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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 #12 of 382 restaurants in Ventura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
LA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Ventura, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Go for thr Giant Fish Taco...large piece of grilled fish...great sauce! The Clam Chowder is good too. Reg. Fish taco is dry...get some salza, and that wonderful sauce. Cute outdoor location. Only one complaint..had bad cole slaw one time,a year or more back. Best place for a quick, to-go bite...and Duke's is closed!

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

small restaurant with incredible ceviche. very fresh,and colorful. you can sit outside or in. also the street tacos are filling, and they offer a lot of different sauces,sweet and spicy was my favorite

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Torrance
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Always eat here when staying a Vagabond Inn(short walk). There clam chowder is good. The fish taco's ok. The service good and they have outside seating.

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Ventura, California
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is an incredibly delicious restaurant, know for its fish tacos, sauces, and Cerviche. I don't eat fish of any kind and I LOVE SM's shredded chicken, which I replace in all the salads, tacos, burritos, and anything else they make. Its to die for, don't miss what I call the "secret Spencer Makenzie's menu"! This place is pretty casual,... More

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Ventura, California
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This place has the best fish tacos I've had except for the ones prepped by our dive guide on the beach in Cozumel. This is an ooooold Ventura fish 'joint' with very little indoor seating and some on their front patio which is right on the street. Place your order at the 'Order' window (oddly enough) and they'll call your... More

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