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El Pescador Fish Market

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Chowder, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups
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634 Pearl St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-456-2526
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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5 star

Great environment, fun place to eat, fresh fish!! Had crab and Shrimp cocktails, sashimi plate, and sea bass place. Can't go wrong with this place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Yohei E
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great environment, fun place to eat, fresh fish!! Had crab and Shrimp cocktails, sashimi plate, and sea bass place. Can't go wrong with this place.

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Essaouira, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of choise from fresh fish. Simply grilled-no added strange taste destroyer. Try with a green salad. Simple and natural taste! Went back day 2 because Prospect couldn't offer something close to this restaurant.

Thank Norrtugg
Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great meal. Refreshing! A must if you are in La Jolla. They have wine as well. The staff was very friendly. If I lives in San Diego I would go to this restaurant one a week. Its really that good. Had the salmon salad and it was delicious.

Thank yolanda m
Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wife and I stopped by after reading all of the good reviews. Great concept but we were really disappointed with the lack of seasoning on the food. We got the fish and shrimp burros, ceviche and oysters and all felt like they were missing something. Honestly expected a little more for what we paid.

Thank gjohnson195
Randolph, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Halibut on their online menu is what brought us here, but they didn't have it when the five of us arrived for a weeknight dinner. Two of us settled on the Yellowtail Tuna with rice and salad on the side; it was excellent and only $18.95. Our colleagues enjoyed their choices too. I regretted not trying their chowder, which... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like many, I started coming here when they had the little shop across the street from the current location. I think they could have moved into a bigger place and still be full almost all the time! I'm a big fish sandwich fan. Prepared perfectly, it is generous in size and very flavorful. Their chowder is also great and full... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A very trendy delicious lunch spot...fresh fish prepared on site...a wide variety of sea food...deli style...I had the crab sandwich which was amazing! My husband had the salmon which was just as great! A little pricey but worth it!

Thank Kay932
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I prefer to go there to buy fish, but once in a while will have a meal. Usually good. Does bother me for those prices that you are served on paper plates.

Thank Jane B
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I liked how we could choose any fish presented there. They gave us great recommendations, and we enjoyed our dinner so much! People that work there are increadibly firendly and helpful! Whenever we are back in La Jolla, we are definitely coming back!

Thank t0lst0va
Brookings, South Dakota, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We stopped here for lunch after reading great reviews and hearing a recommendation from a local. The menu was slightly confusing, and we were a little surprised at the cost - if you want something other than a sandwich or salad, it's $20+ a plate. We ended up ordering two sandwiches - a sea bass and a swordfish (about $28... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 634 Pearl St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-456-2526

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children


Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?