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“Best Fish Tacos” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Spencer Makenzie's Fish

Spencer Makenzie's Fish
806 East Thompson Boulevard, Corner of Ash & Thompson, Ventura, CA 93001
805 643 8226
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Ranked #13 of 385 Restaurants in Ventura
Cuisines: Seafood
Description: Voted best fish taco in the county.
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Description: Voted best fish taco in the county.
lg1955
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Best Fish Tacos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We always make sure to eat here. It is a cute little "taco stand" with seating outside. You walk up to the window to order. Their specialty is fish tacos, we always get a fish and a shrimp taco. They are nice size so two tacos make a nice lunch. The iced tea is good too. It is usually crowded-it's fairly close to the beach-but service is good and even on a Saturday the wait wasn't excessive. Well worth the wait anyway!

Visited February 2013
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English first
Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 69 cities Reviews in 69 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“FISH TACOS!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Glad I had a recommendation to go here. Value equation is high here. Low cost but great food. Looks like a greasy spoon, but don't let that fool you. I'm a big guy and had just one taco to fill me up. Walked out of there for less than $15 (with taco + app+ drink). Will go back again when I come back in town.
A hidden gem.

Visited January 2013
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Providence
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Amazing fish tacos and amazingly good prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

I was visiting Ventura on business from the East Coast and looking for somewhere with local flavor. This place has both in spades. Nothing fancy but welcoming staff, local atmosphere, lots of bar stools at the counter for single customers like me, even great music. But I have to save the praise for the awesome fish tacos. Simply the best you could ever want. So ditch the chains and come here when you find yourself in Ventura.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nanoose Bay, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Great find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

While staying at the Best Western in Ventura we found this restaurant a 3 minute walk away. Had the fish tacos, very good food, the couple next to us had the fish and chips and chowder and were raving about how good they were. Staff were cheerful, efficient and the prices were reasonable.

Visited January 2013
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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“great food from a great team”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Everyone raves about the fish tacos so I had the Ahi Tuna taco. At first I couldn't see any fish, but when I reached it, great! This is really what a fish taco should be. The vibes are fine because of the way the staff relates to each other and customers. And the prices are very reasonable. And don't miss Amanda's smile!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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