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“BEST Seafood you will ever have!!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of San Pedro Fish Market & Restaurant

San Pedro Fish Market & Restaurant
1190 Nagoya Way, Berth 78, Los Angeles, CA 90731 (Harbor)
(310) 832-4251
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Ranked #369 of 8,645 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Harbor
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“BEST Seafood you will ever have!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I love the Seafood here!: First, you go and choose your fresh selection of Seafood then pay for it. Next, you take it to get cooked and prepared your way and pay for that too. (the seasoning they use is the BEST!!!) they cook your seafood for example if you buy shrimp, they cook & mix in potatoes, onions, bell peppers, and seasoning and a garlic bread on top. It's the BEST Seafood ever. Now here's the thing, the place is not that clean and it's ALWAYS crowded. By the way, this is definitely a casual atmosphere. You need to scavenger hunt for a table and if your area gets too crowded, they will shut it down so no "new" people can sit or pass by there but if you leave your table you might not be able to return unless someone at your party goes and gets you so they can stamp you back in. They also have other types of food other than Seafood and they have Lots of Beer and Micheladas too! Yes it is a headache but the Seafood is definitely worth it!!!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Geneva, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good seafood for less money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Very well thought out menu.
Has a bit of everything and even stuff for kids.
Anything stuffed with crab is good. Check this place out well in town

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New Orleans, LA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Tasty and fresh seafood (but not the cleanest restaurant)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

If you're squeamish about cleanliness or loud, bustling noise/activities while you eat, then this place isn't for you. But if you're willing to overlook a few things to get fresh and tasty shrimp, then you've found the right place. You order your uncooked/fresh seafood by the pound (snow crabs, lobsters, scallops, oysters, several types of shrimp, several types of fish) along with vegetables, potatoes, garlic bread, and any other fixings. (Prices are not cheap so be forewarned!) Then you take your seafood (in bags) to the kitchen on the other side, they'll cook it for you, and you pick it up to go or eat there.

Tips: (1) Half pound of shrimp + full order of vegetables and potatoes + 1 order of garlic bread = PLENTY for two people. (2) Crabs are mostly thawed stuff so not the freshest of the offerings - stick with shrimp. (3) Shrimp with heads are the cheapest but also the messiest. (4) Seating area has view of industrial shipping channel/dock - nothing romantic or scenic. Plus the tables and floorboards are old and creaky and pretty dirty - again if you're squeamish, don't come. (5) Food is served in plastic trays like at a fast food place, laid out on parchment paper, a big mound of food depending on what you ordered. Be prepared to eat with your hands. (6) Weekends can get packed with families and mariachi bands and screaming kids. It's pretty quiet on weekdays.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Stopped one night in San Pedro on our way back from a cruise. Had heard good reports about this place so had to try it. Agree with all the good reviews. Good place to people watch, great sea views and wonderfully fresh seafood. Yummy

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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107 reviews 107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Delicious fresh seafood overlooking the sea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This was a FUN place for fresh seafood and people watching. The mariachis showed up and it was definitely like being in Mexico which we both enjoyed. The food is NOT cheap by any means so make sure you know that before you go...this is not a budget place. The sizes of the food plates is big so I'd recommend going there with 4 people or more so you can sample different food as it's a lot of food for just one or two people. After we ate here we walked by the other restaurants and they were packed. Walking along the water & going through the stores after the big meal helped "walk off" some of that delicious food. Overall a very nice way to spend an afternoon.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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