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“Great fresh fish.”

Pescaderia San Carlos
Ranked #25 of 368 Restaurants in Cozumel
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Latin, Spanish
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A true hidden gem, with friendly owners, live music, and fresh fish. Excellent hosts, reasonable prices and delicious food.
Wilmington, Massachusetts
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“Great fresh fish.”
Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

We tried to go for an early lunch since the pictures of the building showed that they opened at 7am, but only the fish market was open (the restaurant didn't open until 11am). We came back later and had a great lunch. The complimentary civiche was excellent, as was the whole fried grouper, which was served with warm tortillas, a lime-flavored slaw and rice. A large lunch for two, including drinks, was under $30. The waiter was very attentive and spoke enough English (his English was better than my Spanish). The seating is outdoors but covered, and was surprisingly cool given how hot it was outside. A cab ride from Punta Langosta is only about $6 USD, and it's definitely worth the trip.

  • Visited May 2014
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Iowa
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“The Real Deal”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

We like to get out of the tourist zones when we travel. Without TA we'd have never found this spot! It is not an impossible walk from downtown but it was a hot day so we opted for a cab ride, about $5 each way. The restaurant is on the rustic side but very clean. everyone was extremely friendly. The service was prompt and food was fresh, cheap and well prepared. We had heard the ceviche was good but opted to split a bowl of the seafood soup instead. Luckily a small dish of ceviche came out in lieu of the more normal salsa, so we got the best of both worlds. The ceviche was great and the soup was out of this world, chock full of shrimp and nice chunks of fish. For our meals I had a spicy shrimp dish (8 large shrimp) and my wife had a very large fish fillet in garlic sauce. Both were delicious, and at 120 pesos (about $10) each, a bargain. It was one of my favorite meals of the trip and it is a sure bet if I return to Cozumel I will go back to Pescadaria San Carlos.

  • Visited May 2014
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Kansas City
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Best Service and awesome food!”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

Our server here may be one of the best I have had....he was super sweet and attentive!! The ceviche lived up to all the reviews, the best I had!!! We all loved our lunch here, and I will be back for sure!! If your craving local cuisine ...go here!

  • Visited May 2014
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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205 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Just special in the way Cozumel is”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Simple menu with lots of fish.

The cerviche is a must. The platter which is the grande size is a meal for $220. It is wonderful.

The servings of fish with a great little salad and rice are $120. The soup was flying out of the kitchen to all the locals eating there so I'm guessing its a winner too.

Service is great and the owner very attentive.

  • Visited May 2014
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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Make sure to eat here”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Just returned from Cozumel. If you are on the island, it is a must. It is kind of hard to find. It is on the right side of Jauras street just befor Casa mission restaurant block.

  • Visited April 2014
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