The ocean is a completely different world from our own, one that we will never know a single thing about because we can't breathe under there or get our skin wet. Go on a culinary expedition with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $10 for $20 worth of Californian beach cuisine
- $20 for $40 worth of Californian beach cuisine
The menu includes a giant fish taco topped with chopped cabbage, cilantro, bell peppers, and special sauce ($4.99); ceviche with fish and shrimp ($8.75); parmesan hard-shell tacos with fillings such as shredded chicken ($2.95) or carne asada ($2.95); and tempura-fried broccoli, carrots, zucchini, yellow squash, and cauliflower ($5.95). This deal is only valid for food items from the restaurant's menu.
Spencer Makenzie's Fish Company
Creating Spencer Makenzie's Fish Company was a labor of love for John and Jennifer Karayan, who spent 20 years perfecting their eclectic Californian recipes before sharing them with the public. Named after the couple's 5-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter, the business began as a concession trailer at festivals and fairgrounds, presenting healthful alternatives to traditional fast-food options without sacrificing speedy service. The concept took off, and the trailer eventually blossomed into a permanent location a couple of blocks from the shore.
Although the chefs use only sashimi-grade fish and make everything from clam chowder to sauces and salsas in-house, they don't stray far from the restaurant's unpretentious fairground roots. The Ventura County Reporter recognized the company's dual commitment to quality and convenience in 2011, honoring the eatery with awards for Best Fish Taco and Best Cheap Eats.
The same thoughtfulness with which John and Jennifer designed the healthful and flavorful menu led them to embrace a variety of environmentally friendly practices. In addition to donating their used trans-fat-free cooking oil to biodiesel refineries, they exclusively stock the restaurant with biodegradable plates, utensils, and employees.
Chalkboards of handwritten specials, an acoustic soundtrack by artists such as Jack Johnson and Bob Marley, and 36-inch flat-screen televisions playing skateboarding, surfing, and sporting events add to Spencer Makenzie's Fish Company's casual, laid-back ambiance. At the same time, photographs of local beaches line the walls and serve as a gentle reminder of the inspiration behind the ocean-fresh menu.