. JJ

    JohnJ

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding service and meal was great. Well worth it!

  31. WH

    WilliamH

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful cuisine, outstanding service and atmosphere!

  32. LG

    LuvGreatFood

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience with food that was outstanding and best service ever!!!!!

  33. CB

    CatB

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is always beautifully executed! Service was wonderful and welcoming. This is always on our short list for Coronado.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5

    It was ok. The food was over priced for the taste - we've had similarly priced meals at other nice places that have tasted better.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Serea exceeded our expectations by providing excellent service and incredibly appetizing dishes. The ambiance is arguably unbeatable as you have an ocean view no matter where you sit and the lighting is perfectly adjusted. This was our favorite dinner yet; we cannot wait to return to the beautiful grounds of Hotel Del and dine at Serea. Well done!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing dinner! Seafood was so fresh. Definitely visit again next time I’m in the San Diego area

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5

    The place was beautiful and the menu looked exquisite. Our server had a challenge with timing. We were on our anniversary and there was also an 11 top birthday party in our section. We continually had to wait long periods of time for our server to return to our table and our dining experience unfortunately took 3 plus hours. One of our orders never came and we had to remind the server (25 minutes later when he finally returned to check on us). I would love to return but my husband was irritated at the end of the long evening so we won’t likely be back. Our food was good but not amazing. We had high expectations and unfortunately they were not met.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great location

  39. AL

    AlanL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best meals of my life. A variety of fresh seafood, Baja style. Totally elegant.

  40. n

    natashaw

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    Beautiful outdoor space and ambiance but very expensive meal for cocktails that didn't quite work and food that was fresh and tasty but not outstanding.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Seréa is rated 4.7 stars by 1120 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 47 times today
Google Map for Seréa

1500 Orange Ave Coronado, CA 92118

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Orange Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Coronado

  • Hours of operation

    Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Mediterranean, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    The resort offers valet and self parking. Standard parking rates apply. Ridesharing is encouraged and a drop off area is available at the main entrance. $10 savings off overall parking fee with validation.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    JoJo Ruiz

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 435-6611

  • Private party facilities

    Serẽa is available for buyouts of all sizes; we welcome you to contact us to inquire about your party to see how we can be of assistance.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (877) 295-8547

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