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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
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the closest that you will get to a fish fast food joint/diner. Fabulous seafood burrito, huge and full of flavour. Service for takeaway, eat at bar or at a table with waitress service, this place is fab and with a great selection of beers. Would return again and again.

Thank Russell P
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very casual dining, a few tables and small counter inside with outside area along the street but separated from sidewalk by a low wall, with awning for shade. Good place for a quick lunch or dinner; food was tasty and nice presentation but not spectacular or especially creative. Good menu selection, good service, reasonable prices...a short walk to the beach,... More 

Thank ventgrannyk
Ventura, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love the people, vibe and food. Location is a walk from the Pier due to the Pedestrian Overpass crossing the 101 freeway.

Thank 700vbd
Ventura, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Been going here for years, and never have been disappointed. Fish tocos are amazing, but the Parker Burger is the best thing on the menu. Be sure to ask for Spencer Sauce!

Thank Erin_Faverman
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fast, delicious and flavorful! Their own sauces create a unique dining experience, especially on their fish tacos; a favorite.

Thank Jon P
Ventura, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food and service are fantastic. They makes there own hot sauces which are all superb. Great atmosphere and friendly people make for a good time.

Thank Kyle U
Ventura, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spencer Makenzie's (rumor says these are 2 kids' names) consistently delivers on its promise: to deliver freshly made fish tacos with all the fixes, including 5 or 6 kinds of speciality spicy sauces. About 8 months ago SM got a wine license, so now it's not just a good lunch place, but a nice light dinner place for civilized inbibers.... More 

Thank boudreauxg
McKinleyville, California, United States
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is amazing! Incredible food and excellent service! We had the shrimp tacos, Brooklyn style, and the seared ahi. Yummy! They sell their sauces which I would highly recommend! Can't wait for my next trip to Ventura as I'm craving those tacos and nothing compares.

Thank Michele W
Ventura, California, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spencer's is a great location in Downtown Ventura in a very quaint building. It is always busy but the service is usually fast and it just points to how great the food is. Whenever my wife and I stop by (we live 10 minutes away) I almost always remark, "man, we need to come here more often!" Their giant fish... More 

Thank Mike L
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered the fish tacos. The fish was soft, almost not throughly cooked. They are on flour tortilla, they are usually on corn tortilla. However, the sauce on them was very delicious and tasty! Beware, if you order outside you cannot eat inside. It was our first time there. There was a line to order and we just got in... More 

Thank MVasquezR

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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
Mexican, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, 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 East Thompson Boulevard, Corner of Ash & Thompson, Ventura, CA 93001
  • 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?