Monday, July 9th | Pescaderia Mr. Fish | 3109 N. Garey Ave, Pomona, CA 91767
And we’re back! And just in time for fish! Though, fair warning, if you go to Pescaderia Mr. Fish (just south of Foothill on Garey), it’s best to call ahead: we arrived at a little before 2pm on a Monday afternoon … waited ten minutes behind a group of six to make our counter-order … then waited some more … then waited some more … and, nearly forty minutes (!) after we ordered, our food came out.
Before the food: Pescaderia Mr. Fish is basically a mariscos place with its proteins on full display: glass cases filled with a variety of whole fish, oysters, shrimp, octopus; enormous bins of fish ceviche and shrimp aguachile; a great tag-line (“you buy it, we fry it”); and a standard menu of seafood tacos, burritos, tostadas, cocktails, etc. They even have zarandeado? (Did we order it? No – that’s for Coni’.)
We ordered a fish burrito (a reasonable $5.99) and the camarones a la diablo ($11.99, 10 generous shrimp, side salad, ranchero beans, rice, corn tortillas). Dining in gets you a complimentary side of chips and salsa – nice salsa – but again: order ahead, even (especially?) if dining in. The burrito? Not bad. The fish was fried and plentiful, if maybe a little overly fried, and the rice and pico in the burrito added good flavor (savory, spicy, fresh). Did the counterman say it came with avocado? We think maybe he did – either way, it could have used avocado. The shrimp plate was solid: the diablo sauce was , while spicy, a little too sweet, so maybe go grilled or get the mojo de ajo. And the beans and rice, usually afterthoughts, were both flavorful.
Will we be back? Well, maybe … but there are these shrimp tacos at Mariscos Jalisco we may have mentioned, so … um … wait and wait and wait to find out?