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Tue, 2/20
7:00 PM

La Pescadora

8 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Bar Seating (3)
  • Kid-friendly (2)
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We are a vibrant Mexican and Seafood restaurant with a sprinkle of Mexican Street Food like the California bacon wrapped hot dog, nacho fries or a grilled Mexican corn cup!! We also have the traditional tacos and enchiladas and seafood cocktails.

We have daily specials and all our cocktails are made with fresh ingredients. Come meet the team, many who are locals to Whittier.

We look forward to sharing our delicious food, created by Chef Carlitos, and drinks from our bar, that has over 31 families of tequila!!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Mexican, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm
Sat, Sun 9:30 am–10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am–12:00 pm
Sun 9:30 am–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(562) 698-4144
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Carlitos
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Cross street
Between Philadelphia Street and Wardman Street
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Parking details
There is parking all around Whittier but you can find public parking off Comstock behind the restaurant.
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Tuesdays: The first Monday of the month we will show a movie starting at 9pm
Fridays: Mariachis perform every Friday from 7pm-9pm
Sundays:DJ on Sundays from 2pm - 8pm
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 8 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.8  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 15, 2017

Fantastic place! We loved it and the Mariachis made the night!

vipShep (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on September 1, 2017

We walked in for reservation . saw the place and walked out. It looked a del taco poorly decorated. There were mariachis playing but the acoustics were so bad on the tile floor, they almost rattled.
I always thought that open table screened their venues... VERY shocked . Will now double check an open table review against other sites. I gave two stars to service and food because it's not fair to rate those by looking. Maybe the food is great but a taco truck on asphalt is more appealing.

vipSimon (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 4, 2017

Excellent food and superb service. The staff were very attentive and the restaurant had a good atmosphere. Thanks!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

Went for fathers day and my dad loved it! We got the molcajete and queso fundido, super bomb! I've gone during the week and during the day and service is very slow. However weekends seems to be so much better!!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

Thank open table for making it quick and easy. El Pescador is 1 of our favorites

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2017

The food, customer service and atmosphere is fantastic, I took my good friend there for the first time last week and he's already wanting to know when we're going back. I had a party of 8 people and every single person loved there food and drinks. from the Bacon wrapped shrimp to a drink called "Lick my Chile" with cucumber vodka. and our waitress Shirley was the best.
if your looking for good authentic Mexican food....This is the Place. I highly recommend it for anyone. located in uptown Whittier with plenty of parking in the back.
See Ya there.

vip48er (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined on August 29, 2016

Thank you to the staff, which were awesome in accommodating my request for Breakfast during lunch. Was really very nice of them.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 11, 2016

We have been looking for a great Mexican restaurant in our area but most have loud Mariachi on Friday nights. While I understand that is a big draw to some people, we prefer a quiet dinner to have conversation vs. screaming at eachother over the trumpets. So, we found La Pescadora on Open Table and tried it out. Our waitress Nora was pleasant and extremely attentive. We ordered way too much food but it was so delicious. Started with Shrimp Cocktails which made us feel like we were on a beach in Mexico. Yum! Ceviche tostada was fresh and delicious. I should have stopped there but decided to bite after another it was wonderful! The place is not fancy. I would consider this a casual family place. But well worth it.