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Pescador, Boston, MA

Pescador

4.6
4.6
419 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Pescador is located at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Kenmore Street in the heart of Boston's Kenmore Square. Pescador is a "Coastal Grill" featuring fresh seafood caught in local, New England waters, and is inspired by a variety of international coastal cuisines, from Andalusia to Argentina, as well as a diverse offering of ceviche, poke, crudo, paella and unique pizza, as well as signature entrees from "La Plancha" and the wood-fired grill. Pescador's distinct beverage program features over 70 mezcals and tequilas from Mexico's most celebrated producers, along with a variety of wine, beer, and cocktails - and build your own Palomas.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (617) 532-1050
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Dan Bazzinotti and Keith Pooler
  • Private party facilities
    Events and Group DiningWe offer semi-private and special event buy-outs. Semi Private events can be through pre-arranged Prix Fixe Menus, or a la Carte. Please do not hesitate to contact us https://www.pescadorkenmore.com/private-events - we would be pleased to work with you to make the necessary arrangements for you and your party.
  • Neighborhood
    Back Bay
  • Cross street
    Commonwealth Ave and Kenmore Street
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Public transit
    Blue Ribbon Sushi within the Hotel Commonwealth is conveniently located at Kenmore Square Station on the MBTA’s Green Line with all-points access to the rest of the city.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 419 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

419 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was amazing and vibes were great. I loved the Latino music they played. The food was also spectacular, everything I tried came out quickly and tasted great. I tried the oysters asada, mushroom brick oven empanadas and ceviche. Definitely recommend

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, fantastic bar, fun casual atmosphere and great service! Carla created us again with a warm welcome and smile. Dan the chef created an excellent roasted oyster dish that we’ll keep coming back for.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. My partner and I loved the Oysters Asada and the Peruvian Ceviche. The steak and lobster was good, and the lobster tacos were underwhelming. We also enjoyed our beverages. The spicy mango margarita was very good. Definitely will be back.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was slow. Took 40 min to get water after seated. But workers were kind and food was great. Got to enjoy a nice slow dinner

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was really nice and thoughtful. We had a couple dairy allergies and he made sure we had excellent dairy free choices for every course. We had an excellent experience.

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  6. elaineb

    Greater Boston

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Peruvian ceviche was excellent, as was my husband's shrimp fajitas. Cocktails were very good, the place was empty. Service OK, could have been a tad more attentive. Overall, we liked it for the wonderful seafood.

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  7. GregH

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful, lively atmosphere with super friendly staff. Best lobster tacos I’ve ever had! Fun drinks too.

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  8. AlexisM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was unbelievable, the staff amazing and the environment perfect. Loved this place!

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  9. Keiko

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place is beside a hotel- parking is expensive but luckly we found a spot in the street. Service was very good. From the receptionist to the waitress a, everyone had a smile and was there to take care of us. Drinks were great- I had the pepino one with gin. Food was good excellent but more expensive than it should. We had the pork taco - very good!, the oysters, octopus as main- excellent but too small. Could have aome potatoes or somthing else to fill more and the peruvian ceviche which was also excellent. For desert we had the tres leches cake which was creamy and moistened. I enjoyed very much but my husband left hungry :)

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  10. SBfromPhilly

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was just OK. I was meeting a friend for dinner who was staying at a nearby hotel and selected Pescador based on the location and the overall positive ratings on OpenTable. In retrospect, we should have gone elsewhere for a better meal, which was not bad, but also not worth returning for.

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  11. karas

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    only the desserts were worth the money. apps were good, entrees very small, like a tapas, but expensive. drinks -weak

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  12. hpic

    Greater Boston

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food excellent, nice environment. Lobster tacos and Octopus appetizer were great. Will go back

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  13. Obatzda

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was so pleasantly surprised how good it was! We will be back for sure. Great cocktails, ceviches etc. Really great.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was incredible, food it was pleasant. The selection of beers was extensive but the bathroom is a little too far away. Overall, a little pricey but good. 👍🏻

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  15. InnaI

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A Very nice place to spend a New Year’s Eve! DJ, decorations, friendly and attentive staff. Guests dressed up for the occasion, and a dance floor perfect for the night out. The testing menu was interesting, but a bit too spicy for our taste. Overall a nice experience, we would just order milder versions next time.
    PescadorResponded on January 8, 2024
    Thanks so much. Happy to hear you had a nice time. Happy New Year!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun staff! Perfect for New Year’s Eve! Delicious food!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I recently dined at Pescador, expecting a culinary delight, but my experience was far from satisfying. Firstly, the prices at Pescador are steep, which I would have overlooked had the food quality and portion sizes been up to par. Unfortunately, this was not the case. The portions served were disappointingly small, making me question the value for money. Furthermore, the taste of the food was underwhelming. Each dish lacked the flavor and finesse one would expect from a restaurant with such high prices. The seafood, which should be a highlight at a place named Pescador, was particularly lackluster. Overall, my visit to Pescador was a regrettable experience. The combination of exorbitant prices, meager portions, and mediocre taste makes it a place I cannot recommend. It pains me to say, but Pescador is a total rip-off. Places like this shouldn't exist.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything was excellent except not many people there. Can’t understand why…

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  19. amygdala

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a lovely, healthy holiday dinner with family. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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  20. MadForLabs

    New York City

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good. But there was not enough of it for the price they charged. $50 for lamb chops and it was an app portion of lamb chops without any sides. Sangria was only 3/4 of a glass. We felt ripped off.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and amazing service. Drinks were good too

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  22. Omnivore

    Greater Boston

    256 reviews

    5.0

    256 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've always had good luck here. We wanted to impress some friend from out of town last night. They were impressed. The octopus and the broccolini are our go-tos.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went as part of a business group and the menu satisfied a variety of different palates. The drinks were excellent, appetizers such as corn ribs and calamari were great. People were thrilled with their entrees, particularly the cerviche and blackened salmon. We were able to have a relaxed work dinner in a comfortable environment.

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  24. BreigeF

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I knew by looking at photos of the restaurant the chairs were hard so I asked for a booth hoping for cushions. I was disappointed Wooden seats and very uncomfortable. I tried too put a coat behind me but the bench had holes so the coat fell on the floor. The service was good at first but as the restaurant filled it got worse. Had to ask 4-5 times for our drinks and for dessert. They were out of lobster. This was our Christmas night out and all of us were disappointed . Food was ok

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  25. Anavicsa0703

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best food I have had in a long time. Everything was exceptional. The oysters asadas was so unique and amazing. My daughter ordered the scallops and they were so well cooked they melted in your mouth. I ordered the lobster and it was so fresh and perfectly paired with potatoes and corn. For drink I ordered a smoked tamarin margarita. Overall it was delicious!

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  26. linda

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great. Food extraordinary. Everything beautifully presented. Look at menu before visiting to be certain price point suits your budget. Can't wait to go back.

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  27. Bostonstar

    Greater Boston

    47 reviews

    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a decent restaurant. A few tips: 1. Ask to sit away from the speaker in the ceiling. 2. A little pricy. 3. We had a table of 6 and one entree came to the table about 3 or 4 minutes after all the others. The chef should NOT have sent the 5 entrees out. 4, Our waiter was good. But servers bring out all courses and they do not know who ordered which dish. Waiter should have been there to deal with that. Also, our waiter started clearing BEFORE everyone finished eating, There should be an assistant manager teaching the staff the proper way to serve and clear tabbies. 5. Menu was very limited and two items were not available. 6. They had a turf and surf section with two separate listings. One was a lobster. A lobster is "surf" but not "turf." 7. I had Paella and the rice was gummy, Otherwise food was good and nicely plated. a little pricy

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  28. CharlieS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and the service was outstanding. Made a great impression for my guests. Thank you.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We were there on a Tuesday night in December and were surprised to find out that they were out of quite a few things on their already very limited menu (but not until we tried to order). Once we finally did order something, the food was just fair given the price point.

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  30. Sarah

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Portions are small and very overpriced for what is served. Octopus was chewy and served with a canned chick pea and bean salad for $39. Scallops were good - but 4 scallops over creamed corn for $41?? Oysters were good, fish taco app was just average. The best thing going for this place is location to fenway. Good drinks but also very overpriced. Would not go back unless we were just going for a drink. Service was great

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Amazing, memorable food…. We were there for a special occasion, and stated that when making our reservation, so it was sad to be sitting up front with a bank of TVs and a loud, drunk crowd. Very expensive for what you get. The scallops entree and paella were excellent, single octopus leg for $32, not so much. Our waitress forgot our desserts, and put our split check on the wrong cards, putting me in the awkward position of paying $200 rather than the 100 I was expecting to pay!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The waiter was fabulous and the food was great!! Cocktails were amazing!!! I would definitely go back!

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  33. AshleyL

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love love love this place! Food is always 100% and Pando is amazing behind the bar. This staff is wonderful and the vibe is always great. And they play amazing music. If you are up in the air with your decision- don’t be…go!

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  34. NicoleL

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great space; great service; a bit overpriced, good food however a bit over seasoned—butter, salt, etc Would return

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  35. DBMNYC

    New York City

    79 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was terrific. The food was good, but nothing extraordinary. We had the paella and the swordfish. Perfectly fine, but the paella was pedestrian.

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  36. Taylor

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall excellent dining experience. Every dish we ordered was fantastic: ceviche, scallops, lobster risotto. The drinks were also good, extensive tequila collection. Our serve was great. Will definitely be back.
    PescadorResponded on December 4, 2023
    Thanks Taylor. Happy to hear you will be back! Thanks for the review.

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  37. Jamie

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic! Must try the Oysters Asada! Hands down the best oyster dish I’ve ever had! The bartender and server were great!
    PescadorResponded on December 4, 2023
    Cheers Jamie! Thanks!

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  38. CATHERINE

    New York City

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Special thanks to the servers and chefs who were so accommodating in taking care of our special diet needs. Delicious food.

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  39. MimiJ

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious drinks at the bar before dinner, the bartender was exceptional, both welcoming and skilled . Bourbon cocktail and spicy tequila drinks were very good. We were Seated at a comfy banquet for dinner. Again, service was excellent. Kale salad, branzino, mushroom pizza, lobster risotto…all delicious. I would return .
    PescadorResponded on December 4, 2023
    Thanks Mimi. Sounds like you were able to try a variety of food and drinks. We appreciate the review and are so happy to hear you may join us again. All the best.

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  40. Steak

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a flawless dining experience! Fresh flavors with twist! We will definitely return! Santiago was a great guide through the night.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Pescador using the Order Online button. Pescador also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 532-1050.

Pescador is rated 4.6 stars by 419 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Pescador

498 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Commonwealth Ave and Kenmore Street
  • Neighborhood
    Back Bay
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Public transit
    Blue Ribbon Sushi within the Hotel Commonwealth is conveniently located at Kenmore Square Station on the MBTA’s Green Line with all-points access to the rest of the city.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Dan Bazzinotti and Keith Pooler
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (617) 532-1050
  • Private party facilities
    Events and Group DiningWe offer semi-private and special event buy-outs. Semi Private events can be through pre-arranged Prix Fixe Menus, or a la Carte. Please do not hesitate to contact us https://www.pescadorkenmore.com/private-events - we would be pleased to work with you to make the necessary arrangements for you and your party.
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