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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy and affordable fish tacos, burritos, etc.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
LwindVta
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Ventura, California
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Ventura, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 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
32 helpful votes 32 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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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?