Fat Fish Cantina Grill
4474 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Cuisines: Caterers, Mexican, Latin American, Seafood, Bar & Grills
Alcohol: Yes, Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
Pets Allowed: Yes
10/22/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Went to this wannabe Mexican food place a few weeks ago and was majorly disappointed. The food sucked. Nothing about it was mexican. You can't just add some salsa to something and call it mexican. Where was the menudo, chilaquiles or mole?? Ohh they did have these crappy store bought tamales that tasted like plastic!! There were no traditional mexican desserts or drinks. The server was a total D*ck. He was way more interested in serving the tables full of the young hot dumb blondes than he was of helping anyone else. The other tables next to us were complaining as well.
In a nutshell, bad food, bad service, you have to pay for vallet parking when your car is 2 feet away from you. I'd rather to go El Torito than this place again.....The only reason I give this place one star is because you have to in order to publish this post!!!
07/17/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I have been to Gringos many times, and I have always enjoyed my time there. The food is good, the margaritas are freakin awesome! Where else can you get a 27 ounce drink that they arent pushing for you to share with someone? Its like the big gulp of booze.
On sundays they have a brunch that is all you can eat and drink mimosas. Sold!
The food is good too, I usally get the filet and shrimp combo. Its a file mignon and jumbo prawns for like $25. Good deal.
Great place to go with friends, great drink specials, i highly reccomend it.
11/27/2007Provided by Citysearch -
We brought an ""out of town guest"" and only had problems. The sever let us know from the start that we were in for a rough night.
We did our best to be kind and warm but... well it did no good for us.
Our evening started with chips and cheese dip that were colder than the service we received from our angry and robotic bartender. After this we were told that, around 9:25pm, the kitchen had closed early due to lack of business, and that we could not order anything. After ordering a shot of tequila and a margarita, we were ignored while our bartender ""Anna"" paid attention to the other side of the bar.
As we left to go to another restaurant for sustenance Anna made eye contact with my boyfriend, Mike, that was very concerned. He asked what the issues was, and said was there a problem with the bill. She then told him that he needed to pay the total bill, and Mike asked her and the bar back what it was they were talking about.
Then my boyfriend asked her what was going on. He tried to make it clear that we had paid already. Anna gave him a very intense lecture about not paying the bill. When the Bar Back and Anna realized that the mistake had been a matter of the Bar Back putting the payment into the tip jar.
Anyway, after this wonderful experience we asked to speak to a manager. A very polite lady named Brandy came out to tell me that she was sorry for the experience and we thanked her for her time.
Thanks, and I rarely make complaints of this type. I can only hope this helps make improvements for the staffing and management as well as for future guests at this venue.
11/12/2006Provided by Citysearch -
very fun filled atmosphere, very friendly staff. the food was simply exquisite. top notch service and nothing but smiling faces. from the moment i was seated i was immediately asked what they could do for me. i had a drink and placed an order for some food. with time already flying by i had recieved my food and was amazed by the precision in making my meal perfect.