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“Amazing fresh fish and super chips”
Review of El Gato Pescador - CLOSED

El Gato Pescador
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$9
Cuisines: Seafood, American, South American, Costa Rican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Authentic fish & chips, all local ingredients, made fresh to order, our fish is beer battered, choose filet, fish balls or shrimp,choose tartar or chipotle sauce, combos served with cole slaw, choose fries or onion rings.
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazing fresh fish and super chips”
Reviewed 10 November 2013

Wonderful find in lovey Costa Rica. We ate here 3 times during our 4 days I this city, flavorful fish, shrimp. Great homemade salad and condiments.
The owners fabulous and very helpful with excursion planning. A gem!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank heatherscuba
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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  • English first
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English first
San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fresh thick cut fish”
Reviewed 2 November 2013

Fresh red snapper deep fried in beer batter. The chipotle sauce has a nice kick to it. Tartar sauce was great as well. Other than fish & chips, ceviche, shrimp, their menu also offers fish taco and quesadilla. Fish taco is only 1000 colones which makes a fast and cheap snack. Friendly service and free wifi. On the side note, the local bus that goes to Quepos is located right in front of the restaurant. The bus ride is about 10 minutes into town and only costs 285 colones. USD is accepted as well.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank owllovestravels
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Fast and Fresh”
Reviewed 21 October 2013

I have a certain affinity for a restaurant that has a small menu but does the menu options correctally.The fish was locally caught Snapper, cut thick and fried in a crispy batter. The onion rings are hand cut and made to order. This is the only restaurant that we ate at twice during our stay. This is also a good value as dinner for two with two beers is under 20 USD

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank pine1010
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Quepos, Costa Rica
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262 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“A great fast food place”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

You have to remember, this is not a 5 star place and location while it could be better, would push up the prices too..... The service was fabulous and attention to detail was very good with pleasant follow up without being over the top or too constant. The best fish and chips I've had in a long time. Portions are good but not too much, which means no food got wasted. Often in the Quepos / Manuel Antonio area, the portions are for the larger eaters and we don't like to waste food so were very pleased with the portions. Quality was great and we would recommend highly. Diners must remember however, not to compare the restaurant to a higher end place. Value for money is very good.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Terry W
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“cute lunch spot with free wifi”
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Great fish and chips stop with wifi and great ceviche. The free wifi was a plus as well. Prices were very good as well.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Sn M
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