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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 - 21:00
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Oceanside, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 February 2017

When you see large parties of Mexican families eat here all the time, sure bet it has good food. Atmosphere ok, but we come for good food. The family running the place is wonderful. Parrilladas is our favorite! Be sure to scrap your veggies, etc. in the bottom of your grill plate. The sauce is spectacular! We dine in or... More 

Thank csusanellis
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

First let's start by saying this is a family style restaurant and that means to expect kids and not fancy atmosphere. Now moving on to the food let me tell you that is the best around the area at least from oceanside, Vista, carlsbad. I ate the soups, parrilladas, seafood cocktail, fried fish and many other yummy dishes and loved... More 

Thank Joseph L
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I hate to stereotype, but my ideal Tex-Mex place is lots of good food cheap. This place does not disappoint. Not a lot of ambiance, but decent seating (we even had one on crutches), and two large screens with sports and not obnoxiously loud. Food quality was fine - we had fajitas, quesadillas, and a taco, and maybe this isn't... More 

Thank Alan C
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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150 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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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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121 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
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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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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

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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
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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?