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El Pescador Fish Market

627 Pearl St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
858-456-2526
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Ranked #23 of 1,266 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout
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English first
La Jolla, California
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

A great fish market... good selection and always the best. They will also prepare your selection if you want to eat there. A local favorite for their Clam Chowder. Very casual and family friendly. It can be a little noisy during busy times.

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San Diego, California, Usa
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We have frequented El Pescador at the old location for the fresh fish rather than the restaurant which was tiny. The newly opened digs (with small parking lot) are a welcome expansion & as such, we've found ourselves eating in or taking out about once a week. You order at the counter then take a number to your table where... More

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Somerset, New Jersey
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Saw this place on tripadvisor. So glad I tried it! Had the combo sandwich. Very tasty, great bread. My mom had the sushi plate, very fresh. My dad had the yellowfin salad. He said it was delicious. Cool vibe in the place. Very friendly and efficient. Little bar at the other end of the counter. They serve beer, wine, and... More

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Austin, Texas
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269 reviews 269 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Visited when staying with friends who swear by the place. Interesting ordering process with fresh cuts of fish on display and friendly wait staff to walk you through the simple process. The fish soup is to die for and seems to be the most popular item. For mains, our group had the Big Eye Hawaian Tuna and the Alaskan King... More

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

El Pescador is one of that place that when you go, you become a customer right away. Now they have opened the new location across the street from the old one. It got even better. The seafood is so fresh, and no wonder why? it's always pack with people. My favorite choices: Mexican shrimp sandwich (w avo), alaskan halibut sandwich,... More

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New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This was place was great. Looks like a good fish market, but we got food to go. I had a shark and shrimp burrito with black bean, rice, and avocado which is one of the tastiest things I've ever had. My wife had a kids portion of grilled fish and rice which was fresh and tasty. If you're in La... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is probably the worst food experience I've ever had. When we walked into the restaurant at 1:00 in the afternoon, it was crowded and smelled very fishy. I saw them breaking down fish in the back, so assumed that everything was fresh. I shouldn't have second guessed myself. The seating was limited and I grabbed seating at the shared... More

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La Jolla, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

If you don't feel like dressing up for a fancy fish dinner in La Jolla, this is the place to go. They use to be in a small fish market that made plates...customers lined out the door. Now they've move across the street and created an actual restaurant with seating. There's still a line but worth it. Not as fun... More

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new jersey
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

We went to eat here by a nice review from our tripadvisor and let me say it was indeed fresh and the menu is quite diverse. I had the Shaper sandwich and I added the avocado to it with a glass of wine. Very nice and tasty. My husband had the swordfish and it was good as well. Parking a... More

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Sun City West, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

You can either order and eat in the restaurant. You always see what you will get as all the food is exposed. You can also buy and take home. Everything is always very fresh. We were never disappointed. Expect lines in the evenings and on Saturdays and Sundays.

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