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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
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish tacos” (148 reviews)
“ahi” (20 reviews)
“clam chowder” (30 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
806 E Thompson Blvd, Corner of Ash & Thompson, Ventura, CA 93001-2918
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Reviewed July 17, 2017

I keep coming here with simple expectations. Some visits I get excellent fish tacos with great service. Other visits I get fish tacos with over-cooked rubbery fish smothered in special sauce that took forever because the waitress is over-whelmed. Sometimes I leave loving the place....More

Thank LaQuinta
Reviewed July 17, 2017

This place was packed, but people gladly waited and it was worth it. We ate on the patio even though it was getting a bit chilly because the wait for indoor seating would have been longer! The fish tacos is what we came for and...More

Thank Sylvia O
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Long day and we didn't feel like cooking. Fresh, tasty, local, healthy and affordable. Spencers!! No line to get dinner at 8pm. Our food was brought fairly quickly, considering that it is all made to order. The Ahi Pockets were covered with chunks of seared...More

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed July 8, 2017

Love this place....insanely good fish tacos and other seafood items will not disappoint. Lines can be long but this stop is so worth the wait!

Thank moenkopi23
Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

Great lunch and dinner spot after beach or any time. Fresh, affordable, wide selection of food and drink-something for everyone. We eat here every time we're in Ventura.

Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

We ordered the fish and shrimp burrito and ceviche for lunch and shared our lunch. The food was delicious. Clam chowder was very tasty and Amy our server was very friendly and upbeat. We really enjoyed our food and the atmosphere.

Thank Judy H
Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

It's always a good sign when there are people lined up inside and outside. Even better the very courteous staff willing to help everyone . Based off of others reviews and recommendations we ordered the clam chowder - great flavor and balance of ingredients, cod...More

Thank kd1314
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

We visited this awesome restaurant twice during our weeklong visit to Ventura for the fish tacos ! They are amazing whether you get them grilled or tempura style. You can get discounts on food during happy hour 3-7! You have the option to sit outdoors...More

Thank andreagladu
Reviewed June 24, 2017

WOW! What a treat!! Definitely do not miss Makenzie's! Very busy place, employees are right on top with fast, friendly service. I freely admit, the fish taco trophy now belongs to Makenzie's after residing in Palm Springs at Shangai Reds for many years. The fish...More

Thank cheaptravelhunter
Reviewed June 5, 2017

You simply will NOT go wrong eating here. I only get the fish tacos because I end up mumbling the rest of the night about how dang GOOD they are! Not a lot of tables so show up early!

Thank Ytokfish
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July 23, 2015|
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Response from Doozer2015 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they do. Give them a call, they are always more then helpfull!
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Restaurant Details

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