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“Seafood, seafood, seafood!”
Review of Pescatores - CLOSED

Pescatores
Price range: $11 - $38
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Government
Transit: There are many bus stops on Douglas Street which is one block East of us.
Description: After 20 years located on the beautiful Inner Harbour in Victoria, BC. Pescatores has just completed major renovations and re-surfaced with a brand new look, offering three new distinct dining experiences. Whether in the mood to meet up with your friends for a casual afternoon in the Commons, enjoying Victoria's freshest sashimi and oysters in the Raw Bar or a quiet, refined seafood dinner in the Kitchen, Pescatores offers you the best our local waters have to offer with the ambiance you prefer.
Espoo, Finland
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Seafood, seafood, seafood!”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

Pescatores is a must for seafood fans. There was a food festival in town and the restaurand had good 3-course menus with reasonable prices. Our group tasted a wide selection of choices and all were very delicious. Recommended.

Visited February 2013
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English first
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477 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 510 helpful votes
“Place looks nice, but tasteless paella and shellfish”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

Went for lunch. The restaurant looks very nice and impressive. The server was super nice. The menu selection looked great.

The problem was the food.

I had the seafood paella and it was the worst one I've ever eaten. The rice was underdone and beyond "al dente", it was crunchy and also tasteless with the sauce. The clams and mussels mixed in were tasteless.

Mixed greens salad also not very tasty.

There are better choices around

  • Visited February 2013
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Whistler, Canada
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great date night for dine around Victoria”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Was here for Dine around Victoria. We had one of the friendliest servers I've ever had at a restaurant. I had the $40 menu, starting with the crab cakes - small, but excellent flavour, the halibut - very well prepared, flavourful and the bed of potatoes and vegetables were excellent and had the granache brulee to end - this was excellent, its more of a chocolate mousse in a granache shell, very rich and decadent. My boyfriend had the $30 menu starting with the calamari - very good calamari and dip, the cedar plank salmon - I didn't try this, but he liked it and the risotto bed it was on was prepared very well and the cheesecake to finish - again I didn't try it but he really liked it. This restaurant has a great atmosphere, but could possibly use a little updating as the booth we were seated in had a cracked seat. I would definitely visit Pescatores again.

  • Visited February 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The best seafood in Victoria”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

With an extensive menu and wine list, the only difficulty you will have is deciding what to eat! There are good deals to be had also, with the two "Dine Around" 3-course set menus at $30 and $40 that are running at the moment.

  • Visited February 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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“Great dine around dinner!!”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

Went with friends for Dine Around Town and had a great meal. We all had the $40 menu, I had crab cakes, halibut and creme brulee. Crab cakes first - they were really rich and flavourfull, at first I thought that they were pretty small but the flavour more than made up for the size - they were fantastic. Next came the halibut - simply fantastically cooked (mashed potato underneath was a little firm - reminded me a little of school mash potato, in a good way, bits of spud in it) ; the halibut was awesome. Creme brulee dessert was o.k. - nothing too special. Overall a fantastic meal, great atmosphere and service. My wife had surf and turf for the main course and said that it was only o.k.

  • Visited February 2013
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