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Pescaderia San Carlos

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calle 3, Cozumel, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for anyone looking for fresh fish! Crispy but still moist and delicious. A friend recommended this place to us and even though we were there to dive we took time to catch a cab to this restaurant. I am happy to recommend this to trip advisor and actually opened this account to do it.

1 Thank Billy C
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Super good local fish joint...Diego let us choose our own fish from the cooler.. Hell- even nuns eat there!!!!

Thank yoteman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We visited this local restaurant for lunch at the recommendation of Andrea from Scuba Tony. This was by far the best meal that we had on Cozumel. Three of us ate lobster, the whole fried fish, and the filete Mexicana which had an amazing sauce. They brought chips and salsa as well as ceviche on the house when we sat... More 

Thank Lynne M
Jacksonville Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We ate at this restaurant again last week while on another cruise. My wife decided that I needed some exercise, so we walked all the way from the new pier, which is probably 4+ miles away. I'd suggest you take a cab (about $8)!! Once again, we were able to pick out the fresh fish we wanted from their cooler... More 

Thank Floyd0214
Grande Prairie, Ab., Can.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

The shrimp ceviche is crazy good and is the seafood soup! The fresh fish prepared the way you want...garlic oil is my favorite. Its all good and always consistent, that's hard to to do at the price point they are at. Only minus is you need to eat early, like many places not in the direct path of tourists it... More 

1 Thank Jardis_72
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We had our two best meals at Pescaderia San Carlos. Once we visited for lunch, we loved it so much we came back the next day with friends, who equally enjoyed it. The first day, we had ceviche, a seafood stew, grouper Mexicana (get this flavor, trust me!) and a whole hog snapper, which had been fried. I think they... More 

1 Thank Pat S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

We decided to visit this hole in the wall place after I read the great reviews. I was not disappointed. The fish was delicious and fresh. It's located in the middle of a neighborhood. The restaurant seems to be in the owner's backyard. My son had lobster that was delicious and very inexpensive ($14). They been in service for over... More 

Thank Mily5544
Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

I debated reviewing this place because I didn't want the word to get out and have this place ruined, but it's so good I feel compelled to share. The fish is same day fresh, the ceviche seasonings are just right, the beer is cold, and the price is right. It's owned by an ex fisherman, and he knows his fish... More 

Thank Brian R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

I lived in the Florida Keys for over a decade and I'm very familiar with fresh fish and conch. When I tell you that the ceviche I had at San Carlos Pescaderia was the best I've ever had in my life, you better believe me. Mouth-watering fish and local conch basking in wonderful lime juice was truly a experience I... More 

Thank Chris R
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Have such fond memories of this place and IT NEVER lets me down. The cerviche grand is a full meal. Few travelers if ever and so nice. Great service. Bring cash. 140 pesos for a nice fish filet. It is on Avenue 50 just north of calle 3. Everybody knows the place so cabs will take you there but if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Seafood, Caribbean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: calle 3, Cozumel, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
  • Phone Number: 8727440
A true hidden gem, with friendly owners, live music, and fresh fish. Excellent hosts, reasonable prices and delicious food.

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