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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Señor Fish dives into Echo Park restaurant scene

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.

17 comments

  1. Waiting for my tacos now–thanks for the heads up EastsiderLA!

  2. I’m blown away. I had no idea it was shaping up so nicely inside since the windows on the street are still so scratched up and horrible looking. Let’s get going on that full liquor license STAT!

  3. Great surprise – judging from the outside I had no idea much of anything was going on. Stealthy!

  4. Good anchor for the block.

    So much better than the “wet fish”

    • i liked mojado pescado, eat there for years and years, but I do prefer senior fish, as you can see, cause that is me at the table closest eating there on the first day it was open.

  5. I prefer my fish as wet as it gets. Sorry.

  6. wow..blown away by how the interior looks! they totally transformed the space. can hardly wait to try some fish tacos!

  7. Now if they could only get rid of that tacky mural on the outside wall…

  8. if you want real Mexican, you would not eat a Senor Fish!

    • Are they claiming to be authentic Mexican Food? I’ve never heard that claim…

      It doesn’t have to be “real” to be good. I actually prefer variations of Mexican such as Tex-Mex over many authentic Mexican dishes.

    • the owners are mexican. I ate there at the first place they had over in highland park about 20 some odd years ago when I was a kid and everyone was hispanic, and it actually is pretty authentic to the Ensenada style fish tacos. Plus there as so so many kinds styles of mexican food if you travel around mexico there are a lot of variations. Either way the owner is super cool and he tires to do his best always.

  9. the place looks great- senor fish is a great local restaurant and they will be good for the community.

  10. Lets hope they do a better job of keeping the graffiti under control than they have historically done at their Eagle Rock location. There was a public hearing several years ago where the City had to step in to require them to keep their parking lot free of stored trash and to keep their premises free of graffiti if they wanted a permit to serve alcohol. Sadly from what I have seen they haven’t done much to keep the graffiti cleaned up but at least they don’t seem to be using their parking lot for trash storage anymore.

  11. I loved Pescado Mojado, hope this is a worthy replacement. Haven’t tried any of the other locations, but will most likely stop in here this week.

  12. “…if you want real Mexican, you would not eat a Senor Fish!” If you want real Asian…well you get the idea.

    Chop suey, fried egg rolls, fried rice, that sort of stuff you may have grown up eating and like as an adult, well….

  13. Cool but not all Señor Fish’s are the same,the downtown location had horrible scallops,clean them!

    But I still head over to the Eagle Rock Location.

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