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Fish House Vera Cruz

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417 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92009
+1 760 434 6777
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 137
    Excellent
  • 109
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Did I mention the sour dough?

Recommended by our hotel down the beach, we were looking for a good fish place. Seriously good pungent sour dough rolls with fresh butter, large portions, and lots of options for seafood. We had a better than average meal with fresh seafood. The restaurant is located an easy walk from the hotels on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Oklahoma
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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palm desert ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We were told the wait would be 20 minutes, so we left after 1/2 hour. The menu looked pricey and they didn't list the prices of any beverages except the alcohol.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

All delicious fresh fish and veggies. Large restaurant with outdoor dining. Huge platters of food. Trout, jumbo shrimp, and all other fish were perfectly prepared over mesquite. Looking forward to another visit there.

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Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Recommended by our hotel down the beach, we were looking for a good fish place. Seriously good pungent sour dough rolls with fresh butter, large portions, and lots of options for seafood. We had a better than average meal with fresh seafood. The restaurant is located an easy walk from the hotels on the water in Carlsbad Village.

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Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for a fish house that isn't fancy but offers good food at a fair price this is it. I have eaten there many times and find it reliable.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Went with a large group (9) so had a good chance to look at, and taste many entrees. We also had a table that we could watch the mesquite grill cooking the fish. Was excited to see this set up, hoping for great smoky flavors. Unfortunately, all of the fish was overcooked and on the dry side. Very disappointing. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We stopped here for dinner on a whim and it was great! Wonderful local seafood served daily. Service was great!

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Oceanside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

love the sourdough rolls.... fish is always fresh and tasty. the potatoes are dry so go with the steamed vegetables

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Today we were eating lunch there. It was one of the most awful dish I've ever estrn. My wife and sister order pasta with shrimps there was a lot of oil and the pasta wasn't freshly boiled but reheated. From the child menu we ordered halibut it was served with mashed potatoes (it was dramatically untasty, served with an oil/cheese... More 

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Mid-Atlantic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Four of us on a Sat night- & 3 of us like fish, so we gave it a try. Made a reservation, got a corner table by window. Old style nautical decor and good selection updated daily, and prices reasonable. Service attentive, and portions generous. Limited selection for the vegan in our group, though, but she got a generous plate... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had the shrimp, scallop and fish skewer with scalloped mashed potatoes. My friend had the red clam chowder and I had the white clam chowder. We also ordered bread. The fish and scallops were tender and moist, the shrimp a little dry/overcooked. The mashed potatoes are great! We get them every time. The clam chowders were fresh and tasty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 417 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92009
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760 434 6777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?