It look several months longer than expected, but Mexican restaurant Señor Fish has opened in Echo Park. The space, a former Pescado Mojado at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Logan Street, is still not finished but the arched ceiling with exposed wood beams impressed the first diners at the Mexican restaurant. “The food was great – I had fish tacos,” said one Echo Park resident today. “It looks good inside, especially the tall ceilings with exposed original beams.”
Señor Fish co-founder Enrique Ramirez had initially expected to be open by late last year. In addition to gutting the former restaurant, Ramirez also had to deal with controversy after workers began removing a mural on the exterior of the building. The mural was later restored.
Ramirez and his sister Alicia opened the first Señor Fish in 1988 on Figueroa Street in Highland Park. That stand closed but the family opened outlets in other communities, including Eagle Rock, downtown Los Angeles and Duarte. The Echo Park restaurant is the chain’s seventh location.