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“Great place for a fish taco and chowder”

Spencer Makenzie's Fish
Ranked #3 of 427 Restaurants in Ventura
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Description: Voted best fish taco in the county.
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Description: Voted best fish taco in the county.
Ventura
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great place for a fish taco and chowder”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

Spencers makes great fish tacos that are so big that one is all you need. They put chopped cabbage, red and yellow bell peppers on top along with cilanto and their secret sauce. Pair it with a mini clam chowder and you have a great meal for less than $10. You can get 2 for 1 tacos M-Th in the afternoon hours. Check the website for specific times.
After eating cross the 101 freeway on the footbridge and take a walk out on the Ventura Pier. You never have to worry about parking and its free on their side of the freeway.

  • Visited October 2013
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Ventura, CA
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Surorise”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

This unassuming little spot on main St. (think it was once a Hamburger stand) is a big surprise. Small, casual "beachy" atmosphere, and great seafood. We are fans of their Ahi Tuna... they know how to sear it like it should be.

  • Visited August 2013
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Glen Rock, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Everything we'd hoped it would be”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Took the family out west for the first time, and having read about Spencer Makenzie's on FB, we were anxious to try. BEST fish tacos EVER...very friendly staff, and a great location.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Matt M
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Casual, Inexpensive Dining”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

We came to Spencer Makenzie based on a local salespersons recommendation. There were three of us and we all came away with the same opinion, good fish, but the rest of the experience was lukewarm. The fish tacos were good, we had both grilled and fried. The special sauce was not very special and the waitstaff was not very friendly, it was closing time by the time we were done so that might have factored into their less than cheerful dispositions. Probably won't go back with so many other choices in Ventura.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank yogalisa
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Healthy Options”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Asked what the specialty was, "Fish Taco" was the reply and they weren't lying! Also tried the chowder and the Ahi pocket. All were delicious and well priced. Serving sizes were perfect too, not too large. Staff were friendly and efficient also.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank NZ34travel
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