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Fish House Vera Cruz

) #3 of 191 Restaurants in San Marcos ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Seafood, Soups
360 Via Vera Cruz, San Marcos, CA 92078-2620
+1 760-744-8000
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (26 reviews)
“monkfish” (17 reviews)
“seafood” (35 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
360 Via Vera Cruz, San Marcos, CA 92078-2620
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Reviews (212)
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Reviewed yesterday

I have been eating the best fresh fish at The Fish House for 30 years and it is still the best. The yellowtail is local or from Mexico and is fantastic. They will cook it medium rare if you request it. The oysters are always...More

Thank Lesley M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have not eaten at Vera Cruz for a long while but when I went the fish was perfect. I loved the cheese mashed potatoes and the vegetables. I only gave a 4 star because it's been a while, but I'm sure it's still perfect.

Thank Bonnie W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Top notch dining. Great experience. Went with group of six. Attentive wait staff. Will definitely return when in town.

Thank 8KayBee8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I met friends here for dinner while visiting the area. The food and service were excellent. Everyone at our table loved the food, and it was some the best seafood that I have ever had.

Thank BCTE4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many places offer seafood as part of a varied menu; not so the Fish House. They have a huge offering of seafood, including shellfish and everything is great. Their grill is right when you walk in, and their fresh fish is all on display. The...More

Thank HardBop
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best time to go is before 6 PM. for supper. Try the Pacific Halibut with steamed carrots and broccoli . The bread was sour dough and a bit too crusty. The oysters Rockefeller was to die for! Some of the best I've ever tasted-plenty...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't try the potatoes unless you're ready to make a return trip -- they're to die for! I ordered the cod (blackened and well done), plus carrots and the OMG potatoes. Everything was prepared to perfection. The crowd was business casual to senior citizens. No...More

Thank chalst
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This is a favorite restaurant whenever visiting from the east coast. The variety and quality of the seafood is great and it is all beautifully cooked and prepared. Presentation and service is good but not great if it was I would rank it 5* strongly...More

Thank Mike V
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This place was packed at 4:30 and it's a big restaurant! First, the not so good... steamed broccoli tastes great, but it stinks when it cooks. The fish smell combined with the broccoli gas was off-putting. There was also a rancid smell coming from the...More

Thank Lyn B
Reviewed 11 April 2017

You can find fresh fish, very good variety. Also other meals, here again, good variety.Good service.

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How late do you serve lunch?
31 October 2015|
Response from msSbellamac | Reviewed this property |
Their Web site indicates they are open 11am to close. I believe the lunch menu is served until 2pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 360 Via Vera Cruz, San Marcos, CA 92078-2620
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 760-744-8000
  • E-mail