Hermosa Beach Fish Shop does casual seafood right!

If you live by the beach in LA, chances are you often find yourself wanting a great meal but don’t want to change out of your shorts and flip-flops.  The newly opened Hermosa Beach Fish Shop is the perfect option whether you are looking for a casual lunch or a relaxing seafood dinner.

Hermosa Beach Fish Shop (or simply “The Fish Shop”) is a super cool restaurant concept that first launched San Diego in 2010.  The idea is simple…pick your fish, seasoning, and how you want it prepared (taco, plate, sandwich, or salad).  Brandon and I had the chance to visit this past Saturday and had a great experience. The atmosphere is laid-back, with both indoor and outdoor dining options.  There is plenty of parking as well, which is a major plus on Pier Avenue!

Hermosa Beach Fish Shop's menu
Hermosa Beach Fish Shop’s menu
Lots of fresh fish options!
Lots of fresh fish options!
Hermosa Beach Fish Shop has a nice patio for outdoor dining
Hermosa Beach Fish Shop has a nice patio for outdoor dining

We started off our lunch with a Sculpin’ IPA and Ballast Point Pale Ale.  They have a great selection of both bottled and draft beers along with several different wines by the glass and bottle.  They also have a $5 corkage fee, which is definitely one of the most reasonable in South Bay.

The beer list
The beer list
Our brews!
Our brews!

For our appetizer, we shared an order of Shrimp and Mahi Mahi Ceviche served with tortilla chips.  To be honest, I was really surprised at how good it was.  I have been to “fancier”, more expensive spots that don’t serve as near of a well-made ceviche.  This ceviche was delicious with the flavors of the fresh fish, citrus, and cilantro really shining through.  A perfect way to start a meal…especially at $8 for a small and $12 for a large order.

Tons of fresh fish, cilantro, and avocado in the ceviche
Tons of fresh fish, cilantro, and avocado in the ceviche

For our entrees, we tried Hermosa Beach Fish House’s tacos and the Fish Shop Shrimp.  The TKO Taco was delicious.  A generous portion of Mahi Mahi grilled perfectly, served in a corn tortilla, and topped with cabbage, house sauce, and tropical salsa.  The flavors were bright and fresh…I would order this again for sure!

The spread!
The spread!

The Fish Shop Shrimp is one of the house specialities.  The shrimp are caramelized in the Fish Shop seasoning and served with a cooling aioli dipping sauce.  We really enjoyed them but, beware, they definitely have a kick!

All in all, this is a great spot where you will find delicious, fresh seafood in a casual environment.  So feel free to come in off the beach, with your entire family, or on a casual date…you will definitely enjoy your meal!

Hermosa Beach Fish Shop
719 Pier Avenue,
Hermosa Beach, CA, 90254
(310) 372-3480  

  *Hosted meal

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