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Pescaderia San Carlos

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calle 3, Cozumel, Mexico
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New York
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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New Tazewell, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Maryville, TN, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on the Cozumel Food Tour. Very good ceviche but oh, the fried grouper was amazing. Fresh, perfectly prepared, and very delicious. I would eat there at least once a week if I lived in Cozumel. Even hubby, not a fish lover, loved the grouper and would like to return. A little hard to find but just ask... More 

Thank nrsbek
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Choose a seat away from the kitchen door, it gets pretty warm. Customers are serenaded for Sunday dinners. Great staff. Fresh daily fish fillet seasoned and cooked perfectly. A little hard to find but well worth it.

Thank Snowfolly
Seal Rock, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Very excellent food and CHEAP! Our driver took us to his in-laws resturant. PRIMO! George is the best driver on the island! Great food!!!! And the cook came out of the kitchen and sang for me my fave song: Volvare We tried lots of FREE food because George's family owns it!!!!! Call George!!!!

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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, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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