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Mariscos Ensenada

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1405 S El Camino Real, Ste 5110, Oceanside, CA 92054-4472
+1 760-967-6024
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

We discovered this place soon after moving to Oceanside, and like it because of it's family friendly atmosphere, reasonable prices and authentic food.

Thank Janet S
Williamsburg, VA
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136 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2014 via mobile

I tried this restaurant based on other Trip Advisor reviews and recommend it to others traveling to Oceanside, Ca. I had three tacos, which is one of my criteria for testing authenticity...if they are too dressed up, it's not the real deal (based on travels in Mexico). This place was spot on- fish taco 7/10 (although fried); carnitas 9/10 (one... More 

1 Thank jasonparkhouse
Atlanta, Georgia
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

The food is always good. And the portions are substantial but the service isn't always quality. I always feel rushed to order even when I'm the only one in line. When asking for extras on my food I'm always met with a little attitude and the charge for extras is ridiculous. Make sure to ask what the extra charge is... More 

Thank Erica M
Oceanside, California
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123 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

Bought a new home near this restaurant and finally gave it a try. The food, though good, was only average in my estimation. I had the fried shrimp and my companion had a sea food stir fry. The food was bit pricy, the bill was over $42.00 for 2 people, but overall I would rate it average. I go to... More 

Thank houstontosandiego
Escondido, California
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120 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

I had a fish taco/lobster taco plate. The fish taco was terrific. Crunchy flavorful and flakey. The lobster taco had a nice selection of vegetables in it, but they were cooked too much and had a bit too much "juice." The lobster portion in taco was just barely passing. Cooked right, just not enough. Beans were fresh, and service for... More 

Thank Scapegoat51b
Eastsound, Washington
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014

It's like being in Mexico. Kitchen tables, vinyl covered chairs, friendly attentive wait staff and plenty of great food.

Thank Dave E
Chandler, Arizona
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

living in Arizona we have so many good mexican restaurants to choose from, I was excited to try Mariscos because it had great reviews. I've learned that the region of mexico the food comes from makes a big difference to me. I prefer sonoran style food and this is not it. Mariscos was clean and the staff was friendly but... More 

Thank deedeeg123
Oceanside, California
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88 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013 via mobile

A locals type of place, located about ten minutes from the I-5, the 76, & the 78 @ the corner of El Camino Real and Oceanside Blvd. Great burritos @$5, platas at$7 and house specialties, like a whole fish fried beach style (big enough for 2 or 3) $15-20. Free homemade chips and salsa, beer or sodas to drink. I... More 

Thank JMcEwen
San Diego, California
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173 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

My BF and I discovered this place when we searched online for a Mexican seafood place. Their ceviche is on point and their shrimp cocktail is authentic. The beans and rice are average. They serve chips and salsa once you sit down and they have a salsa bar in the back of the restaurant. The service is friendly although it... More 

Thank lindagn1
Woodbridge, VA
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

Everytime I visit Oceanside on Business Travel I stop through this restaurant at least twice. It is a favorite amongst working class couples, families and young locals who enjoy watching spanish TV shows and sports on Large Screen TVs. The staff is very proud of their menu and, hence, is extremely patient and detailed when answering your questions about your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1405 S El Camino Real, Ste 5110, Oceanside, CA 92054-4472
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oceanside
  • Phone Number: +1 760-967-6024
Great family atmosphere plus authentic mexican food

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