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Fish 101

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1468 North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
+1 760-943-6221
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Escondido, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The quality of the fish is amazing! What the place lacks in ambiance, it definitely makes up in taste. Great little casual lunch spot for locals and tourists.

Thank KristinaEgle
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92 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent fish tacos! Very casual vibe. Picnic table seating in back. Very limited parking. Very few menu choices.

Thank Hairup
San Diego CA
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very family. Very casual. Delicious food, both the fish and the veggies. Fun interactions with staff and customers. Very popular so can involve a wait, therefore plan your timing

Thank niallconway
Oceanside, California
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151 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an amazing find. The food is very fresh and they cook it fast. Normally that would be a bad thing but this place really knows what they are doing. The family in front of me received their clam chowder before they all had even left the register. Key items to try: - shrimp cocktail - oysters - tacos... More 

Thank Myles44
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here with family. Recommended by locals and not disappointed. Reasonable sized portions and well prepared. It's an order and pay at the counter so prices are fairly reasonable.

Thank George G
Chandler, Arizona
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had Yellowtail plate with salad & fries. Wife had tuna poke, seaweed sales, vile, avacado, brown rice. Before had 3 kinds of raw oysters. Great food and service. Low prices. Very, very popular place. Opens at 11:30am. We were there. Still a line at 12:30.

Thank harrys991
San Diego
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110 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

GEM! This is a phenomenal find in Leucadia. The fish is extremely fresh, the service is simple as one orders at the counter and awaits the food to be delivered. All the dishes are consistently well made and the accompany beer selection is equally good. The only downside is the limited parking as one is forced to find street parking... More 

Thank Sameer R
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Able to walk to this casual restaurant from our motel. Order and pay at the bar & food is delivered to your table. Three shrimp tacos for $10.95. Delicious! Daily specials as well. Highly recommend!

Thank Victor F
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Mahi Mahi is outstanding, but whatever you get, there's no disappointment here! They specialize on using quality ingredients, leaning strongly toward all-natural, so anything on the menu is satisfying and delicious. Staff is mostly young, friendly folks who all seem to be having a good time. Recent expansion of semi-al fresco with heating towers has added a nice touch.... More 

Thank Alfred D
West Nyack, New York
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Ate here a few times during my stay! Had the Mahi Bowl, I've had the fish and shrimp tacos.... had them grilled and had them fried. Place is great! Seat yourself, get a number and they bring you your food.

Thank kathleens924

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
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 North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-943-6221

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?