Excitement is building as Coa Del Mar, the newest addition to the renowned restaurant family, gears up to open its doors this April in Eagle. With its focus on high-end cuisine, Latin flair, and a seafood-forward menu, Coa Del Mar promises to be a culinary destination like no other. We had the opportunity to sit down with Martine Castoro, co-owner of Coa Del Jima and the visionary behind Coa Del Mar’s design and artwork, to get an exclusive sneak peek into what diners can expect from this eagerly awaited establishment.
Martine Castoro, a seasoned designer and artist, shared her passion for integrating art into the dining experience, a tradition carried over from the family’s first restaurant in Laguna Beach. “We were artists first, then restaurateurs second,” she explains, highlighting the unique relationship between art and food that has become a hallmark of their establishments.
When asked about the inspiration behind Coa Del Mar’s design, Martine emphasizes the restaurant’s coastal location and its thematic focus on the sea. “The sea has always been our inspiration,” she says. “For Del Mar, we wanted to create an immersive experience that captures the beauty and tranquility of the ocean.”
One of the most anticipated features of Coa Del Mar is the mural created by Martine herself, which she describes as being of “Michael Angelo proportions.” With her artistic vision and attention to detail, Martine aims to transport diners to an underwater paradise, where vibrant sea creatures and mesmerizing seascapes come to life on the walls of the restaurant.
In addition to its stunning artwork, Coa Del Mar boasts an impressive menu curated by Chef Enrique Martinez, featuring fresh seafood flown in daily and innovative takes on Latin-inspired dishes. From signature ceviches to Barbacoa’s famous “hot rock steak,” there’s something to delight every palate.
Martine also reveals that Coa Del Mar will offer a one-of-a-kind dining experience, with a spacious waterfront patio designed by her son, Nikolai Castoro, who is also the owner of the restaurant. “We wanted to emphasize the water theme,” she explains, “and what better way to do that than with the largest patio on water in Eagle?”
As the opening date approaches, anticipation for Coa Del Mar continues to build among food enthusiasts and art lovers alike. With its unique blend of culinary excellence, artistic flair, and waterfront ambiance, Coa Del Mar is poised to make a splash in the Eagle dining scene come April. Get ready to dive into luxury at Coa Del Mar – where every meal is a masterpiece.