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Fish House Vera Cruz

417 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92009
+1 760 434 6777
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Ranked #48 of 279 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Price range: $16 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

This is one of the absolute best seafood restaurants in all of San Diego County. My family has been eating here for years. Short walk if you're staying in a Cbad Hotel. My recommendations are clam chowder (best I've ever had), the prawns (huge and a meal within itself) and the mashed potatoes (like a twice baked type with butter... More

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California
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166 reviews 166 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

All the fish is grilled over a charcoal fire. I've never eaten at a restaurant with so many different species of fish. The prices are reasonable and they have $3.00 alcohol drinks.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

They have every kind of fish you could possibly imagine and everyone in my group was pleased with their main course. The side dishes were just mediocre. I honestly think the prices were a little high for the quality of the meal. The atmosphere felt like a quaint 80's representation but that fits with the overall vibe of this little... More

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Provo, Utah, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

While Fish House Vera Cruz is an awesome sit-down seafood fest, one of our favorite things is to grab a couple quarts of clam chowder, a pound of crab claws and shrimp, and a loaf of sourdough bread and go eat on the beach. The food is amazing, and eating it while watching the waves pound and the sun set... More

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tucson
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Fish House Vera Cruz was recommended to us by a friend for our latest trip to San Diego, so we decided to try it out. Immediately, the decor reminded me of an typical 80's restaurant, but we sat and hoped for the best. The menu is sparse with not much description of how something is cooked, but the options are... More

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Yuma, Arizona, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My wife and I stopped in a few weeks ago and just had an enjoyable experience. The food was excellent. The Staff was a joy and the beer was ice cold...what else could you ask for...we really enjoyed ourselves.

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Santa Ana, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Now that we have dined the 2nd time at this establishment, I have to say they work hard to please their customers.

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Walnut, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is one of our favorite fish restaurants. We live in the east San Gabriel Valley and make it a point to vacation in Carlsbad often - partly because we like this restaurant so much! The fish is perfectly grilled, and delicious.They have an excellent selection of fish on the menu, but be aware there is ONLY fish and shellfish... More

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Carlsbad, California
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8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have eaten here many times but lately the service is slow (along with the long wait) and the last time my monk fish was raw in places. The prices keep going up but it is not matched with service or quality any more.

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Mesa, Arizona, Usa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Have eaten here many times over the past 20 years and the variety of seafood offered is excellent. In the summer, expect a wait for a table. Fairly priced. My wife and I like the options for preparation. Nothing fancy, which suits us. Decor is dated, but who cares. Go for the food, not the ambiance. Centrally located in downtown... More

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