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Surfside

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2444 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1845
202-337-0004
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not a Mexican Place

Some reviewers call this a Mexican place. Although many of the dishes---from beaches in several countries---are wrapped in a taco, the food is decidedly not just Mexican! On my first visit, we had a fussy baby in tow and knew a leisurely meal was out of the question. We stopped into Surfside and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
RavenLB
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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  • Families with children
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Some reviewers call this a Mexican place. Although many of the dishes---from beaches in several countries---are wrapped in a taco, the food is decidedly not just Mexican! On my first visit, we had a fussy baby in tow and knew a leisurely meal was out of the question. We stopped into Surfside and ordered the Maui fish tacos and a... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

lots of variety fast to be made and you can ask them to delete something if you dont like it... its great. they also own jetties on macarthur .. the roof is good in summer

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Bethesda, Maryland
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

For an inexpensive, quick Mexican meal, this is a good place to try. I like their quesadillas a lot, especially the one called Belize (beef) and St. Croix (seafood). It is like a fast food place; you give your order and pay. You get a buzzer that buzzes when your food is ready. Everything is really self service.

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Bourne, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Ate here during a recent visit to Washington. We were staying at Holiday Inn Georgetown so restaurant was in easy reach. Ordering system a little confusing but counter staff helped with this. Food was tasty, freshly cooked and served without any delays.

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Duluth, Georgia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Not the best Mexican food we've had, but definitely above average. We weren't expecting counter service but the ordering system was very effective and our food came out quickly. We had chips and salsa as an appetizer: the chips were unmemorable and too salty for our taste, but the homemade salsa was very good--carraway seeds in the mix? My entree... More 

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Orlando, FL
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133 reviews 133 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I ate here for dinner last week as some work colleagues had recommended it. We told the server that we'd never been there before and instead of offering suggestions or explaining the menu, they just stared at us. We placed our order and they barely made eye contact with us. We took our seats and waited for quite a long... More 

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Austin, Texas
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147 reviews 147 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This was just a few hundred yards from our hotel, so very convenient. There were lots of interesting choices on the menu, and while the prices were a bit higher than I might prefer, it was not unreasonable. This is an order-at-the-counter place, and everything was wonderfully fresh.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

What used to be a great concept with decent food is not a a great concept with frankly bad food. The chips (for which they charge $3.95 for a small size) come straight out of a bag and are stale. The taste of the salsa is not recognizable. And one of my dinner companions could not eat his burrito because... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This place was nice went for a drink on the rooftop bar. I ate before I arrived but the food looked delicious and the drinks were good.

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Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Lunch with the family - my first time - daughter knew the ordering drill. Self serve with a buzzer. All worked well. Portions were large, and food was tasty. Roof was full so we at downstairs - comfortable but a bit on the small side. Prices were reasonable. Can see why this is a college kid place to go. But... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2444 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1845
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Upper Northwest
  • Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
  • Phone Number: 202-337-0004

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?