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Fat Fish Cantina Grill

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, , Seafood
4474 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92109-3920
+1 858-490-2877
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (40 reviews)
“pozole” (10 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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4474 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92109-3920
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw the reviews and decided to try this while vacationing here and it was a convenient location from where we were staying. But the food was very very overcooked, especially the seafood, the food had no flavor and was extremely bland. We were so...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was a easy walk from our hotel. The service was great. The food was fresh and flavorful. Would visit again if in the area.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I love to meet for lunch here. They have a big, free parking lot you can park in for up to 2 hours. You can choose the outside patio or indoor dining. The menu is great, and my favorite is the Cabo...More

Thank Vacationers62
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Arrived in San Diego and found this restaurant not far from our hotel. Four of us had amazingly good dinner, Mexican fish dishes. Thoroughly recommend the Cabo Fish Bowl. Friendly , helpful staff offering advice on the dishes. Even got to chat with the manager...More

Thank woodyGateshead
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

I'm glad I found this restaurant. It's a great atmosphere. The menu is excellent, lots of great choices, and the price is very reasonable. Great margaritas for a very reasonable price as well.

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Free parking and short walk to beach. Fish tacos are my favorite and FatFish did not disappoint. When this Zonie comes to town, I want to make sure I make it here.

Thank Collegeprof
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Located steps away from the beach (no ocean view, though). Nightly specials. Free chips and salsa. Had fish tacos, chicken tacos, and nachos. Great prices, especially if you get a nightly special. And the best part - free parking for restaurant patrons.

Thank 310Beachlover
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We arrived at Fat Fish greeted by a long queue that wasn't moving. I went and asked how long the wait was and was told 30 minutes....half the restaurant was empty so we didn't quite understand. After waiting for nearly 30 minutes and noting a...More

Thank Jessgreen17
Reviewed 4 October 2017

In a world where each Mexican restaurant- (regardless of trip Advisor reviews), seems to want to vie for the title of "most disappointing", Fat Fish was a very pleasant surprise. Margs were quite good- I generally kick a drink up a notch with a shot...More

Thank GJW184
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We found this place last Monday night after walking by on our stay at a nearby hotel, the menu convinced us to comeback for dinner and we were so impressed we went back the day before we left for seconds. I highly recommend the tequila...More

Thank Gary P
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23 March 2016|
Response from WFGuestServices | Property representative |
We do have a gluten free menu, it is not a large variety but the options are there!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 22
Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4474 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92109-3920
  • Public Transportation: There are numerous bus routes to our restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Pacific Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-490-2877
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Fat Fish Cantinagrill combines Southern California cooking trends and the flavor-driven culinary style of our neighbors to the South. We are an eatery that's motivated to be a leader in affordable dining at the beach, inspired by seasonal harvests from the freshest Pacific seafood & California farm lands, with prime aged beef and local fresh poultry. Our space can accommodate a wide range of events and party sizes. Let us plan your next gathering and we will carefully select the perfect menu items to accomodate your friend, family, and business occasions.
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