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Fat Fish Cantina Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Pacific Beach
Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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4474 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92109 (Garnet)
+1 858-490-2877
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Today
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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52 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I originally stopped by to check out the pier and I saw this place on the corner. I was thinking typical Cali taco bar but this was very different. The waitress were very nice and pretty; but the food looked very different. Everyone was eating tacos or steak entrée but I chose the soup dish. It was 7.75 for a... More 

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Thank Dink C
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Fat Fish Cantina Grill, responded to this review

Hello Dink, We are so flattered and pleased that you had such an awesome first experience at Fat Fish! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome compliments and feedback, please visit us again soon! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations Fat Fish Cantinagrill More 

Waterford, CT
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is great! The tacos are tasty and I would definitely recommend the Brie-stuffed poblano pepper appetizer encrusted in hazelnuts. So delicious and they have a great beer selection featuring local breweries!

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Thank sunandfun78
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Fat Fish Cantina Grill, responded to this review

Hello sunandfun78, Thank you so much for joining us for apps and drinks, and for taking the time to send your kind words and recommendations. We hope you come by again soon! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations Fat Fish Cantinagrill More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The chips and salsa was so good, we just had too come back the next day. Perfect place to bring our kids, with 2 strollers and all. Very cost yet modern. Great food, and very friendly staff.

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Thank joycehmattsson
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Fat Fish Cantina Grill, responded to this review

Hello joycehmattsson, Thank you so much for dining with us two days in a row! We're so pleased your family enjoyed both experiences, and we look forward to the next one! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations World Famous More 

Arkport, New York
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194 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure if we just hit a bad night or wondering if there's been a change in management. We were seated quickly but took 10 minutes for server to take our drink order. 15 minutes later our server told us there was a backup at the bar. He said he'd bring us chips. Ten minutes later he served chips to... More 

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Thank 52607Smiling
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Fat Fish Cantina Grill, responded to this review

Hello 52607Smiling, We sincerely apologize about this disappointing experience you had at our establishment. This is not typical service that we give our much appreciated guests, so we'd like to follow up with your server. Would you be able to tell us the day you visited as well as the servers name (fatfishcantinagrill@gmail.com)? We thank you for bringing this to... More 

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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time to the Fat Fish, and slightly wary as I' m not really a Mexican food fan; I know this may sound stange but husband likes the food, so it was a compromise, but WOW, WOW, WOW. Had the Grilled Salmon Champignon and this has got to be the best salmon I have ever tasted. Service was good, and... More 

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Thank Diane31
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Fat Fish Cantina Grill, responded to this review

Hello Diane31, We truly appreciate you taking time to send your incredibly kind words and we are so pleased that you loved every aspect of your visit to Fat Fish. We thank you for your recommendation and look forward to your return! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations Fat Fish Cantinagrill More 

San Diego, California
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to try one of San Diego's famous fish tacos, Fat Fish is a great option. Situated next to the beach, this restaurant offers great tables for dining and also a bar area for their nightly specials and happy hour deals. The guacamole here is made fresh, some of the best in San Diego. Also, be aware that... More 

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Thank Morgan M
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Fat Fish Cantina Grill, responded to this review

Hello Morgan, Thank you so much for your incredibly kind words about our food, drinks and atmosphere. We appreciate you taking the time to write and for being such a great guest to us. Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations Fat Fish Cantinagrill More 

Mesa, Arizona, United States
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is why Americans are over weight! Oh my.... the Carnitas burrito is arguably the best burrito ever. The guacamole was chunky without spice which made it perfect. The salsa... might be from a bottle. Just wasn't impressed with the Salsa but it was free so whatevs... every San Diego trip we hit this place up... then we have... More 

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Thank Dr_C0981
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Fat Fish Cantina Grill, responded to this review

Hello Dr_C0981, Thank you for being such a dedicated guest to us whenever you visit San Diego, and for taking time to send us your feedback. We appreciate you giving us your opinion of the salsa - we do make it from scratch, in house, so we want to follow up with our culinary team to make sure it is... More 

Hillsborough
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughters and I stopped here for dinner one day after shopping all day since it was just a few blocks from where we were staying. We were so impressed with our meal that we came back three days later for dinner again! There is something for everyone. I have one daughter that doesn't like fish but she still found... More 

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Thank Terri G
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Fat Fish Cantina Grill, responded to this review

Hello Terri, We're so pleased to hear that you and your daughters enjoyed your visits to Fat Fish, and we thank you for making us a special part of your visit to SD! We hope you visit us again the next time you are staying in town! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations Fat Fish Cantinagrill More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second stay iMission Beach, second visit @ Fat Fish. Again ver good food, perfect service and we will come back

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Thank Sonja K
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Fat Fish Cantina Grill, responded to this review

Hello Sonja, Thank you so much for keeping Fat Fish in your Mission Beach vacation plans! We truly appreciate you writing and we look forward to the next visit! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations Fat Fish Cantinagrill More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went on a Monday night for the super Value Lobster Tail - $9!!! Great service, food was really tasty, and unbelievable at $9. Our friends recommended asking for an additional tail. Could not resist. Super!!

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Thank PeterCharon
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Fat Fish Cantina Grill, responded to this review

Hello PeterCharon, Thank you so much for joining us for the awesome Monday night Lobster Special! We're so pleased you enjoyed your meal, and we hope we see you in here again! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations Fat Fish Cantinagrill More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4474 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92109
    (Garnet)
  • Public Transportation: There are numerous bus routes to our restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Pacific Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-490-2877
Description
Fat Fish Cantinagrill combines Southern California cooking trends and the flavor-driven culinary style of our neighbors to the South. We are an eatery that's motivated to be a leader in affordable dining at the beach, inspired by seasonal harvests from the freshest Pacific seafood & California farm lands, with prime aged beef and local fresh poultry. Our space can accommodate a wide range of events and party sizes. Let us plan your next gathering and we will carefully select the perfect menu items to accomodate your friend, family, and business occasions.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?