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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Description: Voted best fish taco in the county.

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 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
Most recent review
Fresh and Healthy Seafood in a Casual Environment

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Ventura, California
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Ventura, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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
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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
31 helpful votes 31 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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Santa Barbara, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Despite its apparent world fame, I found this place by accident while trying to find another restaurant in Ventura. I figured an out of the way place with a "world famous" sign was going to be either ridiculous or good. Turns out it's good. Mind you, I've only been twice, and only had fish tacos, but, to paraphrase Pulp Fiction,... More 

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Modesto, CA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Sort of ok shrimp & fish tacos. Asked if we wanted avocado on the taco. Said yes because I thought we were being asked because avocado isn't something everyone likes. I should have known better!. It's been a long time since I've had this trick played on me. We weren't informed that we were each being charged an extra dollar... More 

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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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?