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El Pesquero

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Av Rafael Melgar #4C SM. 2 | Located 50m to the Left of the Main Dock, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
+52 998 206 9129
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Port Perry, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresh fish and amazing unique complimentary appetizers, plus the welcome from Philipe is why we love this place. Plastic tables and chairs on the sand and gourmet marguerites add to the ambiance. The washrooms are always clean and there is a play area for the children while the adults socialize.

Thank WealthofWOW
Salem, Oregon
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We actually ate here three times. It was literally 1/2 block from where were staying, and it was great, so why go farther? I got the catch of the day every time, and it was wonderful. Once we got the fried octopus ceviche as a starter. It was a lot, and one of my less favorites. I did get the... More 

Thank orygungal
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed a break from the all inclusive buffet so we ventured into town. So glad we did. The place we were supposed to go to El Merkarito - was full and we'd have to wait a half hour, so we decided to try El Pesquero. Just kind of stumbled into it. We liked the grilled shrimp - really tasty.... More 

1 Thank Sara69801
Washington, DC
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143 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cute palapa style PM seafood standard is still good. It is just not amazing. Service is a bit inattentive, fish and lobster can be overcooked. Just not as good as I remember.

Thank FunInMD
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on the last evening of our trip - sure glad we did! We got the mixed ceviche and a couple of those big margaritas with the beer bottle upside-down in it (hey, vacation!). So good! Loved the ceviche spread. The service was a little slow, but we didn't mind too much since everything else was so good, and... More 

1 Thank AndreaEllen
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Fish empanathas were okay, filet of the day with tomato sauce & olives was good, fried whole fish was great, with Leon dark beer and red wine.

1 Thank Cindy E
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Food is delicious the atmosphere is good. But we got a server who is the rudest person ever! He was rushing us within 3 minutes of arrival very impatient and with a horrible attitude he did not offered drinks so I had to ask the busboy for a lemonade. He is the only reason I gave this place 3 stars... More 

1 Thank Melss L
Des Plaines, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We have been coming down to PM for many years and always eat dinner more than once at El Pesquero. The owner always remembers us and is very welcoming as is his entire staff. The Ceviche, different preparations of the fish fillet (coriander, mayan, etc.), Fried Calamari, and the drinks are always very delicious and consistent. We never had a... More 

1 Thank AandA2012
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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67 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We ordered fish tacos expecting fresh fish, but instead were served something that seemed to be like tuna fish. TERRIBLE!!

2 Thank Can_we_go
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

We were staying at an all-inclusive, but a couple of us went into town for an afternoon. The service and food were so good, we canceled our reservation at the resort the next night and the whole family went back for my son's 13 birthday. The food is great the service fantastic!

1 Thank Lyn K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $9
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av Rafael Melgar #4C SM. 2 | Located 50m to the Left of the Main Dock, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Puerto Morelos
  • Phone Number: +52 998 206 9129
We are a tipical local seafood restaurant, worried about our friends satisfaction, thats why we only use the best quality products and ingredients.

We offer a good variety of food: guacamole, shrimp quesadillas, fish fillet, ceviches and coctails, shrimps, lobster, conch and some house specialities. We also offer some drinks and coctails like margaritas, pina colada, daiquiris, cazuela with tequila, margachela (margarita with a beer), beers, sodas, fresh waters and some spirits and liquors.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?