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All 249 Cozumel Restaurants

Pescaderia San Carlos

calle 3, Cozumel, Mexico
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Ranked #16 of 249 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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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Once again, our favorite lunch spot. Fresh fish, great flavors and friendly staff. Worth the trek into the residential area to get authentic food and get away from the crowded tourist traps.

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Baytown, Texas
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283 reviews 283 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
291 helpful votes 291 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is a great local spot, great prices, and the best fried fish and grilled shrimp you will find anywhere.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

A short taxi ride off the main strip is this terrific little restaurant with the seating situated in a courtyard which includes a caged pet parrot. One friend ordered the grouper and I was splitting the 4 fish taco's with another friend. The portions were generous and two taco's were more than enough for me. The owner served us our... More 

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Katy, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Get off the beaten path while in Cozumel and get over to Pescaderia San Carlos! In addition to the friendly service and proprietor, you'll be rewarded with a red snapper meal like you've never had before: Scaled whole, scored, and fried to a crispy golden brown. The freshness of the fish is apparent: it is firm, sweet, and flaky. I've... More 

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Independence, Missouri
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Love the colorful art work that was on the chairs. Scuba influence. Some of the seafood i was disappointed with the quality. It tasted fishy. We had a large group and they accomodated and served us well. This is a very remote location and was recommended by one of the locals and is worth the find.

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We went here to have seafood for lunch. It was down time, so was somewhat empty. There was just another table, but there was still live music showing Mexicans love for live music :) I had fish soup and my gf had grilled fish. The food was a genuine representation of the local cuisine, the portions were large and very... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We picked a red snapper from the cooler. The pan fried it for us in a giant black pan. It was perfect! The free ceviche was excellent as well. The beer was cold. They finished playing as we ordered bc a soccer match was starting that they all wanted to watch! It was great! We watched with the owner and... More 

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Cozumel, Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Small open air place with a limited menu of fish dishes. Well prepared, simple yet tasty. A plate of ceviche is served upon arrival with taco chips. Beer and soft drinks are your drink options. Owner is very personable and speaks english. Takeout window is always busy and I understand from others that you can buy fish to prepare at... More 

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Kent Island, Maryland
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97 reviews 97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Address: calle 3, Cozumel, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel

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