Being in business for 35 years should tell you that El Pescador Fish Market and Restaurant (14) is a definite winner. Seafood lovers from the area come here weekly to buy the freshest seafood in town. They also serve fresh fish sautéed or char-grilled that you can eat right there at small tables. They are also home to San Diego’s original charbroiled seafood sandwich! Accept no imitations.
Their popular sandwiches, salads and tasty clam chowder are fine complements to any meal. From their extensive menu, you can choose from a variety of delicious-tasting seafood selections such as snapper with lemon butter or served Cajun style; local swordfish prepared with teriyaki or lemon butter; Alaskan or local halibut prepared with lemon butter or wild Alaskan salmon (in season) prepared with lemon butter.
A nice addition to any meal is their sautéed and specialty selections including fish tacos served with cabbage salad; seared pepper Hawaiian ahi tuna; sautéed Manilla clams with sourdough bread and the list goes on and on.
Seating is limited and the tableware consists of plastic forks and paper plates. But the informal presentation doesn’t deter diners from flocking here for great-tasting, fresh seafood. For a delicious and casual seafood meal in La Jolla, this is the place.
El Pescador Fish market and Restaurant is open daily 10 a.m.–8 p.m., kitchen open from 11 a.m.