Mexican Seafood & Grill

Testimonials

"El Pescador is my favorite Reno restaurant period!"
- Bill from Sparks

"Marisco's El Pescador serves the best Margaritas in Reno. I love their drink specials!"
- Mike from Reno

"I always feel right and home at Marisco's El Pescador. Their seafood is the best in town!"
- Ana from Reno

"I love Mexican food and I love seafood. I never knew I loved Mexican seafood until I had dinner at El Pescador. I'll be coming back for sure!"
- Joe from Spanish Springs

"There are a lot of Mexican restaurants in Reno. When I want to impress my friends, I always bring them to Marisco's El Pescador!"
- Carlos from Reno

About Mariscos El Pescador

Owned by Anthony and Shelley Trevino, Marisco's El Pescador first opened its doors in August of 2002. At El Pescador (the fisherman), we specialize in the seafood cuisine of Nayarit, the Mexican state famous for its seafood. As our chef and most of our staff originally hail from Nayarit, you'll find your dining experience at El Pescador to be as authentic as it is enjoyable.

The Food

We pride ourselves on using only the finest ingredients to deliver the fresh tastes of Nayarit and Mexico. From unique regional dishes like camarones a la diabla, to standard classics such as cheese enchiladas and tacos, El Pescador is Reno's best restaurant for authentic Mexican seafood and bold new twists on familiar favorites. Our dessert lineup includes classics such as deep fried ice cream and flan, and we have a children's menu as well.

Nayarit

Boasting over 181 miles of coastline along the Pacific Ocean, it's easy to see how the state of Nayarit became known for its seafood cuisine. Located on the Tropic of Cancer, its climate provides abundant rain all summer long. The agreeable climate, coupled with its fertile soil, allows farmers in Nayarit to be among the most productive in all of Mexico, with tobacco, corn, wheat, beans, bananas, and mangos being the main crops grown there. The ocean along Nayarit's coast is just as fertile as its soil, allowing her fishermen to bring in impressive hauls of shark, dog fish, sea bass, shrimp, oysters, and octopus.

Fun Facts

• The renowned painter Diego Rivera designed Nayarit's coat of arms in 1921. A corn plant fills the upper left portion of the emblem, symbolizing the state's capital, Tepic, the name of which comes from the Aztec word for corn, tepictu. At the upper right a golden bow and arrow represent Nayarit, the god of war worshipped by the Cora, the region's most prominent indigenous tribe; Nayarit is said to have invented the bow and arrow. At the bottom, white peaks signify the Sierra Madre Occidental, a mountain chain that was home to the Nayar kingdom in the 1500s. At the center of the coat of arms, a small shield depicts an eagle eating a snake on a cactus, the nation's symbol. Seven footprints encircle the small shield, representing the seven Aztec tribes that walked from the mythical Aztla´n to their new home at Tenochtitla´n.
• Nayarit is one of the smallest Mexican states. Only Aguascalientes, Colima, Morelos, Tlaxcala and the Federal District are smaller.
• One of Nayarit's typical dishes is called cucaraches de camaron (shrimp cockroaches), although it contains no insects.
• Luis E. Miramontes, chemist and co-inventor of the contraceptive pill, was born in the state's capital, Tepic.
• Nayarit has an unusual combination of both tropical and temperate ecosystems. About 300 species of orchids can be found there. Notable wildlife includes crocodiles, sea turtles, jaguars, humpback whales and 400 species of birds.
• The Las Palmas crocodile refuge in San Blas manages a breeding program and offers visitors the chance to see many of the large reptiles in their natural environment.
• The Spanish priest Junipero Serra, who founded many of area missions, embarked on his journey at the port of San Blas.
• Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's 1882 poem The Bells of San Blas portrays the city as a link between the past and present. More recently, the Mexican rock group Mana recorded a song, El Muelle de San Blas (The Pier of San Blas) about the city.
• The archipelago Islas Mari´as lies about 115 kilometers (70 miles) off the coast. Since 1905 these islands have served as a federal penal colony where prisoners work and live with their families.