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“Good Tacos/Poor Environment”

Bear Flag Fish Co-Newport Peninsula
Ranked #25 of 519 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout
Description: Bear Flag Fish Co. is the seafood wonderland we all long for on idle summer days, a fish market-cum-restaurant where brilliant slabs of tuna glint like rubies and the spindrift of crashing waves hangs in the air. It’s minimalism at its seafaring best — Bear Flag understands that often all a fish needs is a satisfying char and the salty rush of a beach breeze.- LA TimesThe Bear Flag Fish Co. pushes a healthy lifestyle that’s exuded from just about everything in their spot, including the food, the decor and the good looking people coming in and out.-FoodBeastSometimes good food is simply, simple. Its fresh ingredients create an effortless melody, the kind you find stuck in your head when you’re in the shower, or driving to work or when you’re cleaning up around the house. -OC Register
Reviewed July 1, 2014

Went to Bear Flag based on a friends recommendation - they get take out frequently. First the good - the fish tacos were good, as was the chowder, but not "stand up and clap" good. Now the bad. The line is always long, the place is small and the worst part, the place was very dirty. Tables - filthy and patrons were repeatedly trying to clean them themselves to have a place to sit. Trash was overflowing. Whatever good was in the tacos it was far outweighed by a very unhealthy environment.

Thank Don N
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great food horrible service messing up orders long lines a victim of their own success maybe when they open the new location on via lido it will take the pressure off or will they just mismanage it as well

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Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

This is a wait in line type fish market. Order by name & wait. The fish was fresh & plentiful in a burrito style. We had finished our dinners & not yet received our artichoke appetizer- bummer. We took them home- but not very good the next day. Chefs were oblivious of getting our "firsts" out first.

1  Thank janicepk
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

If you want some jammin' fish tacos and/or other incarnations of the same basic ingredients, come to Bear Flag. They've got that down to a science. If you need someone patting your behind while you're in line, explaining the menu to you, or otherwise stroking your ego, keep looking. The people who love the jammin' fish tacos will be glad you went elsewhere - this place rocks.

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Thank andy m
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

I used to live next door when this place was an auto repair shop. Slowly it transformed into the best fish taco spot in orange county! The food is so delicious and leaves you feeling wonderful. The seared ahi tacos are to die for. The habanero salsa is the secret ingredient that you splash on yourself that puts these tacos in another realm!

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Thank Daniel G
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