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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” (73 reviews)
“clam chowder” (51 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived here after a morning spent on Cove Beaches loocking at sea lions and surfers riding beautiful waves.... everything was just so perfect and from my Italian perspective so "California"...then we had a lunch at El Pescador where we ate good fresh fish and...More

Thank VincenzoF75
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Offers a large selection of seafood for direct purchase (octopus, anyone?) or great seafood items from their menu. For those with kids, they offer a 5 oz filet of fish (your choice), with rice & beans. This was perfect for my youngest daughter who's eyes...More

Thank 4mntravelers2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What I like about this place is its simplicity. Fresh fish grilled and prepared the way you want it. No fried fish or fries, though. Fish taco was so good, the grilled halibut sandwich was also great. Cioppino is a must try for a starter....More

Thank aalmarzooq
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

El Pescador is that take on fast casual that is sweeping the nation. Order at the counter, and have a good meal brought to your table. They have plenty of fish on the menu, either raw to take home, prepared (grilled, baked, etc) or on...More

Thank C0dys_Dad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My date had marvelous salad and I ordered the El Pescador. Food was fresh and tasty. The bill ended up at $51 with tip. A bit on the higher end for us but I would visit again.

Thank Badfan1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a person who lives in a land locked state, anytime I'm near an ocean, I seek out new seafood restaurants. I did my research before heading to San Diego and knew El Pescador would need to be a stop. I was particular interested in...More

Thank BFR1920
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Local, casual seafood market/restaurant. Yes, you do have to grab your own table but that wasn't difficult at all. Great seafood ~ we would have gone back if we could! Good wine selection too.

Thank AMartella
Reviewed 19 August 2017

This place is a must if you are in La Jolla. The seafood is fresh and fantastic. We had oyster shooters, clam chowder, fish tacos, swordfish and salmon and all of it was delicious. It's a very easy place to navigate - order upon arrival,...More

Thank DellaM211
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful display of seafood but standing over someone anticipating their table departure so we could sit didnt work for us. The chowder was good the fish taco was very bland. Not an enjoyable or memorable experience.

Thank Joe G
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Questions & Answers
5 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
4 November 2016|
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Response from hbear4593 | Reviewed this property |
They have desperate seating
26 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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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