Halibut, Local


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Species Name:
Paralichthys californicus
Sustainability Rating:

YellowYellow – Good Alternative


Mexican/California (or “Local”) Halibut – a delicious flat fish found from Baja north to San Francisco Bay.

Available Year-Round

Where – Mexico, California

How – Wild-caught; long-line


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CharacteristicsThe California halibut or California flounder yields firm fillets with a mild, delicious flavor.

Alternatives include Alaskan halibut, Eastern halibut or Dover or Petrale sole.

For Your Menu

MenuLike Pacific halibut, California halibut is a very versatile fish.  It tends to be a bit on the leaner side, so although it works with a variety of cooking applications, be careful not to overcook or it may dry out.

For Your Waitstaff

Wait StaffCelebrate this local fish!  Pair it with a fantastic California wine or local beer!


For Your Retail Display

Retail A great option for customers looking for a milder fish to grill – Pacific halibut is nice and firm, but not as meaty as other grilling favorites.