Pajo's is a fish and chips chain. This location is in Rocky Point Park.
FIrst off I don't understand some of the poster's comments. They don't like the way it's served, in a paper cone? That's how fish and chips is supposed to be served in England, in real newspaper. Health dept would not let them use real newspaper anymore(stupid) so they have their own paper. How is that weird?
Next people complain about the fish and chips being greasy -it's freakin deep fried fish and deep fried potatoes. What did you expect a tossed salad?
I have had lots of fish and chips and this fish is good- really good. Some times it's better than others, so are the fries - sometimes top not and sometimes a little less so. The servings of fries are huge but I find it a bit expensive for the amount of fish you get. But, it's a cover charge I guess for the spectacular location. Hamburgers are amazing and the veggie dogs were surprsingly good too.
They need to figure out how to speed up service on busy summer days though.
Went on a summer evening. It was avery busy. Waited at least 10 minutes to order and then another 15 for the food. It was worth the wait. Lovely summer evening. Beautiful location. One piece order of cod and chips came with 2 large whole pieces. The fries were excellent. The fish yummy hot and crispy. One person had a burger and said it was awesome and "melty". The only bad thing was the grilled cheese - it was weird as it was a hamburger bun turned inside out. Great outdoor dining experiece.,
Food 7/10 ... Small Salmon and Chips, sign said 1 1/2 pieces, but two equally sized pieces came. Homecut fries were good. Everything was hot and made to order. Found the serving method interesting but not too practical, they serve a large paper cone (with trivia and interesting facts printed on it) full of fries with the fish on top, you put the whole thing into holes cut in the picnic tables, but if you want ketchup on your fries and tartar on your fish like I do, it's impossible. Everything gets mixed together.
Service 8/10 ... It's basically a concession stand so as long as you smile, keep the condiment stand stocked and don't take too long to make my order I'll be happy, and they did
Value 7/10 ... $10.49 can't complain, didn't scream out terrific value, but was completely acceptable
Ambiance 9/10 ... Hey it's in a park almost right on the water, what's not to like?
My family and I dined at Pajo's in Port Moody on a hot, sultry summer afternoon and had a representative sampling of their food including fish and chips and hot dogs. Both selections were excellent with the hot dogs being absolutely excellent. They were seasoned just right and had a hint of heat to them, absolutely superb. The fish and chips were also outstanding and were enjoyed by one and all..
We would not hesitate to return to this fine seaside dining establishment and give it a very high rating without reservation.
Pajo's serves great fish and chips. Nice sized portions (we always order small Halibut and it is more than enough for a hungry adult).
The Fish can be ordered either Cod, Halibut or Salmon. The Halibut is really yummy and the batter is light and not too greasy. Chips are also notably tasty. Try the fresh squeezed Lemonade - it is quite good.
Overall, really great Fish and Chips in a nice setting at Rocky Point. Only drawback is they get very busy on weekends so be prepared to wait 30-45 minutes for your order sometimes.
Nice location to go for walk in evening but rather take your own food for a picnic. The food is passable for fish and chips but very poor in value. About $13 for a "large" halibut and chips and $1.50 for a small side of coleslaw. Fish was just about the size of processed fish fingers and the coleslaw was only just slightly larger then a shot glass. There were lots of fries though so potatoes must have been cheap.
Looked good, tasted ok, didn't sit well.
My wife and I ate here.... and we both were sick the next day. I will spare the details, but I am sure it was the Pajo's. Tasted worse the second time through.
I am not sure how the line-up worked, as it was a little chaotic. But I suppose it is a fish and chips stand. Birds attacking added to the fun.
Will we be back?
Of course.... "fish and chips" are the sirens of this beach.
When you're in the mood for fish n'chips in the summer head on down to Pajo's.
Lightly battered and very tasty although still a bit greasy. Huge portion of fries. The two of us shared a large Halibut n'chips and a side of zoo sticks. Next time I think we will stick to the fish n'chips, the zoo sticks were nothing special.
Part of the ambiance is to enjoy a nice walk on a beautiful day then dive into a well earned very tasty but not so healthy fried meal.
I write this review with a lingering taste of grease in my mouth. After hearing such great reviews of Pajo’s my fiancé and I decided to try it given we were out for a day in the sun at Rockypoint park. Yuck. What a mistake. I ordered the large Halibut fish and chips. Although the batter was light (tempura like) it was so greasy. The fish was soggy, the fries soaked in residual grease. We both took a couple bites and threw the rest out. A restaurant like Trolls far surpasses this joint. The service was friendly, but it took 45 minutes to get our food. On that note, I guess if you’re out with the family at the beach and don’t know what good food is, it could pass.
I have to agree with the previous poster's YUCK review. I was at Rocky Point and passed by Pajo's. I've heard people rave about their fish and chips, so decided to give it a try. Very nauseating! I'm still feeling nauseous from the grease. Luckily I only ordered 1 piece of cod, and after one bite, could not stomach anymore of it, but just picked out the fish. The fish was so tasteless I wondered if it was fish at all. No hint of fish taste! Batter usually gets greasy like that when the oil has been used too, too many times!! Pajo....keep the oil fresh! By cheaping out, you've lost a repeat customer.
The idea of the restaurant is great - nice little fish & chip stand in the park. Unfortunately, our experience was less than great.
We ordered 1 cod fish & chips, a salmon w/o the chips, and a pop. After a tolerable wait, we received our order, with coffee in place of the pop. No sense in complaining, they were so busy anyway.
Fish was ok at best. A bit batter heavy, and the fish itself was nothing special at all. They definitely need to use a higher quality fish. Fries were soggy and tasted old & bland. The little "boat" they served it in is uncomfortable to handle if you don't get a proper table with the holes.
Definitely not going back, which is unfortunate because, like I mentioned, the idea was great and the park atmosphere is pleasing on a nice day. Too bad the food is so poor.
My son was attending a sumer program a Rocky Point in August. I met him for lunch. My daughter and i got fish and chips to split. They were very good. Very greasy, but very good. Tons of fries. My son got a burger and fries. Very good again but very greasy. Tons of fries again. If your aching for abit of yummy grease, I would recommend it. A good walk along the seaside would do you good to burn off the calaries afterwards!!
I haven't been to Pajo's in a while, but I used to go often when I was little with my parents and grandparents and I remember getting fries in the newspaper. It's a really strong childhood memory of going swimming in the pool, going to Pajo's and the park right beside it. Hopefully the boathouse doesn't take too much business away from Pajo's... it's a great little stand!!!