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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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    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
What a Catch!!

Without a doubt, the best fish tacos around! Well worth the drive and wait, this very laid back and "cool" diner style restaurant serves up their "world famous" variety of fish tacos and other items with the casual air of doling out burgers, but there is nothing unceremonious about what you'll get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Without a doubt, the best fish tacos around! Well worth the drive and wait, this very laid back and "cool" diner style restaurant serves up their "world famous" variety of fish tacos and other items with the casual air of doling out burgers, but there is nothing unceremonious about what you'll get here!! Simply YUMMY tacos, a great variety of... More 

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Ventura, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were fortunate to try out this restaurant finally. Our friends have all said how good it is, and now I can confirm their reviews. We had an ahi and avocado on chips appetizer ($10) which works especially nice with their special Spencer MacKenzie's sweet chili sauce. Then we split a seafood burrito which they say was... More 

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Palmdale, California
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My favorite place to eat in Ventura! The fish is exceptional as are the shrimp. Great selection of craft beer. Awesome specials! Their sauces are wonderful, make sure you try the Spencer special sauce! Some of the best clam chowder I ever had. The 80 mile drive is worth every bite!!!!!

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San Mateo, California
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is a cheap eats place noted for its great fish tacos. The fish tacos is served with fish grilled or done tempura style. We had the grill fish which was broken into pieces mixed with sliced raw cabbage and served on a wheat tortilla. Our favorite taco place in the Monterey bay area serves this coastal cuisine style but... More 

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Ventura, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Met a colleague for business lunch and although the place was busy we were able to get a table. Great '50s diner recently remodeled with even better food and service. Check out the fish tacos.

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Ventura, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Spencer Makenzie's is a excellent choice for healthy take-out or eating there. If you like fish tacos...they're very good at wha they do!

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We were looking for a place to grab a quick lunch and wanted a local place. Spencer Makenzie's was awesome. It is a very small place with an outside patio with walk up windows, a counter with about 10 seats, and small seating area with a few tables. It is definitely California casual. The seafood was excellent. My wife got... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

My partner and I visited this restaurant based on TripAdvisor reviews. We ordered the fish burritos and were not disappointed. They were so filing and delicious with plenty of fish and shrimp in them. The service was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit there. We were served by a nice young man called Luke I think and he made... More 

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Long Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The food was very good and the service even better, our server was awesome and the food runners super nice and friendly, the owners are hands on. We had the fish tacos the seared Ahi tuna, shrimp plate and also fish plate plates served with grilled Veggies and Rice all delicious, the place is small and busy (good sign). I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Good food and 1 table has a view to the beach. Special Happy Hour 3-5 Mon-Thurs. 2 for one Fish Tacos.

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Additional Information about Spencer Makenzie's Fish

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

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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?