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Pescaderia San Carlos

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calle 3, Cozumel, Mexico
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Description: A true hidden gem, with friendly owners, live music, and fresh fish...
A true hidden gem, with friendly owners, live music, and fresh fish. Excellent hosts, reasonable prices and delicious food.
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  • 7
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic fish

Get off the main drag and have some fresh seafood here! We enjoyed 4 beers fresh salsa and chips, the best seafood ceviche and two of the freshest fish platter we've ever had for under $30 with tip! Very attentive and friendly wait staff, we will come back again!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Evansville, Wisconsin
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Evansville, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Get off the main drag and have some fresh seafood here! We enjoyed 4 beers fresh salsa and chips, the best seafood ceviche and two of the freshest fish platter we've ever had for under $30 with tip! Very attentive and friendly wait staff, we will come back again!

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We found this restaurant thru Trip Advisor reviews. After scuba diving in Cozumel we were all ready to feed our beast of appetite. Unfortunately this is not a restaurant that heavily incentivized locals will even mention the same to you. So after scanning through the Chili's style restaurant close to the Ferry- we headed to Pescaderia San Carlos. You have... More 

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Lawrence
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I have been going to Diego's ( Pescaderia San Carlos ) for almost 20 years and they are the best fish in town. Great selection of fresh fish, Diego speaks English and you get a ton of food for your money. We normally take fish home rather than eat there, but they have a nice restaurant in the back and... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Nice local neighborhood restaurant with live music. My wife and I went there for mid-afternoon lunch on a Friday after a morning of diving. Complementary ceviche appetizer of conch and grouper was wonderful. For an entrée I had the fried whole fish and a beer, and my wife had camarones (shrimp) cooked in garlic and a limeade. Both meals were... More 

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Found out about this place last year from crew member from our cruise, but did not get a chance to go until 5/15. This is one of those places that is a hole in the wall, but turns out to be a gem. Fresh fish is the specialty. Grouper cerviche was stupendous and came as a table additive with chips.... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This was my third visit to San Carlos and it continues to not disappoint. If you love ceviche and fish this is the place to go for a late lunch meal. The restaurant is not easy to find and adds to the charm. We had the deep fried whole fish and honestly I would normally of asked for grilled but... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Located on 50th Ave. Pescaderia San Carlos is quite a walk from the main tourist area. From the Ferry pier area you may want to take a taxi. We walked from the public market at 20th ave to the restaurant. This was an easy walk and we were able to absorb some of the local culture off the beaten path... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It was a grouper extravaganza. Soup, cerviche, and tacos. So delicious. Service was so great. I asked about a fruit tree in the middle of the restaurant. The question was answered with a small bowl of the fruit. It was delicious. The fruit remains a mystery but the food is fresh and well worth the trip.

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London
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56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We discovered this place two years ago and couldn't wait to get back. Posh it ain't, but if you want fresh fish cooked in clean oil, then try it out. The menu is fairly simple, whole fried fish (our favourite), grilled filet and fried filet, plus a few shrimp dishes. Complimentary fish ceviche is delicious and the staff cheerful and... More 

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

If you want the best seafood - this is the place. I have eaten here for more than 10 years and never ever disappointed. Everything is fresh and very very tasty. It is a place the locals eat and for me that is the best recommendation.

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Address: calle 3, Cozumel, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: calle 3, Cozumel, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

Description

A true hidden gem, with friendly owners, live music, and fresh fish. Excellent hosts, reasonable prices and delicious food.

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