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Fat Fish Cantina Grill

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$$ - $$$
Pacific Beach
Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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4474 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92109-3920 (Garnet)
+1 858-490-2877
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Burlington, Vermont
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I ventured away from downtown San Diego to explore Pacific Beach and arrived at Fat Fish because of the good reviews. We were not disappointed. The restaurant is friendly and inviting and has a heated porch area for cooler evenings. It was not too noisy but I went on a weeknight around 7:30pm. The margaritas are delicious and unique. I... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mexican is my favorite food so when we travel we always find a place to get some margaritas. This place had excellent food, the drinks were good (not the best I have ever had) but they made a decent margarita. The salsa was outstanding. We were in San Diego for 4 nights- we went to Fat Fish twice.

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Thank mich4230
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Fat Fish Cantina Grill, responded to this review

Hello mich4230, Thank you so much for dining with us twice during your SD trip! We are so pleased that you had a great time and we hope you come back to visit us! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations Fat Fish Cantinagrill More 

Parker, Colorado
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137 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The portions were generous and the food was quite tasty. I did miss Anais smothering of hot spicy green chili that is usually offered at Mexican restaurants and not here. If you're looking for Mexican food that focuses more on delicious Meats this is a great place

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Thank TruthBTold00
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Fat Fish Cantina Grill, responded to this review

Hello TruthBTold00, Thank you for dining with us at Fat Fish and for taking time to write! Please visit us again sometime. Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations Fat Fish Cantinagrill More 

Maple Ridge, Canada
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425 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good Vibs in this restaurant - everyone seems to be having a good time. Good drink and food selections. Staff are friendly but it can get pretty busy. Calamari is a little different that i'm used to so not my favourite

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Thank Buttercup5687
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Fat Fish Cantina Grill, responded to this review

Hello Buttercup5687, Thanks for your kind post about Fat Fish! We're glad you enjoyed yourself and hope you come back for more! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations Fat Fish Cantinagrill More 

Alliance, Ohio
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was just awesome. The ambiance is fantastic and the food is even better. So good I bought the darn t shirt becuase it was the best enchiladas, and lobster tail I've ever had. Their daily specials are very good deals. The billionaire margarita was the best I ever had and our waitress was very nice, and fast as... More 

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Thank damianimichael
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Fat Fish Cantina Grill, responded to this review

Hello damianimichael, We're so flattered! Thank you so much for your awesome post and for dining with us at Fat Fish. Please visit us again! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations Fat Fish Cantinagrill More 

Western Washington
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92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We were a bit disappointed because the reviews here had been so very good and our meal was good, but not great and the service was both slow and forgetful. The waitress was so out of it that she delivered my husband's shrimp pozole without noticing that she hadn't given us any napkins or silverware (they came after we asked,... More 

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1 Thank jsnover
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Fat Fish Cantina Grill, responded to this review

Hello jsnover, Thank you for dining with us and for taking time to send your feedback. We sincerely apologize for some of the hiccups you experienced, and we'd like to promptly address them with our team to prevent them in the future. Would you be able to send me the day/time you visited, as well as your servers name? We... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Really great family restaurant. Super service, really great food - Tacos al Carbon all round and as many tortillas as you want and most importantly for the boys an awesome Margarita flight!

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Thank obefee
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Fat Fish Cantina Grill, responded to this review

Hello obefee, Thanks so much for your kind review and for dining with us! We hope you visit us again! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations Fat Fish Cantinagrill More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We were in San Diego for a week and went all over the place trying to hit all the hot spots. This was our final dinner and it was by far the best. I just wish we found this place earlier so we could go back again! We sat out on the patio with the heaters and fire pit. The... More 

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WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Fat Fish Cantina Grill, responded to this review

Hello Allison, We really appreciate you taking the time to write about your great experience dining with us, we're so glad you enjoyed every aspect of your visit! Please come again the next time you're in town! Best wishes, Nicole .C Guest Relations Fat Fish Cantinagrill More 

Chicago
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We had lobster tacos that were insanely good! the margaritas are unique. I had one with black lava salt that is my new favorite. Early dinner so it was still quiet on the patio.

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Thank Steve-n-Susie
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Fat Fish Cantina Grill, responded to this review

Hello Steve-n-Susie, We're so pleased you enjoyed your food and drinks! Thank you for taking time to write, please visit us again! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations Fat Fish Cantinagrill More 

Oakland, California
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Our servers were fast and friendly. The house margarita was tasty and the chips and guac were great. Food was well prepared and tasty but not 100% great. I had the fish tacos and was shocked to see battered fish--San Diego is the home of the fish taco and battered fish is a big NO-NO!!! I peeled off the batter... More 

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Thank Julia A
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Fat Fish Cantina Grill, responded to this review

Hello Julia, Thank you for dining with us and for sending your feedback. We apologize that your server didn't mention this to you but you can get your tacos battered OR grilled! ! Please come back and try! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations Fat Fish Cantinagrill More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 22
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4474 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92109-3920
    (Garnet)
  • 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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?