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Fish House Vera Cruz

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360 Via Vera Cruz, San Marcos, CA 92078-2620
11:00 am - 10:00 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This establishment has always been a favorite of mine for their grilled fish. I was very much looking forward to the combination skewer, au gratin potatoes, coleslaw & hot bread. When we arrived at the restaurant there was nobody to greet us and our group of four were left waiting for several minutes before anyone showed up to seat us.... More 

Thank Gary A F
Lake Arrowhead, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As a repeat customer it is very nice to know that you will get a very good and satisfying seafood meal. Service was very good with friendly and well trained staff. The menu selection is extensive. One should not go wrong in eating here

Thank Artemis1176
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been dining here for 25 years. The fish is fresh, the service is fine, but the sides need an update. Tired of the same carrots, rice and the others. They have fresh catches so the fish changes from time to time, and we like that. Go for the 3lb lobster and split it! There is plenty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always gotten sufficient portions and the quality has been erratic but good enough. I think it is overpriced for the quality of the fare.

Thank Terry H
Bellflower, California
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For many years we always considered The Original Fish Company in Los Alamitos as the gold standard for seafood restaurants. FHV is right up there with them. We first learned of them when they had a place in Carlsbad. We dined there a number of times and even introduced our friends to FHV, We were very sad to learn they... More 

Thank CyberNut628
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like many places in San Marcos, this restaurant was a bit on the pricey side. The food was very good and there was a large beer and wine selection.

Thank mma536
Cozumel, Mexico
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a saturday evening, the restaurant was not too crowded. The waitress was friendly and efficient and the foos was fresh and tasty. I chose the Green thresher Shark, not a fish I have eaten before. It was not as solid as a Swordfish but with a more flexible flesh. I liked it and would order it again.

Thank Gary W
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fish is great, I love the chairs on wheels, but the vegetables are served as in an institution. Fish is GREAT!

1 Thank Lauren H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fish house vera cruz use to have a location in carlsbad which was our local place. The rockefeller bread is a must have. It use to be on a heavenly sour dough loaf that was soft and chewy with a pull apart crust, they have changed the bread to a soft dinner roll type and although still delicious I really... More 

Thank poochiesmama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Seafood is fresh. Service is good. Healthy size servings. Always consistent. Good for a business dinner Atmosphere is ok but comfortable. The display of fishtanks is fun

Thank threedandj

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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: 760-744-8000

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