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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
Utterly Delicious Fish Tacos

This is my favorite place in the world for fish tacos. The grilled fish is delicious. The tacos swell with a heaping bounty of ingredients. The sauce is zesty and hot enough to feel the next day. Wash them down with ice cold beer on tap and you will be dying to come back again and again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
CAWildbill
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Thousand Oaks, CA
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Thousand Oaks, CA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This is my favorite place in the world for fish tacos. The grilled fish is delicious. The tacos swell with a heaping bounty of ingredients. The sauce is zesty and hot enough to feel the next day. Wash them down with ice cold beer on tap and you will be dying to come back again and again.

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Ventura, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Spencer Makenzies is one of those local places that just makes delicious food. It's not fancy (indoor and outdoor dining), but it's delicious food within walking distance from the Ventura pier. I always get the seafood burrito with vegetables added. The vegetables are brocolli, zuchinni and other real vegies, not just bell peppers and onions like other places. They also... More 

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Ojai, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I'm neither a friend of the family, a relative, nor do I work with anyone in the family- I was expecting a whole different experience given the reviews written here.. the place is ok- nothing out of the ordinary- better places downtown for the same price.In all fairness taco's and fish together do not appeal to me. Like I said... More 

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Ventura, California
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Great fish tacos! Love the clam chowder! Service is usually fast and friendly and the place was recently remodeled.

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Fresh and innovative food. A yummy surprise close to the beach. They have something for everyone and an awesome staff!

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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My family and I had a wonderful dinner out at Spencer's. The service was good, the food was great, love their tacos.

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Ventura, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Spencer McKenzies is an institution in Ventura. A block from the beach, have wonderful fish tacos burritos and salads and they have just remodeled so it's nicer than ever with a large outdoor eating area. I highly recommend their giant fish and shrimp burrito. Enjoy

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Thousand Oaks
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

One of the best meals I've ever had? One of the best fish tacos for sure! Chips were excellent and the casual street side dining made for fun people watching. Don't miss it!!!!

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Oregon
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77 reviews 77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We walked here from the Best Western which was very convenient. The "dining room" was not very busy, so we found an empty booth immediately. Lots of staff milling about and visiting with folks sitting at the bar. There seemed to be a discussion taking place about who should be serving the dining room. After getting our drinks we had... More 

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Fresno
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

It is not easy to find an eatery that has truly good fish tacos. My son introduced my to Spencer Makenzies. What a treat! Their fish tacos are good size; 2 is quite filling. The cabbage and the sauce make the specialness. And of course you have to have a cold beer with it. The restaurant is within walking distance... 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?