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PRICE RANGE
US$13 - US$26
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Single-use or contactless menus
Updated 14/12/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 14/12/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great octopus for starter and excellent seafood paella. Recommend this cozy place. Quiet street, good service, nice evening.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 8 March 2020 via mobile

Two visits one great one terrible!! We enjoyed tapas one evening in the terrace / just the two of us. Next day - lunch with family and baby. We waited an hour for some of the tapas we ordered to arrive with those that had...very quickly. Staff seemed indifferent even when addressed in Spanish. In the end we got up and left!!!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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compostelanag, Agencia/asesor at El Pescador, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2020

Good afternoon, first of all apologize for the inconvenience caused during your visit to our restaurant. We thank you for your comment, which we will transfer directly to the head of our restaurant to take into account what happened and take appropriate measures to continue...More

Reviewed 3 March 2020

I had a paella ,but was very disappointed. my wife had a stake and it was very good. service good , friendy.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 29 February 2020

Having spent a week at the other end of the Island and then been delayed for over 24 hours due to the sandstorm closure of the airport, we were moved to Puerto de la Cruz in the north. First time we had been here in...36 years. On a walk round the town we were handed a menu for this place by the owner outside. We walked on, but on subsequent inspection thought the menu looked very good and decided to go back & give it a try. We are so glad we did. Tucked away it's a lovely place to sit down & enjoy a long leisurely lunch. My grilled squid starter was gorgeous as was the shellfish risotto main. My wife said the same of her Pate mexicano starter and Goat's cheese salad main. A couple of jugs of their own Sangria and a small bottle of house white washed everything down perfectly. The house tiramisu, prepared from scratch at your table in front of you was delicious as well. The menu, service and overall feel of the place was fantastic.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 23 February 2020 via mobile

Except for the tuna tartare created at the table, which was excellent, the meal on the whole was not as good as hyped up to be. The suggested wine was ok, but again did not live up to the promises. Service was ok. The tartare...saved this rating.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 27 January 2020

Delighting dinner with great show by the servers, I would recommend to everyone! Really great tiramisu and perfect paella

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 24 January 2020

Very good food, and fantastic service. The staff were so friendly and attentive, we had a fried cheese and carpaccio starter, lovely bottle of fizz, risotto and paella, and the canarian creme Catalan. More expensive than most places in town but definitely worth it on...volume of food and service. Huge portions, the 1 person paella would have been plenty for 2.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 20 January 2020 via mobile

We went here for our last night in Tenerife, and WOW what a meal! We had starters of smoked salmon salad and pate, for mains I had the sole and my husband had a steak which he cook himself to his liking at the table,...all of which were so tasty and fresh. We were sat outside beside a heater which was lovely and we weren’t rushed to leave when we finished our meal. All the staff were very friendly and helpful and I highly recommend. We would definitely returnMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Grupo Compostelana, Propietario at El Pescador, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago
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Muchas gracias por su valoración, nos alegramos que haya disfrutado de nuestro restaurante. El Pescador estuvo cerrado desde el estado...More

Reviewed 19 January 2020 via mobile

Stumbled across this restaurant on our way home and was tempted by the fresh fish cabinet I ordered salmon which was nicely served with Roquefort sauce and vegetables Very nicely presented but unfortunately the plates were cold and the food was tepid on serving Waiters...served pan bread at a extra cost without asking us and 6.5 % Tax added to total bill which we forgot to calculate in as most all menu offers have it included usually Surly young waitress and difficulty to get our bill If management can take on board these irritating issues it could be very much betterMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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compostelanag, Departamento de Comunicación at El Pescador, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2020

Good afternoon, first of all thank you for your visit. We regret to read that your visit to our restaurant did not live up to expectations. We take good note of your comment to continue improving our service. Thank you very much and sorry for...More

Reviewed 3 January 2020 via mobile

Well worth stepping outside Plaza Del Charco. Ordered from the specials menu. Cream of watercress with fermented cheese and almonds was a delight followed by Chestnut tagliatelle with mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes. If this is how good vegetarian food is I'll give up meat...tomorrow.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 20 December 2019 via mobile

My wife and I came upon this place accidently, on our way somewhere else. We both love fish, so we decided to try it. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Great starter, main course and wine. Facilities all very clean. Reasonable prices. We couldn't fault...it, and would like to go again.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 28 November 2019 via mobile

On our way to drinks and possibility dinner we thought to stop here for a bottle of wine and some tapas. It was ok... not terrible. The purported rioja was actually a young Tempranillo with a need of significant aeration... but alright. We had the...tomato and tuna belly tapas as well as their octopus speciality. Again, not terrible... the tuna was canned and the octopus just slightly over chewy, but the flavours were there. Would have probably opted for fresh local tomatoes and freshly grilled tuna belly for the salad and perhaps crushed Canarian potatoes with the octopus rather than cold mash... but really a personal choice.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 22 November 2019 via mobile

Canny food, food paella and wife had a nice pasta. Only thing we didn't like was choice of music being played. Rap is not dinner music

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 1 November 2019

I ordered the Valencia type chicken Paella which was supposed to take 20 minutes or so to cook. It came with a lot of rice but the chicken was a bit dry as it had been reheated. It was also a bit bland. The service...was good and their table white wine also.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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compostelanag, Departamento de Comunicación at El Pescador, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2019

Good afternoon, we are very sorry to read that your visit to our restaurant did not go to your liking. We appreciate the feedback and apologize for not being able to enjoy the chicken in our paella. We will take note to continue to improve...More

Reviewed 2 October 2019 via mobile

great tuna tartar freshly mixed at the table. Just delicious and very nicely presented. Also the grilled fish and vegetables were very good.

Date of visit: October 2019
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El Pescador is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3