La Pescadora

3.7
13 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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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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Cuisines
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
Bar
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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Neighborhood
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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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Entertainment
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
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.7based on all time ratings
3.7
food
3.8
service
3.6
ambience
3.8
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San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I’m in town for a long business trip and thought I’d try La Pescadora on Saturday night, so I made a reservation. Totally unnecessary; the dining room was empty, though the bar was full of basketball fans loudly watching a game. My seat was so low in relation to my table, I could barely reach over my plate. My margarita came in a metal cup which gave the drink a nasty metallic taste. And my fajitas came with two small tortillas, not nearly enough, and shrimp with the tails on and no knife to cut them off. Everything tasted fine, except the drink, and the price was good, but it was a low-end experience.

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DP
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

I chose this restaurant based on my daughter saying it served good food. However, before our party of 5 left to eat and celebrate my birthday, we read a review about this place and how it had bad customer service, but we still went to try it out. Oh my goodness, I was embarrassed and disappointed that the bad review was actually true. Our service was horrible. We were first ones there at 1130am and it took very long to get served. My co workers did not enjoy their food. My boss didnt eat his shrimp because he said it tasted funny. My other coworker ordered shredded chicken taco and got beef. Needless to say, we will not be returning.

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Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

We arrived a bit early for our reservation, and ahead of the friends we were meeting. Both dining area and bar were nearly vacant, so we were skeptical; but within a half hour the place was hopping, apparently a favorite among locals. Would recommend the restaurant with a caveat: service and food were excellent, but once the Mariachis arrived it was nearly impossible to converse. Good musicians, but overpowered the room.

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FZ
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We were not happy with the seating. They gave us a bar table in the restaurant area.

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LS
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great find. Some of the best Mexican food that I’ve ever had.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

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.

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S
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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!!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Las Vegas
164 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

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

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EM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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 continue...one bite after another it was wonderful! The place is not fancy. I would consider this a casual family place. But well worth it.

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