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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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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“el pescador” (99 reviews)
“fresh fish” (78 reviews)
“clam chowder” (50 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
634 Pearl St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5013
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Paid $24 for a dry overcooked piece of halibut with some dry brown rice and vegetables. It dud taste fresh but just not worth the price. Clam chowder was full of clams but lacked in flavor.

Thank asmakhatri
Reviewed 1 week ago

This fish market and restaurant is a good spot for lunch. You place your food order at the counter after gazing at cases full of fresh fish and shellfish. My husband ordered the spicy blue fin tuna sandwich and I had the El Pescador -...More

Thank liketotravel010
Reviewed 1 week ago

While looking like a sophisticated restaurant from the outside, the interior is quite Spartan with not very comfortable wooden chairs and tables - as comfortable as a fast food place where they discourage lingering. However, in addition to being a restaurant El P. is a...More

Thank T S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The perfect place for a great fish dish. Very casual but elegant food. Be prepared for a wait because it is such a popular local hangout.

Thank AniM2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to wait on line to order the freshest seafood on the planet, and get your own table. Food is delivered to your table quickly, and the staff is very nice. Seafood is top quality, and generally caught that morning.

Thank Stan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is one of our go to in La Jolla. It is the best place for casual very fresh fish. They do all sorts of styles from plates to salads to “burro”’s (burritos) and sandwiches. They also have a good selection of beer. (Please...More

Thank Travelleraroundthewo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pick the fresh fish you like, they cook it for you on the spot, take a seat and enjoy. Awesome! Only a 10 minutes walk from the main Street.

Thank Fabrice C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the cheapest and best fresh seafood relaxed atmosphere restaurant in San Diego. My swordfish was cooked perfect and brown rice was good and very healthy. You must eat here. Bummer it does not face the ocean.

Thank RebeccaN1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Avoid the specials & burritos. My husband & daughter had fantastic sandwiches, but my son & I had lettuce & bean burritos that were supposed to be shrimp & mahi. Rubios is a lot better for burritos and a lot cheaper. No seating after 5:45...More

Thank 01kimw
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I mostly come here to buy fish and take home to grill, but have eaten here many times. Its always superbly fresh. A tad on the pricey side, but as good as it gets without having to drive to the docks. Their ceviche is also...More

Thank JennyAnyStripes
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Questions & Answers
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
5 November 2016|
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Response from hbear4593 | Reviewed this property |
They have desperate seating
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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