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Pescaderia San Carlos

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calle 3, Cozumel, Mexico
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Montreal, Canada
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took 2 fishes: one deep fried (for the experience) and the other, a filet mexican style. We enjoy the most the filet, it's was perfectly cooked, just enough spicy (not hot, but spicy), good service, nice place. 320 pesos for 2, beers and tips included.

Thank Jo D
Mexico City, Mexico
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here twice while in Cozumel, had the Sopa de Mariscos & fried fish my friend has the sopa de Pescado & fried fish, all of it was fresh and very tasty, the soup reminded me of my moms cooking. Service is great from all staff, they all make rounds to see if you need anything...including the owner. I will... More 

1 Thank NYCityGril
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The locals here have provided one of the best fresh fish restaurants on the island. The fresh fish fillet is our favorite and this trip we brought all our guests here to give it a try. They all agreed with us, the fresh fish fillet was their favorite. If you are visiting Cozumel and want to experience a small, local... More 

Thank AD8501
New York
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This was, by far, the BEST fried fish fillet I have ever eaten. The fish was so fresh it was filleted as we waited. The piece of fish I received was huge, coated with a light breading & no heavy oil taste. The coleslaw was excellent , as well. Wait staff were friendly & quick.

Thank ShaNayNay
Santorini, Greece
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Wow!! The absolute best fresh seafood on cozumel! Great place, superb service and incredible ceviche!! I could eat here everyday!!

Thank Nicky B
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143 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I was on a mission to find Grouper while in Cozumel. I'd had it fresh many years ago and really enjoyed it. After talking with the local B&B owner (and consulting Trip Advisor) we landed at Pescaderia. Make sure that you have the storefront picture when walking there as it's easy to miss, and plan ahead, as they close early!... More 

Thank Onery13
New Tazewell, Tennessee
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I found this place a few years back via my dive master. Went 3 or 4 times this trip. If you want FRESH FISH this is the place to come. I have never been disappointed. Just a hole in the wall where all the locals come. Great food at a great price. Pick the fish you want and they prepare... More 

1 Thank R2492GKwilliaml
Minneapolis, MN
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

After our first couple of meals in Cozumel, we decided we liked the places off of the beaten path better. The food was great and the prices were amazing! We had lunch at Pescaderia San Carlos twice! We couldn't eat the broiled fish with cabbage and rice fast enough! On our second trip we also had the whole fried Hog... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We went there yesterday, but this restaurant closes at 6 pm and we were late. Today we had a late lunch there and the food was excellent. I was thinking of ordering the conch, but I had never had it, so they brought me some. It was very good, but more of a ceviche style, so I went with the... More 

Thank ScottNicholsonBoise
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

What a find! The fish in butter & garlic was absolutely delicious - and my shrimp quesadilla was spectacular. The service was extra friendly, and we had the bonus of some live music. Actually, the live music was more amusing than it was authentic or professional - a fella playing an organ. Gave the venue a kitchy charm, that I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: calle 3, Cozumel, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
  • Phone Number: 8727440
A true hidden gem, with friendly owners, live music, and fresh fish. Excellent hosts, reasonable prices and delicious food.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?