TAPS Fish House & Brewery - Dos Lagos

4.4
716 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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At TAPS, our eclectic, award-winning menu blends together the flavors of France, Asia and New Orleans in a celebration of fresh seafood, U.S. Choice steaks and thick chops. Our decadent desserts, prepared on premise by our Executive Chef Kody Havener, are a perfect way to conclude your evening. TAPS offers a 14-seat oyster bar, an incredible lounge, live entertainment, eight flat screen TVs, four fireplaces, private dining for 8-500 people and a cigar friendly heated patio. Enjoy Head Brewer Jonathan Chiusano's award-winning handcrafted European ales and lagers, or enjoy a bottle from our wine list honored by Wine Spectator. Whether you're joining us for our incredible Sunday Brunch Extravaganza, popular happy hour, or a wonderful lunch or dinner we are sure you will agree that TAPS FISH HOUSE & BREWERY is on the cutting edge of dining.



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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Brewery, Steak
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri, Sun 3:00 pm–7:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am–5:00 pm
Lunch
Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(951) 277-5800
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kody Havener
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Private party facilities
Five Private Rooms:
Tasting Room - 8 Guests
Mezzanine - 20 Guests
Terrace - 30 Guests
Heritage Room - 70 Guests
Lakeside Patio - 100 Guests
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Private party contact
Genevieve Worthington: (951) 277-0402
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Catering
Gourmet Express - Let TAPS turn your personal or business function into an affair to remember. gourmetexpress@tapsfishhouse.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Weirick / Temescal Canyon
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Entertainment
Live Entertainment Friday evenings 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
716 reviews
4.4 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
65%
Very Good
16%
Good
11%
Fair
4%
Poor
4%
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
San Antonio
1 review
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We’ve always loved this place. We don’t have one in Texas but frequently visit when we are in California. Great food and always great service! Easily one of our favorite places!

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b
Los Angeles
2 reviews
2.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 1

The weather was extremely hot and the restaurant inside was uncomfortable. It was very difficult to enjoy fabulous food when you're dripping with beads of sweat running downyour face. The response is the air conditioning is on it just can't keep up, not an appropriate response. The managers know what it's like there they should make arrangements to have fans brought in. They know the weather is hot. For crying out loud we live in the desert.

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CB
Los Angeles
1 review
4.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was Delicious, service was GREAT in the restaurant (not so much the bar) . We were there on a very hot day and the temperature inside could have been much cooler for comfort. Sadly enough, the noise level got higher as large groups came in and destroyed the romantic atmosphere. But, overall a good experience and I would go back!

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c
San Diego
7 reviews
3.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

nice ambiance , food could be better. The asian salad was so so. Calamari OK nothing to rave about.

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OT
1 review
3.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was bland, menu is well put together but was not replicated on the plate. Service is good as always.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Great service!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary and the meal was good but the prices were a bit overboard for the quality of the food.

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SU
1 review
3.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I think you have a nice restaurant, server was very nice and attentive . Food was average, not over the top for the price I paid.

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J
Los Angeles
5 reviews
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server Tammy was Excellent!!! We will be back for sure. The food was Great !!!

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JR
1 review
1.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

I was very disappointed, the service was terrible. We were asked what we were drinking 5 times and no one followed through. Our meal was over cooked and the I was only given two shrimp in my jambalaya. The rice was over cooked and was the majorly of my meal. We has ceiviche that was over sauced and tasted terrible. Dessert didn’t get much better and the service got worse as our waiter never checked on us.

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AJ
1 review
4.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall great service. A few issues with the kitchen taking to long and you could tell some of the food had sat under the heating lamp too long but managed and our server made up for it and then some which was very much appreciated.

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a
1 review
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food and service for our anniversary dinner!

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LA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful patio and great food. Going back soon.

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DM
San Diego
9 reviews
3.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Our party of four was uncomfortably warm the whole time we were there. I ordered the signature Chilean Sea Bass and the rice was dried out and crusty on the bottom. Very disappointing. In the past, Taps was reliably good, but of late we’ve had a number of unsatisfactory visits.

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CS
Hawaii
1 review
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decided to go to this restaurant just because I’d never been before and it definitely didn’t disappoint. The food and service was amazing.

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SH
1 review
4.0Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We kept pushing our reservation back due to graduation ceremony overruns. We finally got there at 8pm. The place was very busy and it took a long time to get a drink and appetizer order. Once things got rolling the service and food were excellent. They took their time bringing out the courses which would normally have been fine but then they started pushing us as the kitchen wanted to close....not our fault folks, appreciate the time between courses but that was you not us. Anyway it was a great meal with great ambiance and service. Oh at almost $100 bucks for steak n lobster it was a big enough portion to share between 2 people so the value was there...:)

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, loved the salmon

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Our server Alex was great!

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MM
Orange County
1 review
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic view from patio. Food and service was great

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was great! We went for their Sunday brunch. Very expensive for the amount of food we ate. But great date!

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CH
1 review
4.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My family and I enjoyed lunch at Taps. Our waitress was very attentive and professional. We look forward to Sunday brunch there in the future.

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JW
1 review
1.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 2

I requested the captain’s table to celebrate two birthdays. They said someone requested it before me. I have no way of knowing if that was true. Instead they showed our party to a particularly bad table. Next time I would like to talk to someone.

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W
Los Angeles
6 reviews
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated Mother’s Day on Saturday and everything was wonderful. Joseph was our waiter and was very attentive! We will be back!

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NL
1 review
3.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

It was very busy, as I’ve heard it mostly is. Brunch was good. We made reservations and I was unaware that we needed to request an inside table, it was a bit chilly outside but not too bad. The hostess who sat us seemed a bit rude when my parents asked about an inside table. Told us we would have to wait 25-40 mins if we wanted one. So just a heads up if you prefer inside seating you must request with a reservation. The deviled eggs tasted metallic, not sure if it was the prep bowl but it was very strong and awful. The seafood was decent. Shrimp had to be peeled and deveined. Other than that it was nice. Bottomless mimosas definitely made the day!!

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Palm Springs
2 reviews
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. The only thing I don’t get is for such a beautiful restaurant and amazing food you’d think updating the way outdated and stinky restrooms would be a no brainer.

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t
Los Angeles
3 reviews
5.0Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I was meeting my girlfriend's family for the first time. This is a beutiful place, great service perfect venue for formal occasions

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Miguel, the manager went out of his way to give us a great experience. Thank you so much for giving us a memorable night!

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s
Seattle
9 reviews
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner as always promptly served and meets expectations as to presentation and taste !

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
3.0Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Friday night, parking was a challenge but luckily wasn't difficult to secure a reservation for 5... Food was good. For appetizers, we had three types of dip and the cheese board ... Delish!! Noise level was fine since our table more likely competed with the other patrons'. Service was good as well, catered to our needs. Overall, a splendid time with friends as well as an early birthday celebration where the celebrant received a crème brulee to her ultimate dessert joy 🤣

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l
Orange County
94 reviews
5.0Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been here a few times but our friends that accompanied us had never been before. They were thoroughly impressed with the food and the service. We will definitely be back soon.

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San Diego
1 review
5.0Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chris was an excellent server, and the food was great. We had a decent sized party, and everything went smoothly for my wife’s birthday.

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Los Angeles
1 review
5.0Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary. Great service and food.

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A
Los Angeles
1 review
5.0Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. I was hesitant to get a burger at a fish house, but it was probably the best burger I've had in years.

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B
Central Coast
6 reviews
4.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food, service and the atmosphere were excellent. We brought our out-of-town friends there for their first time (my wife and I have eaten at Taps many times) and they were thoroughly impressed. We will continue to bring our friends there for years to come.

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Palm Springs
2 reviews
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You cannot go wrong with taps. The service is great. The food is awesome and atmosphere is excellent

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BF
1 review
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were meeting friends and made reservation for 4 early evening. We were greeted immediately ... very friendly; looked and saw that our friends arrived earlier and then sat us right away. The server was friendly and extremely efficient but not instrusive. (know what I mean? ) I eat Paleo, and TAPS is one of the best restaurants to create! I had grilled salmon with seasoned spaghetti squash and fresh asparagus. It was delicious and perfectly prepared! The other three ate right off the menu. My ! fillet was cooked perfectly, tender juicy and supberb! We had a great evening!

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P
San Francisco
21 reviews
3.0Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very expensive for what you get ($142 for lunch for 3 people with 1 beer). Limited lunch menu.

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D
Los Angeles
3 reviews
2.0Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Food horrible. Greasy and made me very sick. And for a birthday and they did nothing. Spent 80 bucks for two people at lunch and not even a scoop of ice cream with a candle. And messed up food orders had three waitresses that all kept asking same questions. Would not go back unless for a drink only.

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CM
1 review
3.0Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We have been to TAPS a few times, and it has been a pleasant experience. I would definitely bring the bank with you. You will not find much value on the menu and most items you can easily find elsewhere at lower cost. I ordered a special, not on the menu, that included, a 5oz flat iron steak, herb risotto, crab claw, and broccolini. The cost was $48.50 and I while I enjoyed the risotto, the steak had gravy on it that really stole the intended flavor of steak and the crab claw was quite small. In the end, small steak, small crab claw with a large ticket. We also ordered the special dessert (Red velvet cake with a cream cheese sauce) and you must order it 30 minutes ahead, which we did. We had other plans that evening and the dessert made us late. The manager offered and did remove the dessert from our bill. In summary, I am not against spending good money for good food. But as a group, we agreed that the quality of the meal did not match the prices. Plan to spend $50 a person to have dinner here or get the same food elsewhere at a much lower cost.

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