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“The best fish and chips” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Gato Pescador - CLOSED

El Gato Pescador
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $9
Cuisines: Seafood, American, South American, Costa Rican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Authentic fish & chips, all local ingredients, made fresh to order, our fish is beer battered, choose filet, fish balls or shrimp,choose tartar or chipotle sauce, combos served with cole slaw, choose fries or onion rings.
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“The best fish and chips”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

Just fantastic. I never thought we would have such great Fish and chips abroad let alone in Costa Rica! And that is from an Englishman whose national dish is Fish and Chips..... or is it curry these days :-)

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank GibboSenior
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

241 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“MMM!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

I know it's weird coming from America and eating here. But seriously, the beer battered fish and onion rings were so good. We wanted something easy quick and not inexpensive. We each ordered a basket of fish balls/fish filet and onion rings, and a can of Imperial. So good on a warm rainy night.

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
Thank VictoriaJW
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Quepos, Costa Rica
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“its ok”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

I decided to go to this restarant because of the reviews.
The place is small and dont looks like a restaurant its a food court and the other thing that I dont like was a anoyed place because the street its near and loud .

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank melania e
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Brooklyn, New York
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“Perfection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

I've always liked fish & chips, but this place was special. The woman by the counter was very friendly, explained the differences and then recommended other things for us to do in the area. Our food arrived, I got the fish and onion rings. I had never had such fresh fish, and such great tasting onion rings. I highly recommend this place.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lxpx89
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Hollywood, Florida
Level Contributor
15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Simple, fresh, delicious.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

This unassuming little "joint" is my favorite kind of place. Great food and great prices. Don't be fooled by the basic decor and setup. Their fish and chips is truly outstanding. Had the fish/shrimp combo with onion rings and it was superb. The batter is light and perfectly seasoned. Not greasy at all. Everything is prepared to order. A true gem!

Only wish I could find a place like this back home.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank John S
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