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El Pescado Loco

Main Street | La Plaza De Dominical, Dominical, Costa Rica
+506 8303 9042
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (68 reviews)
“tacos” (75 reviews)
“guacamole” (24 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 20:00 Hours
Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Main Street | La Plaza De Dominical, Dominical, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our crew from Orleans, Ontario were sooo impressed with this place. The owner Brian was a terrific host!(and also hails from Ottawa) Great food, very fair prices. Awesome!!!!

Thank AandM2014
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

During our stay at Villas Alturas, it was recommended to us by other vacationers to try out this cute little “hidden” local restaurant in Dominical! It was absolutely delicious. We both had fish tacos and the flavours were spot on. The Canadian owners made us...More

Thank 553bradf
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you are looking for fish tacos then look no further because you have found the BEST. Visited El Pescado Loco while I was in the area of Dominical not expecting much but a decent fish taco, well needless to say it set the bar...More

Thank jdubthegreat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all, the service is amazing! And most of all, the food is superb! The best fish tacos I have ever had! Definitely a must do in Dominical👌🏼🤙🏽

Thank meggginka
Heather T, Owner at El Pescado Loco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Grüß Gott meggginka! Awesome to have you come by for some food and for the AWESOME advice to everyone who has not been here! :) Safe travels...... und Vielen Dank!!!!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a busy spot but well worth the wait. We went three times before we were able to eat there. The fish and chips are excellent

Thank Jennifer G
Heather T, Owner at El Pescado Loco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Jennifer G! THANK YOU for your patience....when you serve delicisoso food, the masses they come! Next time, just butt in line......KIDDING!!!! Thanks again for the review.....super appreciate it! H&B

Reviewed 1 week ago

I think we were there on a bad day, perhaps due to Envision happening in the area. We were really tight on time, and tried to get our tacos in 30 minutes, but the staff could not have been more laid back, as in "what's...More

Thank Chuck, Santa Cruz
Heather T, Owner at El Pescado Loco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Buenas dias Chuck....thanks for taking time to review EPL. In our minds, peoples feed back makes us a better place to eat. There is no excuse for being made to fee that way for sure.....our apologies without hesitation sir! We unfortunately had an employee leave...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I stayed in dominical for a few weeks and we've tried many different places and for the price and taste, this place has the best fish tacos and deals! For 8 bucks you get two local caught fish tacos, fresh made chips...More

Thank Christina P
Heather T, Owner at El Pescado Loco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Christina P!!!! Many thanks for the kind words! We are still #1 in the "Cheap Eats" category here on Trip Advisor and strive to keep it that way as travellers spend enough cash on flights and hotels! Keeping the quality for that price is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pescado Loco is small local in Dominical Beach. You can find great food here and the service is awesome too. Ceviche is amazing, but I'm pretty sure the other options on the menu won't let you down. Prices are good, not expensive. Worth to try!More

Thank Laura H
Heather T, Owner at El Pescado Loco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hola Laura H! Thanks much for coming in to try the food and for taking the time to review us. We LOVE our ceviche....I have the toughest job in the world...trying it every batch just to make sure it is perfect! Come see us again!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food. Good customer service. Couldn’t fault it. Also the owners have the most adorable puppy, so win win! Thanks for a great lunch.

Thank z0b018
Heather T, Owner at El Pescado Loco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey z0b018! Muchas gracias for the kind words and not leaving with our dog....hahahaha! Glad you enjoyed your stay an the eats! Please...come see us all again real soon! B&H

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was good here. We ordered and really liked everything we ate. However, the tables and ground were filthy! Empty tables were covered in debris. Asked staff to clean our table and no one came to do it so we did it ourselves. I...More

Heather T, Owner at El Pescado Loco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Buenas HTRICH! So sorry the tables were not acceptable when you came in to see us. No excuses! We do our best to keep up with the food and the amounts of folks that come in to grab a bite....and sometimes we miss! When we...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$8
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | La Plaza De Dominical, Dominical, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Dominical
  • Phone Number: +506 8303 9042
  • E-mail
El Pescado Loco provides Dominical with a fast fresh and friendly option serving up the area's best Fish & Chips, Fish Tacos, Shrimp, tofu tacos and vegetarian dishes. Set in a relaxed atmosphere located on the river with covered seating to escape the heat while you enjoy your food. To keep up to date on our daily specials, salad of the day and various promotions, follow us! Facebook: elpescadoloco.dominical Instagram: el_pescado_loco_cr Show us you follow us on instagram and you get 5% off!
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