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Fish House Vera Cruz

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360 Via Vera Cruz, San Marcos, CA 92078-2620
+1 760-744-8000
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fish House Vera Cruz is my favorite seafood restaurant for 10+ years. I haven't found another restaurant in the county that compares to it. We eat here for special occasions and business meetings as well as to treat out-of-town guests. I have never had a bad meal here (San Marcos location). Their food quality and quantity is always consistent. My... More 

Thank 746lynng
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was expecting tasty fish, cooked with exotic flavors from south of the border. I got dry broiled fish with cafeteria vegetables. Yawn. Will never go back.

Thank Christopher C
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing special. Bland recipes. The service was slow and the wait extended although the restaurant was not crowded. Doubt if we will return.

Thank Leah733
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place makes any fish taste good and fresh. The clam chowder and sourdough also stands out. The atmosphere has seen better days, the fish tanks are quite lovely though. I wish they put more effort into making the vegetables tastier so you dont feel bad for ordering the amazing au gratin potatoes that are soooo fattening because they are... More 

Thank Donna G
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Refuse to eat there any longer. Kept thinking they would remodel or add new food items. If you order fish, you get mashed potatoes and mixed vegetable. Always the same! The place needs to be up dated. It smells old and is ratty looking. Had lobster that was raw - took it back and it came out hard and rubbery!

Thank pamc15
Henderson, Nevada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

he ony plae to go for the best lobser tail.....my brthday wish every year...dinner at Fish House Vera Cruz never disappionting ....... awesome food..

Thank jbrealtor
Escondido, California
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90 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going here for years. Dependable quality. Good service. A wide variety of fish is offered.

Thank SteveTignor
San Diego, California
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful meal--from the delicious chowder, to our fish entrees, to the spectacular dessert. Big servings, friendly service, rustic ambiance. Go!

Thank techbear
Bonita, California, United States
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although we are in Bonita (South Bay part of San Diego), we have now been up to the Fish House Vera Cruz three times in the past month and a half, a 45 minute or more drive for us. It is a fantastic place to eat with many selections - don't think anything is fried - all types of fish... More 

Thank Michael R
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These folks really know how to serve up a seafood meal! Fish spiced just right, amazing potatoes and other side dishes make a hearty and complete meal for any appetite. I have some special restrictions, but they will always prepare my meal the way I require. You don't find that kind of flexibility and willingness very often, so when we're... More 

Thank Alfred D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Soups, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 360 Via Vera Cruz, San Marcos, CA 92078-2620
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 760-744-8000

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