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“Pick your fish”

Pescaderia San Carlos
Ranked #26 of 374 Restaurants in Cozumel
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Description: A true hidden gem, with friendly owners, live music, and fresh fish. Excellent hosts, reasonable prices and delicious food.
Kent Island, Maryland
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140 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Pick your fish”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Let me start by saying everyone at Pescaderia San Carlos is real friendly. You can pick your whole fish and they will deep fry it for you. I do not care for this style and asked for mine to be prepared in the style of Vera Cruz. No problem amigo, pick your fish and we will do it. Only problem was they forgot and the fried fish for the rest of the table came without my dish. No problem, people make mistakes. The problem was they hurried it up and used the frozen white fish filets so popular at Cozumel supermarkets. It is okay but not what I wanted or ordered. Oh well, maybe next time. The ceviche (complimentary) and owners jamming on their instruments is fun too.

  • Visited March 2014
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2 Thank kentmorrdave
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Still our favorite”
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

Best fish dishes on the island. This place never disappoints. We ordered one fish fried and one grilled mexican style (it was awesome). Ceviche was great.

They did have a red habanaro salsa, to hot to enjoy (at least at our table).

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1 Thank GYNinSTL
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Geraldton, Canada
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“March Break 2014”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Excellent food,cold beer, fantastic service and competively priced ! Great family owned restaurant with a "feel at home atmosphere"! :)

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank rysheck
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Hampton, Virginia
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229 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Second Visit as Good as the First”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

We "discovered" this place on a Cozumel Chef's tour and ordered exactly the same thing that we had with Chef Emily. We started with the ceviche, if you go there, you must get this. It's simple, fresh and delicious. We then when to the cooler and picked a nice grouper that is flash fried and brought to the table with a delicious cole slaw, pico de gayo & tortillas to make fish tacos. While there, the owner, Carlos serenaded us with song. We got to know him a little and find him to be an interesting person with a business philosophy of keeping it simple and staying within yourself. He's carved out a nice living with this family run business. The only negative comment I have is they don't make a good margarita. If you are in Cozumel, seek out this place.

  • Visited May 2014
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Colorado
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fish lovers unite!”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

This place is a must if you like fresh fish. It is a small restaurant with a limited menu that is amazing. They greet you with homemade ceviche and a smile. They have fresh fish fillets offered up usually as fried, garlic, butter or just natural. The rest of the menu contains several types of ceviche and fish soup. They have expanded the menu to include chicken now for people who are not fish lovers. I tried the garlic shrimp this time and fell in love. Best meal I had all week and we ended up having lunch here three times during a ten day stay. The owner is usually there and makes the rounds to get to know everyone.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Brooke2100
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