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Fish House Vera Cruz

417 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92009
+1 760 434 6777
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Ranked #40 of 276 restaurants in Carlsbad
Price range: $16 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Bethlehem, PA, USA
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Returned to the restaurant after another visit last year. Really enjoyed the mussels, clam chowder and fresh fish. Went back twice on this visit. Highly recommended.

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Eloy
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

thought we would try because we wanted fish. the calamari steak was absolutely terrible and like rubber. Husband had a shrimp pasta dish but when he asked for some sauce for it the waitress was clearly miffed and reluctantly finally got some. Food was bad but service was worse. Will not return to this one

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Mexico City, Mexico
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I was here to eat lunch, nice place, food tastes good, the server was quick and efficient, but when I asked for a beer the waiter brought me what i wanted later than i expected.

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Arizona
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85 reviews 85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The fish courses were good with nice fresh fish, but everything was bland, and the accompanying side dishes were boring - we had the tomatoes which were just raw, rather large cherry tomatoes sitting on a lettuce leaf. The sourdough rolls were the best part of the dinner!

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Carlsbad, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It seems almost unfair to review this restaurant as I do it strictly based on personal taste. I love food and I subscribe to the ethos of quality over quantity and I want to get what I pay for and pay for something I will enjoy. The four of us that went ranged from 20-76 in age. Needless to say... More

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Phoenix
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We celebrated our 56th anniversary at the Fish House Vera Cruz in Carlsbad and what an awesome place it is! My husband tried the salmon and I had the fish kabob. Both of our meals came with their delicious cheese potatoes and hot sourdough bread. We began our meal with their yummy chowder which is a meal in itself! Our... More

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Smyrna,GA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I enjoyed 2 meals at this restaurant. I went for lunch and enjoyed the shrimp tacos. The shrimp were a very nice size {not the tiny ones}. I told friends and we went for dinner that same night. I had the white sea bass, which was delicious. I had never had this fish before. The portions were very nice. The... More

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San Tan Valley, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

When you are looking for a great seafood dinner, a bit more formal, but STILL casual, Fish House Vera Cruz doesn't disappoint. It has a huge menu with what seems to be hundreds of fish to choose from, a great knowledgable staff, and food that is always consistently good!

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Oceanside, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Took family 6/17/14 for a birthday celebration, I had the scallop skewer which was very good; birthday boy had spicy seafood soup and lobster which he enjoyed. My own Manhattan chowder was not very good and the seafood was AWOL. Duly noted and will not order again. Lady had salmon which was excellent. Two cocktails later and the bill was... More

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Oceanside, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Dinner at Fish House Vera Cruz in Carlsbad proved to be an excellent decision for extended family to re-unite after a day touring Carlsbad. Service and food was excellent and the indoor bar-be-que grill along with large fish tanks really make on feel they are dockside. The structural integrity of the building using recycled pier pilings and heavy timbers make... More

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