K-38 Baja Grill is Wilmington’s time-tested favorite for Fresh Mex cuisine and a definitive surfer vibe. Found along a hopping section of Market Street, this flagship restaurant serves up plenty of vibrant coastal cuisine in a laid-back atmosphere, and is an extremely popular spot with the beach crowd.
Patrons have their choice of eating in the main dining area, or the nearby bar which features plenty of beers, margaritas and other coastal drinks, with TVs that play surfer movies on an ongoing rotation. The menu picks up this beachy atmosphere nicely, with tons of grub that is sure to satisfy a salty appetite. The mantra here is “Love. Eat. Surf” and the cuisine highlights the “Eat” portion of this philosophy nicely, with a hearty range of tacos, burritos, bowls, quesadillas, fajitas, and wraps. K-38 is especially known for its rolls, (which are sushi-style rolls made with tortillas instead of rice, and which are stuffed with cool ingredients like blackened carne asada and tempura fried shrimp), although virtually any item will satisfy a craving for Mexican fare. The fajitas are equally popular, and newcomers can’t go wrong with K-38’s fish tacos – a local favorite. Cool with the college crowd as well as established food fans, K-38 is Wilmington’s premier restaurant for purely delicious surfer fare.