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Tasca El Pescador

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$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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178 Calle dos Hermanos, San Juan 00907-3008, Puerto Rico
+1 787-721-0995
12:00 - 21:30
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Wed - Sun 12:00 - 21:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate dinner there outside on Sunday night with hubby. They were out of their signature dish whole fried red snapper, so we started with fish empanadas, and shared the doral al ajo ( mahi with garlic) with beans and rice. Excellent and authentic as a person who lived in P.R. as a kid and knows how food here should taste.... More 

Thank lorihazz
Caguas, Puerto Rico
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've reviewed El Pescador previously, and simply have to say that I love it. Try the tuna tacos and the salmon, among many other of its culinary delights. Remember to read the price per pound prior to ordering, and prepare yourself for the best seafood experience on the Island. You just can't get better fish than at Tasca El Pescador's.

Thank TTFamily2014
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We sat outside late on a Sunday night. The atmosphere inside was nothing special but sitting outside in La Placita, even on a quiet(ish) night was a joy. The staff was very attentive. The food was our favorite meal of the trip. The fish and vegetables were unbelievably fresh and perfectly prepared. I love crab legs but he doesn't because... More 

Thank Amy P
Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

The restaurant is easy to find; it is in the heart of Santurce Mercado in San Juan. Excellent, excellent,excellent. Service, food ,price. I do recommand specially the red snapper, witch you will have chosen first among a lot of fresh fish. Have it cooked " à la plancha", ( on the grill). Best fish I had since a long time.... More 

Thank Robert C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

The food was Ok, we have dined before in other trips to Puerto Rico. This time the attitude and service were terrible. Starting from the waiters to the lady at the cashier. You had to beg to order and also to get your bill. The place was full but not as bad as other times. We noticed other tourist like... More 

1 Thank Studio S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

We went on a Friday night, the street fair was packed with dancing and drinking. The restaurant was also full and very noisy but it was worth the minor inconvenience of having to yell across the table to my husband! We shared an order of cod fritters, creamy texture and great flavor, and the red snapper, excellent whole fresh fish.... More 

Thank Barbara O
Naples, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Crowded, expensive and the wait for a table can be exhausting; regardless of all these inconveniences, I always go back. What used to be a garage is now a small family run restaurant. Take it from there. Fish is always fresh. Bring $$$

Thank lazoffb
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

It was highly recommended by our tour guide, it has everything I love about an eatery: off tourist map, next to a real market, in a not particularly fashionable neighborhood... We went there for lunch and it was full of locals, another great sign. But the food was just... not bad. The small octopus was dry and chewy, the grilled... More 

Thank Sebastiensh
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This restaurant has been around forever. While overpriced (with the exception of the Rice with Calamari), the food is quite good. The service is not even mediocre and the ambience, nill. There are much better seafood choices out there, but the cazuela and calamari dishes are very good. Certainly choose La Tasca over Santaella, which is right across the Plaza.... More 

1 Thank Arturo D
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I went there twice, as it came highly recommended by the landlord. Seafood is fresh and dishes are tasty. Once I had sea snails, the other-baby eel for appetizers . Both were amazing. Baby octopus was a but chewy, but still flavorful. Their sangria is to die for. Place does not take reservation . In Oct'2016 they didn't take Amex... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Calle dos Hermanos, San Juan 00907-3008, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-721-0995
Was recommended in Fodor's San Juan, in Santurce section

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?