618 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA | Directions 9103034.115724 -118.162437
Neighborhoods: San Marino
Delicious food, great price! – Senior Fish in South Pasadena is truly a gem. The food is wonderful and the prices are super reasonable. Where can you go and get a halibut dinner, grilled to perfection, with rice, beans and salad for about $12.00? This is just the tip of the iceberg, the Seven Seas soup is loaded with assorted fish, crab and mussels is one of my husband's favorites. cost about $13.00. The tacos are also super yummy, the BEST fish tacos in the world in my opinion, I have tried others but other restaurants are never quite as good. Carnitas, carne asada and the yummy potato taco also are favorites. The portions are large, the burritos are a thing of beauty. I usually eat half and take the other haf home for later. Favorite burritos in our family are the scallop and the carne asada. The reviewer that said he spent $30 on lunch special must have not been eating at Senior Fish, nothing like that exists in that price range. Three people can eat lunch for under that $30.00 price!
The only complaint I have is the atmosphere. The photo attached to this review column is the old decor which was way better, They have painted the restaurant a dark red and I fell like I am in the dungeon, HOWEVER, Senior Fish did purchase new tables and chairs which are way more comfortable! YEA!
I highly reccommend Senior Fish, our family has enjoyed this local favorite for years.
Ripoff – Expensive and tailor made for the less diverse palette. Watch out for the fish taco special platter with small ceviche, which is served in a salsa cup. $30 way spent way better at 7 Mares over this place ANYDAY.
Authentic Food, Great Price – This place reminds me of my childhood vacations to Baja. The fish tacos are light and fresh, and the scallop burritos are HUGE and tasty. I always special order, and haven't ever had a problem here. The only drawback is it gets pretty busy around lunchtime, and there isn't a lot of seating. The prices are right, and the portions make this place a great find.
El Senor's Mexican seafood menu boasts traditional favorites and specialty fish tacos. – In Short
The strip-mall locale--with tropical fish art and glass-topped tables strewn with alternative news weeklies--may not scream beachy cantina, but it brings a genuine taste of Baja. Caltech students and neighborhood families keep it packed. The scaly and mustachioed mascot encourages customers to order seafood. The burrito de camarones swaddles flash-fried shrimp, rice, pinto beans, cabbage, pico de gallo and mayo in a flour tortilla. Other pleasers are the seviche tostada and papas taco.
Fish Tacos and Veggie Enchilladas – Those are the best, and I mean THE best around. Fast service, easy parking, well-prepared fish. Definitely more expensive than your local taco stand, but the food quality is well worth it.
Yummy Potato Tacos! – We went to the Eagle Rock location of this little spot. Its the type of place where you order at the counter and they bring the food to the table. (This location also has breakfast on weekends and outdoor seating). I love the fact that there's a fresh salsa bar, (complete with "Crema"). The pork is cooked to perfection and my favorite are the potato tacos! Senior Fish also has a great lunch special: Two tacos for around six bucks.
The best fish tacos in San Gabriel Valley – I've been a patron of all the Senor Fish locations for years--nothing compares to their Shrimp Burritos--Their downtown location has really tough parking, and the wait is very long at lunchtime. My only question is why they can't get past a "B" rating for the longest time at their South Pasadena location.
Fish tacos – We go alot to Senor Fish's because it is in the neighborhood. Get the fish taco special but order the fish fried, not grilled. It has more flavor. Large portions. Very casual. We always get take-out and are stuffed! PS-In my opnion, much better than Baja Fresh both food and ambience-wise.
The odds are 50-50. – Just a word to the wise, your chances of getting your order right are about 50-50 here. I dont know why that is, perhaps it's just lack of attention by the staff. They have no system once your order has been taken. As far as the food goes, the fish specials are good and the burritos(either fish or asada) are not bad....that is, if thats what you ordered.
Awesome burritos – I'm not sure why it wasn't recommended (maybe the hole in the wall decor), but Senor Fish is a pretty awesome burrito joint. Even the "hole in the wall" aspect of it is not really all that bad - it's clean, just not all that fancy.
I've been hooked ever since a friend (Pasadena native) recommended it to me.
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