The market and eatery was first founded in Del Mar in the mid 70's. By the mid 80s, it was taken over by an employee, Sean Shannon, and moved to a 1,150-square-foot space on Pearl Street. Last year, Shannon started a major buildout on an 3,000-square-foot expansion that includes lots more seating, a dedicated parking lot, a larger seafood counter and craft beer taps; a patio is also in the works.
Seafood salads, soups and sandwiches, grilled fish and sautéed shellfish are still the focus of the menu; new are burrito specials filled with shrimp, salmon and more. El Pescador's retail component opens at 10 a.m. daily and the eatery will operate from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Now that the new restaurant is activated, El Pescador has closed its original shop; there's no word yet on what they plan to do with the space.
· El Pescador Fish Market & Restaurant [Official Site]
· All Eater Inside Coverage [~ESD~]