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Pescado’s Mexican Restaurant


Pescado’s Mexican Restaurant serves up South of the Border flavors with a Highlands twist.

by Wiley Sloan

For more than eight years lovers of Mexican food have flocked to Pescado’s Mexican Restaurant located at 226 South 4th Street “On the Hill” in Highlands.  Owner, Mick Cook, prides himself on serving only the freshest ingredients.    “If you are on a schedule, Pescado’s is the place for you,” Mick says.  “We offer fast food that is tasty and good for you,” he continues.

Whether you are looking for a tasty salad, a cup of soup and a burrito, or a hearty quesadilla, Pescado’s is the restaurant for you.  Build your own taco.  Fill the corn or flour tortilla with your choice of steak, roast pork, chicken or ground beef.  Seafood tacos include blackened tilapia or shrimp.  Vegans prefer the beans and then add cheese, lettuce or spinach, olives, jalapenos, cilantro and salsa.  Top it all off with sour cream and guacamole.

There is no better way to quell a mighty appetite than with one of Pescado’s’ burritos.  Fill a 12” tortilla with your choice meats (see list above), add your favorite condiments plus homemade guacamole and sour cream and you have a meal like no other.

I almost always go for one of the quesadillas.  To me there is nothing better than a flour tortilla with cheese and my favorite meat or seafood.  Warm right off the grill, topped with salsa fresca, yum, yum.  A dollop of guacamole adds the crowning flavor.

The taco salad is one of my wife’s favorites.  She has a choice of lettuce or spinach to fill her tortilla bowl, and then tops it off with her choice of meat or seafood and her favorite toppings.  There’s nothing better than a fresh salad on a warm day.

Nacho lovers rave about Pescado’s. Start with chips and cheese dip, add jalapenos and salsa fresca, plus your favorite meats or seafood.  You know the drill: guacamole and sour cream complete the meal.  When you have the munchies, there’s nothing quite like Chips and Dip to quench that hankering.  Choose from a variety of toppings like cheese dip and spinach, Pico de Gallo, or guacamole.

Mick always has a variety of fresh cookies waiting by the checkout for that perfect ending for a tasty meal.  Choose your favorite beverage and then elect to dine on the pet-friendly terrace or indoors.  

Youngsters love Pescado’s too. They love the food plus the casual atmosphere means they can enjoy their meal without having to be too prim and proper.  Open year round, Pescado’s is your “go-to” place for a meal that won’t break the bank.  Daily specials help you stay on your budget. Got hungry mouths to feed and short on time?  Drop by Pescado’s and let them help you. Open daily for lunch at 11:00 a.m.   Call them at (828) 526-9313 for hours of operation.