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Spencer Makenzie's Fish

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806 East Thompson Boulevard, Corner of Ash & Thompson, Ventura, CA 93001
805 643 8226
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Voted best fish taco in the county.

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    4 of 5 stars
They have the best ahi tacos, Brooklyn style, around!

I have often called in my order for lunch since I only get a half hour, and they always have it ready with a smile! Delicious!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Cynthia P
Ventura, California
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Ventura, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have often called in my order for lunch since I only get a half hour, and they always have it ready with a smile! Delicious!!

Thank Cynthia P
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The best fish taco in Ventura this place is high volume so fish is fresh. I'm a regular and service is efficient

Thank Duane P
Los Angeles, CA
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Heard they have good fish tacos and they do. We sat outside in a real beachy type of seating. Fish and Chips - fish was good. Fries could be better. Fish taco, Shrimp taco and calamari taco. They were all very large. Disappointing that they all had the same topping. Messy to eat. I think I like the traditional fish... More 

Thank HthrLosAngeles_CA
Ventura, California
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can always get a good fish taco here. Also yummy are the ahi pockets and ceviche. The table next to the bathroom is pretty unappetizing though; people standing right in front of your table waiting in line for it and then watching people walk out is a huge bummer. Why didn't they leave it outside where it was?

Thank Susan C
Castaic, California
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193 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okay parking is not great, place can be crowded, not for food snobs, but it does have the best fish tacos-ever! Located on a corner on Thompson, it has both indoor and outdoor seating. The menu has tacos, salads, appetizers, and fish/chips. The fish taco ($5) is huge and yummy. My wife had the ahi salad ($10) and was really... More 

Thank Rene V
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always make it a point to stop here when in the area. We've tried their burritos and different kinds of tacos, ceviche and the wantons. We love the the breaded fish tacos and often get at least 2 each (it's 2 for 1 from 3-5 on Mon-Thurs). We also liked the ceviche. I'm curious about their fish and chips... More 

Thank nadarien
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Has family fish tacos, good and had the right crisp to the fish they were very quick in get my order, like there specialized hot and spice sauces

Thank Andy R
Los Angeles
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233 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Thank you Spencer Makenzies for being open on Christmas eve day! Though it was chilly outside=there was enough room to sit inside. Fresh Fish Burrito was big enough for 2 and homemade chips with salsa- super good! Fresh ingredients. Servers were attentive. And lots of options- fish tacos-burritos,salads.. and ..well I don't even look at the menu past that. Simply... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Spencers is one of those places that is an icon in Ventura County. Reasonably priced, tasty and fast. Seafood tacos, burritos and enchiladas that keeps locals and visitors coming back time and again. One of my favorite places.

Thank dottsarus
Irvine, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Casual and fun place to eat. Service was friendly and efficient. We ordered fish tacos and fish burritos. Fish burritos were very good. I didn’t care much for the fish tacos. For $5.75, the taco had 3 pcs of tempura fish with an overabundance of cabbage and some diced bell peppers(and sauce) . The fish was fresh and tasty but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 806 East Thompson Boulevard, Corner of Ash & Thompson, Ventura, CA 93001
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: 805 643 8226

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Voted best fish taco in the county.
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

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