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“Great Mexican Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Pescador

El Pescador
1305 W Ventura St, Fillmore, CA 93015
805-524-9999
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Ranked #1 of 25 Restaurants in Fillmore
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: The Fillmore El Pescador Restaurat as not been reviewed previously, though El Pescador restaurants in other CA cities have been reviewed.
Los Angeles, CA
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Great Mexican Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We wandered in after driving down from the coast one Sunday afternoon and found the place absolutely packed, there wasn't a seat in the house! Despite this they ensured us the wait would only be about 10 minutes and it was. The wait for the food was actually quite small when you take into consideration the restaurant was at capacity. I ordered the Fajitas and was especially please with my meal, the combination of fresh beef, lemon marinated chicken (It had to have marinated overnight to have that kind of flavor) and fresh shrimp was a true joy. I reveled in every bite!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lancaster
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great portions and Fresh!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Very impressed with how well this restaurant handles big crowds. The food choices are great and the portions are very impressive. The menu has pictures that made the selection very simple. Service was friendly and quick to respond to requests. The tortillas taste homemade, but I was too busy eating them to ask. We ordered an appetizer, Cerviche, but didn't even get through it because the food came quick and hot. We'll be back to try more of their dishes!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Yummmm, Muy Bueno Mexican food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We have enjoyed so many wonderful meals from burritos to tostadas to tacos to fish dishes for the last several years - they do it right 24/7! The owner is so hospitable, the property is very clean, and the service is great (ask for Omar). Their chips and salsa are delicious. They make their own tortillas! You'll want to take a Siesta after you eat one of their meals - enjoy!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oxnard, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“By far the BEST authentic mexican restaurant in Ventura County!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

By far, the best Mexican restaurant in Fillmore. Whenever we have visitors, we always take them here! After we ordered the other night (4 of us), the waitress who was friendly and knowledgeable, came back to our table with 4 bowls of albondigas soup. We asked if she had the right table because we had not ordered it, and she told us it was complementary with our meals. What a wonderful surprise, because it was the best any of us had ever tasted. The portions were huge, the tortillas were handmade, the service was great. The atmosphere is festive, happy, and maybe a little loud, but the kind of big family loud that makes you smile!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bakersfield, California
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142 reviews 142 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Great lunch stop while traveling”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

This is a great mid way point while traveling. The food is fresh and tasty. Guacomole is nice and the chips are good

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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