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Fish 101

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1468 North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 943-6221
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had to wait in line a long time to get to the counter, but thankfully that led to a delicious meal. We ate oysters on the half shell, crudo, salad, and grilled fish, and it was all fresh and well prepared. Not as relaxing a dinner as when you get table service, but the food is great.

Thank Laura N
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fish tacos are excellent, ceviche tostadas are great. Can't go wrong with anything you order. Will have to wait in line out the door to order, but will be well worth the wait. Seating and parking are limited but you will be happy once you get your food. Enjoy

Thank Miguel D
Encinitas, California
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been a few times and always enjoyed the food. To make the experience better, get there early to take the stress out of getting a table our waiting in line to order.

Thank James U
North Salt Lake, Utah
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I spent the past week in the San Diego area. We tried fish tacos at several different places including Mitch's Seafood and South Beach Bar and Grille. Fish 101's fish tacos were easily the best ones we had. Highly recommended!

Thank jaromstewart
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best oysters I have ever eaten. Clam chowder was divine and the fish was so fresh and perfectly cooked. No fancy table service, order at till and find a seat, but the food is outstanding. Simply good honest and perfectly prepared food.

Thank robdownunder
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I normally don't leave bad reviews but this place does not deserve a high rating. The waiter screwed up the tables order next to us. Gave them fish tacos instead of the shrimp tacos. The waiter took back the fish tacos and looked around and lo and behold they switched with ours. Because the waiter knew we just witnessed the... More 

Thank OutsidetheBoxADV
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for lunch and loved my meal. Got the grilled shrimp burrito and the wife had fish and chips. We were both pleased with the meal. Plenty of food on the plate means you will not go away hungry. Come early if you want a table. You order food and drinks from the counter and find a table. They bring... More 

Thank raven27
Encinitas, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i Went there with a small group of friends fro a late dinner. I like how their menu is set up. You choice the menu item such as Fish Taco and then select the type of fish, sauce and other condiments. I had the Grilled Halibut with a oil and vinegar. Delicious! There were plenty of Craft Beers to choices... More 

Thank jpbla
Beaverton, Oregon
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun little place along the highway to eat. Order first and then sit. Fresh oysters, grilled or fried fish and wonderful grilled shrimp tacos. Family friendly

Thank c3lil30
Encinitas, California
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Every time I come here, the food has been great. Love the different sides, the freshest fish, and the specials. A casual vibe, and a favorite of locals.

Thank Onceabear

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1468 North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: (760) 943-6221

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