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El Pescador Fish Market

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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 23
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  • 9
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  • 3
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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
Best seafood in La jolla

I love to go at El Pescador, price-quality, atmosphere, service are just few of the amazing things that the restaurant offers. It's impossible to find such a good fish at that price, especially in La Jolla. I recommend the calamari sandwich, my favorite!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Aldo89
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  • Local cuisine
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We went here on a Saturday with our family who visit regularly. It was busy, but 50 minutes wait was way too long, and although the food was good when it came, even the order wasn't right. Our waiter seemed quite put out when we complained about the wait - and couldn't have been less apologetic. We asked if we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I love to go at El Pescador, price-quality, atmosphere, service are just few of the amazing things that the restaurant offers. It's impossible to find such a good fish at that price, especially in La Jolla. I recommend the calamari sandwich, my favorite!

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Very busy when I visited but staff polite, food selection and quality superb and found a space on high rise benches next to a nice couple, cervix he was superb and the burro of the day was ....l superb, highly recommended and extremely good value for money considering the area!

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San Diego, California, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Best fish tacos in town, PERIOD :) I've been going to El Pescador for the last 6 years and I have yet to try a better fish taco around San Diego. The new location is also a very nice upgrade to the old & much smaller place across the street.

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San Diego, California
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Fantastic casual eatery, yummy fresh fresh fresh seafood plates (mahi buritos, shrimp tacos, oysters, mussels...), large menu to select from, affordable prices, appetizing fish market, friendly surfer waiters, one of the best kept secret in La Jolla. The only issue is to find a table, first in first seated, week ends are super busy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Really delicious seafood in a great atmosphere. Combo fish market and restaurant. Fish was so fresh. Had the mahi and swordfish with avacado. Awesome. Also clam chowder superb. Very reasonably priced. Great dinner after a day at the beach.

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The concept is not new but the Vibe, Food and Service is incredible. It has a very relaxed approach to dining with fresh seafood and well prepared dishes. My personal favorite is the Salmon and Shrimp Burro with avocado. The staff of employees are right on and the place is kept very clean. Thank you for always giving your BEST!... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Went with my wife and a couple of friends and had a fantastic lunch. Think simple dishes with fresh seafood in a casual atmosphere. El Pescador has the feel of a fishmonger with tons of fresh fish and other seafood displayed at the counter. You can order at the counter and most of the options are picking some seafood and... More 

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Bay Area, California
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The reviews of this place (here and on Chowhound) led me astray: this place would do well to reconfigure priorities. Confusion abounds over whether this place is mainly a fish market (lots of good looking fish, and mainly good-looking well-heeled customers, vying for attention and space with hungry restaurant customers), or a fast-food restaurant with plastic dishes and forks, self-service,... More 

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laguna beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

i checked for restaurants in the area and it had great reviews. we went for a bite at lunchtime. it's very casual dining where you place your order, then take a number and choose a table. we split the swordfish sandwich and it was fabulous and a very generous serving. i am looking forward to our next visit.

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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: Seafood

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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