Pescado | Telluride, Colorado

Marla Meridith

October 25, 2013

Caterpillar Roll | Pescado Sushi Restaurant | Telluride, Colorado #travel
Oh did we need Pescado here in Telluride, Colorado. I mean really. I crave amazing sushi all the time. Problem was I couldn’t find what I was looking for in my small mountain town.

This is the second incarnation of this sushi bar…a few years ago it was across the street (still on Colorado Ave.) It closed before I ever had a chance to try it out. All I heard were rave reviews about Chef Brady’s culinary magic. Thankfully now Pescado is here to stay!

Pescado brings it…with great flavor, atmosphere, service & style. Let’s dig in…

Ginger Cocktail | Pescado Sushi Restaurant | Telluride, Colorado #travel

My pal Bill (Blues & Brews Marketing Director) coordinated this amazing review dinner for us.

I got settled in with a cocktail immediately…I went with the Sweet Ginger.

This cocktail was a little sweet, a little spicy & perfectly balanced. Muddled ginger, TyKu soju & pineapple juice make me want to go back for more!

Edamame | Pescado Sushi Restaurant | Telluride, Colorado #travel

Every sushi experience needs an Edamame appetizer (especially when I am with my kids!) Ours had a Mixed Green Salad & Chukka (green seaweed medley) to hold it’s hand.

Kobe Beef Skewers | Pescado Sushi Restaurant | Telluride, Colorado #travel

I fell madly in love with these Kushiyaki ~ marinated Kobe beef skewers with scallions. Sooo much flavor!

Tuna with Crispy Jalapeño Roll | Pescado Sushi Restaurant | Telluride, Colorado #travel

This El Martillo inside out Uramaki roll was wonderful.

It was filled with spicy tuna, shiso, avocado and topped with crispy jalapeños. The perfect blend of flavors and the peppers did not overwhelm the more delicate flavors.

Caterpillar Roll | Pescado Sushi Restaurant | Telluride, Colorado #travel

The classic Caterpillar Roll is always a sushi bar favorite. It is beautiful to look at and filled with the tastiness of BBQ eel, cucumber, spicy aioli, avocado & kabayaki. I love all the mouth popping fish roe on the top.

Sashimi | Pescado Sushi Restaurant | Telluride, Colorado #travel

Our last course was this beautiful sashimi platter. Sorry folks ~ the light was down to about 5%. I could have gotten you a better photo if it was not dark…

This dish is called Around the World. In it is salmon, tuna and jack with ponzu & shaved jalapeños. Chef Brady sure likes his spicy peppers & I’m ok with that! They add lots of character & dimension to the dishes.

I have been back a few times since and have tried rolls like the Pescado BACONator (salmon, cucumber, avocado, BBQ eel, kabayaki and of course bacon.) We all need this in our lives.

For dessert my kids are in love with the Mochi. They never let me have any…that’s OK as I’m cool sipping on my ginger cocktail. Visit us here in stunning Telluride & make a stop at Pescado!

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  • Marian (Sweetopia)
    Posted at 09:36h, 25 October

    Your photos are all gorgeous – you’re making me want to fly right down there to visit!

    • Marla
      Posted at 10:22h, 25 October

      Come on out girl!! Any time at all 🙂

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    Posted at 10:14h, 25 October

    I give you mad props for even attempting dark restaurant photography. I am so impressed!

    • Marla
      Posted at 10:21h, 25 October

      Thanks Averie! I was also a bit tipsy…which made me more calm. But perhaps a smidge confused.

  • Aimee Wimbush-Bourque
    Posted at 10:58h, 25 October

    That cocktail sounds just incredible. Love for flavor combinations going in here. Sounds like a great spot. =)

  • Kevin (Closet Cooking)
    Posted at 10:59h, 25 October

    That Caterpillar Roll is so cute!

  • Julie @ Table for Two
    Posted at 11:19h, 25 October

    I LOVE sushi – they’re such beautiful creations! your photos are ridiculously clear and great for being in a dark’d you do it?!

  • Gaby
    Posted at 15:49h, 25 October

    I’d like to eat there like YESTERDAY!

  • HeatherChristo
    Posted at 19:40h, 25 October

    this sushi looks amazing!! I could go for a sweet ginger right now too!

  • Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective
    Posted at 07:29h, 28 October

    The food looks amazing – so colorful!!


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