Normally, we’re suspicious of any restaurant in the US Southwest that offers a Philadelphia cheesesteak sandwich. Likewise, we’re suspect of a New England restaurant that purports to offer culinary experiences from Central and Latin America.
In the instance of Boston’s Pescador, we’ll give it a try.
Boston magazine writes, “The globe-trotting menu features a variety of raw preparations (cocteles—similar to ceviche but with a tomato juice base—as well as crudo, aguachile, and more), a few dishes that star lobster, and plenty of other options, including some wood-fire-grilled dishes.”
Pescador’s menu features a wide variety of small plates such as roasted corn ribs and octopus with chorizo.
“The team doesn’t shy away from whole-fish preparations—crunch your way through the flavor-packed shrimp ‘Pescador’ appetizer, buttery, head-on Gulf shrimp, before digging into the whole roast branzino, done in the zarandeado style of the Mexican state of Nayarit.”
On the drink side, the magazine adds, “Pescador goes all in on tequila, mezcal, and a few agave-based spirits that are a little harder to find around Greater Boston, such as raicilla and sotol.”
The creation of Blue Ribbon Restaurants out of New York City, Pescador opened in the heart of Boston’s Kenmore Square Nov. 10, 2022.