Serẽa: It’s Not Just About Seafood!

Serẽa: It’s Not Just About Seafood!

Serẽa Coastal Cuisine may be famous for seafood … but that’s not all we have to offer.

Sure, we’ve become So-Cal famous for our commitment to sustainable seafood, incredibly fresh-catch options, and how delicious the bounty of the sea tastes in the creative dishes dreamed up by award-winning Chef JoJo Ruiz.

But we’re more than just a seafood restaurant.

Our Chef’s ingenuity shines through in every single dish that we offer … and they’re well worth exploring. Let’s take a little tour of Serẽa’s many non-seafood offerings to show you the breadth of what you can look forward to when you visit:

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Appetizers and Salads

Our appetizers and salads feature a variety of fascinating and memorable flavors … and many have no seafood included! 

Take, for example, our Serẽa Mezze — an elegant Mediterranean-style appetizer featuring marinated olives, marcona almonds, hummus tahini, salsa macha, whipped farmers cheese, and grilled pita.

Or consider our Garlic Harissa Chicken Kebab, served with a flavorful roasted pepper tapenade, harissa yogurt, flat bread … or our Beef Carpaccio, which comes with manchego cheese, walnut, 20yr aged balsamic, and watercress pesto. You’ll never miss the seafood! 

Salad-wise, we’ve got plenty of mouthwatering and refreshing flavors to share with options like our Beet & Grain Salad, made with farro, quinoa, citrus segments, arugula, piave, and red wine vinaigrette. 

Or, keep it classic with The Greek Salad, which is made with tomato, peppers, cucumber, red onion, feta, and mediterranean olives. 


Seafood may be a huge draw at Serẽa, but our non-seafood options are definitely not an afterthought! We’ve got plenty of flavor-filled and satisfying main dishes to choose from that don’t come from the sea, including:

Half Roasted Mary’s Chicken: Dang, you’ve never tried chicken like this! Caper berry, grilled citrus gremolata, extra virgin olive oil, and herb salad round out this robust main dish. 

Zucchini Pesto Orecchiette: Going veg? It’s a pleasure at Serẽa with this meatless main, made with eggplant, blistered cherry tomato, and almond parmesan.

Grilled Lamb Chops: These chops are the tops! Crispy marble potatoes and sunchokes, upland cress, and charamoula act as accompaniments.

32-Ounce Charcoal Grilled Angus T-Bone: That’s a serious piece of meat, and it tastes even better when it’s surrounded with its buddies on the side: chickpeas, beets, cabrales cheese, and beet green mojo verde.


Our side dishes are no joke: they’re so good that you might be tempted to just order a slew of sides and call it a meal! 

Among the highlights? Our highly addictive Greek Fries, which are made with feta, and served with lemon and tzatziki … 

Our Spanish Style Mixed Mushrooms make for a fascinating side, flavored with garlic, provencal herbs, sherry vinegar, and served with hen egg.  

And don’t forget about our Crispy Brussels Sprouts, served with pancetta, white balsamic, and piave, a delicious Italian cheese! 

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No need for seafood on our dessert menu! Do save room — our desserts are truly knock-your-socks off.

Our Message in a Bottle Sundae will make you wish you didn’t have to share — a delicious mix of  salted caramel ice cream, bourbon chocolate sauce, and candied walnuts.

Or go for the Pearl Diver Pumpkin mousse, served with spiced pound cake, ginger-graham crumble, and winter squash. 

For a unique twist on a classic, try our Greek Yogurt Cheesecake, made with toasted pine nut and pistachios, and served with garden strawberries.

And don’t miss our dessert cocktails! You’ll love drinks like the Spark Plug, made with Stoli vanilla, white godiva, and espresso. Yum! 

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No matter what you’re ordering — seafood, non seafood, whatever — there’s a drink to go with everything on our menu.

From creative cocktails to extensive wine offerings to beer, spirits, and non-alcoholic options, be sure to check out our full bar to round out your meal with something to satisfy your thirst. 

Our Menu is Amazing — Dive in! 

At Serẽa Coastal Cuisine, our biggest goal is to give our customers a memorable dining experience.

While we’ve become known for our seafood offerings, there’s so much more to what we do than just the catch of the day.

Our globally-inspired menu features all sorts of flavors and creative dishes that simply can’t be missed. Go ahead, make a reservation today — see what we’ve got to offer! 

What’s your favorite menu item at Serẽa?