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El Pescador

  • 627 Pearl St. Map It
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  • Seafood
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 05/16/2014

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This low-key fish market and café in the heart of La Jolla village is popular with locals for its simply prepared fresh fish. Try a filet—maybe halibut, swordfish, salmon, or tuna—lightly grilled and perched on a soft torta roll with shredded lettuce, tomato, and onions. Other choices include ceviche, sashimi plates, Dungeness crab salad, sautéed mussels with sourdough bread, and excellent fish tacos. Seats are few, and tables often end up being shared, but the food

is worth the wait. Order fish sandwiches to go for a tasty oceanfront picnic at La Jolla Cove.

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627 Pearl St., San Diego, California, 92037, USA

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Reservations not accepted

Updated 05/16/2014


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Feb 20, 2011

El Pescador Review

This is one of the best seafood markets and doubles as a small (very small) restaurant. All the guys who work there are locals. You can see the fish delivered through the back door. All the fish is prepared on site. I think their fish tacos are the best. The fish used depends on what the best catch of the day. It is a tiny place with little seating - so it is best to go at odd hours if you plan to eat there. You can also order fish from the

fish counter.

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