The Fish Shop Encinitas is the newest spot in town and already a favorite, buzzing with hungry locals popping in for a quick lunch or coming to unwind outside with a few beers. (And with tons of local and California microbrews to choose from, why not?!). The casual spot has a laid-back vibe and large, cozy patio with great ambiance for relaxed dining.
At the counter the concept is simple: choose your fish, marinade and style- taco, salad, sandwich or plate. There’s quite a variety of ways to order (over 2,000 possible combinations to choose from!), but with only the freshest fish and highest quality ingredients there’s no way you can really go wrong. And to top it off, all seasonings and sauces are handmade!
I brought my brother in on a lazy summer afternoon to catch up over cold beer and fresh, tasty fish. Everything was absolutely delicious, but don’t miss our highlights and favorites below!
Fish Shop Shrimp– shrimp seasoned in Fish Shop seasoning, sautéed and served with a chipotle aioli dipping sauce. So flavorful, with the Cajun-y seasoning almost caramelized. The creamy sauce was perfect for cutting a bit of the heat, too.
TKO Tacos- their award-winning grilled Mahi Mahi taco with cabbage and house white sauce on a flour tortilla, topped with a tropical salsa. Classic and delicious! You could actually taste the freshness of the fish, and the juicy mango salsa was mouthwatering.
Ahi Fish Plate– Of the 8 different seasonings we went with a recommendation and choose “Salt & Pepper” to bring out the natural flavor of the fish. And let me say, it was AMAZING. Easily some of the best fish I’ve had; the lightly seared ahi melted like butter in my mouth. Served with two sides, we went with a light fruity coleslaw and indulgent house cut onion rings. Both did not disappoint.
If you haven’t made your way out to The Fish Shop yet, it’s about time you get over there. Grab a beer, your favorite fish, and let me know how you liked it!
The Fish Shop Encinitas
1010 S. Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
Thanks to The Fish Shop for having us! As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.