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5 Dishes From Pacific Catch in La Jolla That’ll Make Your Mouth Water

From Fresh Fish Sandwiches to Poke Bowls, Here’s What to Order Off of Pacific Catch’s New Five for $15 Lunch Menu

Are you truly a San Diego local if you don’t call yourself a seafood connoisseur? Personally, we can’t get enough of the region’s specialty—whether it’s grilled, pan-seared, roasted or raw. And the single most important attribute of a maritime dish? Quality. We all have our list of favorites when it comes to seafood restaurants in San Diego, and Pacific Catch is at the top. Located in the stunning coastal community of La Jolla, this wave-to-table seafood house delivers a vibrant montage of flavors sustainably sourced from around the Pacific Rim. Pacific Catch embodies the spirit of aloha with a community-centered mission, green building techniques and a passion for service. If you’re still not convinced, they’re offering guests a limited-time Five for $15 lunch menu, available Monday-Friday from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. From poke bowls to wild-caught fish sandwiches, here are five dishes from Pacific Catch’s new menu we can’t get enough of.

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Seared Cod Sandwich

Ingredients: Spice-rubbed cod, jalapeño tartar, greens, tomato, pickled onions on toasted ciabatta bread 

La Jolla’s Pacific Catch
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The sister sandwich to the chipotle chicken, this seared cod delight is the hoagie you’ll be dreaming about for the rest of spring. All the flavors are on point in Pacific Catch’s seared cod sandwich, making it a popular lunchtime favorite. The savory spice from the jalapeño tartar mingles perfectly with the pickled onions carefully splayed onto crunchy ciabatta. Speaking of bread, did we mention their bread isn’t just toasted but griddled? While the toppings in this sandwich will keep you full for hours, extra sides always make things fun. Like its sandwich sibling, the complementary sides are always encouraged.


Hawaiian Poke Bowl

Ingredients: Yellowfin ahi tuna – original and spicy pokes, sushi rice, mixed organic greens, citrus ponzu, edamame, wakame seaweed salad and marinated cucumbers

La Jolla’s Pacific Catch
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Taste the rainbow with Pacific Catch’s Hawaiian poke bowl, a heavenly assortment of farm-fresh gems, sushi rice and wild-caught yellowfin ahi tuna. This bowl is just one of the reasons Pacific Catch has garnered a reputation as an acclaimed seafood house. It gets a kick from the spicy pokes, complemented by a refreshing hint of citrus and a blend of nutrient-rich greens, resulting in a montage of crunchy, creamy and crispy goodness. Looking to elevate your seafood bowl? Double up on protein with extra ahi or top it off with sliced avocado for some heart-healthy fats.


Baja Cod Salad

Ingredients: Spice-rubbed seared cod, mixed organic greens, creamy tomatillo dressing, “esquites” corn, black beans, pineapple pico de gallo, cotija cheese, cilantro and pepitas

La Jolla’s Pacific Catch
Credit: Greg Cahill

Pacific Catch in La Jolla is keeping things fresh with a seared cod salad—Baja style! Gone are the days of simple salads with flavorless toppings and nothing more than a drizzle of dressing. There’s nothing boring about this Baja Cod salad. It’s bursting with flavor from their signature spice-rubbed cod and enhanced with a dusting of cotija cheese and a helping of street corn. Topping it all off is a creamy tomatillo dressing. It’s not just the flavor that makes this a craveable dish. Pacific Catch never skimps on presentation, delivering Insta-worthy dishes so your phone can always eat first!


Pork Banh Mi Bowl

Ingredients: Grilled marinated pork skewers, sushi rice, mixed organic greens, green papaya salad, sambal vinaigrette, marinated cucumbers, sriracha aioli, Thai basil, mint and cilantro

La Jolla’s Pacific Catch
Credit: Greg Cahill

A culinary masterpiece, the pork banh mi Bowl is a fiery fusion of farm-fresh pork, organic greens and tasty toppings like papaya salad and mint. The best part: it’s crafted from nothing but good-for-you ingredients while still scoring high on flavor. Yet, it’s the sambal vinaigrette that really ties things together. Made from a spicy blend of chile peppers and vinegar, it adds a flavorful kick to this soulful bowl.



Chipotle Chicken Sandwich

Ingredients: Grilled marinated chicken breast, white cheddar, chipotle aioli, greens, tomato, pickled onions on toasted ciabatta bread

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Wedged between two loaves of ciabatta bread, the chipotle chicken sandwich is a colorful combo featuring layers upon layers of juicy chicken breast, cheesy goodness and pickled onions. All of the ingredients in this spicy sando are fresh from the garden and ethically sourced from sustainable vendors, translating into quality you can taste. Savory notes from the chipotle aioli are carefully balanced by the refreshing flavors in their signature sesame slaw. Additional pairings are left up to you, with a choice of house fries or a miso side salad. But rest assured, there really is no wrong answer!


Pacific Catch
4575 La Jolla Village Dr, Ste 1160 
San Diego, CA 92122

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