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El Pescador Fish Market

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634 Pearl St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5013
+1 858-456-2526
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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418 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Freshest possible fish for you to select from the display case and take home or to have cooked right there for you. While the decor isn't fancy, it's quite clean and the servers are all pleasant. Wine and beer are available; the wine glasses are real glasses, which is a nice signal that they respect their diners. If you like... More 

Thank Gus B
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Suggested by our Fly Rides tour guide, this is a fabulous place to try fresh fish. Great beer and wine selection too! We tried ceviche, ciopino, grilled octopus (which was to die for), and a yellow tail tuna burro. We left with leftovers yet had to try a few things. Casual dining in La Jolla that will have you coming... More 

Thank Kim T
La Jolla, California
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're in the market for some fresh fish to take home or dine in - with a modern, upbeat atmosphere...this is now the place! The staff and manager are very accommodating and fun! We'll bring our friends and family here any time!! There's also outdoor seating which we in SO CA. love!!

Thank carolynn1545
Phoenix, Arizona
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196 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have eaten here many times and each time has been excellent! I always order the Seafood Louie and have never been disappointed. We've been upstairs and downstairs and love both areas... The place is very popular and the food is wonderful!

Thank jnjdougan
Madrid, Spain
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fresh and tasty ceviche. Cool, original and vibrant place with good quality fish and value! Love it! Nice staff and atmosphere!

Thank Sophie_SQ
Tucson, Arizona
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had fish combination tacos. I had the fish and fish/calamari combo, wife had ahi tuna plate. Both were great. We had glass of house wine and the bill was $40, so by La Jolla rates a good value. Not much on ambiance and service was fine.

Thank Bob A
San Diego
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a little expensive but this is your go-to place in SD area for super fresh seafood. The fish, oysters, shrimp - everything is top notch, always fresh, and delicious! Fish tacos, salads, sandwiches, soups - it's all good and absolutely worth the higher prices. You can get fried fish anywhere but if you want grilled or sashimi, I highly... More 

Thank SDTraveler76
Plano, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Imagine a very high quality piece of white fish served poached with rice and black beans, with no seasoning of any kind on the plate. Adding salt just made it taste salty Excellent quality and very fresh, but completely uninspired. Also had the poke tuna, which was oversized chunks of very fresh high quality tuna sprinkled with a few sesame... More 

Thank David L
Spokane Valley, Washington
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place to have a casual lunch or dinner. Not too fancy and just the right atmosphere for this type of place. The food is good and seems fresh enough. Food came out quickly, but they did forget to bring out one part of our lunch order. Service was fine but not anything to write home about. Some servers seemed... More 

Thank m m
New York City, New York
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153 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As an alternative to the Taco stand just on the opposite side of the street, this is a much bettet and original place. The salmon burger is delicious. The clam showder as well. Excellent lemonades! Fast and friendly service and patio outside. Great

Thank 367PierreA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 634 Pearl St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5013
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-456-2526

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?