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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: Voted best fish taco in the county.

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  • 81
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  • 39
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  • 9
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  • 2
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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
Tasty!

Love the sauces and John's spirit of bringing fresh fish together with a relaxed beach attitude and atmosphere!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Ventura, California
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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Love the sauces and John's spirit of bringing fresh fish together with a relaxed beach attitude and atmosphere!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed Spencer Makenzie's- so much so that I went twice in one week The chips and salsa are fresh, unique and very good, though not traditionally Mexican. The poke was good even though very salty and soupy- probably wouldn't get it again. The stuffed tofu with sticky rice and ahi was very... More 

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Great fish tacos and also parmesan tacos. Delicious ceviche. Good beers! Fun spot for the family. Wonderful sauces to accompany your meal. The staff is awesome!

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

On a ride down the coast from Berkeley, we arrived in Ventura and wanted a non-chain fun place for a late lunch. We consulted tripadvisor and boy did we luck out. The food is superb, very tasty, inexpensive. The atmosphere is fun and service was prompt and friendly. Try it soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

On my first visit to Spencer Mackenzie's, I had the tastiest, freshest shrimp taco I have ever had. None I have had since can compare to the one I had there. It was so good, I took my family back the next day on our way out of town. I keep thinking about how good it was and want to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Great fish tacos in a great location. Views of the ocean inside. They also serve alcohol so it is a fun spot for super casual dining.

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Chandler, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Traveling through Ventura searching for a place to dine and ran across this fantastic restaurant. The Food and atmosphere were very inviting. Choose the patio as the dining experience will be enhanced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We were driving through Ventura looking for a potty (traveling with a 3-yo will do that to you) when we saw Spencer Makenzies Fish Tacos and decided lunch was also on the itinerary. The 'World Famous' Fish taco was so good that I ordered another. When they brought two, no one was disappointed. The fish was flaky and surrounded by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is a great place to get a quick bite to eat. They offer outdoor and indoor seating. Outside you can place you order at the window or inside you can order from and be served by a waitress. The food is good. Fish and chips are hot, crisp, and tasty. Good beer selection and good service. They also have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Good fish, good clam chowder, great salads, good beer, good price what else? I had a fish and shrimps burrito, spicy and tasty. Can eat on patio or at the bar or at the table inside. For european people it's good also because the air conditioning it's moderate.

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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?