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El Pescador Fish Market

634 Pearl St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5013
+1 858-456-2526
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“el pescador” (122 reviews)
“fresh fish” (99 reviews)
“clam chowder” (63 reviews)
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634 Pearl St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5013
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The fish was fresh, but it lacked flavor Everyone has different ideas of what tastes good, but the fish was not seasoned at all. I certainly don't like my food to be overly salty, but fish has no tased when it is not seasoned and...More

Thank larel25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first thing you see on entering is a long counter with fish, fish and seafood. You order your choice at the counter as a sandwich, salad or plate, which is then brought to your table. When it's busy, it's usually a shared table. In...More

Thank Honky_Richard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was alone and really wanted to have some quiet time so was happy to hear you could get food to go. Had the clam chowder (not that great but not bad) and the El Pescador salad. This has two kinds of shrimp, Dungeness crab...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place doubles up as an amazing fish market with a fabulous array of products on display in their counter and a great place to eat freshly cooked fish in sandwiches & enormous salads. We had a Dungeness Crab Sandwich & a Sea Bass salad....More

Thank Catrina H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place keeps it roots. Food is bomb and all the people that work there are super cool, not to mention totally hot! The beer selection is the best and 2 dollar tecates make every hour happy hour! If you want fresh fish cooked by...More

Thank _db44415
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Offers a wide variety of fish items. Choose between Sandwich, Salad, or Platter form. Food is quite tasty with adequate portions. The prices are a little high.

Thank ELLOR2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking for good seafood and Pescador did not disappoint. Huge variety, super delicious options made however you wish, and friendly helpful staff. I dropped a star because the seating was too close and I don't love cafeteria-style seating.

Thank Canadian1_10
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to get fresh seafood. You pick the fish from the glass cooler and they make it to your liking, as a sandwich, in a salad, or as a plate with sides. Clam chowder is really good too! We did sandwiches...More

1  Thank 2B-The-Traveler
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I really really thought this place was so good. The fish is very fresh and, trendy. I'm on a special diet, so I asked for my fish to be dry and rare, and then peppered. The waitress looked at me funny and asked if I...More

1  Thank Passenger816257
Reviewed 17 September 2018

After reading reviews I was excited to eat at El Pescador. It was disappointing... The clam chowder was good but local sea bass was fishy tasting, not fresh like I had hoped. Not sure that I would go back for another try.

Thank Carly1Esq
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6 January 2017|
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Response from BillyeJP | Reviewed this property |
Shrimp and crab but no oysters on the menu. They do have fresh oysters in the market. There is a menu posted on their website.
Bryan S
5 November 2016|
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Response from hbear4593 | Reviewed this property |
They have desperate seating
27 October 2016|
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Response from R M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but it is small.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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