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“Try the Shrimp Fajitas!!!!”

San Pedro Fish Market & Restaurant
Ranked #158 of 9,987 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, View
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating
Neighbourhood: Harbor
Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Try the Shrimp Fajitas!!!!”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

First off, the food is very good for the most part, and the selection is good too. But there are a couple things on this menu that are GREAT.
Try the shrimp fajitas and the clam chowder. Seriously good stuff!
Also, note you can have whatever level of "experience" you would like depending on the day/time of the week and time of year.
The outside is absolutely nuts on the weekend, especially if the weather is nice, which this is So Cal, so the weather is usually nice. It's crazy crowded, loud, mariachis, the whole 9 yards, like attending a festival in Mexico or something.
But if you want to have a fairly quiet meal, eat inside, which is what we normally do, just because have kids, and they are easier to handle inside, as well as we can hear each other talk. The inside is usually empty unless it's lunchtime for some reason.
There is a lot to look at, with Ports O Call right there, and huge container ships cruising by.
This really is a fun place to take the family.
Just be prepared that there is a little bit of everything there. It's not super clean outside either, so if you want clean, eat inside.
The other thing is they only have bathrooms in one spot that is totally accessible to like everyone at Ports O Call, so the bathrooms usually have a huge line and are gross! I really dislike that, but until they have private restrooms for restaurant patrons only, we are all gonna be stuck with that.
If you have kids, make sure you take them to see the tanks with the crabs in them, that is super fun too!

  • Visited October 2013
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California
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“It is what it is!”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Don't come here with any pretentious ideas! It is like Tijuana in the old days. It's good value, noisy, dirty but the food is fresh, bountiful and tasty! It draws a huge hispanic crowd on Sundays many families and seating is difficult. Take a trip around the harbor after a drink and bite to eat- good value.

Once again this is a down to earth portside eatery!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank CientoVeinte
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Mesa, Arizona
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Wasn't Impressed.”
Reviewed 3 March 2014

Visited for the first time and was not impressed. Wasn't really sure how it "worked" so we ordered a beer with fish and chips. Not certain what kind of fish it was, but it tasted very muddy. It was served with condiments in little packets. For the price, I was really disappointed.

Everyone around us seemed to be buying fish and shrimp then having it cooked to order. Maybe we should have done that too.

Most of the seating is outside and it was a mess with trash and birds everywhere. On top of it all, there was a security guard patrolling the patio!? Weird.

Sorry, won't be back.

  • Visited February 2014
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Ballina NSW Australia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Our own Mariachi Band”
Reviewed 26 February 2014

We were taken here by friends living in Long Beach. Atmosphere wonderful as they had a roving Mariachi Band playing-could have been in Mexico. Place was extremely busy and the seafood okay.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Sluggo51
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San Clemente, California, USA
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“GREAT Atmosphere!”
Reviewed 9 February 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Love, Love this place! I now live in South Orange County. I still come here when I visit my parents! I just recently brought my friends here before boarding on a 1.5 hr boat trip to Catalina. They just love this place. You pick your FISH and/or Shrimps, then have it fried or grilled FRESH and while eating it, have a Mariachi band play you some tunes.. It doesn't get any better than this.. Oh and try their MICHELADAs! And afterwards, walk to the shop and visit their only candy store. I personally love their chocolate covered gummy bears!

Visited January 2014
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