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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“el pescador” (94 reviews)
“fresh fish” (68 reviews)
“clam chowder” (47 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
634 Pearl St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5013
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Reviewed 3 days 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 5 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pescador Fish Market is clean, efficiently run and the variety of fish is fantastic. I took friends from New York and they loved the fish dishes they ordered. The fish was the freshest and the fish dishes tasty. I would have liked some sides and...More

Thank tenart1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time we visit La Jolla, lunch at the Fish Market is on our agenda. The new, larger market, across Pearl Street from the original, still grills great seafood, but in a much more comfortable atmosphere. The fish is always delicious, whether as a sandwich,...More

Thank Andy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very enjoyable, casual and trendy seafood restaurant. You order and pay at the counter and then your meal is brought to your table. There was a highly varied range of customers from young couples with small kids, to teens, and seniors. We...More

Thank R6Man
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spicey tuna burger was juicy and full of flavor! Great atmosphere for lunch. Priced right to make this delicious fish a steal!!

Thank Theresa F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

1st time back since they moved into the larger restaurant across the street from their old little shack. Same fresh fish and lots of variety. We ordered fish tacos, swordfish sandwich and the yellowtail with shrimp burrito. The fish was prepared with perfection in all...More

Thank LandOrSea
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food. We had sea bass grilled with olive oil and garlic. It was delicious. You can get all the types of fish on a sandwich, on a salad or as a plate. Also had calamari which was very different than any other calamari I've...More

Thank Dawn U
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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
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