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El Pescador Fish Market

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Chowder, Seafood, Sandwiches
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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, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 161
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  • 63
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 9
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  • 3
    Terrible
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
Fish market with major flair!

Seating is at long tables. When I found this place on TA, my wife was at first turned off by the idea of going to a fish market. Wow - was she impressed! The food was amazing, the atmosphere fun and the overall experience was excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
LANCE H
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Sacramento, California
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  • Local cuisine
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Sacramento, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Seating is at long tables. When I found this place on TA, my wife was at first turned off by the idea of going to a fish market. Wow - was she impressed! The food was amazing, the atmosphere fun and the overall experience was excellent.

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Tucson, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Since my husband and I took a long 6 hour road trip and were so hungry, we looked for a perfect seafood place to eat. Thank goodness, we found El Pescador near the place that we checked in and we were so delighted and satisfied. It was like our version of "Dampa" style in The Philippines where we go to... More 

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Miami, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We visit San Diego once a year and this is one of our regular stops for lunch. It used to be a small store across the streer with very few tables but it has the best fish selection I have seen. No smell, very fresh and clean and now with the new and larger place, it is absolutely a distinct... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

quirky fun and good freshly made foods can be found at El Pescador Fish Market in La Jolla California

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Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

What a gem of a place. If you like seafood, go here to buy it fresh or eat in - there is also wine and beer. Delicious!

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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

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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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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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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

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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