El Pescador Fish Market

★★★★★
Chowders, sandwiches and combo plates prepared fresh daily from fish caught locally, plus a takeout seafood counter.
  • 627 Pearl St

    La Jolla, CA 92037

    Map & Directions
  • 858-456-2526

About El Pescador Fish Market

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Daily 10am-9pm

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Fish! That is the first thing you notice when you walk into El Pescador: so much fresh fish. I found it interesting however, that not only is this place a fish market, but they also serve lunch and dinner. From 11-8 they serve items from their menu such as grilled fish sandwiches, salmon burgers, and clam chowder. They use the same fish that they are selling in their glass cases that costumers can buy from. So what you see is what you are going to be eating.

The manager, John, has been managing for 6 years, and says that the quality of the fish and how it is cared for is one of their priorities. Instead of getting pre-cut fish, they start with fresh fish, and they cut it as needed. John compared it to the fact that it is always better to use a freshly cut apple, because after a while it will turn brown. For a fresh fish and seafood, either for your own use or for a meal made for you, I would suggest checking out El Pescador.

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★★★★☆

Fish! That is the first thing you notice when you walk into El Pescador: so much fresh fish. I found it interesting however, that not only is this place a fish market, but they also serve lunch and dinner. From 11-8 they serve items from their menu such as grilled fish sandwiches, salmon burgers, and clam chowder. They use the same fish that they are selling in their glass cases that costumers can buy from. So what you see is what you are going to be eating.

The manager, John, has been managing for 6 years, and says that the quality of the fish and how it is cared for is one of their priorities. Instead of getting pre-cut fish, they start with fresh fish, and they cut it as needed. John compared it to the fact that it is always better to use a freshly cut apple, because after a while it will turn brown. For a fresh fish and seafood, either for your own use or for a meal made for you, I would suggest checking out El Pescador.

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I enjoyed the fact that my fish sandwich was being made at the very same fish market. The salmon sandwich I had was cooked wonderfully and was not dry at all(unlike some places that don't know how to cook salmon properly). Overall, I liked the small nature of the shop and food was just great!

2
★★★★☆

I enjoyed the fact that my fish sandwich was being made at the very same fish market. The salmon sandwich I had was cooked wonderfully and was not dry at all(unlike some places that don't know how to cook salmon properly). Overall, I liked the small nature of the shop and food was just great!

Pros: Delicious fish sandwiches!

Cons: Sometimes theres a wait =(

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This is a great place to get fresh fish or prepared dishes. The soup, chowder and fish tacos never disappoint. It's always clean and the smell (or lack thereof) is a sure sign that the fish is fresh and the display well maintained. Highly recommended.

5
★★★★★

This is a great place to get fresh fish or prepared dishes. The soup, chowder and fish tacos never disappoint. It's always clean and the smell (or lack thereof) is a sure sign that the fish is fresh and the display well maintained. Highly recommended.

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If you don't have much time, this is a great place to get a quick sandwich or bowl of chowder to go. I don't think you can find a better clam chowder anywhere. It is delicioso!
A small bowl can really warm you up and fill you up too. Add a few soup crackers and yummy lunch.

5
★★★★★

If you don't have much time, this is a great place to get a quick sandwich or bowl of chowder to go. I don't think you can find a better clam chowder anywhere. It is delicioso!
A small bowl can really warm you up and fill you up too. Add a few soup crackers and yummy lunch.

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I love this place and go there frequently. I usually get things to go because there's no ambience-- just a counter and a few tables. However-- who cares what the place looks like when the fish is so good? I usually get a fish sandwich or a simple plate of grilled fish, rice and side salad. Delicious !

5
★★★★★

I love this place and go there frequently. I usually get things to go because there's no ambience-- just a counter and a few tables. However-- who cares what the place looks like when the fish is so good? I usually get a fish sandwich or a simple plate of grilled fish, rice and side salad. Delicious !

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Awesome - friendly, fresh, delicious. The bread is fresh and the menu changes to reflect the freshest catches. I really enjoy this place every time I go.

2
★★★★★

Awesome - friendly, fresh, delicious. The bread is fresh and the menu changes to reflect the freshest catches. I really enjoy this place every time I go.

Pros: Freshest fish sandwich in San Diego

Cons: none

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One of the best grilled fish sandwiches I've had in San Diego! This is a very simple restuarant but the food is delicious! It's the kind of place that you order up at the counter and then take your food to a table... it's a great place to grab a quick bite... and the fish is super fresh! I would highly recommend the grilled swordfish! Yum!!!

4
★★★★☆

One of the best grilled fish sandwiches I've had in San Diego! This is a very simple restuarant but the food is delicious! It's the kind of place that you order up at the counter and then take your food to a table... it's a great place to grab a quick bite... and the fish is super fresh! I would highly recommend the grilled swordfish! Yum!!!

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El Pescador serves up what have been called the best tasting fish sandwiches in Southern California. All of the restaurant's fish is caught locally and served fresh daily. Locals come in for the chowders and the basic sandwiches, all made…

 

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