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Spencer Makenzie's Fish

806 East Thompson Boulevard, Corner of Ash & Thompson, Ventura, CA 93001
805 643 8226
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Ranked #9 of 384 Restaurants in Ventura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Description: Voted best fish taco in the county.
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Description: Voted best fish taco in the county.
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English first
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

In a strange location, but worth the walk from California Street. Seared ahi tacos are stellar – be sure to get the spicy, creamy Spencer sauce. These tacos are a cut above the rest and they've got a great craft beer selection as well.

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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Never disappointing! Try their Seared Ahi Tuna, Fish Tacos, Ceviche, and Tempura Fish and Chips! Delicious! Indoor and outdoor seating, friendly service, short walk to the beach...

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Malibu, California
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155 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Way tasty tacos--- So far I've tried the ahi (griiled) and calamari (deep fried). Definitely goin back to try more items on the menu Easy walk from surfing or C Plaza. Fast and friendly service. Seating indoors or patio. While not cheap...It's way tasty. I'm returning.

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Peaslake, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

From the road, Spencer Makenzie's looks like most other roadside eateries, some outside seating, plenty of neon, but it really is an outstanding place. Excellent food, good local beer on tap and lovely servers who cope with babies and English people who need to ask about everything on the menu. Delicious chowder and the giant fish tacos, whilst not as... More

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Ventura, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The Savichie is great! Tacos very good. I like the remolded outdoor seating. Short walk to the beach.

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LA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A great place to eat and a must stop when in the city of Ventura which is on the Pacific Ocean about 80 miles north of LA. I had just set up booth for my company and was hungry as hell. I wanted to fill my hunger and get a taste of the city in doing so. It was after... More

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Irvine, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Just get it! The totally juicy delicious Giant Fish Taco. It's amazing, filling fresh and a deal. Ask for it Brooklyn style. 😉

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Yucaipa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Arrived on a busy Monday evening. Thought, let's go to another place. Decided to stay and ordered. They have outside and inside setting. Set outside, what's not like to set outside on a summer Ventura evening. I ordered a Giant Fish Taco and a calamari taco. Awesome. What can I say. Flavors, right amount of seasoning. Good, good, good.

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Fresno, California
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

this place is situated within downtown ventura and a 20 minute walk to the ventura pier. love all the seafood tacos, especially the crispy calamari.

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Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My husband and I were staying next door at the Vagabond Inn with our dog. There is a patio along the sidewalk so our dog was welcome at Spencer Makenzie's. The fish was cooked so it was light and fresh tasting, the best. My favorite was the Chowder. The price was resonable. When we are back in Ventura I'd like... More

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