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El Pesquero

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Av Rafael Melgar (Light House St) #4C SM. 2 | Located 50m to the Left of the Main Dock, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
+52 998 206 9129
Today
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Takeout, Late Night
Description: We are a tipical local seafood restaurant, worried about our friends...
We are a tipical local seafood restaurant, worried about our friends satisfaction, thats why we only use the best quality products and ingredients. We offer a good variety of food: guacamole, shrimp quesadillas, fish fillet, ceviches and coctails, shrimps, lobster, conch and some house specialities. We also offer some drinks and coctails like margaritas, pina colada, daiquiris, cazuela with tequila, margachela (margarita with a beer), beers, sodas, fresh waters and some spirits and liquors.
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 113
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food, great service

Recommended to us by our host. We ordered guacamole to start -- very good and very generous portion. That was followed by seafood, of course (Puerto Morales is a fishing town). I definitely recommend the octopus, shrimp and fish dish....cooked in a tomato sauce. Very good. And I'm sure every... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
SusanBos2n
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Boston
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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Boston
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Recommended to us by our host. We ordered guacamole to start -- very good and very generous portion. That was followed by seafood, of course (Puerto Morales is a fishing town). I definitely recommend the octopus, shrimp and fish dish....cooked in a tomato sauce. Very good. And I'm sure every fish dish is as fresh as can be. This is... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

First of all, know that most restaurants in P.M. are very basic: plastic chairs, cheap napkins...what we'd call a "dive" in the U.S. If that's ok with you, then find your way here. Dirt floor, big place, drink specials on some nights....but it's the seafood that matters. Very fresh, very good. I recommend the combination squid, shrimp (and fish?) in... More 

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Lake Mary, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The place itself is cute and has a cute atmosphere. Our waiter could barely stand hearing us order our food, he was rolling his eyes as we were asking how the fish was cooked, I asked for a substitution for rice instead of fries and I apologized after I did so because of his reaction! He never came back to... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Located closeby the lighthouse lies a hidden gem, a real 'must-go'!!! Not the fancy type of restaurant but pure GOOD mexican food, and the friendliest service in Puerto Morelos and surroundings!!! We had Chilpachole (delicious seafood soup), grilled lobster (hmmm), fish fillet and conch in garlic(surprisingly good) and finished it of with a Dolce Gusto cappuccino and a Tequila Suave...... More 

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Great food and super fast service! You don't want to miss this one. The sand floor just added to the charm.

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I'll echo those who said the food is reasonably priced and EXCELLENT. I asked what kind of fish the whole fried fish was and he actually brought it out before he fried it (looked like a red snapper but it was something else.) My wife got a big plate of garlic shrimp. Everything was delicious and inexpensive.

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Bellingham, Washington
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Go back to the sink and enjoy washing your hands under a conch-shell faucet; what fun! Great food and service.

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Kick off your shoes and dig your toes in the sand. Get the lobster. Get the margaritas. This place is awesome. Service is probably the fastest I've had in PM. Food is reasonably priced and EXCELLENT. If we would have come here on our first night, we definitely would've gone back on the same trip. Visited February 2015.

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Iowa
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260 reviews 260 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
344 helpful votes 344 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

After checking out the different Super Bowl party plans at several different restaurants, we decided to watch at El Pesquero. EP is located on the non-beach side of Av Rafael Melgar, so no ocean view. But had 2 large screen TV's, Superbowl specials of 2X1 margaritas or buckets of iced cerveza, outdoor seating under a huge open palapa roof, plenty... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Lobster....thats what you come to places like this right? Well El Pesquero certainly delivered that. They give you two options on how big you want your lobster. I am a pretty big eater and got the smaller of the two, around $200 pesos, and this thing was HUGE and delicious. Cooked with classic butter and garlic, i couldn't have asked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av Rafael Melgar (Light House St) #4C SM. 2 | Located 50m to the Left of the Main Dock, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Puerto Morelos
  • Phone Number: +52 998 206 9129

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 13
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

We are a tipical local seafood restaurant, worried about our friends satisfaction, thats why we only use the best quality products and ingredients. We offer a good variety of food: guacamole, shrimp quesadillas, fish fillet, ceviches and coctails, shrimps, lobster, conch and some house specialities. We also offer some drinks and coctails like margaritas, pina colada, daiquiris, cazuela with tequila, margachela (margarita with a beer), beers, sodas, fresh waters and some spirits and liquors.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?