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El Pescador Fish Market

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634 Pearl St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-456-2526
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Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After reading a few reviews, I sort of expected a shack. El Pescador is modern and pretty! We loved our food, especially the Combo sandwich with shrimp and crab. We saw some yummy-looking grilled fish served to others at the community table we joined, and will probably return again during our stay.

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Thank Kathy C
La Jolla, California
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155 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A real fun place for a seafood meal. Chowder was great and even the toddler has us making runs for it. Yummy to him.

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Thank jhaley_13
Tucson, AZ
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fresh fish in counter that you can pick for them to cook. You order at counter and wait staff serves at bench tables. Beer and wine are available. Rolling Stones blast out of the speakers adding to a very hip but noisy space where conversation is difficult. Free parking lot. Informal space with fresh fish served with plastic silverware. Cheap... More 

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San Diego, California
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72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I heard so many great things about this place so I was excited to try it. However, it really left something to be desired. We ordered, clam chowder, Dungeness crab sandwich, halibut sandwich, grill collars plate, calamari steak, poke and 2 beers. We were planning to order a sashimi plate but it was pre-cut, which is a big no no... More 

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Thank TravelBug4702
San Francisco
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170 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is literally a fish market that cooks its inventory of fish and seafood for you. It can't get much fresher. The fish and shrimp were fresh and well prepared. But the highlight of our meal was the sashimi. We were lucky they had still has some tuna belly left. OMG! The slices were buttery and just melted in our... More 

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Thank HotRod_88
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the Mexican shrimp Burro and its was fresh and very tasty. Reasonably priced. They have a long list of fresh fish to choose from for either sandwich, taco or burro. Great atmosphere!!! Easy to find in La Jolla!! A must if you are a seafood lover!!!

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Thank Candy S
Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by El Pescador for a casual lunch. We will return. There are many choices that feature the freshest fish. We loved the chowder, green salad topped with fresh fish and the fish tacos. It is a treat to be so satisfied while eating healthy food.. The team who runs El Pescador is really helpful and welcoming.

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Thank LaSherm16
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After spending 2 weeks in downtown San Diego, eating seafood almost every night, I have to say this inexpensive, fast food restaurant stunned me. The quality of its seafood put to shame most of the formal restaurants I had tried. I plan to eat there often enough to try everything in their menu. The first night I had their cippino.... More 

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Thank RBinDC2016
Tempe, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Personally one of my favorite parts of vacation is getting out of the kitchen. Maybe it comes from living in the desert but when I saw the vast seafood selection I was so happy to be staying in a suite with a mini kitchen. We did order from the restaurant .. I had a red snapper sandwich. Big deal you... More 

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San Diego, California
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great ambiance, amazing fresh fish and amazing staff! They serve wine and beer too.. Nothing else to ask for!! Casual yet very nice and modern ... I couldn't ask for anything else!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 634 Pearl St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-456-2526

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?