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Fish 101

1468 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-1443
+1 760-943-6221
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (39 reviews)
“fresh fish” (33 reviews)
“tacos” (32 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1468 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-1443
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently took my family to Fish 101 while we were in Encinitas on vacation. It was an excellent decision. The seafood was excellent. Two of us tried the seafood of the day. and it was wonderful. Others had the tuna and they really enjoyed...More

1  Thank Jim R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small business is hopping. Literally there was a line out the door when we got there. The line was still there down the sidewalk when we left. The turnover of tables was crazy. The seating capacity looked only to be about 80. As soon...More

Thank Jamal C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heaven in your mouth! Seriously the fried fish tacos taste unbelievable. I also tried the baked ones, they were ok. The shrimp appetizers were wonderful and probably the best I've had.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best local restaurant in Leucadia. The fish is fresh and delicious. My favorite is the spicy tuna bowl. The seafood curry is also a favorite. They only serve fish burritos at lunch so make sure to go at lunch when the line...More

Thank Heather N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unbelievable.... we loved it... kids loved it... great local beers... Ahi tuna appetizer was amazing... fish fry awesome.... fast service... great experiencing the local business... we want to go again as this was worth every bit of effort... and wait there is more....the deserts were...More

Thank Dan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At Fish 101 you queue up to order, take a number, find a seat then your food gets delivered to the table. It's very informal and low key, no standing on ceremony here. The grilled fish tacos were marvellous, my husband had a fish bowl...More

Thank KatyVDubai
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like fish you should stopped by fish 101. They are affordable and they have great food and service.

Thank roadrunner077
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Near Carlsbad, CA, and looking for a quaint seafood restaurant with great prices and even greater tasting food? Then you must go to Fish 101 on the Pacific Coast Highway. Plug this gem into your Waze GPS and prepare you taste buds. Very SoCal and...More

Thank Brentmo
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

My daughter recommended Fish 101 for the freshest fish in the West. If you hooked it yourself it couldn't be better. I had Halibut and Ellen had Salmon. Great choices. Informal atmosphere.

Thank Simon R
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Fish 101 was just what we were looking for for a quick dinner before going to watch the sunset at the beach. Great oysters, delicious fish tacos, interesting wines, nice casual atmosphere.

Thank Wendy L
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Barb S
3 March 2017|
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Response from 3ofusSD | Reviewed this property |
2.3 miles by car. You can take an Uber.
Myrna S
14 August 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
No reservations. This a very informal spot. A true dive but very clean.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1468 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-1443
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-943-6221
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