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Fish Shop Pacific Beach

#112 of 3,738 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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1775 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-3351
(858) 483-4746
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Ballena, Costa Rica
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have had fish tacos all up and down Baja Mexico, the tacos at The Fish Shop in Pacific Beach are spot on. I've eat here many times and never am I disappointed. Inside/outside tables, Casual dining, order at the counter, kid friendly, dog friendly outside. Always busy, friendly staff. Get your fix here!!

Thank 33cat1963
San Diego, California
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119 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They have the best fish tacos, especially if they have the local halibut in stock. If not the mahi mahi tacos as also excellent. They offer a variety of marinades too and a choice of corn or flour tortillas. The prices are good for such fresh fish. The fish sandwich is okay as well.

Thank 2Weevils
Coronado, California
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183 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I'm any where even close, this is the only place I go to! I always have their Ahi seared with a salad and brown rice and it is absolute perfection every time!

Thank Dany Z
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I wanted to grab a bite to eat on our way out of town. He knew that there were some options on Garnet. There was this cute spot on our right with fish - so we pulled in. You order your fish - your sauce - they way that you want it cooked? Grilled/Fried - in taco... More 

Thank Natalie L
Irvine, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice casual relaxing spot by the beach to enjoy some good fish and chips! When I visit a town close to the ocean I try to dine at a place that serves fish and chips. I've had some good, some okay and some pretty bad, this place gets my approval on their fish and chips. The fish is lightly battered,... More 

Thank caseydeb
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bomb! Only been here twice but both times were exceptionally tasty! First time I had the ahi tuna tacos and this past time I tried the Ahi poke bowl. My boyfriend has been coming here for a minute he always gets the TKO tacos. He gets 3 to be exact but always says he could go for another one. 😉

Thank Jessica R
San Antonio, Texas
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been reading great reviews about this place and we wanted to try their $1 oyster bar happy hour special.. it did not disappoint! They have this on thursdays starting at 4pm until they sell out of oyster.. we went there a little after 4pm when the lines were just starting. Their oyster bar is located outside but the main... More 

Thank Cyan501
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23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We watched the sunset at Sunset Cliffs and we're looking for something still open to get a good seafood meal. Ended up at the Fish Shop in Pacific Beach. It's very casual. You stand in line and order your fish, either in a sandwich, salad, taco or a platter. Then you pick a sauce for it and your sides. And... More 

Thank dmom2622
San Diego, California
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58 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

DO NOT ORDER fish & chips. What an expensive disappointment. The fried fish was COMPLETELY saturated and dripping with oil (if the oil is hot enough, then the fish should not have been saturated or dripping with oil.) The grilled fish was over-cooked. The fries on both orders were limp and pathetic. McDonald's...or Jack In The Box..fries are SOOOOO much... More 

Thank cetecea
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was in the mood for a salad today. I wasn't expecting much, but was delightfully surprised. Don't let the line scare you away, it was worth the wait. Fresh, fresh, fresh. Yellowtail salad, grilled seasoned with salt and pepper only, nice touch with the capers on the salad.

Thank Aramis B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1775 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-3351
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: (858) 483-4746

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