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El Pescador Fish Market

) #5 of 1,061 Restaurants in La Jolla ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Seafood, Soups
634 Pearl St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5013
+1 858-456-2526
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“el pescador” (94 reviews)
“fresh fish” (71 reviews)
“clam chowder” (47 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
634 Pearl St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5013
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fresh fish from the ocean to your plate. Had the salmon sandwich and the tuna poke bowl- both were super fresh. Prices are good. Would recommend.

Thank gallopinggourmet1
Reviewed 4 days ago

Living in landlocked Minnesota, it is always wonderful to eat fresh seafood and this is the place to go. It is less than a mile from downtown La Jolla. Their seafood in the market case looked fabulous! A customer orders at the counter and food...More

Thank minnesotans4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Followed a tip from a local to dine here. Delicious, fresh, varied selections. Prompt , friendly service. Dining style is "NY bar style"- order and pick up your drinks with meals brought to your table. Large community tables are front and center with window tables...More

Thank BeeGr8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the set up and liveliness of this place. I am a marine biologist who works with marine life and I can tell you the freshness and quality of the products for sale are outstanding. Had small bowl of cippino for $4.50 that was the...More

1  Thank craigheberer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This no frills seafood market and restaurant is a good place for the freshest fish and other seafood. You order at the counter and then take a seat. They bring your meal to you at your table. The food is very good with large portions...More

Thank alchaffee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great casual seafood restaurant. Walk up counter service with a big selection of fresh seafood. Table favorites were the whole grilled branzino and the Alaskan Halibut. We will definitely return! Yum!!

Thank Gris115
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An upscale fish market where you can look over the cases at all the fresh fish and then order the meals at the counter. I would suggest ordering whatever is fresh and local and looks pretty in the case. The interior is very cute and...More

Thank IndianaGoat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

...prep'd any way you like it! Best in Show in LJ. Casual ambience - order at counter and they'll bring to your table (although restaurant service is not their thing) - they serve wine & beer. The tacos (w whatever is fresh) or a salmon...More

Thank Christine L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Fish Market style restaurant. Daily specials and a huge selection, without the price of a full service seafood place. Great wine and beer selection as well with some outdoor seating. You should review the menu and know what you want before getting to the...More

Thank Joaks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quite possibly the freshest seafood I've ever tried !! First off the oyster selection is top notch and never disappoints. The place is always busy when I go so it may take a bit to get your food. It it's well worth it . One...More

Thank Carlitos C
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
The menu is not posted. Do they have shellfish like Oysters cooled Rockefeller style, any other shellfish like crab ?
6 January 2017|
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Response from bj8658 | 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
Is this restaurant all community seating? A reviewer mentioned sitting with others at a long table. We like our own table so am wondering about seating here. ??
5 November 2016|
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Response from hbear4593 | Reviewed this property |
They have desperate seating
Do you have a pet friendly patio?
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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
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