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Pescados

4.5
4.5
448 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Please note that while we ARE in fact open, we are currently not taking any reservations online the phone. Please reference the business hours for our current opening times.

Award winning seafood restaurant with flavors from the Latin-Caribbean islands and coasts.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Caribbean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (804) 379-7121

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Greg Smiley

  • Private party facilities

    Pescados is available to book the entire restaurant for private functions. Pricing varies based on day, guest count, menu selection, season, etc...

  • Neighborhood

    Midlothian

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Entertainment

    Live Music almost every Tuesday

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 448 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. E

    Emmo

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, good menu, good service, simple environment. Definitely a return to be planned.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took a friend for the first time ans Pescados did not disappoint! She had the crab stuffed salmon special and I had the scallops dish off the regular menu and it was phenomenal as always!
  3. X

    Xygris

    New England

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Second time here, I hope I et a chance to go again because I don't live close, if only we could have a restaurant like this close to us. I was ready and willing to break my vegetarian diet when I went the second time but I didn't have to, not only did they have some vegetarian options but wow they were fantastic! Everyone at the table was extremely pleased. It was a little loud when we went but it was a Saturday at 7PM the busiest day and time for restaurants.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Seafood is fresh with a generous portion.
  5. AM

    ArMu

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    1) The menu was small (under 20 options). The server didn’t know the answers to any of our questions about the food. 2) There was a string of lights over our table that were constantly flashing. When we asked our server about them, she said the restaurant was aware and didn’t know what was causing it. Since we were the first and only table there, why would they seat us somewhere else? 3) much of the food was kinda gross. The nachos were cold. My husbands jambalaya-like dish overwhelming tastes like spaghetti sauce out of the jar. My mil’s meal was mostly cabbage with a small amount of meat. My dish was so salty, I was chugging water all night.
  6. JN

    JustinN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hostess met us at the front and quickly cleared a table and seated us. The food here is incredible. The voodoo shrimp (hot) is one of my favorite dishes ever. Perfect place for a date night.
  7. MP

    MikeP

    Richmond

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Great selection of island inspired entrees and appetizers. Ran out of Valentine's dessert but was not told until after we were enticed by being asked if we wanted it. Disappointed to hear that " You got the last bit of coffee.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great as always. Well run restaurant with quality food consistently and attentive service..
  9. KD

    KathyD

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    They changed the configuration of the tables -- thank goodness! Before, you could literally be seated at a two top with people about 18 inches away. The restaurant is never busy -- but the hostess/wait staff always act like they are busy and cannot accommodate requests -- with reservations. My husband enjoyed his Snapper Cancun (the only reason that we dined here) -- he asks for it each time -- and enjoys the Snapper Cancun. I had the Mahi Mahi which was overcooked -- no, I did not complain or send it back -- I just left a large portion on my plate. This was Valentine's Day, still the restaurant was NOT busy. They could NOT accommodate a change of sides -- because it was Valentine's Day. There does NOT seem to be any "hands on" management by the owner. We came back after a poor experience in October 2019 to give Pescados another try. For years, we have gone to Pescados at least 4 times a year. The food has gone gradually down hill along with the management.
  10. TR

    TonyR

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My wife and i really loved the scallops. The crab cakes were good but not spectacular. The crab nacho appetizer is huge. Don't get it unless there are at least 4 in your party or that's all you're having.
  11. DS

    DanSJr

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Pescados is always a experience. If fresh, authentic and unique flavors is what you prefer Pescados must go to the top of your list of places to eat in VA. Service is always on point with their knowledge of the menu and great suggestions if you are undecided. Thanks again Pescados for another amazing meal and experience!
  12. Z

    Zara

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Pescado’s is a laid back Resturuant that serves excellent food in a delightful atmosphere. Our waitress was very attentive and professional. Defiantly will return for a delicious dining experience.
  13. t

    tedhixson

    Richmond

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pescados is always excellent. Food is fresh and unique. Full of flavor beautiful presentation. Service is always top notch.
  14. HS

    HughS

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We hit Pescado's on a regular basis and we have never been disappointed in the food or the service. If we have a question, it gets answered, requests are handled efficiently. It's our chill place. We enjoy the service and the staff. Kudos to the bar staff and their White Sangrias.
  15. D

    Dolly

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The shrimp tacos were messy to eat but delicious! Always a great meal here.
  16. BB

    BethB

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food. You can’t go wrong here! It’s our go to local restaurant.
  17. E

    Ecarroll

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and great atmosphere to enjoy my birthday dinner. The staff is great and the food was amazing. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a great place to eat and enjoy the company of others.
  18. f

    frequentdiner

    Richmond

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We are always impressed with Pescados fresh seafood specials. The Mexican chocolate chili cake with chocolate mousse frosting was delightful.
  19. VA

    VAtraveler

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Food always good. Noise level very high though.
  20. RT

    RT2017

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was delicious. Temperature in restaurant was much too warm. It was an uncharacteristically warm night, but restaurant was too warm from the moment we walked in.
  21. c

    cathy

    Richmond

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent. Service was outstanding. Even though we wish the beer list was a bit more extensive, we will certainly go again!
  22. DS

    DanS

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place Great food
  23. LT

    LarryT

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always when we plan to visit Pescados we are expecting bold flavors .This place is a hidden little gem in the heart of Midlothian ! We are never disappointed after our visit and would recommend to anyone wanting a different experience .We look forward to our next visit !!
  24. JC

    JeffC

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time for our group of 8. Food was fantastic!!
  25. KN

    KrisN

    Key West

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply spectacular, as always ! On New Year's Eve the wait was quite short, setting is so much more of an upscale Caribbean than it once was, the food was fantastic, the presentation is pure art, and the staff was as friendly as ever. Our little Midoothian secret. The WestENders don't know what they are missing. Shhh......
  26. J

    Josh

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had an excellent New Years Eve dinner. The service was very prompt. If anything they could have slowed down a little. Entree came out within 5 min of clearing our appetizers. We both had fish. The fried snapper special was very well presented and cook perfectly. The head was on the fish so if that's an issue you may want something else. The salmon was also very good and cooked perfectly. We will return
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food did not come to the table hot which is not their standard. Restaurant was not busy. The food had nice appearance and taste but not hot when arrived to table.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Appetizer was very good...my wife ordered the Salmon special, which she stated was good but came to table luke-warm. My Enchilada Acapulco was excellent as always. The desert which was a Key Lime something...had barely a lime flavor, kind of disappointing. Thus the lukewarm meal and flavorless desert comes to 4 stars.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was excellent. Best oysters I have had in a while and just had them at The Jefferson! Love the grilled zucchini and saffron potato puffs are the best.
  30. A

    Anne

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We don't go here often, but when we do it's always a winner! A little pricey, but well worth it.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Food was nothing special.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Ask for the Marisco dish
  33. R

    Ranson

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Mahi was way over cooked , I only at 1/2 of it , menu never changes , but I do like this restaurant
  34. SD

    ShaynefullyDelicious

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food in a fun atmosphere. Get the calamari appetizer!
  35. f

    foodie911

    Richmond

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Oyster dinner was great as were the conch fritters! Always good no matter what you order! Very friendly servers!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food
  37. s

    suzanneb

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The meal was fine but not extraordinary. I used to love this place. It needs a refresh.
  38. JL

    JoeL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the few restaurants I can't find anything to complain about. Professional and delicious!!!
  39. MS

    MichaelS

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious and brought out straight from the kitchen. The preparation is unique and tasty.
  40. VF

    VFox

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lime scallops were perfectly cooked and delicious! Two people at our table order the Marisco and they said it was perfectly spicy and delicious. The service was prompt and friendly. I would highly recommend this restaurant and I will definitely go back.

FAQs

Pescados offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 379-7121.

Pescados is rated 4.5 stars by 448 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Midlothian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Caribbean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Greg Smiley

  • Entertainment

    Live Music almost every Tuesday

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (804) 379-7121

  • Private party facilities

    Pescados is available to book the entire restaurant for private functions. Pricing varies based on day, guest count, menu selection, season, etc...

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