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Spencer Makenzie's Fish

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806 East Thompson Boulevard, Corner of Ash & Thompson, Ventura, CA 93001
805 643 8226
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Description: Voted best fish taco in the county.

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Cool little place for lunch- great fresh food

Was a great experience. It was a cool little place to grab food and sit outside. Food was really fresh. The fish & shrimp burrito was amazing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
alleybmp13
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Clemson, South Carolina, United States
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Clemson, South Carolina, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Was a great experience. It was a cool little place to grab food and sit outside. Food was really fresh. The fish & shrimp burrito was amazing!

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Rancho Murieta, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We bring all our out of town guests here! Just another excuse to go more often! The fish tacos are OUTSTANDING! The seared ahi salad is perfectly prepared and each of the sauces are fabulous in their own right! The 3 pm happy hour for fish tacos at 2 for 1 is simply brilliant! We love this place!

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Oxnard, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This is by far the best fish taco I have ever had. They are fresh and have cabbage, red and yellow peppers on top and wow can't beat the taste or the price. After 3pm is happy hour and tacos are 2 for 1. You will keep coming back once you have tasted them. Love them.

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Ventura County West, California
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12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We used to love Spencer Makenzie's! We were there all the time. They just did a remodel and the place looks amazing. We always eat outside. Now they have the patio cover. Look cool. Their staff was always friendly but now they even have staff that will come by and make sure everything is ok. They are on top of... More 

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Palmdale, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I will drive 100 miles for this place and do so often. The shrimp tacos and the fish and chips are the best I ever had. The clam chowder is great! Their sauces are wonderful and they have a nice beer selection.

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Natchitoches, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Visiting family in Cali. This place is casual, a bit noisy (because it is SO popular). I had two fish tacos that were reasonably priced, well seasoned and delicious. The seasoning did not overwhelm the fish, so you could taste the freshness.

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Ventura, California
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38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Good fish and chips. They also have their own line of bottled salsas. Be warned, some of them are HOT, but all have good flavors. Beer on draft, too.

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Sonora, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Good fish, really friendly service for a crowded bustling place. Parking not great so if you're staying nearby, it's better to walk.

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Ventura, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This place has the best fish burritos and tacos. it is close to the beach, which adds to the experience. The prices are very reasonable. Service is usually very efficient and quick. They serve beer now, which is a great add on. All the locals know this place and like it.

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Ventura, CA
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93 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I like fish tacos. I try them everywhere. These were OK. Flour tortilla was a little stale and broke up. Fish was good but not much of it. Expensive versus some of the other places in town. Sauces are great but beware. Some are really hot. Little place with a counter and a dozen tables. Lots of locals as it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 806 East Thompson Boulevard, Corner of Ash & Thompson, Ventura, CA 93001
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: 805 643 8226

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

Voted best fish taco in the county.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?