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“Surorise” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Spencer Makenzie's Fish

Spencer Makenzie's Fish
Ranked #3 of 423 Restaurants in Ventura
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Voted best fish taco in the county.
Ventura, CA
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Surorise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Glen Rock, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Everything we'd hoped it would be”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 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
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Casual, Inexpensive Dining”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank yogalisa
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“Healthy Options”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NZ34travel
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Washington, DC
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great fish tacos!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2013

Spencer Makenzie's is a casual beach town fish spot. Sat at the counter and enjoyed chowder and fish tacos. Super friendly service and good food. Will definitely return.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Monica84
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