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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
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10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited El Pescador Fish Market in San Diego with friends when visiting La Jolla this past December. I love the casual yet trendy vibe of the restaurant - I was immediately drawn to the ambience upon arrival. While it is first come first serve, we managed to find a high top table for our party of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very highly recommended. Very fresh tasty fish, great ambience, very friendly staff. Can't wait to come back

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Thank Lupo2007
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried this place our last night of vacation. I had El Pescador salad..... outstanding! Fish is so fresh and flavorful. My husband had sea bass plate, and loved it. Such a great meal! Not the place to go if you want quiet and romantic, but if you want incredible seafood, this is it!

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Thank Michelle B
Decatur, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved El Pescador so much we came back again the next night. Fish is so fresh - lots of variety and loved the options of salad or sides. Highly recommend!

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Thank nodus
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very nice dinner at El Pescador. Staff was friendly and helped pick out a great entrees for my wife and I.

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Thank josh r
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The New York Times "36 Hours" column featured San Diego in mid-February. El Pescador was noted as a great spot. It was! Very fresh fish reasonably priced. It reminded us of Bear Flag Fish Company in Newport Coast--on a bigger scale. Busy place. Expect a wait at prime time. Some reviews noted that food is served on paper plates. Maybe... More 

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Thank James P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved it! Went on a Friday evening, great staff and the yellow tail sandwich was amazing. I would also suggest getting the oysters.

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Thank Daniel T
Big Lake, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was busy and has limited private tables to how busy it is, however there are very long family style tables available, which is were my wife an I sat. We didn't mind it and certainly weren't bothered by others in close proximity. The food is amazingly fresh and delicious with a very large selection and choice of how... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought I got over my fish binge in Hawaii, but lost all control when we walked up to the case displaying the beautiful poke. The Chioppino was awesome. Get the large or you will end up going back for more. It is that good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were blown away by the fresh, modestly priced seafood offerings at El Pescador. The fish tacos were amazing, the fish is rotating depending on freshness. Communal seating, but everyone seems to be able to make room. Clam chowder was also amazing.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?