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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Very good tacos

My husband and I stopped in to get dinner to go, and were pleasantly surprised with our food. I got grilled chicken flour tacos with grilled zucchini, black bean and corn salsa, and cheese. They were excellent. And I very much liked the rice that came with. Decent sized portions at a reasonable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
jlmurphy84
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Evansville, Indiana
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  • Families with children
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Nashville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The combinations are original so it’s a little different while still being basically fast food. Overall I’d say Surfside is comparable to other fast casual restaurants in price and quality.

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Evansville, Indiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My husband and I stopped in to get dinner to go, and were pleasantly surprised with our food. I got grilled chicken flour tacos with grilled zucchini, black bean and corn salsa, and cheese. They were excellent. And I very much liked the rice that came with. Decent sized portions at a reasonable price. I'd go again if we were... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It's hard to put a finger on exactly how to characterize this place. It's not Mexican nor Southwester, i's not run of the mill, nor mainstream, it's just unique and different in a fun, satisfying way. Menu options offer one of the more popular protein groups shrimp, pork, chicken, fish, and one other - I can't remember. Once you sort... More 

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Louisville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

You can choose from the specific options they have or make your own! It was quick and fresh. Healthy options. Very busy on Saturday nights makes it hard to get a table since you don't have a waiter/waitress (you order at the register)

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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
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180 reviews 180 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
79 helpful votes 79 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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?