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“Cool local spot! In the Placita.”
Review of Tasca El Pescador

Tasca El Pescador
Ranked #213 of 1,061 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Description: Was recommended in Fodor's San Juan, in Santurce section
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Description: Was recommended in Fodor's San Juan, in Santurce section
Reviewed December 31, 2012

This restaurant is located in the coolest little area called La Placita where adult locals go to have a drink and dine in one of the many small restaurants with a lot of outdoor seating. This is about 4 minutes away from the Marriott San Juan in Taxi. We could have walked, but I was skeptical of getting lost.
The seafood at this restaurant was outstanding! Be prepared to WAIT or get there very early, like 5 pm to secure a table. Order the octopus salad!
Our server was quite apathetic checking her cell every two seconds.

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Reviewed December 20, 2012

The restaurant is a bit small and tends to be crowdy. However, if you want to eat fresh fish that is exquisitely prepared, this is the place. Thursday and Friday are the days when you have the largest crowds but that is part of the fun at La Placita.

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Thank Manolo N
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

Have the monkfish if they have it on their menu. There is a standard menu with lots of paella and other fresh fish, then there is a lengthy handwritten menu with all the day's specials. The monkfish was cooked in its own clay pot in a delicious garlicky sauce. They also serve a perfectly cooked salmon in a mango sauce. It was a little sweet although scrumptious. Both were on the handwritten menu.

Thank Katlen831
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

This place is always full on Thursday and Friday evenings. Their appetitizers are out of this world. Pedrito, the owner is always there to attend and he's one of thenicest guys in the restaurant business.

Thank John A N
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

This is a great area with dancing and food. Very busy on the weekends. These are small restaurants but we were lucky to be there on a Thursday. Paella, Sea Bass, Snapper.........it was all delicious. Take a taxi, enjoy a meal and some music. The people and food are fabulous.

Thank Debbie M
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