We had the good fortune of connecting with Carlos Castanon and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Carlos, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Any endeavor that you take in life will come with some risk. The important thing is that you have a clear purpose. Having that, you’ll see risk with a different perspective.

And let’s not forget that with risk always comes a reward. I think risk is a good thing. Makes you be more alert, more aware, prepare more. And at the end of the day, makes the ride more fun.

What should our readers know about your business?
Me and my partners share a passion for entrepreneurship. We love to create and build things. We also share some values like friendship, sustainability and healthy style of life.

We also have a great experience in the fishing industry. We have been fishermen for more than fifteen years. So, we know about high quality, sustainably sourced fish.

Blue Poke is a combination of that passion and values with great experience. Thats how we offer sustainable and superior quality in every bowl we serve.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would start at seaport village. Have lunch at Fish Market and then visit the USS Midway Museum.

Then Little Italy. Have a nice Italian dinner and just hang around that area.

I would also visit Del Mar. Have an espresso and the best Napoleon in town.

Finally, I would go and play a round of golf at Torrey Pines. One of the most beautiful courses in all of California.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Definitely. In almost all my endeavors I’ve been surrounded by people that has helped me navigate through all the issues that running a business presents.

In the case of Blue Poke, I have a very robust group of partners. They all are very successful in what they do and having that experience and knowledge on your side is a game changer.

Also, I love to learn. Once I decide to get into something I look for the books, courses, mentors and all sources of information that can help me learn about that specific topic.

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