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Spencer Makenzie's Fish

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806 E Thompson Blvd, Corner of Ash & Thompson, Ventura, CA 93001-2918
805 643 8226
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this place but we went there the other night before closing and it was terrible. It tasted like they just reheated the fries and fish real quick and gave it to us. Ordinarily great food but I think it's better to go at happy hour when the food is fresh.

Thank koehn23
Culver City, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Arrived in Ventura just in time for lunch, and thought I'd give this place a try as it is recommended so highly by fellow reviewers. Upon arriving, it appeared there was only a "take-out" window in front. However, if you want to sit at a table or counter, walk around to the right side and there's a separate entrance. I... More 

Thank GareThere
Rancho Mirage, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

World famous fish tacos at this casual (!) walk-up Baja-cuisine joint. Their homemade sauces are tasty and authentic. Reasonable prices and friendly staff make it a must stop in Ventura. Parking lot. Very good beer choices.

Thank Andrew T
Ventura, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spencer Mckenzie's Clam Chowder is BETTER than the bowl I had in Jersey! Ingredients may vary slightly depending on what little touches of spice that the Chef might add but I will tell you that for the City of Ventura by the beach you can NOT beat the taste, price, and great service with a smile. The fish tacos are... More 

Thank Manuel Manny C
Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

"It always sunny in Ventura" this place is great. I eat here twice- three times a week. Food is great service is better. They have their own line of sauces that goes well with all foods, you'll wanna take one home. Try the tuna on fire or a fish taco/ shrimp taco. Don't forget about about the clam chowder. A... More 

Thank mattsican
Vienna, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I both ordered the (large) fish taco and a beer. The fish taco was excellent and came with some choice of sauces. The beer was local and quite good but I thought the price of the beer was a bit much for this diner type restaurant. Overall this was a pretty inexpensive dinner though and the service... More 

Thank MisterMVA
Ventura, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fish taco (tempura style) with avocado was tasty. All ingredients tasted fresh except for the tortilla. If they had good, heated up tortillas it would have been excellent. Prices are a little high $10.50 for a taco & ice tea but a good lunch nonetheless.

Thank outdoornutVentura_CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere, the service, the food all combine to make this place an amazing choice for food. We are here twice and it was amazing both times. It was just down the street from our hotel which made it very convenient to grab delicious food. Really enjoyed their three spicy sauces on everything. A great experience for your family's mouths.

Thank shawn h
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Three generations went for early summer dinner. It was windy outside so instead of sitting on the patio, we opted for an indoor table. Unfortunately we sat at the very back of the small dining area across from the only restroom. DON'T ever sit there. I've never seen a busier restroom. People went in & out the entire hour we... More 

Thank Bellauno
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered fish taco, ahi taco, and ahi burger. Everything was fresh and came to the table quickly! Seating at a long counter or tables indoors or out. Lots of activity but the wait was short!

Thank LoveFamilyTravelling

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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: 806 E Thompson Blvd, Corner of Ash & Thompson, Ventura, CA 93001-2918
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: 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?