Oscars Mexican Seafood

by Cora Tang

I was approached by Juan, the owner and operator of Oscar's Mexican Seafood in La Jolla, to paint a mural at their storefront which would tell the story of Oscar's humble beginnings. He and his wife had started the business as a food truck, and it gained a following fast because of the consistently amazing, fresh fish tacos. Thus, the mural of a food truck was born, underwater, and surrounded by vibrant sea creatures, where live shrimp come to cannibalize, and a school of fish in the formation "taco" help promote the product. The mural is now a landmark for Oscar's patrons, and captures the attention of the beach's steady foot traffic.

Inside Oscar's is La Cena Final, a parody painting of Da Vinci's famous The Last Supper. It is an effective conversation piece, featuring famous Mexicans and Mexican-Americans in the place of prophets and saints, and on their menu is identifiable Oscar's food in place of holy loaves of bread.

"Entrance Mural"

Mural

"Mural View 2"

Mural View 2

"Mural View 3"

Mural View 3

"Outside Signage"

Serving Breakfast

"Outside Signage"

Serving Breakfast Outside View

"Oscars Sign Inside"

Lady Guadalupe

"Oscars Menu"

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"Oscars Menu"

Oscars Mural

"Oscars Menu"

Oscars Mural