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Fish 101

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1468 North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 943-6221
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
nice local place, with good food

a nice and cozy local spot, with great food, and friendly service. most times there is a line, but its worth the wait.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
lnmeskin
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Encinitas, California
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Encinitas, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

a nice and cozy local spot, with great food, and friendly service. most times there is a line, but its worth the wait.

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Thank lnmeskin
Encinitas, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just picked up to go but the service was great and fast. Food was awesome, obviously as expected, great fish!

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Thank Austin F
Leucadia, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So why should this place not be reviewed? Because it is one of the best kept secrets of North County San Diego. It is a locals place - run by locals, employing local up-and-coming surfers to deliver some of the freshest and best cooked fish in the region. The fish is so fresh that it is common for these guys... More 

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Thank ElRatler
Denver
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresh ingredients and moderate prices made this an attractive stop for us. Japanese seaweed salad was fresh and delicious, fish tacos had generous portions. Happy Hour prices made this very affordable.

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Thank Dreamtime7
Marco Island, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome meal!!! Some of the best Mahi Mahi I've had! Staff was very friendly , helpful, and willing to serve Nice restaurant in quaint beach town.

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Thank Pam O
Longmont, Colorado
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Happy hour 4:00 - 6:00pm well worth the effort to get there then. I had their great fish tacos at $2.50/ and my wife had the fish plate, good stuff! We have finally found our "go to taco place" in North County. It is popular and can get busy but hey, drink a beer and chat with the other people... More 

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Thank Tony B
Carlsbad, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrific fish tacos (all the time) but especially during happy hour. You get to pick the catch of the day for your tacos and then the cooking style (grilled, fried etc). Very quick service from a great and attentive staff. Excellent local craft beers on tap and some in cans as well. It can be busy so be patient if... More 

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Thank John A
Seattle, Washington
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87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We do not give high praise to everyone but this establishment hit a homerun in every category. You order your food before sitting down. The menu is very diversified with plenty of options. If there are any doubts to how fresh the fish is just watch the person behind the counter carving up the fresh catch of the day. For... More 

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San Diego, California
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Consistently great, fresh fish in a low key casual atmosphere. They buy fresh caught local fish everyday, trim it on site and cook it the same day. As you would expect, the selection can change daily but the quality is always spectacular. We have eaten there at least 30 times in the last 2 years and NEVER disappointed.

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Thank george m
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly, quick service, easy seating at community tables, a wide selection of local beers, and great seafood. I had seafood curry one night and grilled shrimp another. Both were outstanding. I also enjoyed their brussel sprout appetizer. Not a place for a fancy date, more low-key than that. I would feel find bringing kids here. Comfortable heated outdoor patio seating.

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Thank Hollingmorris

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1468 North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: (760) 943-6221

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?