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Pescaderia San Carlos

calle 3, Cozumel, Mexico
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Ranked #12 of 251 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
Katy, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
4 reviews 4 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
17 helpful votes 17 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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