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“Oustanding -- best fish sandwich ever!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Pescador Fish Market

El Pescador Fish Market
Ranked #8 of 1,238 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Oustanding -- best fish sandwich ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

I had a red snapper sandwich and a salad, which were both outstanding. The bun was fresh and flavorful, the sandwich was seasoned just right, and the fish was the best I've eaten anywhere in San Diego (or anywhere else, for that matter!). Even if you don't live in the area, it's worth making a detour for El Pescador. This is a perfect spot for lunch! You could even do carryout and take a picnic to the nearby beaches or Torrey Pines State Park.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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East Meadow, New York
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207 reviews
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“Freshest possible fish market restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

All the food was perfectly prepared to your own individual specifications. Want a piece of fish plus shrimp and scallops sauteed or grilled in garlic and oil or lemon butter or spicy sauce- they can do it. Choose your fish or combine more than one and add a huge excellent salad and chowder for as large a meal as you like. There are big inexpensive sandwiches or salads or entrees but go early or in the afternoon since there are only 5 tables and take out service too. Everything was delicious and reasonably priced.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kelowna, BC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Amazing Seafood - I Wish I Had A Kitchen!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

We stayed in La Jolla three nights and dined here twice. The first night we were lucky enough to snag a table and the second, we took a sandwich out to watch the setting sun at the beach. We had salads and sandwiches with Alaskan Halibut, Teriyaki Salmon, and Crab Combo. The seafood was incredible and so beautifully prepared. We would return here in a heartbeat!

Visited March 2012
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San Diego, California
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475 reviews
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“Best Fish Market and Restaraunt”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

Looooove the Pesky! Freshest and nicest looking fish in town. Last visit-three types of amazing Salmon plus local caught Sword, Halibut, shellfish, gravlax, Trout, Calamari, Scallops, Lobster, awesome Sashimi etc. Local boys serving up the finest! Terrific garlicky prawns, fish tacos, Chowder, Salads etc. to
take away or dine in if you're feeling real lazy. These guys will cook up whatever you crave- whatever you choose it's always fresh and good.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Princeton, New Jersey
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“What a find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

On our stroll through the neighborhood near La Valencia, we ended up on the less frequented Pearl Street and found El Pescador. This relatively small food market which clearly caters to the locals with a superb selection of most inviting sea creatures and fish also prepares sandwiches to eat in or to take out. We lucked out by having walked all day and being really hungry. The succulent, huge sandwiches were superb, great price, and tasted wonderful while watching the sunset on the nearby beach. Don't miss chatting with the friendly staff!

Visited March 2012
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