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Spencer Makenzie's Fish

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806 East Thompson Boulevard, Corner of Ash & Thompson, Ventura, CA 93001
+1 805-643-8226
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Moore, Oklahoma
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered take out at the outdoor window on a Friday night. The cashier was friendly and my food was ready quickly. I thought the clam chowder was decent but not great. The tempura fish taco was very good. I loved the parmasean shrimp taco in the crunchy shell. I actually wish I would have had two of them. The... More 

Thank flyingradish
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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122 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So I'm told by someone that I trust that Spencer Makenzie's Fish is awesome. That person was sitting RIGHT NEXT TO ME at Spencer Makenzie's Fish, gushing about it, telling me that it's SUCH AN AWESOME traditional California fish shack and we were so lucky to be there. I looked around and, I have to admit, I liked the peek-a-boo... More 

Thank dknight818
Lahti, Finland
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was right next to our accommodation and we needed just a small dinner so we ended up here. Good thing we did, since the food was really tasty. Simple and so so tasty! And it was nice to sit outside and enjoy our tacos and fried whatever and watch the sunset. I would definitely visit this place many times... More 

Thank TiiLou
Ventura, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never been disappointed at Spencer Mackenzie's! Service is friendly and fast. Ahi burger is not to be missed.

Thank tr0picaltravelers
Ventura, CA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Splurge and get the tempura style shrimp tacos. Served with bell peppers, it's a sizable taco and one of my all time favs in town. They've recently redone their patio and inside and it looks great. My husband likes the ahi poke pocket. Good clam chowder (Brophy's is better in my opinion). The bar at lunch is always busy, which... More 

Thank VenturaBeachGirl
Portland, Oregon
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best darn burritos and tacos around. Eat in or weather permitting, dine out . . . I had a burrito "Brooklyn" style which did NOT disappoint. Just the right hint of heat where you want it and no after burn . . . The fish tacos were huge when compared to others I've had - - - a full... More 

Thank Read W
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I confess I am a committed fish taco person. I've tried them all and like many. Spencer Makenzie's are great. I love their giant taco (equivalent to two of most other places, including Rubio's) with the fish grilled. I've tried their calamari and shrimp tacos as well. Both delicious. The sauces (hot and the traditional Spencer creamy sauce) are great.... More 

Thank Paula M
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at the hotel right across street and wanted something walking distance. Great food!! You have to wait a bit for your order but definitely worth the wait!! My friend had a fish and shrimp burrito which he raved about!! Simple, fresh and deliscious!! I had tacos and chips and salsa. Chips are house made and crispy and... More 

Thank kristi g
Oxnard, California
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Im obsessed with this place, i must admit. Best shrimp tacos I've ever tried, either fried or grilled, get the shrimp tacos (thank me later). Great meal, still pretty healthy for a great price. Its right next to the beach so you can go take a walk on the beach once you are done. Favorite taco place in California!

Thank melpedrero
Los Angeles, California
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We ate outside with a "peek" view of the ocean. The place seemed to have a nice mix of locals and visitors. My ahi sandwich was AMAZING -- really fresh fish with unique sauces (which you can buy to take home). The prices are right and I appreciate free refills on my ice tea.

Thank PaulaLB

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 806 East Thompson Boulevard, Corner of Ash & Thompson, Ventura, CA 93001
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-643-8226
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?