We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fat Fish Cantina Grill

) #64 of 3,973 Restaurants in San Diego $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Seafood
4474 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92109-3920
+1 858-490-2877
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (59 reviews)
“shrimp” (41 reviews)
“pozole” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
4474 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92109-3920
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (479)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 447 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So it's 4th of July night...there are TONS of people all over Pacific Beach. We Uber over to Fat Fish and wind our way through the throng...and get two seats at the bar. PERFECT. The bartenders were so much fun. The margaritas were ideal. And...More

Thank kate b
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Fat Fish Cantina Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Kate, So glad you had an awesome holiday happy hour! Thank you for joining us and for taking time to send your great feedback! Please visit us again sometime. Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations World Famous

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch w/our 1yr old. We got parking which is FREE for 2 hrs with meal & close to the beach & pier! We sat outside which has warmers & a fire pit for chilly days/nights. There's reggae type music playing while...More

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

Hello glennajW, We're so pleased to hear you guys had a great first lunch at Fat Fish! Thank you for sending your kind feedback, hope to see you guys again! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations World Famous

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we arrived at Fat Fish just after sundown, there was a line out the door. We waited in line for awhile hoping to put our name down for a table. When the line hadn't moved in 10 minutes, I called them. It turns out...More

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

Hello Michelle, Thanks for joining us with the family! We're so pleased that there was something you all could enjoy and we hope you come back for more! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations Fat Fish Cantinagrill

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Hello cjhill95, We're so happy to hear your hotel gave you such a wonderful recommendation! Thank you so much for dining with us and for your flattering compliments about the experience! We hope you will come back and visit us the next time you're in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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
WFGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Fat Fish Cantina Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Kristina, We proud ourselves on being one of the few family restaurants in PB, and we are so pleased you all came in and had a great time! Thank you for writing! Best wishes, Nicole C. Guest Relations Fat Fish Cantinagrill

Reviewed 5 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 15 June 2017

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 4 weeks 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 8 June 2017

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 10 June 2017

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 2 June 2017 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 5 June 2017

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

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
The Baked Bear
420 reviews
.07 km away
Kono's Cafe
945 reviews
.11 km away
JRDN Surf Sky Spirit Restaurant
409 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
Pacific Beach
907 reviews
.09 km away
Mission Beach
1,670 reviews
.04 km away
PB Ale House
93 reviews
.20 km away
The Promenade at Pacific Beach
43 reviews
.61 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
JessicaDoctor7
23 March 2016|
Answer
Response from WFGuestServices | Property representative |
We do have a gluten free menu, it is not a large variety but the options are there!
0
Votes
Improve this listing

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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing