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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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stamford, ct
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here before and reviewed El Pesquero before. We still love it. If you are looking for a local spot where you can feel sand in your toes while eating some delicious, fresh fish, check out El Pesquero. It's not fancy and it closes early, but we are big fans.

Thank garlicshrimp
Mystic, Connecticut
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great lunch here - service was great and food was very good. We had the catch of the day, which was grouper, served with a creamy cilantro sauce. Highly recommended.

Thank Minouche860
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a trip to Puerto Morelos from our nearby resort and found this little restaurant, it was lively so we went in. Don't expect luxury but the fish, shrimp and calamari were excellent, and the Stella Artois was a welcome change from the resorts offerings.

Thank kik38
Woodstock, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Pesquero is usually our first restaurant experience getting to town. The menu large, the fish fresh, service friendly and atmosphere congenial. It has a nice mixture of Mexican nationals and us gringos happily eating and drinking!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Our family asked the locals at the pier for a restaurant recommendation and El Pesquero is where they sent us. It's a simple place with great service, kids playground and best thing is the white sand floor! The food is excellent, we had the fried red snapper, Lobster, ceviche and aguachiles and lots of cold beer and cantaritos. Food and... More 

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Regina, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

We have been to El Pesquero a couple of times. I tried both the Calamari and Red Snapper. They were both prepared expertly. I would highly recommend the Snapper. we enjoyed it so much we invited friends from neighboring Playa Del Carmen. A large group of 12 of us enjoyed a terrific meal. Staff there very friendly and accommodating, even... More 

Thank Dale_W321
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Conch and Pulpo Ceviche were great Cold beer Relaxed atmosphere Attentive service Not seaside but had sand on the floor Some flies

1 Thank PoizonFlower
Mountain View, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

I had heard that El Pesquero was the place to go in Puerto Morelos, and they weren't kidding. We had a group of 12 and Felipe and the rest of the staff took excellent care of us. It was the freshest sea food I've ever had. On top of that, it was the biggest lobster I've ever had, looking more... More 

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Sarnia, Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

If fresh fish is your thing...this is the place although the menu is not restricted to fish only. The food is well prepared in authentic Mexican fashion and the servings are always ample. Ask for the manager, Filipe, you will make a new friend who is fluently bilingual, knowledge of his menu and willing to go the extra distance to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Calamari appetiser, red snapper special , chilled white wine . What's not to like? Very friendly service . One street back from the front . Great value. Great experience. There's even a small kids play area at the rear.

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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 - $11
Mexican, Seafood, Soups, Caribbean, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Special occasions
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?