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Fish House Vera Cruz

360 Via Vera Cruz, San Marcos, CA 92078-2620
760-744-8000
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Ranked #7 of 209 Restaurants in San Marcos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Delmar, NY
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This place has the largest selection of fresh fish I have ever seen on a menu. All of it is mesquite grilled only which is great for most varieties but not necessarily the ideal way to cook some lighter fishes like sole and monkfish. If you do not like fish, don't bother coming here because there is not much else... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Love the food, atmosphere, & service. Bread is fresh baked and they keep it coming. There are prices of fish you won't find anywhere else so take a chance

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San Marcos, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Food is decent, sourdough bread is yummy and my only complaint is that it is too expensive to dine here at dinner. The prices are 2-4 times higher.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We live in Orange County and used to dine at the Vera Cruz in Carlsbad where we were married. But, sadness, they closed. So on our anniversary we have to go down to spend the night in San Marcos so we can enjoy our wonderful anniversary dinner at Vera Cruz. I wouldnt miss it. Their meals are simple, potatoes, carrots... More 

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San Marcos, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is my wife's favorite fish restaurant. Hot bread, fresh fish, good wine. She loves the Atlantic Cod.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

I have been eating meals here for 30 years. Never had anything that I didn't truly love! Monk fish is my all time favorite. Similar to lobster just not as rich. Their carrots and potatoes are excellent. The wine list is good too. The bacon and shrimp skewers are my second favorite thing and the shark steak is also excellent!... More 

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Escondido, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Fresh and many varieties you won't find elsewhere. Basic cooking styles with nothing fancy. Very popular. Also has retail fish market .

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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Ambiance - Nice entryway. It's a big sprawling place, but we were lucky to be placed in a quiet, smallish section lined with impressive fishtanks where large beautiful fish, presumably not on the menu, gloomed slowly around in the fake weeds for our entertainment. Service - v. good. Efficient, friendly, not intrusive - just right. Food - I had the... More 

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Mound, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Good, fresh seafood. Fast, efficient and friendly service at a competitive price. Busy restaurant a little too noisy for easy conversation but there was a birthday group next to us which may have been the cause of the extra noise.

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San Diego
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We came here a little later in the evening on a Tuesday and there were only a couple of other customers. Ambiance - walkway is cute, homey, well lit, you will be greeted by a nice set of seafood temping you to order all of them, cabin feel Service - excellent, quick Food - The lobster tails were amazing. Perfectly... More 

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Additional Information about Fish House Vera Cruz

Address: 360 Via Vera Cruz, San Marcos, CA 92078-2620
Phone Number: 760-744-8000
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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