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Spencer Makenzie's Fish

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806 E Thompson Blvd, Corner of Ash & Thompson, Ventura, CA 93001-2918
+1 805-643-8226
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Last night we stopped at Spencer Makenzie's after a day exploring the nearby town of Ojai. I had the Spicy Shrimp with veges. OMG! It was really flavorful - lots of veges, shrimp and the best sauce I have ever had on a stir fry type of dish. Even had to buy a bottle of the sauce! And I would... More 

Thank vickicz
Fort Collins, Colorado
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were new to Ventura and hungry. So, when we drove past this funky eatery with a full parking lot and outdoor seating, we turned right around. So, we get in line to place our order at Spencer Makenzie's outdoor window. The customer in front of us said he always ordered the fish taco. Then a server walked past with... More 

Thank drczap
Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First time visitor. Had the won tons and the house specialty, tempura fish tacos, washed down with their bloody beer. The fish was very fresh, but it's the house hot sauces that really make everything pop. Loved the habanero and the sweet chile. The cayenne was excellent too. Will be back.

Thank Nick B
Gold Coast,Australia
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122 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good size meals at a reasonable price...the ambience is a little off- putting as it looks very ordinary from the road but it becomes nicer inside. The staff are friendly and the food is interesting and terrific. Beware the sauces if you don't want to sizzle. The fish tacos, served with optional avocado, are first class as are the French... More 

Thank B4its2late8
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I ❤️ All the Food and Buckets of Beer! Salmon Salad perfect for lunch, Shrimp Cocktail, Buriitos you name it not to mention their famous Fish Tacos..Atmosphere a lil loud but we don't mind it all. Sports playing all the time! Oh and I tell you awesome staff too!! Very friendly prompt always with a Smile! This... More 

Thank LJZuniga
Ventura, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for fish taco's, but the veggie burrito is to die for. The best I have ever had and big enough for two meals. Worth a try and you can walk to it from C street beach.

Thank truckeepirate
El Monte, California
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176 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went out on a whale watching boat and decided we wanted fish. We heard this was the best fish in the area and where the locals go. It is a small place but well worth the wait. We had cerviche, a seafood burrito and carne asada taco. It was really good! Also serves local beers and wine.

Thank Frances G
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So as mentioned in the title we wanted to try the "renowned" fish tacos, mentioned in several reviews on this site. Was postively surprised with the place both indoor and outdoor areas were nice clean and cozy. There are alot of people all the time, both lunch and dinner, so get there and wait for seating inside. The Ahi tuna... More 

Thank Havdruptraveller
San Diego, California
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been in Boston and had clam chowder there. Spencer Makenzie's clam chowder beat them hands down. Don't know what they do differently, but it's amazing.

Thank Cora W
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

Huge fish tacos. Got both the grilled with Brooklyn style and fried fish tacos and both were delicious! Portions were generous! Sauces are excellent.

Thank ls0713

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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: 806 E Thompson Blvd, Corner of Ash & Thompson, Ventura, CA 93001-2918
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-643-8226
Voted best fish taco in the county.

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