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Pescaderia San Carlos

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calle 3, Cozumel, Mexico
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 6
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  • 2
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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
Basic but awesome

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
CheriDenn
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Zephyrhills, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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Zephyrhills, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Denver
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I stay on the island 2 months everything year and eat here once a week. It is off the tourist map ( which is another reason I love it). Diego, the owner, serves up the freshest fish on the island and the garlic grouper or filet mexicana are 2 of my favorites !!!!!! The prices are VERY reasonable. The seating... More 

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Paris, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We had a couple of fantastic lunches at this pescaderia. Everything was super fresh and delicious, and we enjoyed the little courtyard where we had our lunch. A lot of locals eat year, so it has a very authentic feel to it. Fresh seafood, reasonable prices, some live music... what else can you ask?

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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Ok this place is off the beaten path but well worth it. When you arrive they will bring out a just made plate of cheviche, fresh caught fish my favorite if the Cameron empanizado or bread shrimp. the best limeade on the Island get it with mineral water.

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Longview, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

we have eaten here several times, it's a must when we are in Cozumel ! we have had most of the menu and every thing was off the chain good. this is 1 of our favorite all time places to eat. don't miss the conch ceviche its the best i have ever eaten. yes we will eat here again yes... More 

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Geraldton, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Awesome fresh seafood with great cold beverages and wine and fantastic prices! You must stop here and have a meal while in Cozumel! You will definitely go back! :) P.S. We were visiting friends during March Break 2014!

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New Orleans
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is a TA win! When you walk in, they bring a small fish ceviche - which is AMAZING! We ordered a large combo ceviche next, which was good as well, but the fish was the best! We also got a bone in fried fish, and it was delicious. On recommendation of the waiter, we got a garlic sautéed fish,... More 

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geraldton Ont
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a local fish restaurant. There is a place to eat in and also take out. The fish is fresh that day and is awesome.

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upper louisiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

wonderful service, great food, great price and awesome music. This is the best fish ceviche I have yet to find on the island. I actually crave this ceviche.... there may be better but I have yet to find it...lol you pick your fish and it is cooked and served quickly. very moist and flavorful, I usually get hogfish. Song was... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

If you want authentic food that the locals like and not some boring tourist restaurant filled with American tourists who won't try anything new, this is your place. Gotta have ceviche. Don't be scared. You just gotta try it. Be brave and put a teensy bit of habanero salsa on your fork and try it with your fish. We love... More 

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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: Families with children, Large groups, 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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