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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 25
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Unique fish market and restaurant

This is a unique place that sells fresh seafood by the pound and also a kitchen with a menu of fresh choices. The tacos and kids portion fish were great. The Cajon seasoning was not as expected but portion was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a unique place that sells fresh seafood by the pound and also a kitchen with a menu of fresh choices. The tacos and kids portion fish were great. The Cajon seasoning was not as expected but portion was good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Has been a lot harder than I thought to find quality food with character and quality in La Jolla, but finally we popped into El Pescador. PLUSES: Well thought out fresh fish market with kitchen concept. Killer sandwich receipes! Pleasing selection of fresh fish to buy to cook at home. Cool space. NEGATIVES: Overly expensive for what it is, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The seafood is great, the service is average and the place is really good comparing their last location, the restaurant is casual, great for lunch we tried some fish tacos and sandwiches and a clam chowder, the seafood was fresh and I really recommend it, its my favourite seafood casual restaurant in la jolla

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Colorado Springs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Some of the best seafood we had during a week of several choices. No view but its mere blocks from the park at the cove, get it to go and catch a killer sunset.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a casual place, but very yummy. I went for lunch and went at 11:30 because it is my understanding that it gets quite crowded. I had the El Pescador salad. It's a mixed green salad with crab, smoked albacore, smoked salmon, medium shrimp and bay shrimp. You pick the dressing and it's served on the side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My favorite place for lunch. Always fresh, clean restaurant, & a good atmosphere. This place is worth checking out if in the area.

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Ridgmont, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

El Pescador Fish Market so simple, so fresh so right!! This place is perfect I cannot imagine asking for more from a fish restaurant

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

If you are fish and seafood lover this is the place. Fish are fresh, service is excellent and great ambiance. It is usually crowded and it can be a problem to find seats.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Loved my grilled fish sandwich that was made fresh. My son enjoyed getting to look at the fish and other sea creatures in the display cases. My sandwich was large and filling. Ask for the fresh local seafood because a lot of it comes from other places!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Very Nice restaurant, kind waiters and very fresh and healthy food!! Not too much expensive and you can have a perfect Quick lunch overthere.

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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
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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