The closure of one Echo Park Mexican seafood restaurant, Pescado Mojado, has opened up the door for the arrival of another: Señor Fish. The fish taco and Mexican food restaurant chain expects to open the Echo Park outlet at Sunset Boulevard and Logan Street within three months, said Señor Fish co-founder Enrique Ramirez In addition, Ramirez plans to eventually expand into the adjacent Santa Fe Tortilleria and open a bar and outdoor dining area. However, Ramirez said he must first apply and secure necessary liquor and city permits.
Ramirez and his sister Alicia opened the first Señor Fish in 1988 on Figueroa Street. That stand closed but the family opened outlets in other communities, including Eagle Rock, downtown Los Angeles and Duarte. The Echo Park restaurant would be the chain’s seventh location.
The interior of the Echo Park restaurant has been gutted, and Ramirez said he plans to raise the ceiling, polish the concrete floors and possibly install windows that open to the outside. The menu will include some relatively new items – such as chile relleno, turkey burgers, and agua frescas – that can be found in the downtown restaurant, Ramirez said.
* Correction: A previous version of this post said the name of the co-founder of Señor Fish was Enrique Martinez. That’s wrong. His last name is Ramirez