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El Pescado Loco

Main Street | La Plaza De Dominical, Dominical, Costa Rica
+506 8303 9042
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Overview
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (75 reviews)
“tacos” (81 reviews)
“guacamole” (29 reviews)
Closes in 17 min
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Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Main Street | La Plaza De Dominical, Dominical, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here during a power outage, but they cook on gas so we were still able to eat! The grilled tacos were delicious. Tasted really fresh with excellent chips on the side. Would recommend!

Thank Ka530
Heather T, Owner at El Pescado Loco, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey Ka530!!!! Thanks for the kind review. We love being gas powered cuz we can still ship the tacos! Being CR, we often lose power....so this is a good way to go! Come back again....would lobe to meet you.......pura vida! H&B

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Went in the off season. Fish was not cooked through. Service was slow. Regulars were sketchy. Not family friendly. Won’t return.More

Thank Zoltar62
Heather T, Owner at El Pescado Loco, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hola Zoltar62! Thanks for the review. Rainy season does slow down EPL a bit but there is no reason for slow service. I will say though that EPL is SUPER family friendly and most of our clients are families where the kids play on the...More

Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Super tasty, cool place to hang out and reasonably prices, would just recommend not going while it’s raining since you’re likely to get wet but overall, highly recommend.

Thank Sophie P
Heather T, Owner at El Pescado Loco, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey Sophie P!!!! Mother nature can certainly be a pain eh???!! lolz! Thanks for the kind words and appreciate your business....make sure you come back next visit and on a sunny day!!! Cheers..... B&H

Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

The grilled fish tacos were wonderful, fresh fish, lots of vegetables and fresh tortillas. The tortilla chips and fresh guacamole were an added treat.

Thank Carol C
Heather T, Owner at El Pescado Loco, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Hola Carol C!!!! Thanks for popping by and enjoying some tacos and THANK YOU for taking the time to review EPL. Come back and see us next time! B&H

Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for tacos and had heard the crazy fish had the best in Dominical. Boy were they wrong. The only way I can see someone praising their fish tacos is if they’ve never eaten them before. My wife wanted shrimp...More

Thank KedwardR
Heather T, Owner at El Pescado Loco, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Hey KedwardR. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry that your experience was substandard. We always strive to give our customers the best. We can say with confidence that our fish in our tacos is Silk Red Snapper -...More

Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

There was no one when we went for lunch this afternoon....thought that was not a good sign. They had no cold iced tea, water or beer! Only warm stuff with ice on the side. The kitchen looked closed, the kid at the place took our...More

1  Thank Tejas G
Heather T, Owner at El Pescado Loco, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Hola Tejas G! Thanks for the kind words! With it being a bit slower season right now, it can often be found empty. HOWEVER, get in when you can, as we have seen going from zero to full house in moments! Hand cut fries have...More

Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

The blackened tacos are amazing and have a nice kick, great location, and the homemade salsas are very good as well

Thank ZHawk48
Heather T, Owner at El Pescado Loco, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Hola Zhawk48! Just a little kick is all ya need on these tacos! SO glad you enjoyed them! Appreciate the review and the attention grabbing (and truthful) title! Pura Vida mae! B&H

Reviewed 16 April 2018

I had the best shrimp taco I have ever eaten in my life here. Soooooo yummy. I also had a fish taco. Both were grilled. My son had guacamole, which he also enjoyed. A real treat and not too expensive.

Thank triftravellers
Heather T, Owner at El Pescado Loco, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Hey triftravellers! WOW...... sooooooo awesome you liked your tacos! Sounds like the whole fam did well! Thanks for the kind words!!!! See you next time? B&H

Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

I visited this place with my wife and two children 12 and 4. The fish tacos were amazing. I had them beer battered. Fish was fresh, tortillas were great. Sauces were tasty. There is not much else to say. My daughter had fish and chips....More

Thank ACD72476
Heather T, Owner at El Pescado Loco, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Hey ACD72476!!! Yes...one of the problems of being popular is supply! We do run out of some dishes by days end but are working on improving that. As we probably told you when you were eating here our sauces are indeed made in house and...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Superb consistent, serving the freshest fish battered "English style" and house cut fries. Prefer fish tacos? Fresh and tasty! Great place to meet friends and discuss your daily aventures in Dominical, Costa RicaMore

Thank waylandtony
Heather T, Owner at El Pescado Loco, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Buenas waylandtony! So happy to have you time and again at EPL! Meeting friends and overhearing how their adventures were is an everyday thing here. We love that people love the food and are able to chilax in our little corner of Dominical. See you...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$8
Meals
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
Monday
11:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 20:00
Thursday
11:30 - 20:00
Friday
11:30 - 20:00
Saturday
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
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Description
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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