Whelp. Here I was thinking I had more pictures from Maui to share, but turns out I accidentally deleted the pictures from my last day in Maui….NOOO. One thing that always bothers me is the fact that I feel like I’m constantly running out of space, whether it’s on my computer, my hard drive, my memory card-and unfortunately I deleted all the pictures from my last day without having uploaded it yet. At least it wasn’t as bad as having spent 5 weeks in Taiwan and losing 5 weeks worth of pictures with family, friends, and my volunteer summer camp. Not to mention that I lost my camera on the VERY. LAST. DAY. Yup, true story.
Anyways, I like to console myself by telling myself that though the physical pictures are gone, there will always be the mental pictures you take with your eyes and store in your heart. How cheesy. BUT, to this day, those days of summer camp in Taiwan volunteering with Aboriginal tribes in rural mountainous villages with an amazing group of individuals are still some of my most treasured memories.
Have you noticed how it’s hard for me to just get straight to the point? ANYWAYS. Sorry about that long tangent and mindless blabbering. I guess if I can’t have my pictures of Maui to share with you, I can at least share fresh fish. That’s pretty close, right? Since trying to cut down on my carbs for health reasons, I’ve been trying to stay away from Convoy when I go out (NOODLES and RICE and DUMPLINGS OH MY!!).
My friend and I decided to try this place in La Jolla, called El Pescador Fish Market and Restaurant. They offer fresh fish alongside a seafood deli styled restaurant, and just by the looks of entering this restaurant, it’s definitely a local favorite. Love the ambiance of this place.
They offer a variety of fish-doesn’t that salmon look DELICIOUS. I love salmon.
Not quite sure how I feel about the fact that they sell shark here, though. I’ve done a lot of research on shark finning in Asian countries and the negative environmental impacts it causes on the marine ecosystem, so I’m not a big fan of this. I guess since they’re fishing the whole shark, it’s a bit different from how sharks are sometimes left in the ocean without fins, but there are studies that show how overfishing of sharks has the capacity to alter entire ecosystems.
BOO! More fish…
…and in taco form. My friend ordered a side of tacos alongside some clam chowder. Love how fresh everything is.
She said the fish tasted really good. In the San Diego area, Oscar’s is known for their fish tacos, but the quality of the fish here seems to be pretty high up there too.
And my salmon salad. Definitely more pricy (~$15) that you might expect for a salad, but they served a good portion of the salmon, and it was crispy on the edges with the right amount of juiciness and tanginess. (Lemons taste delicious with salmon!) Besides salads, you can also choose to get your fish in a sandwich or a plate!
There weren’t many tables open when we got here, so we opted for a more bar-styled seating in the middle of the restaurant, where you may be seated next to couples/families. I personally don’t mind it too much, but just something to keep in mind in the case that you prefer a more quiet/private seating area.
El Pescador Fish Market and Restaurant
627 Pearl Street
La Jolla, CA 92037