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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 #6 of 206 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
San Diego
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This restaurant was once a fun place to take the kids and have a healthier style dinner, but those days are over. Our fish was overcooked, poorly cut (had a tendon running through it) and the sides seemed like they came from the frozen food isle at Costco. Our server was nice but not attentive as we had to ask... More

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Vista, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great place to go for Lunch or 'Light Dinner' or 'To Go' (Smoked Albacore, Clam Chowder, Great Salads!) Fish House is clean, great service, & some of the FRESHEST FISH in North County!

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Woodstock, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I dined here with a colleague. We had much to discuss over dinner and I believe the server caught that as we were seated. The service was quick and the meal was superb. I had Mahi Mahi and it was perhaps the best I've had! the server did her best not to interrupt us too much while refreshing drinks and... More

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Montrose, Colorado
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75 reviews 75 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

We make it a point to come here whenever we're in this area. The fish is always fresh and seasoned perfectly, the staff is very friendly and courteous and the atmosphere is laid-back and comfortable. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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st Petersburg, United States
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85 reviews 85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The Seafood at Fish House Santa Cruz, San Marcos was excellent the day we visited, the only minor disappointment was that they were out of the red snapper very early in the evening. The Sole and Monkfish were very flavorful, prepared to perfection and very enjoyable. The steamed muscles were mixed, some very good and some overcooked, not up to... More

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Oceanside, California, Usa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Fish House Vera Cruz is a great place for any occasion. I love taking my wife there for a delicious lunch or our extended family for special occasions. It is a very good place for business lunches, however it can be a bit noisy at times. I have never had a meal that was anything less than great.

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California City, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

On my recent visit to this establishment, I requested a very simple meal: Grilled Salmon, Garlic-Mash Potatoes, and Sautaed Spinach. The waitress informed me that they did not have Sautaed Spinach so I settled for cold-slaw. I was in formed that the only Mash Potatoes in the house was a batch mixed with cheese. What I received was an partially-cooked... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We have been here in previous years and the quality of service and the food has consistently maintained high quality levels. The server was very knowledgeable and assisted my wife in selecting gluten-free entrees or modifications to suit her needs. I had a combination plate with food that had been prepared over a mesquite wood grill. It was delicious and... More

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San Diego
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I have eaten a few times here. The fish were so good, had Halibut, Orange Roughy, Rainbow Trout and Snapper, they were all good. I also like to eat here because they have Manhattan Clam Chowder soup . Most restaurant only have Boston Clam Chowder soup which I don't care for the creamy soup. The only negative comment is I... More

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Athens, Greece
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Excellent Service and great taste,. A visit to this place is a experience. Try it for a family dinner, the cozy atmosphere will make all of you happy!

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