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Pescaderia San Carlos

calle 3, Cozumel, Mexico
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Ranked #13 of 266 restaurants in Cozumel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: A true hidden gem, with friendly owners, live music, and fresh fish. Excellent hosts, reasonable prices and delicious food.
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183 reviews from our community

95% Recommend
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English first
Kent Island, Maryland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Let me start by saying everyone at Pescaderia San Carlos is real friendly. You can pick your whole fish and they will deep fry it for you. I do not care for this style and asked for mine to be prepared in the style of Vera Cruz. No problem amigo, pick your fish and we will do it. Only problem... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Best fish dishes on the island. This place never disappoints. We ordered one fish fried and one grilled mexican style (it was awesome). Ceviche was great. They did have a red habanaro salsa, to hot to enjoy (at least at our table).

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Geraldton, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Excellent food,cold beer, fantastic service and competively priced ! Great family owned restaurant with a "feel at home atmosphere"! :)

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Hampton, Virginia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We "discovered" this place on a Cozumel Chef's tour and ordered exactly the same thing that we had with Chef Emily. We started with the ceviche, if you go there, you must get this. It's simple, fresh and delicious. We then when to the cooler and picked a nice grouper that is flash fried and brought to the table with... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This place is a must if you like fresh fish. It is a small restaurant with a limited menu that is amazing. They greet you with homemade ceviche and a smile. They have fresh fish fillets offered up usually as fried, garlic, butter or just natural. The rest of the menu contains several types of ceviche and fish soup. They... More

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Fifth Ward, Louisiana, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Picked out fish they were going to cook. Great friendly and prompt service. Authentic Mexican seafood. Cold beer and personal service from the owner. Family friendly but a little warm. Loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Billerica, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We tried to go for an early lunch since the pictures of the building showed that they opened at 7am, but only the fish market was open (the restaurant didn't open until 11am). We came back later and had a great lunch. The complimentary civiche was excellent, as was the whole fried grouper, which was served with warm tortillas, a... More

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We like to get out of the tourist zones when we travel. Without TA we'd have never found this spot! It is not an impossible walk from downtown but it was a hot day so we opted for a cab ride, about $5 each way. The restaurant is on the rustic side but very clean. everyone was extremely friendly. The... More

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Kansas City
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102 reviews 102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Our server here may be one of the best I have had....he was super sweet and attentive!! The ceviche lived up to all the reviews, the best I had!!! We all loved our lunch here, and I will be back for sure!! If your craving local cuisine ...go here!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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114 reviews 114 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Simple menu with lots of fish. The cerviche is a must. The platter which is the grande size is a meal for $220. It is wonderful. The servings of fish with a great little salad and rice are $120. The soup was flying out of the kitchen to all the locals eating there so I'm guessing its a winner too.... More

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