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Fat Fish Cantina Grill

) #64 of 3,982 Restaurants in San Diego €€ - €€€ Mexican, , Seafood
4474 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92109-3920
+1 858-490-2877
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
4474 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92109-3920
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Reviewed yesterday

Checked out Fat Fish based on a recommendation from the front desk clerk where my friends were staying, in Pacific Beach...it was well worth the stop! We tried a number of the appetizers, the grilled corn is to die for! The stuffed jalapeno's were fabulous...More

Thank cjhill95
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Met some friends who were also vacationing with a child. This area was hard to find a family friendly restaurant. Saw this one and gave it a go. Food was excellent and drinks were great too!

Thank Kristina K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great local spot with fresh ingredients and authentic service. Tender skirt steak and fab fajitas; skinny Guadalajara margarita just right - good balance of sweet and sour. A must see place on Pacific Beach.

Thank Rosemarie O
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Fat Fish Cantina Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Rosemarie, We're so pleased that you had such a wonderful dining experience with us! Thank you for writing about the great food and drinks that you enjoyed - please come back for more! Best wishes, Nicole C Guest Relations Fat Fish Cantinagrill

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a seat yourself and it took them almost 35 minutes to give us menus and take our order. We had the fish tacos and pork fajita which were both pretty good but overall the bad service will keep me from returning and...More

Thank Shazose
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Fat Fish Cantina Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Shazose, We sincerely apologize for this frustrating experience you had at our restaurant, and we'd like to follow up with our staff about this. Would you be able to email me the day/time you visited, as well as your server's name? fatfishcantinagrill@gmail.com Best wishes,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I looked up Fat Fish before heading to San Diego. I went based on the excellent reviews. Delightful hostess. No wait which was great after a long day at the beach. Pleasant waitress. Ordered Lobster salad which was excellent. They had us out within a...More

Thank Amber J
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Fat Fish Cantina Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Amber, Thank you so much for not only visiting us , but for taking time to write such wonderful feedback. We love hearing from our guests and are so pleased that we were a special part of your trip to SD. Please visit again...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for a place to enjoy a drink with great chips and salsa, then this is a good option. If you're looking for yummy Mexican seafood options, there are much better places in San Diego. The server was very nice, but he was...More

Thank Jicelleo
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Fat Fish Cantina Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Jicelleo, Thank you for dining with us and sending your appreciated feedback. We are always looking for ways to improve and it helps hearing from guests! We hope you are willing to give us another try to perhaps try different dishes that you may...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family of 4 stopped here for dinner our fist night in San Diego. Great first pick! The place has a great vibe, the staff is very friendly and the food is excellent. I will definitely be back before I go back home.More

Thank Bon33
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Fat Fish Cantina Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Bon33, Thank you so much for bringing your family for your first SD dinner stop! We're so happy you guys enjoyed your experience and we hope you got a chance to visit again over the weekend! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations Fat Fish...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank homeinvt802
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Fat Fish Cantina Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello homeinvt802, We're so pleased that you decided to join us over the weekend for some food and margs! We appreciate you taking time to send your feedback as we are always looking to see what we are doing great and what we can improve...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank mich4230
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Fat Fish Cantina Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...More

Thank TruthBTold00
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Fat Fish Cantina Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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JessicaDoctor7
Hi, Do you have gluten free options?
23 March 2016|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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